MEDS20006 - Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Lower Body

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit is designed to advance your clinical practice in the field of musculoskeletal ultrasound of the lower body. You will deepen your knowledge and understanding of sonographic anatomy, pathophysiology and dynamic function of the musculoskeletal systems in the lower body. You will appreciate the role of ultrasound in clinical assessment, diagnosis, patient management and treatment, including interventional procedures. To successfully complete this unit you will need access to musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations in the clinical context. This unit includes an optional residential school comprising practical training in advanced lower body musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School Optional Residential School
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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 Postgraduate 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%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.9 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 70% 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 feedback
Feedback
Ability to get feedback on written assessment drafts prior to submission allows for deeper learning
Recommendation
continue with this.
Action Taken
Students were able to gain feedback on drafts of the written assessment.
Source: student feedback
Feedback
Would like some quizzes added to aid learning throughout the term
Recommendation
formative quizzes to be added
Action Taken
Tutorials going through quiz questions were provided.
Source: student feedback
Feedback
More practice online test questions would help as many students have not undertaken formal testing in quite a few years
Recommendation
More practice online test questions to be provided
Action Taken
Practice test questions were provided for each week of content and exemplar answers to practice test questions were provided in the tutorials.
Source: student feedback
Feedback
Quizzes for each week to be added to ensure students stay up to date with the lectures
Recommendation
Review feasibility of inclusion of quizzes to support students' weekly learning.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: student feedback
Feedback
Further image based anatomy explanations could be added for those needing anatomical explanations at a more basic level
Recommendation
This unit is an advanced MSK ultrasound unit, so a basic anatomical understanding is an expectation, however more basic anatomical discussions involving medical images (all types) could be added.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes
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