6 years single cycle degree in MEDICINE AND SURGERY (Ord. 2015)

Campus: PADOVA

Language: English

Teaching period: Second Semester


Number of ECTS credits allocated: 4

Prerequisites: This course is designed for medical students who are interested in learning the fundamental principles of three-dimensional imaging and understanding its benefits for diagnosis and treatment in cardiovascular diseases, as well as for medical training in comparison with conventional tomographic methods.

• 5th or 6th-year students of Medical School
• Knowledge of English language
• General interest in three-dimensional imaging of cardiac anatomy and pathologies
• Special interest in using modern teaching equipment (manikin simulator and three-dimensional virtual heart model, HeartWorks - Inventive Medical Ltd, UK) for acquiring basic skills in performing focused ultrasound examinations
Examination methods: The exam will be based on multiple-choice Q&As. Questions will include both theoretical aspects, as well as image interpretation based on images and clips discussed during the course lessons.
Course unit contents: This is a theoretical-practical course. The course is organized into: 16 lessons, each lesson including 1h of theory and 1h of practice on computer/manikin, separated by 15’ break. In addition, 2 hands-on sessions will be entirely dedicated on additional practical training using the manikin and revision of students’ practical skills.
The entire course duration will cover a total of 50 hours.

- Due to the logistics required to run the practical session, the number of attendees will be limited to a maximum of 20 students.
- All course content (presentations, demonstrations, slides etc) and the final exam will be held in English. Interaction from attending students will be welcome in either English or Italian language.