75161 - Ultrasound - Medical & Surgical Online
- : Online
This online course is designed to give participants an overview of the techniques and interpretation of diagnostic ultrasound in internal medicine and surgery.
The course contains the same lectures as the face to face Medical & Surgical Ultrasound Course, but without the workshop component. It provides a great option for those who are unable to attend in-person, allowing you to consolidate the Medical and Surgical ultrasound principles from the comfort of your own home.
This online course takes approximately 8 hours to complete. The topics covered include ultrasound of the chest, neck, abdomen, pelvis and 1st trimester obstetrics. Quizzes are used to ensure participants comprehend fundamental learning objectives.
Relevance to General Practice
A synthesis report commissioned by the federal Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations shows only 48% of educators/employers in the survey, felt that medical students and junior doctors were adequately prepared to interpret images in clinical practice.
General practitioners serve an appropriate ‘gate keeper’ role with respect to access to specialised medical services, including diagnostic imaging services. The department of Health and Aging received a submission by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners regarding funding arrangements for diagnostic imaging services. Diagnostic imaging modalities are utilised to investigate a range conditions included in the current RACGP curriculum and thus, demonstrating the ability to correlate clinical findings with radiological findngs with radiological findings would be central to the ‘Applied professional knowledge and skills’ domain of general practice.
- Apply a structured approach to ultrasound of the Chest, Neck, Liver, Billiary Tree, Spleen, Pancreas, Renal, Female Pelvis and 1st Trimester.
- Improve skills in reading ultrasounds of the Chest, Neck, Liver, Billiary Tree, Spleen, Pancreas, Renal, Female Pelvis and 1st Trimester.
- Recognise sonographic appearances & terminology