This unit examines the gross, topographical and relational anatomy of the human body and develops the pattern recognition skills to identify normal anatomical structures on medical images. Each macroscopic anatomical structure, or its constituent part, is studied in terms of spatial characteristics, relative to adjacent structures, body planes, external and internal landmarks relevant to sonographic practice. This knowledge is engaged to enhance the development of pattern recognition skills in relation to the cross-sectional, oblique, coronal and sagittal display of these anatomical structures on normal medical images, with a particular focus on the interpretation of sonographic images.
|Student Contribution Band||SCA Band 2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.25|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
BMSC11010 Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2
BMSC11011 Human Anatomy and Physiology 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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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.
|1. Online Quiz(zes)||20%|
|2. Online Test||20%|
|3. Online Test||60%|
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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Term 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.8 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 34.39% 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:
The sonography course is accredited by the Australian Sonographers Association and knowledge required by entry-level sonographers is introduced in this unit and is a key requirement of accreditation.
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|3 - Online Test||•||•||•|
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|2 - Problem Solving||•||•||•||•|
|3 - Critical Thinking||•||•|
|4 - Information Literacy||•||•|
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