Syllabus

The Professional Certificate Course in Obstetrics Ultrasound has two sections: online and in-classroom. The online component provides didactic preparation for both early and late pregnancy imaging. Following is the general schedule of the in-classroom section.

 

Each major topic will begin with a rapid review of anatomy and examples of normal scan planes, followed by supervised, hands-on scanning experience to achieve normal scan planes, ultrasound techniques and equipment control.

 

8:00           Principles of US equipment use and image optimization
8:30           Early pregnancy diagnosis/confirmation and location
9:30           Basic gynecological ultrasound (ovarian cysts, uterine masses)
10:30         Late pregnancy fetal parity (number), pulse (fetal heartbeat), pocket (fluid)
12:00         Lunch
1:00           Late pregnancy placenta (location), fetal presentation, post-partum eval
3:00           Evaluation of hypotension or shock related to obstetrical hemorrhage
3:30           RUSH (Rapid Ultrasound for Shock and Hypotension)
5:00           Finish

 

*In-Classroom Session schedule is subject to change