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BM5003 - Clinical Measurements 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject introduces the student to the core concepts of Clinical Measurements in a Pathophysiological based program. The student will be led through fundamental issues of ECG measurement, analysis and interpretation, quality assurance, basic technical skills and manual preparation. This subject prepares the student to work as a multidisciplinary Clinical Measurements scientist. Therefore, organ system function and physiology and pathophysiology will be reviewed with a focus on the methods required for the investigation of disorders and the clinical interpretation and reporting of results. This subject fulfils the requirements for students wishing to be employed as Clinical Measurements Scientists.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of basic methods of analysis, interpretation and reporting in clinical measurements;
  • Interpret and transmit a working knowledge of quality assurance with in the regulatory framework of Clinical Measurements;
  • Review organ system function as it relates to clinical measurements;
  • Integrate theoretical and technical knowledge of clinical measurements and apply these to the investigation of organ system function in health and disease;
  • Demonstrate clinical and technical expertise and judgement in the interpretation of results of clinical measurement investigations;
  • Exercise judgement to interpret and comment on data collected during practical/clinical sessions and the interpretation of clinical case studies;
  • Demonstrate the clinical and technical communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse, report and theorise about developments in Clinical Measurements;
  • Research, integrate and apply established theories to clinical problem solving in Clinical Measurements.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (60%) - Individual
  • Literature Review/Project Plan/Ethics/Proposal and Report - (20%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Achieve an overall percentage of 50% or more in both clinical and research presentations and reports.

Corequisites: BM5001

Availabilities

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 26-Aug-2021
Face to face teaching (tba)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 36 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Face to face teaching (TBA)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 6 credit point subject is approximately 260 hours.

  • 36 hours lectures (didactic or interactive)
  • 36 hours tutorials
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.