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 course created was the Postgraduate Diploma of Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography. Over time this has expanded to the current portfolio which includes Graduate Certificate, Diploma and Master of Clinical Ultrasound. The iHeartScan and iHeartScan Advanced workshops were also developed, and more recently the Focused Ultrasound Simulator Education TTE, TOE, Peri-Arrest, Vascular and Lung and Gastric courses which integrate eLearning with simulators to reinforce practical components.
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.
From a MBBS, MRCP (UK), FANZCA, Anaesthetics
From an Anaesthetics Registrar
From a Cardiologist
From an Anaesthesia Fellow