The Ultrasound Education Group (UEG), University of Melbourne was founded in 2004 by Professors Alistair and Colin Royse. The focus of UEG has been on the development of learning in clinical ultrasound as well as hands-on workshops and simulator training programs. UEG also now specialises in the development, publication and delivery of eLearning education courses.
The first UoM course was the Postgraduate Diploma of Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography (PGDipEcho). Over time this course has been expanded to the current portfolio which includes Certificate, Diploma and Master of Clinical Ultrasound. The iHeartScan and iHeartScan Advanced workshops were also developed, and more recently the Focused Cardiac Ultrasound TTE, TOE, Peri-Arrest, Vascular and Lung courses which integrate eLearning with simulators to reinforce practical components.
The UEG educational offerings complement a range of needs, from traditional face-to-face learning to exclusive eLearning. Whilst the initial focus was on clinical ultrasound, the eLearning systems can be adapted for any educational program offered by educational institutions or industry. UEG can assist educators to develop, publish and support their own eLearning educational programs quickly and with ease.
In Australia, there are roughly 6500 anaesthetists and intensive care physicians. Over 2500 students have graduated from our award courses, and over 3000 have completed one of our workshops or getting started packages. To put this in perspective, we believe we have trained approximately 40% of the entire pool of anaesthetists and intensive care physicians in Australia.
The course has been so useful in fact the other day I was reading a tutorial then when at work the same scenario occurred and I was able to directly save a life because of that knowledge. Very grateful, thank you.