RADI 7013 Practice of Vascular Sonography 3

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401297

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Description This unit aims to further develop students' understanding of the essential aspects of working in a clinical environment and will help to consolidate their imaging skills. Students will learn how to image a variety of arterial and venous pathologies. Considerable time will be spent in the clinical environment refining imaging techniques, and students will prepare and evaluation of their imaging skills.

School Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) RADI 7012

Co-requisite(s) RADI 7017

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4765 Graduate Diploma in Vascular Sonography

Assumed Knowledge

Basic human anatomy & physiology.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Employ imaging protocols in the practice of cerebrovascular, DVT and peripheral arterial assessments (CLO 4)
  2. Accurately perform extensive measurements of anatomical and physiological parameters to provide high quality information for referring health professionals (CLO3)
  3. Formulate conclusions based on the images and measurements to produce a worksheet or/and written report for health professional (CLO 5)
  4. Collaborate with vascular sonographers and other health professionals to enhance professional practice and development (CLO 7)

Subject Content

Image Acquisition & Measurement III
1.Cerebrovascular imaging
2.Imaging DVT
3.Peripheral arterial imaging
Professional Practice and Development II
Communication III

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

Special Requirements - NSW Health Legislative Prerequisites

Student Compliance Information for all Health-Related Placements

Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.

To be eligible to enrol in this subject and complete any required health-related placements or experiences, students must meet Western Sydney University program requirements as well as any special, legislated, or policy-mandated requirements.

Western Program Requirements

Visit the Special Requirements webpage for details about your program.

Special Requirements

Mandatory NSW Health student placement policy requirements

To be able to undertake placement in any NSW Health facility you must be assessed as compliant with NSW Health student placement policy in the first year of your program, regardless of when you expect to go on your first placement. Access and read the NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet.

NSW Student Compliance Information Booklet

Please ensure that you

  1.  Find your existing National Police Check or apply for one
  2.  Gather documentary evidence of your vaccination history
  3.  Print and compete all relevant NSW Health forms relevant to the campus you are enrolled at or online enrolment requirements
  4.  Follow booklet instructions on how to have your compliance documents assessed by NSW health staff.

International students have additional requirements; the link to the booklet will inform you of these requirements.

School Requirements

Contact your School for further details regarding your School’s requirements, if any, such as

  • If you live outside of NSW or Australia and need to meet your state, territory or country’s compliance requirements
  • If you need to meet different state, territory or country compliance requirements.
  • NSW Working with Children Check (WWCC) or other state equivalent, valid for your entire program.
  • Current approved first aid certificate valid for your entire program - approved program providers can be found at the Government Training website
  • http://training.gov.au
  • Other non-health related requirements.

Student Compliance Resources are also available on the Placements Hub web page (NSW students only)

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/learning_futures/home/placements_hub/placements_hub/student_compliance

Assessment

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
Professional task: Image evaluation 1,400 words 20 N Individual
Final exam 90 mins 30 N Individual
Practical Exam 90 50 Y Individual
Logbook: Record of Practice 600 studies S/U Y Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Myers, K, Clough, A. Practical vascular ultrasound: an illustrated guide[Internet].2014 Sch?berle, W. Ultrasonography in vascular diagnosis: a therapy-oriented textbook and atlas[Internet].2018.Available from: http://ezproxy.uws.edu.au/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/uwsau/reader.action?docID=5494664&query=9783319649979
  • Myers, K, Clough, A. Practical vascular ultrasound: an illustrated guide[Internet].2014
  • Schaberle, W. Ultrasonography in vascular diagnosis: a therapy-oriented textbook and atlas[Internet].2018.Available from: http://ezproxy.uws.edu.au/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/uwsau/reader.action?docID=5494664&query=9783319649979

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Campbelltown

Composite

Subject Contact Donna Oomens 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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