We have arranged our courses into a series of three one-day courses together forming a series of modules. THe core emphasis in this course is to offer as much hands-on echo experience as possible in an affordable package for those wanting to either take their first steps in, or strengthen their echocardiographic skills. Our focus on these courses is for the acquisition of the core practical skills and knowledge required to perform basic paediatric echocardiography competently.
This first module focusses on normal cardiac anatomy, use of the equipment, and acquisition of the basic echocardiographic views. Half the day is set aside for practical experience, using our echo simulator and on scanning children with known normal and abnormal hearts.
Who is the course suitable for? Paediatricians and paediatric trainees with an interest in paediatric cardiology
Course aims and learning outcomes
Focusing on hands-on scanning of both normal hearts of of children with heart defects by candidates under direct guidance.
Small practical groups to maximise hands-on scanning time.
Allocation to practical groups based on candidates’ skills – to maximise learning.
Course duration 1 day
Course date and location
Saturday 6th May 2017
University Hospital Southampton, Tremona Road, Southampton
Course fee £180
Course leaders Dr James Gnanapragasam
Debbie Dashwood, British Heart Foundation echo trainer for paediatric echocardiography at Southampton General Hospital
Anne Banning, Echocardiographer
Andrew Ho, Paediatric Cardiology Registrar
Madhu Gangadhara, Post CCT paediatrician in cardiology training