Advanced Anatomy and Doppler Analysis

Subject MEDI90056 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Off-campus, online
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours


To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.

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

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The University of Melbourne

Ultrasound Education Group

Department of Surgery

Level 6

Centre for Medical Research

The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Parkville, VIC 3050

Telephone: +61 3 8344 5673

Fax: +61 3 8344 5193

Email :

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Subject Overview:

This subject will provide additional advanced material on anatomy and doppler analysis, which would not have been covered at the certificate level.

Topics include:

  1. Role of Echocardiography in Perioperative and Critical Care Environments
  2. Safety of Ultrasound and TOE
  3. Cleaning and Disinfection of Ultrasound Probes
  4. Anatomy-Coronary Vessels
  5. Additional TOE Views and anatomical Variants
  6. Anatomy-Other Structures
  7. Estimation of Intraventricular and PA Pressures
  8. Normal Doppler Values
  9. Calculations Workshop
  10. Principles of PISA
  11. Paediatric and Obstetric Conditions

Learning Outcomes:

The completion of the subject, students should:

  1. Understand the role of echocardiography in perioperative and critical care environments
  2. Understand the safety of ultrasound and transoesophageal echocardiography
  3. Understand cleaning and disinfection of probes
  4. Understand the anatomy of coronary vessels
  5. Understand additional views and anatomical variants
  6. Estimate intra-ventricular and pulmonary artery pressures
  7. Understand principles of PISA
  8. Understand paediatric and obstetric conditions
  9. Review 20 echocardiography studies

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 will be available to part-time and full-time students

This subject is not available to Commonwealth Supported students

This subject is not available as breadth

Administration is via e-mail.

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

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