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ECHO12002 Adult Echocardiography 1
Adult Echocardiography 1
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Unit Profile Correction added on 07-03-17

The below needs to be changed:

I have put it up on Moodle to explain the change

In Assessments

Week 9 should be in week 11 to match physics timetable lab has moved

In Schedule

Week 6 should be

Internal Echo lab

Week 9

This should say ventricular pathologies, not Internal Echo lab

Ventricular Pathologies
Week 9 08-05-2017 Internal Echo lab week Thursday of this week is the Ultrasound of Physics tutorial 2 Practical and Written Assessment - Ventricles and scanning technique Due AEST
Assessment Due Date Practical skills assessed in week 9 lab blocks
Return Date to Students Students will be given a pass/fail result within 7 working days. Individual marks will NOT be released to students.
Weighting Pass/Fail
General Information

Overview

Accurate analysis and assessment of right and left ventricular function and associated pathological processes is a core part of examinations in echocardiography and cardiac physiology. In this unit you will learn to operate the tools needed to analyse ventricular pathology and consider the two dimensional echocardiographic examination. You will study the process and complications involved in acute myocardial infarction, which is a core component of cardiology, analyse basic ECGs, view software and undertake offline analysis. You will apply your knowledge to conduct practical echocardiographic tasks in the laboratory setting, and utilise simulated clinical scenarios and case studies to critically reflect on problems involving cardiac physiology and echocardiography. Development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform practical cardiac assessment tasks will be assessed within a simulated environment.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisitie: ECHO11002 Cardiac Structure and Function AND MEDS11001 Fundamentals of Sonographic Practice AND Co-requisite MEDS12001 Physics of Ultrasound AND BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Coronary Care Management

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 1 - 2017

Sydney

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).

Residential Schools

This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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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: 40%
2. Practical and Written Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail
3. Examination
Weighting: 60%

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.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply practical skills and critical thinking to cardiac assessment including echocardiography.
  2. Differentiate the aetiology and related cardiac assessment data of ventricular pathologies.
  3. Correlate ventricular wall segments to coronary artery distribution and electrocardiogram (ECG) changes.
  4. Apply formulas associated with assessment of ventricular function

Linked to National and International Standards
1. ASAR Accreditation Standards for Cardiac Sonography - critical practice Unit 1-5, 8
2. European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging Core Syllabus
3. American Registry for Cardiac Sonography Core Syllabus

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
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
3 - Examination - 60%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
10 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment - 40%
2 - Practical and Written Assessment - 0%
3 - Examination - 60%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

ASE's comprehensive echocardiography

Authors: Roberto M Lang; Itzhak Kronzon; Steven A Goldstein, (nauki medyczne); Bijoy K Khandheria; Victor Mor-Avi;
Elsevier
Amsterdam Amsterdam , Denmark
ISBN: 032326011X
Binding: Hardcover
Prescribed

Echocardiography: The Normal Examination and Echocardiographic Measurements

Edition: 3rd edn (2017)
Authors: Anderson, B
Echotext
Wynnum Wynnum , Qld , Australia
Binding: Hardcover
Supplementary

The EAE Textbook of Echocardiography

(2011)
Authors: Galiuto, L, Badano, L, Fox, K, Sicari, R & Zamorano, JL
Oxford University Press
South Melbourne South Melbourne , Victoria , Australia
ISBN: 9780199599639
Binding: Hardcover

IT Resources

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

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Shani Watts Unit Coordinator
s.watts@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

The Two dimensional examination : Orientation

Acoustic windows and imaging planes

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

The Two dimensional examination : The parasternal position

The Two dimensional examination : The apical position

The Two dimensional examination : The subcostal and suprasternal position

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Internal Echo Lab week

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Thursday of this week is the Ultrasound of Physics tutorial 1

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

The Two dimensional examination : revising the views and introduction to image sets and protocol

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

The Two dimensional examination :

image sets - continued

Imaging the Left Ventricle

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

The Two dimensional examination :

image sets - continued

Imaging the Left Ventricle - Common pathologies

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

The Two dimensional examination :

image sets - continued

Imaging the Left Ventricle - Common pathologies

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

The Two dimensional examination :

image sets - continued

Imaging the Right Ventricle

Introduction to imaging Valves in 2D

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment - The Echo protocol - ventricles Due: Week 8 Monday (1 May 2017) 6:00 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Internal Echo lab week

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Thursday of this week is the Ultrasound of Physics tutorial 2

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Ventricular Pathologies continued

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Internal Echo lab week

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Thursday of this week is the Ultrasound of Physics tutorial 3

Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

Review of "the echo protocol"

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Review week

Chapter

Details are on the unit Moodle site

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Term Specific Information

Unit co-ordinator for 2017 is Sharon Kay Shani can be reached at s.kay@cqu.edu.au or by phone on 02 9324 5051 I am available Monday to Friday It is best to email me for a faster response.

Skills labs/blocks for this unit are mandatory. Labs missed for a valid reason require supporting documentation and students are advised to make up for the missed scanning time when the lab is available for practise sessions. Any lab missed without valid reason or supporting documentation is deemed professional misconduct and as such, may result in a failing grade for Assessment 5 ‘On-Campus Activity’. Students are required to adhere to the Course Dress Code when using the ultrasound simulation labs and a zero-tolerance policy will be followed.

Important: Week 9 practical assessments will be conducted within the lab blocks outlined in Moodle. You MUST be available all of week 12 for re-sits, or to be a patient for the practical re-sits. Re-examinations for all practical assessments will be taking place across week 12.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment - The Echo protocol - ventricles

Task Description

Students will submit a written outline of the Echocardiographic exam standard protocol. This will include techniques used to achieve the images in each scan loop for the 2D parts of the protocol.

One Ventricular pathology will be selected from:

Acute myocardial infarction

Cardiomyopathy

Left Ventricular Hypertrophy

In the above Echocardiographic standard protocol please add in images and explanation of what would be seen in the your chosen pathology. A description of the corresponding ECG for this ventricular pathology MUST be used.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Monday (1 May 2017) 6:00 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

Week 10 Friday (19 May 2017)


Weighting
40%

Minimum mark or grade
65%

Assessment Criteria

The assessment will be divided up into scanning windows and then loops.

Each loop description for 2D will be accompanied by an image the student has performed or accessed.

All images must be DE-identified.

Maximum 2 loops per page


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Differentiate the aetiology and related cardiac assessment data of ventricular pathologies.
  • Correlate ventricular wall segments to coronary artery distribution and electrocardiogram (ECG) changes.
  • Apply formulas associated with assessment of ventricular function


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Information Literacy

2 Practical and Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Practical and Written Assessment - Ventricles and scanning technique

Task Description

This is a PASS/FAIL assessment. The assessment challenges students' ability to perform 2D part of the echocardiogram with scanning techniques and image optimisation & acquisition, in a reasonable time period to "advance beginner" level. This includes a worksheet and written assessment of the scanning techniques used.

In summary this is an assessment of the pre-scan, scanning and post-scan skills that are further discussed and emphasized in the unit lab manual, instructed labs, lectures and tutorials. Students will be assessed using the ‘assessment of readiness for clinical’ (ARC tool).

To achieve a pass, each assessment must be passed individually as these indicate the required standard to progress to the first clinical placement. The following lists the sub-assessment items:

Professional (pre-scan and post-scan) requirements:

  • Apply patient care techniques and effective communication to obtain relevant patient history, informed consent, and to direct 'patients' accordingly.
  • Apply professionalism in dealing with equipment and the scanning setting.

Scanning Requirements:

  • Students are required to perform 2D sonographic techniques and image optimisation in a reasonable time period, to advanced beginner level of the heart.
  • 2D echocardiogram and measurements of the ventricles – scanning time limit is 45 minutes.

The professional and scanning components must each be graded as a 'pass' in order to pass the assessment. The components are graded separately so that if one is passed and the other is not, only the failed component must be repeated.

There is only ONE (1) opportunity to re-sit either component of the assessment item in Week 12.

Please carefully review the assessment information and ARC Tool posted on Moodle.


Assessment Due Date

Practical skills assessed in week 9 lab blocks


Return Date to Students

Students will be given a pass/fail result within 7 working days. Individual marks will NOT be released to students.


Weighting
Pass/Fail

Assessment Criteria

A pass rate of 65% of available marks in EACH component of the practical, written and professional behaviour must be achieved to pass the assessment.

  • As per Assessment of Coursework Procedures (Section 3 Assessment Extensions), item 3.2.5, 'these scanning tests are considered professional assessment tasks and have an absolute submission date. Accordingly, these assessments must be completed by/on the specified date. In the absence of an approved extension, there will be no opportunity to complete the task after this date, and there will be no opportunity to apply a late penalty'.
  • The echocardiography tutor will observe the student's performance of the full scanning procedure and assess each task relative to the stated standards of the Assessment of Readiness for Clinical (ARC) tool. The ARC tool and supporting details can be found on the unit Moodle site.
  • The skills test will assess scanning technique, image optimisation, demonstration of required anatomy on images obtained, and adherence to scan protocols. The non-scanning component will assess communication, professional behaviour, patient care and infection control, ergonomics.
  • Please be aware that ALL practical skills tests will be video recorded for moderation purposes and not for students to view.

    Re-evaluations:

    • The minimum pass rate on the skills test is 65%. If the student achieves 60-64.5% their images will be cross-marked by a second assessor.
    • In the event that a student does not achieve a minimum of 65% or higher during the week 9 skills test, they will be given ONE opportunity to re-sit the practical test in week 12. This practical test will be conducted by a different assessor to that of the first test. Please be aware that all re-sits will be video recorded for moderation purposes.

    "Students who fail a pass/fail component of a graded unit , will be deemed to have failed that unit". Therefore EACH of the two (2) components must be passed individually to pass the unit.


    Referencing Style

    Submission
    Offline

    Submission Instructions
    Hard copy

    Learning Outcomes Assessed
    • Apply practical skills and critical thinking to cardiac assessment including echocardiography.
    • Correlate ventricular wall segments to coronary artery distribution and electrocardiogram (ECG) changes.
    • Apply formulas associated with assessment of ventricular function


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

    Examination

    Outline
    Complete an invigilated examination

    Date
    During the examination period, at a CQUniversity examination centre

    Weighting
    60%

    Length
    180 minutes

    Minimum mark or grade
    You must obtain 50% of the maximun marks available to achive a passing grade.

    Details
    Calculator - non-programmable, no text retrieval, silent only
    Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
    Closed Book
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