This unit aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) to identify and diagnose cardiac pathology. To enrol in this unit you must be a graduate of a science or health / medical course. To successfully complete all assessments, you must be able to undertake ultrasound scans in a clinical environment with appropriate supervision. You will use PoCUS to identify cardiac anatomical structures and diagnose pathology to assist patient management. You will learn transducer manipulation techniques and skills to optimise ultrasound images for documentation.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||2|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
MEDS20009 Science and Instrumentation of Ultrasound
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
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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.
This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.
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