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On completion of this unit students should be able to relate cardiorespiratory physiology and pathophysiology to advanced clinical tests of cardiovascular and respiratory function including haemodynamic, electrophysiological and angiographic cardiovascular measurement. Students will gain vital knowledge of various pulmonary function tests including static lung volumes, pulmonary gas exchange, airway resistance, compliance, maximal pressures and blood gas measurements.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Measurement
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 2 - 2021
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task,
based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%,
or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must
also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task,
as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the
University’s Grades and Results Policy
for more details of interim results and final grades.
Clinical testing - Electrophysiology and cardiac pacing, Cardiac catheterisation, and Coronary angioplasty and stenting
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Events and Submissions/Topic
Review/Exam WeekBegin Date:
11 Oct 2021
Events and Submissions/Topic
Exam WeekBegin Date:
18 Oct 2021
Events and Submissions/Topic
Term Specific Information
Lectures will be pre-recorded and made available throughout the term.
Please see the timetable for the dates and time of the scheduled tutorials. All tutorials will be held via zoom.
1 Written Assessment
This unit builds upon key concepts presented during foundation and intermediate anatomy and physiology units already completed during your degree (BMSC11001, BMSC11002, BMSC12006). In meeting this objective, you will learn about testing procedures which can be performed to assess the functionality of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. Having an understanding of these testing procedures, the data they generate and the physiological implications of the results are of paramount importance, not only for your career as a medical scientist but also because they are integral diagnostic procedures routinely used in clinical settings. This assessment task will assist you in understanding how pathological conditions of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems impact upon normal physiology and how they present in routine clinical tests.
You will be given case studies and associated data. You will be required to interpret the given information by identifying the pathological condition that is presented and answer a series of questions which relate to each case study. In providing a response you may refer to the textbook, journal articles, and profession body websites.
Further information regarding the assessment item will be available on the unit Moodle page.
Assessment Due Date
Week 10 Friday (24 Sept 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Return Date to Students
Week 12 Friday (8 Oct 2021)
Feedback will be returned via Moodle.
Minimum mark or grade
You will be required to achieve a minimum of 50% of the marks available for this assessment task to pass this unit.
Performance in this task will be measured using the criteria of accuracy and a question-specific rubric, which will be made available via the Moodle site.
Describe the underlying physiology requiring clinical cardiorespiratory measurements
Explain the various types of cardiorespiratory measurement according to best practice guidelines
Rationalise the implementation of a particular cardiorespiratory measurement
Interpret the results from cardiorespiratory measurement
Consider the pharmacological implications for cardiorespiratory measurement.
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