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Sonographic imaging of the reproductive system (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: Sonographic scanning methods, standard protocols and interpretational skills for recognition of sonographic appearances of normal anatomy, anatomical variants and disease processes associated with the female pelvis, the scrotum and its contents. Appreciation of when to modify standard approaches to the clinical question and patient presentation and recognise limitations of ultrasound in relation to other medical imaging and laparoscopic examinations of the reproductive system. Introduction to ultrasound techniques in respect to the evaluation of the prostate and penis with an emphasis upon the selection of appropriate imaging modes.

Assessment: Compulsory attainment of a requisite number of sonographic examinations of the reproductive system + Two case based minor assignments: 20% + Written examination (2 hours): 40% + Imaging recognition examination (1 hour): 20% + Clinical skills' assessment: 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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