This course is intended for physiologists and physicians who are starting out in echocardiography. No previous experience of echocardiography is assumed, however some previous scanning experience would be helpful.
The morning lecture course will cover the basics of cardiac
anatomy and physics. The normal echocardiographic examination
will be covered in detail before discussing echocardiographic
findings in acquired heart disease and simple congenital heart
disease. The applications of 2D, colour and spectral Doppler
will be explored.
The afternoons are devoted to small group practical scanning sessions with an expert echocardiographer assigned to each group. Experience of scanning both normal volunteers and patients will be available.