ECHO12004 - Cardiac Assessment Skills 1

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Appropriate to the practice of cardiac physiology and echocardiography, this unit provides you with a theoretical foundation and transferable clinical skill set necessary to perform cardiovascular assessment - in particular, cardiac rhythm management. You will interrogate outcomes from a variety of clinical cardiac assessments. Industry-level equipment, unique to a stimulation centre in Sydney, Australia, will be used to teach practical skills. Attendance at practical activities is required.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
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

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 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

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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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 47.83% 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: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Assessment organisation- multiple similar assessments types with weekly summative quizzes throughout the term.
Recommendation
Reduction in number of assessment items due to student impact by removing similar assessment types to eliminate duplication and multiple due dates. Assessment information to be available at the commencement of term, with extensive resources to support them (ie assessment video, samples, ARC tools, live tutorials).
Action Taken
The number of assessments were reduced from 8 to 5 pieces. Assessment pieces were strategically aligned with learning outcomes. Improved resources were provided on Moodle to ‘unpack the assessment requirements’ and tutorial discussions were also provided.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Moodle Layout-overly complicated with students having difficulty accessing pertinent information.
Recommendation
Moodle to incorporate the weekly content layout with all areas populated prior to the commencement of term. A separate assessment tab to be created, with links to assessment tools. Comprehensive information to be provided regarding lab commitments/requirements, with skills videos to be expanded. Areas of focus to be clearly identified (Echocardiography, Practical scanning, EP/CRM) to asssist students make linkages to the various clinical environments.
Action Taken
The Moodle unit site was more clearly populated at term commencement, and clearly labelled. An increased number of revision resources were provided to aid student learning and assessment completion. Unit content is now dedicated to cardiac rhythm management alone, removing any ambiguity.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students found the weekly revision questions were very good.
Recommendation
Weekly revision questions will remain and if required expanded on.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation
Feedback
Students found the unit was structured in a clear and systematic way, providing an authentic introduction into the cardiac modality of pacing.
Recommendation
The online Moodle layout was changed from last year at the request of the students and as it has proven to be successful the layout will remain the same with possible minor changes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Unit evaluation , instructor reflection
Feedback
Group work assessments remain unpopular with some students. Some students feel that group assignments do not represent the current workforce and others don't like to depend on other students when it comes to university grades / marks.
Recommendation
For future delivery, there will be increased resources made available to help prepare the students to successfully function within different group dynamics.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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