Applications of Echocardiography

Subject MEDI90058 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Off Campus, Online
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Postal Address:
Cardiovascular Therapeutics Unit
Department of Pharmacology
University of Melbourne
Parkville VICTORIA 3010
Telephone: +61 3 8344 5673
Fax: +61 3 8344 5193
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Subject Overview:

This subject will identify the role of ultrasound and specific clinical situations relevant to perioperative and critical care practice.

Topics include:

  1. Clinical Applications- Persistent Hypotension
  2. clinical applications-Acute Pulmonary Oedema
  3. High-Speed Deceleration Injury
  4. Unexplained Sepsis
  5. Stroke
  6. Echocardiography for Cardiac Transplant Surgery
  7. pericardial Tamponade
  8. Epiaortic Echocardiography

The completion of the subject, students should:

  1. Understand multiple clinical applications such as persistent hypotension, acute pulmonary oedema, high-speed deceleration injury, and unexplained sepsis.
  2. Understand echocardiography cardiac transplant surgery
  3. Understand pericardial tamponade
  4. Understand the effects of ventilation on echocardiography
  5. Complete 20 case reviews.

1. 80% of assessment: one open- book multiple-choice examination consisting of 50 questions which are likely to include case study diagnoses and image interpretation and measurement. Students will have 1 week to complete the examination during the assessment period at the end of each semester.

2. 20% of assessment: completion of self assessment modules at the end of each tutorial, progressively through the semester. These are completed in the workbooks issued to students and it is a requirement that these workbooks are signed and returned for assessment.

Prescribed Texts:

Royse C, Donnan G, Royse A. Pocket Guide to Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography. 2006; McGraw-Hills

Recommended Texts:

Other materials will be provided as a package of readings, PowerPoint presentations and case studies.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • Enhance time utilisation
  • Improve written skills and problem solving skill

All students are expected to have access to a computer that can operate a Windows platform or simulation.

Links to further information:

This subject is available to Part-time and full-time students.

This subject is not available to Commonwealth Supported students.

This subject is not available ad breadth.

Administration is via e-mail.

Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Ultrasound
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound

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