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Fellowship Training in Echocardiography

Objective

To provide the subspecialty echocardiographic fellow with the theoretical and practical aspects of echocardiography, including two-dimensional colour doppler and M-mode techniques, exercise and pharmacological stress echocardiography, as well as intraoperative and diagnostic transoesophageal examinations.

Duration

12 months

Content

  • Understand the theoretical aspects of echocardiographic technique.
  • Learn the practical aspects of the various echocardiographic examination techniques.
  • Master the interpretations, and clinical applications of all the various echocardiographic techniques offered.
  • Conduct two-dimensional, M-mode, doppler and colour-doppler examinations.
  • Understand and performs exercise stress echocardiography.
  • Understand and performs pharmacological stress echocardiography, such as dobutamine stress echocardiography.
  • Performs transoesophageal echocardiography in the echocardiographic laboratory, coronary care unit and intraoperative area.
  • Be responsible for data entry and records of the patients.
  • Participate in research projects involving these patients.

Admission Criteria

  • MMed, MRCP or its equivalent
  • Completed 2 years of general training in Cardiology
  • The fellow should preferably be competent in interpretation of basic two-dimensional, M-mode and colour-doppler images.

Hands-On Training

Yes