Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Hawthorn - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Hawthorn - Taught online/distance.
Course materials will be distributed via mail to students.
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: Off-campus (online) delivery |
Total Time Commitment:
170 hours per 12.5 credit point subject
To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted in either the Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound or Master of Clinical Ultrasound. This subject is not available for students admitted in any other courses.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Colin Royse
Ultrasound Education Group
Currently enrolled students:
- General information: http://www.commercial.unimelb.edu.au/pgcclinicalultrasound/
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This subject will outline the technique of using ultrasound to guide percutaneous procedures. Procedures will include vessel access, nerve blocks, and trauma related procedures. There will be an elective of either "Nerve Blocks" or "Critical Care Procedures".
The completion of the subject, students should:
a) Understand ultrasound guided upper limb nerve blocks
b) Understand ultrasound guided lower limb nerve blocks
c) Understand ultrasound guided abdominal and thoracic nerve blocks
d) Understand ultrasound guided deep cervical plexus and peripheral nerve blocks
a) Basic assessment of cerebral blood flow
b) Basic DVT assessment
c) Additional procedures in Trauma
d) Ultrasound guided airway management
1. 80% of assessment: one open- book multiple-choice examination consisting of 50 questions. Students will have 1 week to complete the examination during the assessment period at the end of the 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
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.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
All students are expected to have access to a computer that can operate a Windows platform or simulation.
|Links to further information:||http://www.heartweb.com.au|
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound |
Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound
Master of Clinical Ultrasound
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound
Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound
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