Introductory Sonography (MRTY3115)


This unit of study provides an introduction to the physical principles of ultrasound and the clinical applications and practice of diagnostic ultrasound in the context of medical imaging, with a focus on sonography of the abdomen, obstetrics and gynaecology, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.

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2hr lecture/week,


30min MCQ/SAQ class test (15%), 45min mid semester MCQ/SAQ class test (20%), 2hr end semester MCQ/SAQ exam (65%)


No set textbook. Useful references are: Hagen-Ansert SL, Textbook of Diagnostic Ultrasonography, Mosby Elsevier, St Louis (2006) Hedrick WR, Starchman DE & Hykes DL, Ultrasound Physics And Instrumentation, Elsevier Mosby, St. Louis, (2005) Hofer M, Ultras

Practical work

2hr practical/tutorial class/fortnight

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

Assumed knowledge: BIOS1155 , BIOS1158

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