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ECHO13005 - Congenital Heart Disease

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Echocardiographers are required to perform complex assessments to aid in the diagnosis of cardiac pathology associated with congenital heart disease in both the pediatric and adult populations. In this unit you will study the link between disordered embryological development, congenital heart disease, and corrective interventional procedures. You will build upon your knowledge exploring corrective and palliative interventions and post-operative evaluation of congenital heart disease using advanced cardiovascular assessment techniques including 3-D, strain, contrast, exercise stress testing, echocardiography and trans-oesophageal echocardiography (TOE). You will apply advanced haemodynamic calculations to given clinical scenarios, guiding cardiac management. You will acquire knowledge of the principles of cardiac electrophysiology and investigation methods used in paediatric and adult congenital cardiac disease. You will apply your knowledge to simulated clinical scenarios and case studies and compare and contrast the choice of procedure within an ethical framework of best practice and patient safety.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-Requisites:

ECHO13006 Adult Echocardiography

AND

ECHO13002 Cardiac Assessment Skills 2

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2019

Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Online

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 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 42.86% 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 site and emails
Feedback
Content was well structured, and tutorials were interactive and supported learning.
Recommendation
Content was broken down into small lectures to facilitate absorption of complex pathological topics. Tutorials were interactive, and elaborated on the logical reasoning that was required to derive revision answers. Content was contextualised using case studies. This approach will again be adopted in 2019
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Moodle site
Feedback
Online test was challenging with time constraints
Recommendation
Due to open book nature of assessment, time constraints are necessary. Assessment videos and a Mock online test were provided to help students eliminate nerves prior to test due to unfamiliarity with technological aspects. This approach will again be adopted in 2019.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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