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Mechanical Ventilation - CRIT5012

Year - 2020

Mechanical ventilation is a common supportive therapy in the critical care environment. Students in this unit of study will become familiar with mechanical ventilator design and function, learn to interpret ventilator waveforms and measured data, and develop an understanding of the physiological consequences of mechanical ventilation. Commonly used models of mechanical ventilators are discussed and students will have the opportunity to become acquainted with their performance characteristics. Case-based discussions will be used to explore common strategies for ventilation in different clinical scenarios, including the operating theatre, the emergency department, and in the ICU.

online lectures and case discussions.

online quizzes (20%); generation and peer review of assessment items (10%); case-based discussion boards (30%); final exam (40%)

Pilbeam's Mechanical Ventilation: Physiological and Clinical Applications; Mosby (2012)

Additional information
Students who have not completed CRIT5004 Physiology for Critical Care may need to undertake some revision. This unit is available to Clinical Neurophysiology students by special permission.

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: Online
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 Alex Yartsev
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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