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Point of Care Ultrasound - CRIT5010

Year - 2020

Point of care ultrasound is used routinely in the assessment and management of critically ill patients. This unit of study will introduce students to ultrasound physics and knobology. Students will learn how to perform scans including e-FAST, AAA, vascular access, DVT studies, renal, hepatobiliary, basic echo, lung and early pregnancy. This unit satisfies the coursework required by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound Medicine (ASUM) for the Certificate of Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU).

two day compulsory workshop ( 8.00am - 5.30pm), online lectures and webinar tutorials and/or discussion forums

online quizzes (10%); short answer questions (30%); ultrasound scans with written reports (60%).

Emergency Ultrasound Made Easy (2011) edn 2 J Bowra and R McLaughlin, Elsevier Health Sciences, Ma and Mateer's Emergency Ultrasound, 2nd ed, Ma, O. John, Mateer, James R., Blaivas.

Additional information
Students must have access to an ultrasound machine as well as live patients to complete scans. Students will also need written approval from their workplace supervisor prior to commencement of this unit. Enrolments in this unit are limited and places will be allocated until the quota is reached.

Assumed knowledge
This unit of study is only available to medical graduates.


Faculty: Medicine and Health

Semester 1

24 Feb 2020

Department/School: Critical Care
Study Mode: Distance education/intensive on campus
Census Date: 31 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Khanh Nguyen
HECS Band: 3
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