Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation PG (10159.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Health|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Discipline Of Medical Radiation||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Describe and discuss the physical properties of ultrasound and its interaction with body tissue, both descriptively and mathematically, and the instrumentation of diagnostic ultrasound;
2. Identify ultrasound imaging artifacts and explain the physical basis underlying their formation in the modalities studied;
3. Describe and perform calculations relating to the physical principles of Doppler ultrasound;
4. Examine the different possible ultrasound bioeffects and their responsible damage mechanisms, and implement international safety recommendations and guidelines; and
5. Explore and appraise advances in ultrasound imaging technology.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
Gill, R. W. (2020). The physics and technology of diagnostic ultrasound: A practitioner's guide. (2nd Edn.). High Frequency Publishing, Sydney.
This essential text is a practitioner's guide to the physics and technology of diagnostic ultrasound. It is also strongly recommended that students access the accompanying study guide:
Gill, R. W. (2020). The physics and technology of diagnostic ultrasound: Study guide. (2nd Edn.). High Frequency Publishing, Sydney.
The books are available in paperback and ebook formats from The School Locker, Amazon, Apple, Google, other online bookshops and also directly from Rob Gill's website (https://ultrasoundbook.net).
Optional face to face workshops will be available to all enrolled students. Details will be provided on the Canvas site.
Students are expected to actively contribute to online, topic based discussions throughout the semester.
Online tutorials/ meetings may be held out of hours to facilitate attendance.
Required IT skills
Access to the internet and Canvas site is essential.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room provides a virtual classroom or meeting room where you can communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, please go to the Virtual Room in upir UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Students are responsible for any costs associated with their attendance at any optional on campus workshop in this unit.
Work placement, internships or practicums