CQUniversity Unit Profile
BMSC13008 Advanced Cardiorespiratory Measurement
Advanced Cardiorespiratory Measurement
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General Information

Overview

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.

Details

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

Pre-requisite 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

Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

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).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 60%
2. Online Test
Weighting: 40%

Assessment Grading

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.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Staff reflection

Feedback

Continued use of pre-recorded lectures and a live tutorial session to promote engagement.

Recommendation

Lectures will be pre-recorded and made available at the start of the term. Live tutorials will be held via Zoom to allow students to ask questions and engage with the teaching staff.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the underlying physiology requiring clinical cardiorespiratory measurements
  2. Explain the various types of cardiorespiratory measurement according to best practice guidelines
  3. Rationalise the implementation of a particular cardiorespiratory measurement
  4. Interpret the results from cardiorespiratory measurement
  5. Consider the pharmacological implications for cardiorespiratory measurement.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 60%
2 - Online Test - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 60%
2 - Online Test - 40%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Ruppel's manual of pulmonary function testing 11th Edition (2017)

Authors: Carl D Mottram
Elsevier
St Louis St Louis , Missouri , USA
ISBN: 9780323356251
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

ISE Electrocardiography for Health Professionals 5th Edition (2019)

Authors: Kathryn Booth and Thomas O'Brien
McGraw Hill
New York New York , America
ISBN: 9781260098310
Binding: Paperback

Additional Textbook Information

You will be required to have access to the prescribed textbook for this unit. 

The supplemental textbook is not compulsory but may be useful for additional information.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: Harvard (author-date)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Candice Pullen Unit Coordinator
c.pullen@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 12 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Indications for Pulmonary Function Testing


Chapter

Mottram (Chapter 1)



Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 19 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Spirometry and Diffusing Tests

Chapter

Mottram (Chapters 2 and 3)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 26 Jul 2021

Module/Topic

Lung Volumes and Gas Distribution Tests

Ventilation and Ventilatory Control Tests


Chapter

Mottram (Chapters 4 and 5)



Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 02 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Blood Gases

Paediatric Pulmonary Function Tests


Chapter

Mottram (Chapters 6 and 8)

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 09 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Bronchoprovocation and Specialised test regimens


Chapter

Mottram (Chapters 7, 9 and 10)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 16 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 23 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Pulmonary Function Testing Equipment and Quality Assurance


Chapter

Mottram (Chapters 11 and 12)


Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 30 Aug 2021

Module/Topic

Electrocardiogram part 1

Chapter

Moodle resource

See e-Reading List

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 06 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Electrocardiogram part 2

Chapter

Moodle resource

See e-Reading List

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 13 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Electrocardiogram part 3

Chapter

Moodle resource

See e-Reading List

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 20 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Cardiac Pharmacology

Chapter

Moodle resource

See e-Reading List

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment Due: Week 10 Friday (24 Sept 2021) 5:00 pm AEST
Week 11 Begin Date: 27 Sep 2021

Module/Topic

Clinical testing - Non-invasive tests, Echocardiography

Chapter

Moodle resource

See e-Reading List

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 04 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Clinical testing - Electrophysiology and cardiac pacing, Cardiac catheterisation, and Coronary angioplasty and stenting

Chapter

Moodle resource

See e-Reading List

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 11 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 18 Oct 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

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.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment

Task Description

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.


Weighting
60%

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.

Assessment Criteria

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.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
Submit as a Word Document

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

2 Online Test

Assessment Title
End of Term Online Test

Task Description

The end of term online test will assess the content covered throughout the term (weeks 1-12).

Details regarding the date, time and structure of the online test will be provided via the Moodle site during the term.


Assessment Due Date

Exam Week. Date will be finalised and communicated to students via the Moodle site.


Return Date to Students

Certification of Grades


Weighting
40%

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.

Assessment Criteria

No Assessment Criteria


Referencing Style

Submission

No submission method provided.


Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • 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.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Ethical practice

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?