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We are delighted to announce a novel short practical course for trainees to introduce the basics of echocardiography.

This course will take place from 2pm to 6pm on Wednesday 15 June 2022 in Room 5.6, Level 5, Hunter Wing, St George's, University of London.

About the short course

How ready are you to perform bedside echocardiography? Would you know when echocardiography might be clinically useful? In fact, would you be able to make the most or understand all the information in the echo reports you receive now?

We believe this short course will be helpful to medical students with an interest in cardiology, acute/general and also emergency medicine but would also be of interest students more broadly who might simply wish to learn a bit more about echocardiography.

We will cover the following areas:

  • Practical workshop and experience of acquiring basic echo images
  • Basic principles of performing an echo
  • When to request an echo
  • How to interpret echo results.

Coffee/tea and refreshments will be available and all delegates will receive a Certificate of Completion for the course that you can include in your portfolio.

About echocardiography

As healthcare needs and delivery evolve, so the practice of medicine – coupled with technological developments, is likely to change dramatically over your careers.

We believe strongly that practical investigational skills are going to be increasingly needed and be used.

Whilst echocardiography is currently undertaken and reported by specialist technicians or cardiologists, with improving technology it is almost inevitable that basic echocardiography will become widely available including at the bedside or “at point-of-care” - and sooner than you probably imagine.

Indeed, not only are probes already available that work on your mobile phones but ultrasono- and echocardio- graphy are now also being introduced into the undergraduate medical curriculum in the US.

How to book your place

There are limited spaces available for this course which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

If you're interested we would encourage you to book your place early by emailing with the subject “Short Echo Course - MBBS” to pec@sgul.ac.uk.

Please note, there is a small refundable course fee of £15 and you will be given a booking link upon successful registration to the course. The payment will need to be made in advance of the course taking place and will be refunded once delegates have completed the course. 

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