There is a 2-day mandatory residential for this unit.
Learners will be required to attend the campus of their enrollment to satisfy this assessment item.
The residential will be held on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th May 2017.
The residential practical labs are designed to address the following Intended Learning Outcomes:
1. Apply knowledge of ultrasound interaction with tissue and practical skills to acquire diagnostic
2. Assess and solve problems with images in relation to artifacts and diagnostic usefulness
3. Compare the different modes of ultrasound and their applications in medical ultrasound
These labs will provide an opportunity for you to explore the physical principles of ultrasound and develop your knowledge of machine instrumentation and knobology under the guidance of your tutor.
During the labs you will be required to take images, and observe the effect of changing machine parameters on the resultant image.
You will be required to complete questions in your lab book during the labs
The questions will be a mixture of closed procedure (fill in the gap) and very short answer. They are designed to help you understand the physical properties of ultrasound and how that knowledge is used to inform the practical production of diagnostic medical images.
Learners may work in teams to acquire images.
Image sharing within your lab group is permitted.
Please note the following excerpt from the University Assessment of Coursework Procedures:
'...students who fail a single assessment task in a pass-fail course, or who fail a pass-fail component of a graded course will be deemed to have failed that course'
Non- attendance will need to be supported by a Medical Certificate or equivalent
A Pass/ Fail grade will be given.
A Fail grade will result in a Fail grade for the course.