Echo Training

SCGH department of Anaesthesia run an Echo School one afternoon a week for consultants and fellows wishing to attain both practical and advanced interpretation skills in echocardiography. 
The curriculum begins with the basics of echocardiography and extends through to cover all major cardiac pathology. Key topics covered are: physics, TTE, TOE, ventricles, diastology, lung, valves – including prosthetic, congenital, pericardium, haemodynamic state and cardiac arrest.
Echo school allows for fellows to start in either February or August.  This is protected time that is run in collaboration with the ICU department and includes both the theoretical and practical teaching of Echo.  It is also an opportunity to review and critique your own Echo studies.  The programme covers the entire syllabus of Echo from basic Echo examination and LV/RV function through to valvular disorders, diseases of the pericardium and congenital heart disease.  There is also the inclusion of critical care echocardiography of cardiac arrest and lung ultrasound.
Attendees are required to commit to a twelve month period, and additionally enrol in a formal echo focussed qualification such as the Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound through the University of Melbourne.
Places for echo school are limited and priority is given to Perioperative and Echocardiography Fellows within the department.
Those interested should contact Dr Shannon Matzelle (