RADI 7009 Principles of Cardiac Sonography 4

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401188

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 and confidently as cardiac sonographers. Students will learn about more complex heart dis-ease and how to detect them by echocardiography and other imaging modalities. They will further devel-op their research skills and start contributing to the sonographic practice through conducting a case pro-ject and presenting the report to the professional audience. The university library's vast teaching and re-search resources will provide an important means for facilitating learning in this unit.

School Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) RADI 7008

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the pathophysiology of ischemic heart disease and it�fs detection by echocardiography
  2. Identify the causes and sonographic appearance of infective endocarditis and aortic diseases
  3. Verify the indications and sonographic appearance of prosthetic heart valves
  4. Create a research report on an advanced echocardiographic technique
  5. Compare and contrast echocardiography and another cardiac imaging technique

Subject Content

1. Cardiovascular pathophysiology
- Ischaemic heart disease and echocardiography
- Ischaemic heart disease and other imaging modalities
- Prosthetic valves, cardiac interventions and surgery
2. Case study research skills
- literature Review
- data collection
- statistical analysis of collected data
- case report writing


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
Quiz 30 minutes 15 N Individual
Report 1000 words 40 N Individual
Case Study 1500 words 45 Y Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 2



Subject Contact Paul Stoodley Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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