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CRIT5010: Point of Care Ultrasound

2024 unit information

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).

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Critical Care

Code CRIT5010
Academic unit Critical Care
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a basic understanding of point of care ultrasound as a tool which aids the clinician on bedside management
  • LO2. Understand regional anatomy relevant to the ultrasound performed and to be able to correlate this with images obtained on the ultrasound screen
  • LO3. Utilise correct ultrasound probe for the specific study
  • LO4. Optimise patient position to obtain relevant ultrasound windows
  • LO5. Become efficient at image optimisation by changing depth, focus and time-gain-compensation on the ultrasound
  • LO6. Conclude whether the ultrasound study is positive or negative for pathology
  • LO7. Use feedback given by accredited clinicians / sonographers to improve image acquisition.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2024
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2023
Distance education/intensive on campus Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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