6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL
Postgraduate - Unit
Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.
Not offered in 2019
This unit aims to build on the students' clinical expertise and professional experience and complement their existing knowledge about the features of x-ray images in the field of emergency x-ray image interpretation of the chest and abdomen.
The unit will require students to use a systematic methodology to interpret x-ray images involving emergency conditions affecting the chest and abdomen of adult and paediatric patients.
A detailed understanding of the associated radiographic representation of these pathologies will enable students to provide informed and evidence - based comments on x-ray images of the chest and abdomen.
The unit will acknowledge the importance of clinical judgement and decision making related to x-ray interpretation of the chest and abdomen. The unit will contextualise the practice of x-ray image interpretation within the broader context of the health care system.
Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- Relate mechanisms of emergency clinical signs or symptoms with the abnormal x-ray appearances of the chest and abdomen.
- Apply a systematic and logical approach to the radiographic evaluation of x-ray images of the chest and abdomen.
- Describe the major features of x-ray images related to emergency conditions affecting the chest and abdomen of adult and paediatric patients.
- Identify and evaluate x-ray images related to emergency conditions affecting the chest and abdomen of adult and paediatric patients.
- Apply knowledge of sensitivity, specificity, accuracy and search error in the interpretation of x-ray images of the chest and abdomen of adult and paediatric patients.
- Communicate using appropriate terminology the presence of x-ray appearances affecting the emergency conditions affecting the chest and abdomen to other members of the health care team.
- 2 x image analysis and recognition exams (60 minutes each) (3000 words) 25% each
- 1 x iSAP Image Interpretation Case report (1500 words) 25%
- Clinical portfolio (1,500 words) 25%
All assessment items are hurdles
Online off campus. Standard expectations that students will engage in 6 hours of teacher directed learning activities and 6 hours of self-directed study.
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