Introduction to Ultrasound PG (10160.3)
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| Bruce, Canberra
|Faculty Of Health
|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
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesEnrolment in 361JA Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound OR HLC501 Graduate Certificate in Ultrasound Studies.
Assumed knowledgeAnatomy and physiology at the equivalent of 2 units of study at undergraduate university (AQF7) level.
|Teaching start date
|05 February 2024
|Ms Karen Pollard
|29 July 2024
|Ms Karen Pollard
The prescribed readings for this unit are available via the Canvas site by direct link (Reading List).
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Any ultrasound related images or materials presented must be de-identified. Failure to remove patient, staff and / or site identification will result in a zero mark being awarded for the assessment item.
Correct and consistent referencing is an important component of producing professional and credible academic work. Marks will be deducted for inadequate referencing.
Referencing should be in accordance with the APA Style Guidelines (American Psychology Association). Information to support APA style referencing is available on the UC library website at http://canberra.libguides.com/c.php?g=599301&p=4148716.
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.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
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.
As a course entry requirement you must have previously studied human anatomy and physiology. This is assumed knowledge. You may need to spend additional time revising this content, especially if it has been some time since you studied, or if your undergraduate degree focussed more on microscopic anatomy.
Optional face to face workshop sessions will 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 or relevant.
Required IT skills
Access to the Internet and Canvas site are essential.
This unit involves online activities 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 visit the UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
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 concurrent 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.
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