RADY 5038


Course Level


Offered Externally

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


Course ID


Unit Value


University-wide elective course

Course owner

Course owner
UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

Course aim

Provide the student with a sound knowledge of practical cardiac ultrasound scanning, including the appropriate use of instrumentation, patient care, measurements, reporting, and the application of evidence-based best practice and use of advanced techniques to optimise the clinical diagnosis.

Course content

Development of an appropriate imaging strategy to perform cardiac ultrasounds safety and confidently, using prior knowledge to extend the normal examination for various pathologies, as well as the development of research skills to support the translation of identified best practice into the clinical environment




Common to all relevant programs
Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
RADY 5037 Cardiovascular Physiology and Pathology
RADY 5030 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
RADY 5024 Professional Issues for Sonographers
RADY 5036 Cardiovascular Anatomy and Embryology

To undertake this course, students must be in a Cardiac Sonography training position, with placement details to be evidenced and confirmed prior to census date.


The students must complete at least 200 cardiac ultrasound examinations per study period.

Teaching method

Component Duration
External (Online) - x 13 weeks
Workshop (On Campus - Optional) 7 hours x -

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


Case study, Clinical assessment/OSCE/OSCA, Learning log/Journal, Research assignment


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.

Course Coordinators

UniSA Allied Health & Human Performance

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