To work in the field of electrophysiology and cardiac rhythm management, you must be proficient with the concepts and procedures relating to diagnosis of the cardiovascular system. This unit builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Cardiac Assessment 1. You will advance your study of the principles of cardiac electrophysiology, cardiac angiography, non-invasive cardiac and respiratory measurements and a variety of investigation methods used in cardiac diseases. You will interrogate outcomes from clinical assessments. You will participate in simulated clinical scenarios and case studies to contrast appropriate procedures within an ethical framework of best practice and patient safety. You will demonstrate the skills, knowledge and professional behaviours needed to work in a clinical setting, and will be assessed within a simulated environment both on campus and in a specialist simulation centre in Sydney. Attendance at practical activities is required.
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|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
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ECHO12005 Cardiac Clinical Unit 2
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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Compulsory Residential School
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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).
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.
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|2. Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs)||0%|
|4. Written Assessment||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%).
All University policies are available on the Policy web site, however you may wish to directly view the following policies below.
This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of policies are available on the Policy web site .
Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 3.6 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 62.5% response rate.
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.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
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
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