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ECHO12004 - Cardiac Assessment Skills 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will acquire knowledge of the key principles and data used to assess the cardiovascular system. This unit prepares you for the clinical workplace through the development of skills in cardiovascular assessment. These will include electrophysiology, cardiac angiography, non-invasive cardiac and respiratory measurements and a variety of cardiac imaging procedures. You will then apply your knowledge to the analysis of the outcomes of that assessment. You are required to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and professional behaviours needed to work in a clinical setting, and will be assessed within a simulated environment. You must pass this unit to be eligible to attend clinical placement in year 2.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites:
MEDS12001 Physics of Ultrasound
AND
BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Coronary Care Management
AND
NCP122527 Adult Echocardiography 1
Co-requisite:
NCP122559 Principles of Cardiac Assessment

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).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2017

Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Perth
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Perth
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Perth
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Perth
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 0%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. Practical Assessment 0%
4. Practical and Written Assessment 0%
5. Online Quiz(zes) 0%
6. Written Assessment 0%
7. On-campus Activity 0%

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 54.55% 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: Moodle
Feedback
The lecture content was great, and taught in a way that made it easy to learn.
Recommendation
Current lectures will continue to be improved and old lectures replaced in 2021.
Action Taken
Pre-recorded lectures provided within this unit were revised. Lectures which needed contemporary content added were updated and new recordings developed and delivered.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
I found it quite hard learning two different topics each week.
Recommendation
This is double credit unit making it multi-faceted, therefore different topics are required to be covered to fulfil the unit requirements. Content delivery will continue to be revised and improvements will be implemented where feasible, to improve student experience.
Action Taken
Student learning was supported throughout the term. Contextualised tutorials were provided where clinical cases were discussed. In addition, students were provided updates (via forum posts) and revision material for each week of the term to keep them engaged and ensure the volume of learning over the twelve-week term for this 12-credit point unit was reasonably managed.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Tutorials were very specific to important areas and explanations of topics were easy to follow and pick up, however there was a lack of engagement and participation from students.
Recommendation
Weekly tutorials will continue to be delivered to support weekly content. The unit coordinator will continue to look for innovative ways to encourage student engagement in live tutorials.
Action Taken
Frequent reminders were sent out with pre-readings offered to students prior to the tutorial to try to engage students.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
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.
Recommendation
Tutorials will be offered weekly and detailed ECG quiz feedback will remain within the unit.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Feedback obtained from student surveys reported that some lecture recordings contained background noise or low volume levels.
Recommendation
Lecture content will continue to be updated and improved.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle
Feedback
Students appreciated the unit coordinator's prompt responses to forum questions.
Recommendation
The use of the Q&A discussion board will continue to be promoted and used to help improve student understanding.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Apply the practical skills and critical thinking necessary to perform basic clinical assessment of the cardiovascular system.
  2. Critically reflect upon your professional practice utilising constructive feedback.
  3. Display professional behaviour, teamwork and communication skills consistent with safe practice.
  4. Analyse the outcomes of a range of clinical cardiac assessment procedures including consideration of quality assurance.

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

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Online Quiz(zes)
6 - Written Assessment
7 - On-campus Activity
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - Practical Assessment
4 - Practical and Written Assessment
5 - Online Quiz(zes)
6 - Written Assessment
7 - On-campus Activity