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Area/Catalogue
RADY 5002

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Course Level
Postgraduate

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Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
009456

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Health Sciences

Course aim

Enable the student to acquire the specific in-depth knowledge and develop the skills required to perform practical procedures in breast ultrasound

Course content

Breast embryology, anatomy, physiology, pathology and sonographic appearances; male breast; role of breast ultrasound in diagnosis; imaging of breast prostheses; interventional techniques; artefacts; image optimisation; breast and axillary scanning techniques, including appropriate measurements and advanced techniques; communication skills – moral and ethical considerations; mammographic/ultrasound image correlation, basic MRI techniques and image appreciation and emerging advances in sonographic techniques.

Textbook(s)

de Paredes, Ellen Shaw 2007, Atlas of mammography, 3rd edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Stavros, A. Thomas 2004, Breast ultrasound, 1st edn, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 2
RADY 5018 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation 2
RADY 5017 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation 1
Group 3
Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography Part 1, awarded by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine within 5 years prior to enrolment in the program
RADY 5024 Professional Issues for Sonographers
Group 1
RADY 5024 Professional Issues for Sonographers
RADY 5030 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation

Students are only required to have one of the above groups for their pre-requisite.

Corequisite(s)

Student must be involved in performing diagnostic breast ultrasound examinations, including interventional procedures.

Teaching method

Component Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
External 13 weeks x -

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
EXTERNAL, CITY EAST, ONLINE
Case study 2500 words 40% -
Quiz Continuous 25% -
Online activities Ongoing 35% -

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
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* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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