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Sonographic professional skills and sonography of the breast and thyroid (6 points)


Leader: Mr Peter Coombs

Clayton First semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2003 (OCL)
Clayton First semester 2004 (OCL)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (OCL)

Synopsis: The initial component introduces key principles of medicolegal practice, medical ethics, infection control and professional communication. In the second part of the unit, the breast and thyroid are used as exemplars to relate these principles to the practice of medical ultrasound. Sonographic scanning methods and techniques for examinations of the breast and thyroid will be introduced, information gathering techniques and the elements of a clinical history will be discussed, interpretational skills in respect to the recognition of the sonographic appearances of normal anatomy, anatomical variants and disease processes affecting the breast and the thyroid will be developed.

Assessment: Compulsory attainment of a requisite number of sonographic examinations of the breast and thyroid + Two case based minor assignments: 20% + Written examination (2 hours) 40% + Image recognition examination (1 hour): 20% + Reflective journal: 20%

Off-campus attendance requirements: Recommended attendance at a one day workshop at the Clayton campus

Prerequisites: SON4000, SON4010

Corequisites: 3 days a week performing relevant clinical ultrasound examinations or equivalent

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