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Obstetric sonography (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: Introduction to human genetics, pregnancy and human development. Scanning methods/techniques including transabdominal, transvaginal, transperineal related to sonography of the 3 trimesters of pregnancy, evaluation of ectopic pregnancy and assisted fertilisation techniques. Ethical principals re-examined in light of this medical speciality. Ultrasound of multiple pregnancies, obstetric ultrasound interventional techniques, sonographic assessment of gestational age and growth and use of ultrasound in prenatal diagnosis of congenital anomalies and diagnosis of foetal death in utero. Physical principles of visualising surfaces in 3D and their applications for obstetric ultrasound.

Assessment: Compulsory attainment of a requisite number of obstetric sonographic examinations + Two case based minor assignments: 20% + Written examination (2 hours): 40% + Image 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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