RADI 6001 Pathophysiology in Diagnostic Ultrasound
Credit Points 10
Coordinator Paul Stoodley Opens in new window
Description This subject will develop a student’s understanding of the abnormal anatomical features and pathophysiological processes that underpin frequently encountered diseases within both the Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in ultrasound practice. Common congenital, genetic and acquired diseases, alongside biofeedback mechanisms controlling homeostasis will be explored. Furthermore, the roles of key pharmacological agents for disease management will be examined.
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 6 subject
Pre-requisite(s) RADI 5001 - Physics for Diagnostic Ultrasound
After successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Common Chronic Disease
Congenital, genetic and acquired disease
1. Assess abnormal anatomical features and pathophysiological processes that underpin frequently encountered diseases in ultrasound practice.
2. Examine the role of biofeedback mechanisms in homeostasis.
3. Evaluate common congenital, genetic and acquired diseases
4. Justify the benefits of key pharmacological agents and their role in disease management.
5. Analyse healthcare outcomes in Australia between indigenous and non-indigenous populations; urban and rural/remote settings.
Diabetes & obesity
2. Focus Module depending on enrolled program
Module 1. Cardiac Pathophysiology
• Ischaemic Heart Disease
• Principles of Heart Valve Disease
• Cardiovascular Pharmacology
Module 2: Vascular Pathophysiology
• Coagulation and clotting pathologies
• Principles of atherosclerotic disease
Module 3: Obstetric and Gynaecological Pathophysiology
• Genetic testing in pregnancy
• Pre-eclampsia in pregnancy
• Factors affecting fertility
Students will need a computer and internet access to use the e-learning platform.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
Subject Contact Paul Stoodley Opens in new window