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Short Course

Emergency Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound

Gain practical skills on this Emergency Medicine Point of Care Ultrasound course for health professionals. On this three-day course, you'll learn the principles of emergency medicine ultrasound.

Why study with us

  • Expert trainers will explain important concepts of ultrasound image formation and recognition of common artefacts. You'll be shown how to use ultrasound system controls properly to influence image quality.
  • This course meets the 2021 Royal College of Emergency Medicine PoCUS syllabus objective; empowering trainees to gain, maintain, and progress in PoCUS competencies.
  • Practical hands-on training with dedicated phantom models.

Delivery: Campus
Study mode: Full-time over three consecutive days
Duration: 3 days
Campus: Preston
Start date: Monday 9 September to Wednesday 11 September 2024

PoCUS examination techniques include:

  • Focussed assessment for free fluid (FAFF)/Focussed assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) – abdominal and thoracic
  • Focussed assessment for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA)
  • Echo in life support
  • Ultrasound-guided IV access


You'll learn using tissue-mimicking phantoms and mid to high-specification ultrasound equipment.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

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