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Ventricular Function (MEDI90051)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMEDI90051
March - Online
July - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will expand the knowledge of transthoracic echocardiography by learning pathophysiology and assessment of ventricular function, including in diastolic function.

Topics include:

  • The Cardiac Cycle
  • Left Ventricular Systolic Function Pathophysiology
  • Evaluation of Left Ventricular Function
  • Right Ventricular Systolic Function
  • Right Ventricular Function Evaluation
  • Atrial Function and Pressure Estimation
  • Diastolic Function Pathophysiology
  • Assessment of Diastolic Function
  • Management of Diastolic Function
  • HEARTscan Studies

Intended learning outcomes

The completion of the subject, students should:

  • Understand the cardiac cycle
  • Evaluation of left ventricular function
  • Evaluation of right ventricular systolic function
  • Understand diastolic function pathophysiology and assessment
  • Complete 40 case reviews

Generic skills

  • Enhance time utilisation
  • Improve written skills and problem solving skill

All students are expected to have access to a computer that can operate a Windows platform or simulation.

Last updated: 1 August 2019