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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 SCA 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

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 3 - 2019

Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Perth
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Perth
Sydney
Term 2 - 2022 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 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. Group Work 30%
2. Practical Assessment 0%
3. In-class Test(s) 30%
4. Examination 40%

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 Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 2.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 29.41% 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: Unit feedback
Feedback
Group work assessments remain unpopular with some students. Some students feel that combining groups over different campuses made communication difficult with different time zones.
Recommendation
Will attempt to keep groups allocations to similar campuses as much as possible.
Action Taken
Group work was removed from the unit due to late changes in delivery and assessment tasks necessitated by COVID-19 constraints.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
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
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the concepts underpinning cardiac assessment procedures associated with cardiac rhythm management
  2. Perform baseline measurements, capture threshold and sense tests for a range of cardiac rhythm management devices, including consideration of quality assurance
  3. Interrogate the diagnostics, and stored electrogram episodes, of a cardiac device including consideration of quality assurance.
  4. Demonstrate professional collaboration with your peers

Linked to International Standards:
Unit developed in collaboration with International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners certified staff.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Group Work
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - In-class Test(s)
4 - Examination
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
9 - Social Innovation
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
1 - Group Work
2 - Practical Assessment
3 - In-class Test(s)
4 - Examination