Abdominal Ultrasound PG (10161.2)
|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. Undertake ultrasound examinations of the anatomical regions covered in this unit in a safe and ethical manner, providing due care for the patient;
2. Present sonographic images demonstrating a logical and methodical approach to scanning and communicate findings clearly and accurately;
3. Recognise a range of normal and abnormal image appearances of the areas listed in the syllabus and explain the contributing role and nature of pathologic and developmental processes;
4. Explain the significance of clinical tests and complementary modalities relevant to topics within the syllabus;
5. Obtain an advanced beginner practitioner level of competence in abdominal ultrasound examinations as assessed by a UC approved Accredited Medical Sonographer; and
6. Critically evaluate their own professional practice.
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
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
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 361JA Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound OR HLC501 Graduate Certificate in Ultrasound Studies.
Assumed knowledgeStudents must have a clinical sonography training position or have access to a clinical sonography training site, such as the UC ultrasound laboratory.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||06 February 2023||Flexible||Ms Kate Leary|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Flexible||Ms Kate Leary|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||05 February 2024||Flexible||Ms Kate Leary|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Flexible||Ms Kate Leary|
Rumack, C. & Levine, D. (2018). Diagnostic Ultrasound (5th ed.). Elsevier.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
All assessment items must be attempted. Students must obtain an aggregate result from the numerically marked assessment items of greater or equal to 50% to pass this unit. In addition, students must also obtain a level of at least ‘advanced beginner' in the Clinical Skills Assessment.
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.
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.
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.
Students without a clinical placement or training position will need to achieve a minimum of 48 hours of supervised scanning experience in the UC Ultrasound Laboratory Workshops. This is assessed as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory as part of the Clinical Skills Assessment.
Students with a training position also require a minimum of 48 hours of supervised scanning experience. This is will be assessed as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory as part of the Clinical Skills Assessment as per your registered supervisor.
This is a hurdle requirement as the scheduled laboratories provide clinical skill development required to complete the clinical skills assessment and meet the learning outcomes of this unit.
Any non-attendance must be supported by documentary evidence of misadventure. No individual labs will be offered to make up for missed laboratory sessions.
Required IT skills
This unit may involve online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to 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, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
This unit requires the use of Canvas, Smartabase, INPLACE, library searching skills, and word processing skills.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit is offered in conjunction with supervised clinical practice and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in this section. Work-place learning requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client/patient confidentiality must always be maintained including for assessment items such as case studies. Failure to maintain confidentiality will result in a zero mark being awarded.
This unit may involve a clinical placement or professional experience. Students are responsible for arranging their own clinical training positions.
Students must adhere to University policy during WIL experiences, including the Student Conduct Rules 2018, the WIL Policy and WIL Procedure, and the Assessment Policy and Assessment Procedure.
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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