ECHO11002 - Cardiac Structure and Function

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Accurate assessment of cardiac function requires you to assemble a comprehensive knowledge of the anatomy, embryology, physiology, and ultrasound appearance of the heart, lungs and surrounding structures. By studying cardiac and respiratory structure and function in this unit, you will be armed with the necessary knowledge to perform high quality cardiac examinations. With this knowledge, you will assess cardiac ultrasound, electrocardiogram (ECG) and other cardiac data. You will also perform basic electrocardiogram (ECG) procedures and recognise normal rhythm. Attendance at a residential school is a requirement of this unit.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite
Students must be enrolled in CV69 Bachelor of Echocardiography (Cardiac Physiology)/Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography

AND

Co-requisite

BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Mixed Mode

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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 43.48% response rate.

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.

Source: Post Residential school survey
Feedback
Highly interactive residential school covered all learning outcomes - extend hands on component
Recommendation
Residential school will run 2 full days with the ALS course to be completed after
Action Taken
Residential school was held over 2 days.
Source: moodle
Feedback
Replace some web resources with textbook chapters or text book
Recommendation
will assign online textbook used in Anatomy and Physiology units
Action Taken
This had not been done by original UC. Caretaker UC provided some additional resources (including CRO text chapters)
Source: moodle
Feedback
Weeknight 1hr tutorials on zoom extended learning to practical level
Recommendation
retain weekly zoom tutorials
Action Taken
Zoom tutorials were used.
Source: moodle
Feedback
Guest lecturers lacked consistency in format
Recommendation
more consistent lectures by course coordinator
Action Taken
No lectures by original UC were found. New lectures were produced during the term which were of a consistent format.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Residential school was very beneficial, helping put learning into action.
Recommendation
Residential school to be maintained, but clearer assessment task is recommended from beginning of term.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Heart anatomy lectures would be beneficial (not from YouTube, etc)
Recommendation
Detailed anatomy lectures tailored to unit need to be produced by CV69 staff.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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