RADI 7002 Practice of Cardiac Sonography 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401189

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Description This subject introduces students to the practice of cardiac sonography. Students learn how to acquire and optimise images and to make basic measurements. They will learn how to draw conclusions from the images and measurements, and to write a basic report. The skills learnt in this subject, which includes work integrated learning, provides students with the foundational skills in cardiac sonography.

School Medicine

Discipline Radiography

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Co-requisite(s) RADI 7006

Assumed Knowledge

Applicants for this program must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree in natural and physical sciences or health.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Explain key operational aspects of cardiac ultrasound machines
  2. Position and manipulate cardiac ultrasound transducers correctly
  3. Acquire appropriately oriented echocardiographic images and demonstrate how to undertake specific measurements from four standard imaging �ewindows�f
  4. Interpret and draw conclusion from acquired images and their measurements
  5. Communicate key findings in a written echocardiogram report

Subject Content

1. Image acquisition and measurement
2. Ultrasound machine operation
3. Communication and professional practice


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study 8 pages of Q&A 25 Y Individual
Quiz 90 minutes 25 N Individual
Practical Exam 2 hours 50 Y Individual
Log/Workbook 175 Cases + Quality & Reflective Tasks 0 Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Otto, C 2018. Textbook of Clinical Echocardiography 6th Ed. Saunders USA.

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2022)



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Autumn (2023)



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