Lung Point-Of-Care Ultrasound Course (Micro-credential)

This micro-credential focuses on the use of ultrasound in the assessment of lung disease. The practical sessions involve acquiring confidence in the use of lung ultrasound and in understanding both normal and abnormal appearances. Important pathologies covered include pneumothorax, pulmonary oedema, pneumonia, pleural effusion and COVID-19 appearances.

Registration will be through Canterbury Christ Church University.

Next dates: 25th April – 27th June 2024

NB: You can only enrol on 2 micro-credentials at a time

Fee: £450

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Lung PoCUS Micro-credential


Attendance on the first day and on the assessment day is mandatory. The other days are flexible. You’ll have the following dates and times for in-person training:

Thursdays, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

25th April – start date*
16th May
30th May
6th June
20th June
27th June – assessment day*

*mandatory to attend

Mondays, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

20th May
3rd June
10th June
24th June

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What does the Lung Point-Of-Care Ultrasound course cover?

  • Medico-legal aspects – outlining the responsibility to practise within specific levels of competence and the requirements for training
  • The value and role of departmental protocols
  • Indications for examinations
  • Patient information and preparation
  • Relevance of ultrasound to other imaging modalities
  • Informed consent
  • Understanding of image acquisition and optimisation in relation to ultrasound imaging of the lungs
  • Scanning techniques, including the use of spectral and colour Doppler
  • Understanding of normal and abnormal lung ultrasound appearances relevant to PoCUS
  • Recognition of pneumothorax, increased lung water, consolidation and pleural effusion
  • Identification of appropriate sites for pleural aspiration
  • Principles of ultrasound diagnosis in lung PoCUS
  • Ultrasound scan reporting
  • The influence of ultrasound results on the need for other imaging

How is the course taught?

Video materials will cover the knowledge content.

Didactic teaching will alternate with practical sessions during the face-to-face sessions, covering the material listed above.

Practical sessions will use a range of ultrasound systems to develop scanning skills working with normal volunteers. Simulators will be used to develop skills in imaging and identifying abnormalities.

Who will be teaching the course?

The course will be taught by experienced faculty with many years of both point-of-care ultrasound use in clinical practice and in the teaching of the relevant skills.

How will the skills of Lung PoCUS be assessed?

The award of the micro-credential will require successful completion of both written and practical assessments.

The knowledge content will be assessed through a multiple-choice examination using still images where appropriate.

Practical skills will be assessed through obtaining optimal images on normal subjects and through obtaining optimal images of simulated pathology on simulators.

You can find out more about our micro-credentials here.

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