BMSC13008 - Advanced Cardiorespiratory Measurement
Term 2 - 2017


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Overview

On completion of this unit students should be able to relate cardiorespiratory physiology and pathophysiology to advanced clinical tests of cardiovascular and respiratory function including haemodynamic, electrophysiological and angiographic cardiovascular measurement. Students will gain vital knowledge of various pulmonary function tests including static lung volumes, pulmonary gas exchange, airway resistance, compliance, maximal pressures and blood gas measurements.

Details

Career Level Undergraduate
Unit Level Level 3
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite

BMSC12006 Cardiorespiratory Physiology and Measurement

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 2 - 2017
  • Distance
  • Rockhampton

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 60%
2. Examination 40%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades.

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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
Weekly study tools were useful Students Continue provision of weekly study tools
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Describe the underlying physiology requiring clinical cardiorespiratory measurements.
  2. Explain the various types of cardiorespiratory measurement according to best practice guidelines.
  3. Rationalise the implementation of a particular cardiorespiratory measurement.
  4. Interpret the results from cardiorespiratory measurement.
  5. Consider the pharmacological implications for cardiorespiratory measurement.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Examination

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 - Examination      

Corrections

Date Updated Information
21-May-2017 19:39 A new, 11th edition of Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing is now available.

Prescribed Textbooks

Ruppel's Manual of Pulmonary Function Testing
Author/s: Carl D Mottram Year: 2013
Edition: 10th Edition Publisher: Elsevier Mosby
City: St. Louis State: Missouri
Country: USA
The Cardiac Catheterization Handbook
Author/s: Morton L Kern Year: 2011
Edition: 5th edition Publisher: Mosby/Elsevier Saunders
City: St Louis State: Philadelphia
Country: USA
View textbooks at the CQUniversity Bookshop

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorRomeo Batacan (r.j.batacan@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 10-07-2017

Electrocardiogram

Kern (Chapter 3, Section II)

Week 2 17-07-2017

Non-invasive tests and Cardiac Pharmacology

Moodle resource

Week 3 24-07-2017

Electrophysiology and Cardiac Pacing

Kern (Chapter 6)

Week 4 31-07-2017

Echocardiography

Moodle resource

Week 5 07-08-2017

Cardiac Catheterisation-part I

Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting

Kern (Chapter 3,4, and 10)

Vacation Week 14-08-2017
Week 6 21-08-2017

Cardiac Catheterisation-part II

Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting

Kern (Chapter 3,4, and 10)

Week 7 28-08-2017

Indications for Pulmonary Function Testing

Mottoram (Chapter 1)

Week 8 04-09-2017

Spirometry and Diffusing Tests

Mottoram (Chapters 2 and 3)

Written Assessment Due Monday (04 Sep 17) 09:00 AM AEST
Week 9 11-09-2017

Lung Volumes and Gas Distribution Tests

Ventilation and Ventilatory Control Tests

Mottoram (Chapters 4 and 5)

Week 10 18-09-2017

Blood Gases

Paediatric Pulmonary Function Tests

Mottoram (Chapters 6 and 8)

Week 11 25-09-2017

Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Bronchoprovocation Testing

Mottoram (Chapters 7, 9 and 10)

Week 12 02-10-2017

Pulmonary Function Testing Equipment and Quality Assurance

Mottoram (Chapters 11 and 12)

Review/Exam Week 09-10-2017
Exam Week 16-10-2017

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Written Assessment
Task Description

This assessment is designed to enhance your understanding and expand your knowledge of the wide range of complex techniques and measurements discussed during weeks 1-6. You will be presented with scenarios followed by questions to test your critical thinking skills. The task will require interpretation of data, explanation of pathophysiology, reasoning, literature search and evaluation of techniques. You may refer to textbooks, journal articles and professional body websites to get the needed information. Further information regarding the assessment item will be available via the Moodle page of this unit, under the Written Assessment link.

Assessment Due Date Week 8 Monday (04-Sep-2017) 09:00 AM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 11 Friday (29-Sep-2017)
Weighting 60%
Assessment Criteria

Performance in this task will be measured using the criteria of accuracy and a question-specific rubric, which will be made available via the Moodle site.

Conditions Minimum mark or grade - You will be required to achieve a minimum of 50% of the marks available, to pass this unit.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Submit as a Word Document

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

1. Describe the underlying physiology requiring clinical cardiorespiratory measurements.

2. Explain the various types of cardiorespiratory measurement according to best practice guidelines.

3. Rationalise the implementation of a particular cardiorespiratory measurement.

4. Interpret the results from cardiorespiratory measurement.

5. Consider the pharmacological implications for cardiorespiratory measurement.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice



Examination

Outline Complete an examination
Date During the University examination period
Weighting 40%
Condition Minimum percentage of examination marks required to pass course - 45
Length 180 minutes
Details Dictionary - non-electronic, concise, direct translation only (dictionary must not contain any notes or comments).
No Calculators Permitted
Closed Book
Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Describe the underlying physiology requiring clinical cardiorespiratory measurements.

2. Explain the various types of cardiorespiratory measurement according to best practice guidelines.

3. Rationalise the implementation of a particular cardiorespiratory measurement.

4. Interpret the results from cardiorespiratory measurement.

5. Consider the pharmacological implications for cardiorespiratory measurement.

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

1. Communication

2. Problem Solving

3. Critical Thinking

4. Information Literacy

8. Ethical practice


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