RADI 7005 Practice of Cardiac Sonography 4

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401192

Coordinator Paul Stoodley Opens in new window

Description This unit aims to assure that students have gained adequate knowledge and skills to be able to practice competently, confidently and ethically as cardiac sonographers. Care for and communication with patients and colleagues, continual professional development (CPD) and exposure to advanced and leading edge imaging technologies will be given particular emphasis during this unit. Once more, considerable time will be spent in the clinical environment performing imaging skills and activities independently (as per special requirements).

School Medicine

Discipline Radiography

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) RADI 7004

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Identify and measure left ventricular regional wall motion abnormalities
  2. Execute a comprehensive echocardiogram examination that includes images acquired from all four acoustic windows
  3. Convey echocardiographic findings in a verbal report
  4. Formulate a plan for further professional development

Subject Content

1. Image acquisition and measurement
- Measuring left ventricular Regional wall Motion
- Intermediate valvular function measurements
- introduction to stress echocardiography
2. Communication
- complex echocardiogram interpretation
- analytical written and verbal Reporting
3. Professional practice and development
- keeping A professional logbook
- reflecting on The Complexity and inter-professional dimensions of echocardiography practice
- Articulating and executing An action plan for professional development


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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Reflection 70 images and four-page review 20 N Individual
Practical task Two cases: ~70 images per case 30 Y Individual
Practical Exam 2 hours 50 Y Individual
Log/Workbook Semester long S/US Y Individual

Teaching Periods




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