Advanced Case Studies Practicum

Subject MEDI90048 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 29-Feb-2016 to 29-May-2016
Assessment Period End 24-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 11-Mar-2016
Census Date 31-Mar-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 06-May-2016

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 23-Oct-2016
Assessment Period End 18-Nov-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 31-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 23-Sep-2016

This subject will be taught off-campus (online)

Course materials will be distributed via mail to students. Administration is via e-mail.

The course is 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time via distance education. A semester duration is 12 weeks. For students completing full-time there will be four subjects per semester, and for part-time, two subjects per semester. Subjects must be taken in sequence

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: An estimated 30 hours of contact time for online study is required
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2


Recommended Background Knowledge:


Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Overview, Objectives and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this course are encouraged to discuss this matter with the Student Equity and Disability Support Team:


Ultrasound Education Group

Currently enrolled students:

Future students:

Subject Overview:

Students are required to complete 50 clinical ultrasound cases in the workplace, and submit a logbook of cases. In addition, 50 advanced clinical ultrasound cases will be provided for interpretation and reporting to provide a range of rare cases that are unlikely to be encountered in normal daily practice.

Learning Outcomes:

The completion of the subject, students should:

  1. Perform 50 clinical ultrasound cases in the workplace and report findings in a logbook
  2. Interpret a wide range of clinical ultrasound and echocardiography cases
  3. Practice reporting on rare and unusual cases
  4. Interpret and report 50 and case studies using recorded images.

100% of assessment: Interpretation of case studies assessed by structured questions pertaining to each case (5 MCQ per case). Total time is 500 minutes (5000 words equivalent). Due prior to semester completion.

Note: Each case study has learning, feedback and assessment components. After review of materials the student completes a report form and then compares that to the tutor report. This is reinforced by a summary of key findings and learning points, which is available after completion of their initial report. The structured MCQ relates to the case and forms the assessment component. After submission of the ACQ for scoring, they are provided further feedback on their answers and an explanation provided.

Hurdle requirement: Submission of logbook of 50 clinical ultrasound cases performed in the students’ workplace. Due prior to semester completion.

Prescribed Texts:

All course materials will be provided during the course.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • Improve critical evaluation skills
  • Evaluate the safety and practice of ultrasound in clinical practice.
  • Improve problem solving skills
  • Improve understanding of diagnostic algorithms
  • Enhance information literacy
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 as breadth.

Administration is via e-mail.

Related Course(s): Master of Clinical Ultrasound

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