Introduction to Ultrasound PG (10160.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Flexible
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|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. Identify and describe the normal structure and function of common anatomical regions that are visualised in medical ultrasound;
2. Describe and discuss the major stages of embryology, and the specific embryonic development of the digestive, genitourinary, and central nervous system;
3. Identify and explain the sonographers role and professional requirements;
4. Explain ethical and medico-legal considerations and apply culturally appropriate professional communication skills; and
5. Integrate safe ergonomic principles in beginning clinical scanning skills.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
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 - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
CorequisitesEnrolment in Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound
Assumed knowledgeAnatomy and physiology at the equivalent of 2 units of study at undergraduate university (AQF7) level.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Ms Karen Pollard|
All readings for this unit are available via the Canvas site by direct link (Reading Lists).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Any ultrasound related images or materials presented must be de-identified. Failure to remove patient identification will result in a zero mark being awarded.
Special assessment requirements
In order to receive a passing grade in this unit, all assessment tasks must be attempted and submitted, and you must achieve a cumulative minimum score of 50% of the total available unit marks.
Use of text matching software
Assessment items will be moderated to ensure consistency and equity. Moderation of assessment items will include all failed submissions and a selection of other graded assessment items in each cohort in adherence with the Faculty of Health guidelines.
Optional face to face workshop sessions may be offered to 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 meetings may be held out of hours to facilitate attendance. Online meetings are not compulsory and will be recorded where possible.
Required IT skills
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using the Blackboard Collaborate tool. Blackboard Collaborate 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 visit the LearnOnline Student Help and click on the link to Blackboard Collaborate.
Access to the Internet and Canvas site are essential.
Optional workshops may be offered during the semester. Students will have the opportunity to use the ultrasound laboratory simulation equipment and ultrasound machines. Students are responsible for any costs associated with travel and/or accommodation.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit may involve a clinical placement or professional experience. Students are responsible for arranging their own clinical training positions.
This unit may have pre-placement requirements (e.g. Working with Vulnerable People registration, immunisations, recording of relevant details in InPlace etc), which must be completed prior to commencement of your placement; refer to Placement Requirements
Contact your unit convener if you have any concerns with meeting the requirements of this unit.