Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: n/a |
Total Time Commitment: It is estimated that distance education students will be required to spend approximately 120 hours through a combination of studying course materials, reading nominated texts, journal review, practice worksheets, assessment assignments, and in identifying and integrating the information within their clinical practice.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||Nil|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||Nil|
|Core Participation Requirements:||For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. |
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Melbourne Consulting and Custom Programs
Level 3, 442 Auburn Rd Hawthorn
Phone: 9810 3300
This course is no longer taking new enrolments. The last intake into this program was Semester 2, 2009.
This subject will examine the risks and benefits of echocardiography in perioperative medicine. The use of echocardiography within disciplines of perioperative medicine will be outlined in great detail. Uses in cardiac surgery, trauma, vascular surgery, other non-cardiac surgery, and in intensive care will be illustrated using a case scenario approach. The identification of the basic haemodynamic state, and hybrids of haemodynamic abnormality will be explored in great detail. Pericardial disease and assessment of tamponade will be included in the subject.
|Objectives:||• Subject Objectives: |
o on completion of this subject, students should;
o appreciate the risks and benefits of echocardiography in perioperative medicine
o understand applications of echocardiography within the disciplines of cardiac surgery, trauma, vascular surgery, non-cardiac surgery, in emergency medicine, and in intensive care.
o Integrated knowledge from previous subjects evaluating real-life case scenario within the fields of perioperative medicine.
o Identify the haemodynamic state during case scenarios, and identify hybrids of abnormality.
o Understand and assess conditions causing pericardial constraint and tamponade
|Assessment:||Open book multiple choice question exam 50 questions per subject (80%). Self assessment modules in the workbooks (20%). The University reserves the right to review these worksheets if there are any doubts about the authenticity of the students work, or to monitor student progress.|
|Prescribed Texts:||o Sidebotham D, Merry A, Legget M. Practical perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography. Butterwoth Heinemann. |
o George L and colleagues. West Mead anaesthetic department transoesophageal echocardiography training manual.
|Recommended Texts:||Other materials will be provided as a package of readings, PowerPoint presentations, case studies and assessment tasks|
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||This subject encompasses particular generic skills. On completion of the subject, students should be able to: |
|Links to further information:||http://www.pharmacology.unimelb.edu.au/echocourse/|
Postgraduate Diploma in Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography |
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