The course runs from September to April. It needs to run alongside opportunities to use PoCUS in the work-place. However at least seven days of face-to-face attendance at the training centre are required. There is some flexibility over the choice of days. Additional dates are available as required. Planned course dates are HERE
In order to complete the course successfully candidates need to complete two assessments and put together a log book of ultrasound experience. The first assessment is in ultrasound physics, in January. A foundation in physics is required in order to develop beyond a basic level in ultrasound and to understand the many ways in which artefacts can arise. The final, major, assessment is in image acquisition at the end of the course. This is standardised to ensure that assessments are reliable. The candidate’s log book needs to record at least 50 ultrasound examinations undertaken by the candidate on a range of patients. The log book may include normal subjects.
Choice of Three out of Five Elements
Candidates need to choose three out of five possible elements, 1) vascular (including deep vein thrombosis), 2) abdomen (trauma), 3) abdomen (medical), 4) Basic ECHO, 5) Lung. Only one of the two abdominal elements needs to be chosen. More than three elements can be chosen if desired.
The course is run at the premises of Bromley Emergency Training & Research Ltd, Units 40, 42 and 44, City Business Centre. 42 Lower Road. London SE16 2XB. This is one mile from London Bridge and five minutes walk from both Canada Water (Jubilee Line) and Rotherhithe Stations (Overground)
Registration will be through Canterbury Christ Church University. However the full university approval is still pending. The registration facility will be available once this is received. In the meantime please register your interest here