Paediatric and Superficial Parts Ultrasound PG (10164.2)
|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 thyroid 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 Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound.
Assumed knowledgeUltrasound physical principles and beginning scanning skills that would be gained from the units 10159 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation and 10160 Introduction to Ultrasound. Students 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|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||Flexible||Mr Peter Preston|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||Flexible||Ms Kate Leary|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||Flexible||Mr Peter Preston|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||Flexible||Dr Rod McGregor|
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.
Use of text matching software
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 are required to attend on-campus laboratory sessions. This is a hurdle requirement as the scheduled laboratories provide clinical skill development required to completed the clinical skills assessment and meet the learning outcomes of this unit.
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 in assessment items will result in a zero mark being awarded.
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