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ECHO12004 Cardiac Rhythm Assessment Skills
Cardiac Rhythm Assessment Skills
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General Information


This unit prepares you for performing cardiac rhythm management and echocardiographic assessments in the clinical workplace. Knowledge presented within this unit will prepare you for subsequent clinical placements. You will explore the pivotal role echocardiography plays in cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT).


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 12
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: MEDS12001 Physics of Ultrasound and ECHO12006 Cardiac Science and ECHO11002 Cardiac Structure and Function

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

No offerings for ECHO12004

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 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

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

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 30%
2. Online Quiz(zes)
Weighting: 20%
3. Online Test
Weighting: 50%
4. Practical Assessment
Weighting: Pass/Fail

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 Moodle


Students felt supported by the step by step break down in tutorials and the quiz feedback, as they learnt to read and interpret ECG and EGM recordings.


Tutorials will be offered weekly and detailed ECG quiz feedback will remain within the unit.

Feedback from Moodle


Feedback obtained from student surveys reported that some lecture recordings contained background noise or low volume levels.


Lecture content will continue to be updated and improved.

Feedback from Moodle


Students appreciated the unit coordinator's prompt responses to forum questions.


The use of the Q&A discussion board will continue to be promoted and used to help improve student understanding.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Interpret the outcome of 12-Lead electrocardiogram (ECG) studies to an intermediate level of competency
  2. Explain the concepts underpinning cardiac assessment procedures associated with cardiac rhythm management, including consideration of best practice and patient safety
  3. Describe how echocardiography is used to assess cardiac performance and patient outcomes during cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT)
  4. Analyse clinical case studies (including data derived from cardiac devices and electrocardiography) and to construct links between cardiovascular disease presentation, assessment and patient outcomes.
  5. Perform a 12-lead ECG study.

Unit developed in collaboration with International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners certified staff.

Unit linked to ASAR Accreditation Standards for Cardiac Sonography - critical practice Unit 8 - Cardiac, Foundation units of competence - 1 - 5.

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 - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
3 - Online Test - 50%
4 - Practical Assessment - 0%

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
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 - 30%
2 - Online Quiz(zes) - 20%
3 - Online Test - 50%
4 - Practical Assessment - 0%
Textbooks and Resources


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