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GENA718 Generalist Medical Ultrasound

Principles of generalist-performed ultrasound, its application to medical diagnosis and management, especially in an emergency or rural setting, to more accurately diagnose and appropriately manage medical problems.

Paper title Generalist Medical Ultrasound
Paper code GENA718
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,018.75
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
GENA 717 or GENX 717
GENX 718
Limited to
(i) Prerequisite or corequisite: Antegrade Ultrasound Solutions physics course. (ii) Includes three 3-day residential periods.
Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.

Leigh-Ann Moir - Rural PG Administrator:

Teaching staff

Wendy Finnie
Jo McCann
Matt Born
Ellen Woodcock

Paper Structure
The ultrasound course consists of two papers - GENA 717 and 718 - which are done in conjunction with each other.
Teaching Arrangements
  1. This Distance Learning paper is a combination of remote and in-person teaching
    (e.g., students are required to attend three 3-day in-person residential workshops.)
  2. The Antegrade Physics component is run as a separate distance learning paper. Please note that this is invoiced separately to your University fees.

Textbook recommendations will be provided in the course outline.

Please note: The Antegrade Ultrasound Solutions physics course is an additional cost to course fees.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will demonstrate the ability to perform and understand ultrasound techniques and interpret images.

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Full Year

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system