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BM5004 - Clinical Measurements 2

Credit points: 6.0
Year: 2017
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Public Health, Medical & Vet Sciences

This subject continues the students learning in Clinical Measurements in a Pathophysiological based program. the student will continue to explore fundamental issues of respiratory, sleep and neurological 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 fulfills part of 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 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.
Prerequisites: BM5003


Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 24-Aug-2017
Coordinator: Dr Donna Rudd
Lecturers: Dr Lisa Chilton, Ms Megan Harbourne, Dr Robert Kinobe, Mr Gary Nolan, Assoc. Professor Suzy Munns, Assoc. Professor Zoltan Sarnyai, Dr Glenn Harrison.
Contact hours:
  • 36 hours lectures
  • 36 hours tutorials
    Assessment: end of semester exam (40%); presentations (20%); (40%).
    Special Assessment Requirements: A pass in both the practical and theoretical components of this subject is required to pass the subject. Also satisfactory completion of assignment and case studies.

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