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ECHO13008 Advanced Cardiac Assessment Skills
Advanced Cardiac Assessment Skills
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General Information


In this unit you will compare and contrast the methodology and outcomes of several advanced echocardiographic and cardiac catheterisation procedures and alternative cardiac testing modalities including MRI, CT and Nuclear medicine. You will apply this knowledge to a variety of common cardiovascular pathologies frequently first assessed with echocardiography, within the setting of best practice and patient safety. You will evaluate a variety of cardiac assessment data, formulating differential diagnoses and management strategies.


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-requisites:ECHO12003 Principles of Cardiac AssessmentANDECHO12004 Cardiac Assessment Skills 1 ANDECHO12005 Cardiac Clinical Unit 2ANDCo-requisite:ECHO13006 Adult Echocardiography

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 - 2022


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

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This information will be available on Monday 10 January 2022
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 Unit evaluation survey


Students appreciated the relevance of learning about alternative testing modalities and their applications clinically, to support echocardiographic assessment


Content resources and clinical cases will continue to be developed, refined, and implemented to contextualize delivery, demonstrating the relevance of content to clinical practice.

Feedback from Unit evaluation survey


Students reported the audio quality of many lectures impacted their learning and engagement.


Lectures will be redeveloped. Lecture recordings will be checked to ensure appropriate sound quality prior to publishing.

Feedback from Unit evaluation survey


Students reported that their learning experience was impacted because recommended reading resources were excessive, lecture recordings were brief, and content was not evenly delivered across term weeks.


Lectures will be redeveloped with the inclusion of clearly defined weekly learning objectives. Lectures will be chunked into a series of short weekly presentations. Content delivery will be reviewed and delivered at a consistent rate throughout the term. Provided reading resources will be condensed and scrutinized to ensure they enhance learning rather than clouding objectives with surplus information.

Feedback from Unit evaluation survey


Some students found the group task challenging, citing difficulties managing group dynamics and individual responsibilities remotely.


This assessment item will be unpacked with additional resources to clarify individual obligations and relevance to clinical practice. The importance of social innovation will be highlighted, along with the need to be able to work and communicate effectively within a multidisciplinary team upon graduation. The assessment rubric will be reviewed to see if additional clarification can be incorporated surrounding individual student responsibilities.

Unit Learning Outcomes

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Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes

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Textbooks and Resources

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Academic Integrity Statement

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This unit profile has not yet been finalised.