PAED5501 Neonatal Echocardiography

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret HospitalFace to face
Semester 2King Edward Memorial Hospital and Princess Margaret HospitalFace to face
Content
In this unit, students gain (1) theoretical knowledge—an understanding of the physics of ultrasound as applied to ultrasonography, of the components and functioning of a medical ultrasound machine, of the optimal use of an ultrasound machine to produce high quality images, and knowledge of the third anatomy of the neonatal heart and brain; and (2) practical knowledge—the ability to care for an infant during an ultrasound procedure, to obtain a coherent series of ultrasound images that demonstrate anatomy and function, and to correctly interpret anatomy and physiology and to incorporate this into a management plan.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the physics of ultrasound; (2) demonstrate knowledge of the functioning and limitations of an ultrasound machine; (3) demonstrate an ability to produce interpretable images of the neonatal heart and head; and (4) demonstrate the ability to draw valid conclusions from their scanning.
Assessment
This comprises multiple-choice examinations for each major theoretical topic including ultrasound physics, functioning of an ultrasound machine, cardiac embryology, cardiac and cranial anatomy; a complete logbook detailing at least 50 ultrasound examinations of each of the heart and head, with reflective learning by the candidate; and a practical assessment of competency to perform and correctly interpret an examination.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Clinical Associate Professor Andrew Gill
Unit rules
Approved quota: 6—priority will be given to candidates who will spend the majority of their clinical rotations at KEMH
Unit Outline
Semester 1_2019 [SEM-1_2019]
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