On-line Zoom Collaborate Tutorials
On-line zoom collaborate tutorials will be conducted (see Moodle schedule for times and dates) throughout the term to facilitate worksheet completion and case study scenarios which will in-turn, consolidate unit teachings. All tutorial concepts will be considered as end of term examinable material. Zoom will be the software of choice for tutorial delivery, please ensure that you are proficient in the use of the technologies required to access these tutorials and that your computer has the appropriate capabilities.
This is a 6 credit point subject which acts as a prerequisite for MEDS12004 Sonographic Skills Development 1 which will be taken in term two (2) of this teaching year. Teachings of, "Abdominal Ultrasound," will be heavily revisited and your knowledge relied upon, in your laboratory abdominal scanning curriculum. I encourage you to study the unit profile carefully and contribute to the on-line discussion forums, to initiate a rapport with fellow students. It is recommended that a commitment of 12.5 hours of study be conducted per week, making a total of 150 hours upon course completion.
This is a purely theoretical subject which bears a heavy theoretical workload, please ensure you are consistent with study commitments.
2016 saw the successful implementation of a new textbook, "Sonography Exam Review," which provides you with full study summaries of all anatomical, pathological and scanning concepts. One of the most valuable features of this review resource is the inclusion of the accompanying mock exams and student Evolve Website. The electronic rationales provide immediate feedback and questions which can be bookmarked for later reference. Also contained on the Evolve Website, students can find two entertaining review games, "Sonography Millionaire," and "Tournament of Sonography," which makes studying not only more interactive but a lot more enjoyable. Please also familiarise yourself with the electronic resources and accompanying workbook for the set text, "Diagnostic Medical Sonography - Abdomen & Superficial Structures." Resources for students include: weblinks, glossary with pronunciations, answers to book questions, quiz bank tests and video clips.
This year the assessment item has been simplified to a single task: A pathological brochure, to provide a more directive and less wordy style of assessment task. 2016 saw major unit improvements performed to increase overall student satisfaction. 2014 saw the Sonographic Review Team eliminate examinable online quizzes to allow students more time to concentrate on their end of term examination. Quizzes are still provided on-line for revisionary purposes only. Central Queensland University also discourages the use of (MCQ's) Multiple Choice Questions on end of term examinations, so this style of assessment has been replaced.
I look forward to the privilege of delivering our unit topic, as you advance towards your sonographic qualification.