This assessment item is designed to allow you to solve clinical problems in a sonographic context and critically evaluate the process and product.
This will be based around the following components:
Using the 2nd trimester obstetric phantoms in the CQU sonography lab, you will personally acquire the following relevant and appropriately optimised images:
Placental cord insertion
Fetal lie (split screen)
Bi-parietal diameter (BPD) / head circumference (HC)
Abdominal circumference (AC)
Femoral length (FL)
Humeral length (HL)
4 Chamber Heart (4CH)
Aortic root / left ventricular outflow tract (LVOT)
Pulmonary artery root / right ventricular outflow tract (RVOT)
ONE image only from each of 1 - 10 above are submitted.
Multiple measurements (at least two (2)) of each fetal parameter should be performed and this will be evident in the report page data.
Report pages and graphs relevant to the above are to be included in the submission.
You will provide a reflective discussion on your imaging series (1500 words total).
For each image submitted:
critique the image quality
discuss the clinical purpose or importance of each image and/or measurement. Include citations/referencing for this section as required.
summarise any difficulties encountered (If it was challenging, why? Do you think it would be different on a patient compared to the phantom?).
provide suggestions for future improvement (be specific and reflective in your thoughts).
Note for similar images such as placental location and placental cord insertion, or femoral and humeral length, you may choose to discuss these together rather than repeating yourself and save on word count. This is entirely up to you.
APA (numbered) referencing to be used. See Moodle site for more details.
For detailed marking criteria please see the marking rubric HERE
Please also watch the Assessment Video HERE
Please see exemplars of previous similar submissions provided on Moodle page
Hence for this unit the bibliographic style you are to use is APA referencing style (that means, you use APA style to show the author/publication details in your reference list) and IN ADDITION you are required to use a reference number for your in-text citations.
Referencing is an extremely vital component of any academic work and plagiarism is taken seriously by the university. Please refer to the Academic Misconduct Procedure available on the IMPortal available HERE.
In the medical field (in which sonography is included), journals use a numbered style of referencing for citing references. This can be Vancouver style, AMA, or other combinations. This often depends on the publication.
See further referencing information and examples on Moodle site.