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Musculoskeletal, neonatal and paediatric 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: Structure and function and Ultrasound of the shoulder and knee joints, the eye, neonatal head hips, kidneys and abdomen and the hips and abdomen of the paediatric patient. Embryologic development, anatomy of the neonatal brain and the aetiology, clinical manifestations and pathogenesis of various disorders affecting the neonatal brain and hips, paediatric abdomen, kidneys and hips and the ultrasound diagnosis of neonatal pathology will be included. Particular attention will be paid to the principles of neonatal and paediatric patient care.

Assessment: Compulsory attainment of a requisite number of relevant 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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