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Accurate analysis and assessment of cardiovascular and respiratory conditions requires comprehensive knowledge of clinical tests of cardiovascular and respiratory function. In this unit, you will study advanced clinical diagnostic tests of cardiovascular and respiratory function and relate it to pathophysiology of cardiac and respiratory conditions. This will include study of cardiac function tests including haemodynamic, electrophysiological and angiographic cardiovascular measurement; and the study of respiratory function tests including lung volumes and capacities, pulmonary gas exchange, airway resistance, compliance and blood gas measurements. In preparation for clinical placement you will attain knowledge and skills needed to analyse cardiovascular and respiratory conditions within an ethical framework of best practice and patient safety.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 3
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25
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 - 2022
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.