An Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Level 1

An Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) Level 1


This one-day CPD course at the Preston Campus is for health professionals, including doctors, nurses, paramedics and midwives, delivering care in primary or secondary settings. The course complies with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) guidelines and is designed to enable participants with the knowledge and practical skills to enter the PoCUS Level 1 module within our postgraduate Medical Ultrasound programme. The course is delivered by an experienced team of clinicians using the latest bedside scanning equipment.

Entry and Admissions

ANCILLARY AWARD:CPD

LEVEL:Short Course / CPD

STUDY MODE: Full time

DELIVERY METHOD: Campus

COURSE LENGTH: One day

SCHOOL: School of Medicine

PARTNER COLLEGES: No Partner College

CAMPUS: Preston

START DATE: Friday 9th October 2020

Entry Requirements:

Suitable for health professionals, including doctors, nurses, paramedics, midwives, Emergency Medicine staff delivering care in primary or secondary care settings.

Course Content

The use of portable ultrasound is a growing field. PoCUS Level1 enables healthcare professionals to examine and diagnose patients in a diverse range of settings, supporting rapid and accurate diagnosis and management. This 1-day CPD course aims to equip participants with the knowledge and practical skills for entry onto PoCUS Level 1.

PoCUS Level 1 is now a mandatory requirement for those working towards Fellowship of The Royal College of Emergency Medicine.

Suitable for any healthcare professional with an interest in learning about the use of portable ultrasound, the course will cover an introduction to:

- Understanding the Physics of Ultrasound
- Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST)
- Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta for Aneurysm (AAA)
- Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (ELS)
- Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (VA)
- Good Governance in PoCUS

The course is delivered by experienced clinicians with backgrounds and expertise in radiology, medical ultrasound, emergency medicine, cardiology and anatomy.

Teaching takes place in our modern classrooms and state-of-the-art clinical skills lab with access to bedside scanning equipment, handheld devices and phantoms to facilitate learning.

Highlights

  • Taught by experienced clinicians
  • Complies with the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) guidelines
  • Completion enables entry onto the PoCUS Level 1 module within our postgraduate Medical Ultrasound programme

Learning Environment & Assessment

Taught in School of Medicine clinical facilities using the latest access to bedside scanning equipment, handheld devices and phantoms to facilitate learning.

Academic Expertise

The course is taught in UCLan’s Preston campus by a team led by Dr Nasir Hameed.

Nasir trained in Medicine and Radiology before specialising in ultrasound and worked internationally before taking up a post with NHS Trust Leicester. Nasir joined UCLan School of Medicine in December 2018 as Senior Lecturer in imaging and Lead for Medical Ultrasound.

Nasir will be joined in teaching the course by a team including:

- Dr Alex Valkov, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Salford Royal Infirmary

- Dr Anup Mathew, Consultant Interventional Radiologist, Royal Preston Hospital

- Dr Peter Driscoll, Clinical Lead, Anatomy, School of Medicine, UCLan

- Dr Ayman Jundi, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Royal Preston Hospital

- Prof Gershan Davis, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, School of Medicine, UCLan and Consultant Cardiologist, North Cumbria University NHS Trust

- Dr Umang Grover, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Salford Royal Infirmary

- Dr John Mccafferty Consultant Chest Physician (Email: john.mccafferty@ed.ac.uk)

Progression Routes

Completion of this one-day CPD will enable participants to enter the PoCUS Level 1. module within our postgraduate Medical Ultrasound programme.  

Fees & Funding

You can contact the Student Fees and Funding Team via phone, email, or post. If you are on the campus you can call into The 'i', for advice.
Tel: +44 (0)1772 892440
Email: SFFTeam@uclan.ac.uk
Student Fees and Funding Team, Foster Building 117, UCLan, Preston, PR1 2HE

Course cost: £300 for the one-day course

For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Please apply directly via our Online Store. Click on ‘Book Course’ to secure your place. 

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Course Enquiries

University of Central Lancashire,
Preston,
PR1 2HE
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk