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Introduction to Clinical Echocardiography

Course Details

Course/Module Code



23-24 Accredited 30 credits



23-24 Non-Accredited 30 credits



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Assessment for this module will include:

  • a poster to demonstrate an understanding of ECG interpretation and how this related to echocardiographic imaging and measurement.
  • a presentation (15 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A).




The module content typically includes the following:

  • recognition and interpretation of ECG and applications to echocardiography.
  • indications for and effectiveness of echocardiography with respect to patient presentation, diagnostic and treatment pathways.
  • ultrasound physics and equipment function / manipulation.
  • normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology.
  • echocardiographic imaging planes with respect to cross sectional anatomy.
  • normal parameters and advantages versus disadvantages relating to the measurement of normal parameters.
  • introduction to the current national standards for performing and analysing data obtained during transthoracic echocardiography.
  • alternative clinical imaging techniques used in cardiology practice.

Course Director

Duncan Sleeman


This 30 credit level 7 Introduction to Clinical Echocardiography module introduces trainees to echocardiography in the clinical setting. This module aims to provide echocardiography trainees with the knowledge and skills to perform and report high-quality transthoracic echocardiography.

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • recognise and interpret ECG and apply to echocardiography.
  • explain and apply the fundamental physical imaging principles relating to clinical echocardiography.
  • evaluate and critique the role of echocardiography with respect to clinical presentation, diagnosis and management.
  • explain and apply anatomical and physiological correlates to the traditional imaging planes used in transthoracic echocardiography.
  • plan, execute and evaluate detailed echocardiographic data within the context of normal findings using nationally recognised clinical guidelines and reporting techniques.

Learning and Teaching

The module will be delivered as a mixture of online and on-campus. On-campus sessions will be taught over two block weeks and will include both theoretical and practical laboratory sessions.

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30 credit level 7 module

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