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.


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

MEDS12001 Physics of Ultrasound

ECHO12006 Cardiac Science

ECHO11002 Cardiac Structure and Function

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile

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%).

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Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2017 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 60% 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
Assessment organisation- multiple similar assessments types with weekly summative quizzes throughout the term.
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
Source: Student Evaluation
Moodle Layout-overly complicated with students having difficulty accessing pertinent information.
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
Unit learning Outcomes
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