MEDS12003 - Superficial Structures in Ultrasound
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

This unit explores the sonographic assessment of normal and pathological superficial structures. You will apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and embryology to conduct sonographic examinations of superficial structures in the laboratory setting as well as utilising simulated clinical scenarios and case studies to critically reflect on sonographic problems. Development of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required to perform an ultrasound examination of the thyroid will be assessed within a simulated environment.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite

MEDS11001 Fundamentals of Sonographic Practice

and

MEDS11002 Relational Anatomy and Image Recognition OR MEDI11003 Relational Anatomy

and

Corequisites

MEDS12001 Physics of Ultrasound

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).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Brisbane
  • Mackay
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

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.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
2. Practical Assessment Pass/Fail
3. Online Quiz(zes) Pass/Fail
4. On-campus Activity Pass/Fail

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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  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
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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.

Feedback Source Recommendation
Increase in student lab time/access Emails, Course Evaluation Students continue to require additional time to practise and have access to lab tutors for assistance. This is difficult in term 1 with the complexity of having year 3 students also on campus. The adoption of google docs to streamline booking systems will continue to be implemented to ensure labs are utilised efficiently and effectively. Continued supervised practise time to be implemented or increased where funds and resources permit.
Consistency in lab skills delivery and marking practical skills assessments. Emails, Course Evaluation 1. Course Coordinator or key staff to visit to all campuses during lab sessions and testing to ensure all processes are being implemented consistently. 2. Several online PD sessions for staff during the term on a) taking labs b) testing procedure 3. Continue to adopt multi-layer approach for supervision and responsibilities for labs at a local level by a key local tutor at all campuses. Key personnel to liaise with Course Coordinator.
Moderation of assessment Emails, Course Evaluation Moderation continued to be a complex issue with different expectations and interpretations of the assessment tool. a) Updated videos to be provided to tutors outlining expectations to be implemented. b) Course Coordinator to utilise key campus tutors to assist with moderation to provided a multi-layered approach. c) Video of student skills testing to be streamlined with files made available electronically. d) ARC tools to be trialled in e-pdf format for ease of document management across campuses e) Moderation to be formalised in a tutor handbook with proforma documents to be completed for accountability and record keeping.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and embryology of superficial structures to the sonographic examination.
  2. Differentiate the clinical appearance, sonographic appearance and aetiology of pathologies of superficial structures.
  3. Analyse clinical scenarios to provide a differential diagnosis and produce a sonographic report.
  4. Apply the practical skills and critical thinking necessary to perform a sonographic examination of the thyroid.
  5. Display professional behaviour, teamwork and communication skills and criteria to meet safe sonographic practice

The learning outcomes for this unit relate to the requirements of the Australasian Sonographer's Association Competency Standards for the Entry Level Sonographer.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Practical Assessment  
3 - Online Quiz(zes)      
4 - On-campus Activity      

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1. Communication
2. Problem Solving  
3. Critical Thinking      
4. Information Literacy    
5. Team Work        
6. Information Technology Competence    
7. Cross Cultural Competence        
8. Ethical practice      

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Introductory Level
  • Intermediate Level
  • Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment      
2 - Practical Assessment    
3 - Online Quiz(zes)        
4 - On-campus Activity      

Prescribed Textbooks

Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Abdomen and Superficial Structures
Author/s: Kawamura + Lumsford Year: 2012
Edition: 3rd Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
City: Philadelphia State: PA
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop
Note:

This prescribed text Diagnostic Medical Sonography Abdomen and Superficial Structures will also be the prescribed text for the Abdominal Ultrasound course this term, and in addition it can be used as a reference text in years 3 and 4.

The work book will be used in your modules throughout the semester for both MEDS 12003 Ultrasound in Superficial Structures and MEDS 12002 Abdominal Sonography.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
  • Access to Phillips iSite (PACS) on-campus
  • Access to CQ university campus (Sonography lab)
All submissions for this unit must use the American Psychological Association (APA) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorShani Watts (s.watts@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017
  • Orientation to the unit
  • Introduction to Sonographic Terminology
  • Scanning planes & knobology.

Course resources provided online (CRO).

MONDAY - Lab Induction 1.00pm - 2.00 pm

**Lab induction is compulsory before students
can attend labs, including practises**

Students failing to attend lab induction will receive
one demerit point.

Debriefing with 3rd year students regarding clinical visits prior to lab induction at 12pm - lunch provided.


Week 2 13-03-2017

The Thyroid Gland

Chapter 15 pp 435-460 plus resources online.

Week 3 20-03-2017

The Parathyroid Glands and Neck

Chapter 15 p435, pp 460-468 plus resources online

Week 4 27-03-2017 The Breast Chapter 16 pp 471-527
Week 5 03-04-2017

The Scrotum and Testes

Chapter 17 pp 529-569

Quiz 1 (Opens Tuesday 10.00am, closes Wednesday 6pm AEST)

Online Quiz(zes) Due Wednesday (05 Apr 17) 06:00 PM AEST
Vacation Week 10-04-2017
Week 6 17-04-2017 Lymph Nodes Chapter 14 pp420-425, Chapter 15 pp464-467/CRO
Week 7 24-04-2017

The Salivary Glands

Resources provided online (CRO)

Week 8 01-05-2017

The Eye

Resources provided online (CRO)

Written Assessment- Technical impressions Worksheet Due Thursday (04 May 17) 06:00 PM AEST
Week 9 08-05-2017

Superficial lumps, bumps and foreign bodies.

Chapter 26 pp 791-805 plus resources online (CRO)

On-campus Activity - Application and attendance Record Due Wednesday (10 May 17) 06:00 PM AEST
Week 10 15-05-2017

The Chest Wall

Chapter 25 pp 777-783 plus resources online

Practical Assessment Due Thursday (18 May 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 11 22-05-2017

Sonography-Guided Interventional Procedures

Chapter 27 pp 807-823 plus resources online

Week 12 29-05-2017

Revision/re-sit Week

Quiz 2 (Opens Tuesday 10.00am, closes Wednesday 6pm AEST)

Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Unit co-ordinator for Term 1 2017 is Shani Watts. Shani can be reached at s.watts@cqu.edu.au

This is a non-graded, pass/fail unit. Please be aware that all assessment items must be submitted by the due date, as there is no opportunity to apply a 5 per cent penalty due to the pass-fail nature of each assessment task. The Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) states: '4.21 In a pass/fail unit, students who fail a single assessment or who fail a pass/fail component of a graded unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.' The full documents for Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) and Grades and Results Procedure can be accessed on the CQUni IMPortal http://policy.cqu.edu.au/Policy/policy_list.do.

Please also note according to the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) '4.37 Marks and/or grades for assessments released to students before Certification of Grades are provisional, and are subject to moderation and confirmation through the relevant assessment committee meetings.'

Practical labs for this unit are mandatory. There are 5 practical labs allocated to this unit which includes the final practical skills test. All are mandatory for you to successfully compete the practical component of the assessment. Please pay close attention to the lab schedule for this unit as any lab missed without valid reason or supporting documentation and sufficient notice is deemed professional misconduct resulting in a demerit point being issued.

Students are required to adhere to the Course Dress code when using the ultrasound simulation labs and a zero-tolerance policy will be followed. These aspects are covered by the Professional Behaviour assessment and failure to comply will result in demerit points. All incidents of unprofessional behaviour are reported to the Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching) for monitoring throughout the duration of your course and may involve the initiation of formalised misconduct procedures.

Important: You MUST be available Wednesday of week 12 for re-sits or to be a patient for the practical re-sits.

In addition to the prescribed text, you are required to obtain the accompanying workbook. To give yourself the best chance of success with this unit, please ensure you attempt the prescribed activities each week and make use of study groups to generate discussion around your answers. Access to the Internet is required as updates throughout the unit will be provided on Moodle, discussion boards, via email, and collaborate.

Please note the following texts for this unit:

Please be aware that apart from your prescribed text, you will also require access to supplementary texts (ie purchase is optional). Most of these supplementary texts have either been prescribed to you in past, present or as mandatory, for future units.

RECOMMENDED SUPPLEMENTARY TEXTS

Practical Ultrasound: an illustrated guide

Author/s: Jane Alty & Edward Hoey Year : 2013

Edition : 2 edition Publisher : CRC Press Country : Australia

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment- Technical impressions Worksheet
Task Description

As a sonographer it is necessary to record the result of the ultrasound accurately and within a timely manner. This includes commenting on the sonographic appearance of both normal and abnormal organs, including appropriate measurements and diagrams as necessary.

This task will assess your ability to record the results of a modified thyroid sonographic examination, after you have completed your practical pre-test. This will also provide formative feedback for the practical skills test on the thyroid in Week 10.

Schedule of Test

  • Students will be given five minutes to complete the ultrasound worksheet, following the practical (pre-test) examination.
  • Students will review images on the ultrasound machine.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Thursday (04-May-2017) 06:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students The results of the assessment will be made available via the unit Moodle site. Students will be informed of a pass/fail (P or F) within 7 working days of the practical (pre-test) examination.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

This is a PASS or FAIL assessment. In order for a student to achieve a pass in this assessment:

  • Students must achieve a mark of 65% or higher.
  • In the event that a student fails to reach this standard, an opportunity will be given for the student to resit the assessment test once.
  • A repeat of the assessment will be done at a suitable time, on campus, using images provided by the unit coordinator.
  • The week 8 worksheet assessment is a summative assessment and as such, there will be no option to repeat this test.

Pass/Fail Assessment Items:

  • As per the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) item 4.62, 'In non-graded (pass/fail) units, all assessment tasks must be submitted by the due date. Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit, or who fail a pass/fail component of a graded unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.'

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 65%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and embryology of superficial structures to the sonographic examination.

2. Differentiate the clinical appearance, sonographic appearance and aetiology of pathologies of superficial structures.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



2 Practical Assessment

Assessment Title Practical Assessment
Task Description

SKILLS TEST THYROID

This is a PASS/FAIL assessment.

This assessment challenges your ability to perform routine sonographic scanning techniques and image optimisation/ acquisition of the thyroid in a reasonable time period to advanced beginner level. It will be assessed using the Assessment of Readiness for Clinical tool (ARC tool). Furthermore, it will assess aspects of a sonographic exam such as communication (verbal, non-verbal and written), professional behaviour, ergonomics, infection control and patient care skills. In summary this is an assessment of the pre-scan, scanning, and post-scan skills that are further discussed and emphasised in the unit assessment moodle site, instructed labs, lectures and tutorials.

To achieve a pass, each assessment must be passed individually as these indicate the required standard to progress to the first clinical placement. The following lists the sub-assessment items:

Professional (pre-scan and post-scan) requirements:

  • Apply patient care techniques and effective communication to obtain relevant patient history, informed consent, and to direct 'patients' accordingly.
  • Apply professionalism in dealing with equipment and the scanning setting.

Scanning Requirements:

  • You are required to perform routine sonographic techniques and image optimisation of the thyroid in a reasonable time period, to advanced beginner level.
  • Thyroid ultrasound skills test – scanning time limit is 15 minutes. It will entail assessment of the overall thyroid gland, cervical chain, and ONE (1) lobe only (either right or left lobe). This selection will be randomly drawn on testing day, thus BOTH lobes must be practised.

To pass this assessment, both the professional and technical components must be graded as a ‘pass’. The components are graded separately so that if one is passed and the other is not, only the failed component must be repeated to pass. If the student has failed only the professional component, the full assessment will be repeated, but the student will only be marked on the professional component. There is only ONE opportunity to re-sit either component of the assessment item.

There is only ONE (1) opportunity to re-sit either component of the assessment item in Week 12.

Please carefully review the assessment information, scanning protocol, and ARC Tool posted on the unit Moodle site.


Assessment Due Date Week 10 Thursday (18-May-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
PRACTICAL SKILLS TEST- WEEK 10. Re-sits will occur in Week 12.
Return Date to Students Students will be given a pass/fail result within 7 working days. Individual marks will NOT be released to students.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

SKILLS TEST THYROID

  • A pass rate of 65% of available marks in EACH component of the practical and professional behaviour must be achieved to pass the assessment.
  • As per The Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) item 4.62, 'In non-graded (pass/fail) units, all assessment tasks must be submitted by the due date. Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit, or who fail a pass/fail component of a graded unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.'
  • The sonography tutor will observe the student's performance of the full scanning procedure and assess each task relative to the stated standards of the Assessment of Readiness for Clinical (ARC) tool. The ARC tool and supporting details can be found on the unit Moodle site.
  • The skills test will assess scanning technique, image optimisation, demonstration of required anatomy on images obtained, and adherence to scan protocols. The non-scanning component will assess communication, professional behaviour, patient care, infection control, and ergonomics.
Please be aware that ALL practical skills tests will be video recorded for tutor/unit coordinator moderation purposes and will not be released to students.

Re-evaluations:

  • The minimum pass rate on the skills test is 65%. If the student achieves 60-64.5% their images will be cross-marked by a second assessor.
  • In the event that a student does not achieve a minimum of 65% or higher during the week 10 skills test, they will be given ONE opportunity to re-sit the practical test in week 12. This practical test will be conducted by a different assessor to that of the first test. Please be aware that all re-sits will be video recorded for tutor/unit coordinator moderation purposes and will not be released to students.
'In a pass/fail unit, students who fail a single assessment or who fail a pass/fail component of a graded unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.' Therefore EACH of the two (2) components must be passed individually to pass the unit.
Conditions Minimum mark or grade - 65%
Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Hard copy

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and embryology of superficial structures to the sonographic examination.

2. Differentiate the clinical appearance, sonographic appearance and aetiology of pathologies of superficial structures.

3. Analyse clinical scenarios to provide a differential diagnosis and produce a sonographic report.

4. Apply the practical skills and critical thinking necessary to perform a sonographic examination of the thyroid.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence

8. Ethical practice



3 Online Quiz(zes)

Assessment Title Online Quiz(zes)
Task Description

There will be 2 online quizzes which will be held in weeks 5 and 12. Once available, quizzes are open for 32 hours (i.e. open at 10 am on Tuesday and close Wednesday at 6pm AEST).

The content of these quizzes will be anatomy, scanning planes, image optimisation, pathology, patient care, medico-legal aspects, communication, ergonomics, sonographic terminology and infection control. The purpose of these quizzes is to ensure adequate review of theory from year 1, and that sufficient preparation has been undertaken prior to labs.

Once the quiz has commenced, approximately 1 minute per question will be given, for example, a 10 question quiz would be given a time limit of 10 minutes to complete. This is subject to change at the discretion of the unit coordinator based on the content of the pool of questions.

Quiz dates and topics are available on the unit Moodle site.

No attempts are permitted after the quiz has closed, so ensure adequate time for completion.

Number of Quizzes 2
Frequency of Quizzes Other
Assessment Due Date Week 5 Wednesday (05-Apr-2017) 06:00 PM AEST
Week 5 and Week 12.
Return Date to Students Students will receive their score via the unit Moodle site once all students have completed the quiz.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

Students must achieve a cumulative pass rate of 70% across the TWO (2) quizzes to pass this component. Answers will be either correct or incorrect and tabulated by the Moodle online unit system.

Pass/fail units

As per the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) item 4.62, 'In non-graded (pass/fail) units, all assessment tasks must be submitted by the due date. Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit, or who fail a pass/fail component of a graded unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - Minimum mark or grade - 70% cumulatively.
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply knowledge of anatomy, physiology and embryology of superficial structures to the sonographic examination.

2. Differentiate the clinical appearance, sonographic appearance and aetiology of pathologies of superficial structures.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

6. Information Technology Competence



4 On-campus Activity

Assessment Title On-campus Activity - Application and attendance Record
Task Description

Professional behaviour is a critical part of any medical imaging profession, and encompasses the manners in which we treat out colleagues, patients and the professional settings and equipment provided to us. The purpose of this assessment is to ensure that students from the medical sonography course are well-equipped to embody the high standards of professionalism that are expected from CQUniversity students while on their upcoming clinical placements. As such, this assessment is based on a continuous and ongoing assessment of student application and attendance during labs, and extending to professional behaviours throughout the unit.

This includes participation in forums and online tutorials, labs, social media etiquette, phone calls, attitude toward peers, and staff, and all official correspondence with university staff, peers and community. In doing so, it replicates the clinical environment to assist with the transition to your first clinical placement later in the year, and to provide support and formative feedback in preparation for MEDS12004 -Scanning Skills Development 1, undertaken in Term 2.

This is a PASS/FAIL assessment. This assessment is scored using a demerit point system, in which a MAXIMUM of three demerit points can be issued before the assessment is graded as a fail, i.e. if a fourth demerit point is issued, the assessment will be graded as a fail.

All interactions with staff and peers pertaining to this unit will be treated as a replica of the clinical work environment. You will be expected to demonstrate all of the professional behaviours that will be expected of you in a formal work environment. Demerit points can be issued in three different categories:

1. Professional behaviours towards colleagues and staff

2. Professional behaviours towards patients.

3. Professional behaviours towards professional settings and equipment.

Expected behaviours and their relevance to the clinical environment are listed on the unit moodle site for each of these categories. You must review this information and be aware of what is expected of you for this unit. Please be aware that completion of the “Application and Attendance Record” is included in this assessment. You will be required to fill out a Formative Feedback Form for each of your labs.

It is very important that you review and familiarize yourself with the CODE OF CONDUCT as well as the ASAR CODE OF CONDUCT and the CQU CODE OF CONDUCT, all posted on the unit Moodle site, for further information on the professional conduct required in this unit.

If unprofessional behaviour is reported by fellow classmates and not witnessed by a staff member, a written warning detailing the allegations will be issued to the student with documentation of the student’s response. If further evidence of an on-going unprofessional behaviour surfaces then a demerit may be issued. All incidents of unprofessional behaviour are reported to the Deputy Dean (Learning and Teaching) for monitoring throughout the duration of your course and may involve the initiation of formalised misconduct procedures.

This assessment requires you to upload the document “Application & Attendance Record” in week 9 which encompasses all these aspects.This document is available on the unit moodle site.

Up to THREE demerit points can be issued before the assessment is graded as a FAIL. However, if any exhibited behaviour is deemed as UNSAFE for clinical practice, the professional behaviour assessment will be graded as a FAIL at the discretion of the unit co-ordinator. This is reflective of your clinical units where such behaviour results in a notice to withdraw immediately from the clinical site and unit.

Assessment Due Date Week 9 Wednesday (10-May-2017) 06:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Friday (26-May-2017)
Students will be notified of a pass or fail (P or F) via the course Moodle site by Friday, Week 11.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

When a demerit point is issued, it will be discussed between the student and either the on-site lecturer or the unit coordinator. Written documentation explaining the reason for the issued demerit will be signed by the on-site lecturer or the unit coordinator, and sent to the student via email.


A maximum of THREE demerit points can be obtained to pass this unit - any more than three and the assessment is graded as a FAIL.

Students are required to submit, the "Application and Attendance" Record with the student's signature, and upload via the unit Moodle site, by Week 9 prior to the practical skills test. Details outlining parameters, behaviours and expectations can be found on the unit Moodle site. All fields on the record sheet must be completed, with all labs signed and dated by your tutor for that specific lab.


As per the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework) item 4.62, 'In non-graded (pass/fail) units, all assessment tasks must be submitted by the due date. Students who fail a single assessment task in a pass/fail unit, or who fail a pass/fail component of a graded unit will be deemed to have failed that unit.'

Referencing Style American Psychological Association (APA)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

4. Apply the practical skills and critical thinking necessary to perform a sonographic examination of the thyroid.

5. Display professional behaviour, teamwork and communication skills and criteria to meet safe sonographic practice

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

5. Team Work

7. Cross Cultural Competence

8. Ethical practice



Engagement

The Medical Sonography Course teaches cognitive, technical and creative skills that will ensure you can engage with the workplace and wider community.

Graduate Attributes

Communication -students are provided with a variety of contexts to demonstrate written, verbal and non-verbal communication.

Problem Solving -students are presented with case-studies, real-life scenarios and clinical related problems in order to perform various problem solving techniques.

Information literacy and technology competence -media rich learning environments provide opportunities for students to engage in multiple literacies throughout the unit with an emphasis on current technological advancements in teaching, learning and the clinical environment.

Indigenisation of Curriculum

Achieved by the use of experts, use of videos and stories to teach. Making the curriculum relevant for real life. Unit and research material are reviewed for their indigenous cultural sensitivity.

Internationalisation of Curriculum

Students are encouraged to search for material internationally and think about their studies and future working life in an international context.

Sustainability

Ensure advancements in health and Medical Sonography are by sustainable ethical research.

Work Related Learning

Sonography and research skills are learnt to improve patient related care.


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