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SON4010

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mr Mu-SenChuang (Kevin)

Synopsis

This unit explores the events of embryonic development and the embryonic development of the digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems. The gross, topographical and sectional anatomy of the organs and pathophysiologic concepts and specific pathophysiologic processes associated with the digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems will also be addressed. A key component of the unit is the development of image recognition skills in relation to the cross-sectional, coronal and sagittal display of these organs and structures.

Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe the general process of embryology and the specific development of the digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems;
  2. describe cellular structure and function;
  3. explain the aetiology of disease, its pathogenesis, the pathways by which morphologic changes occur and the basic biology of neoplasia;
  4. describe the structure and function of the organs and structures comprising the digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems;
  5. describe the aetiology, clinical manifestations and pathophysiology of various disorders affecting the digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems;
  6. Identify the cross-sectional, coronal and sagittal representation of the organs and structures comprising the digestive, urinary, reproductive and endocrine systems as portrayed on anatomical illustrations and sections.

Assessment

3hr written exam: 60%
2 x 30min online tests: 30%
1500 word assignment: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Entry into the Master of Medical Ultrasound course