This popular modular program has a new format in and is now delivered as a series of Fast-Track Weekends
The fast-track format workshops are designed for vets who want to upskill quickly in ultrasound and are designed to be highly applicable to clinical practice. After a Fast-Track weekend, you will have learnt new practical skills that you can take straight back to the patients in your clinic.
All weekends commence with initial theory sessions in the morning and guided live scanning sessions in the afternoon, to consolidate concepts. The limited group sessions are taught by experienced specialists and tutors, with plenty of practical tips and tricks and the opportunity to perfect your technique.
See the 3 Fast-Track Weekend Options Below:
Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound – for those wanting to hone the basics of abdominal scanning.
Next Steps in Ultrasound – for those ready to upskill in more advanced techniques; and as a follow on from the Intro to Abdo US weekend
The Fast-Track weekends have limited numbers to give each delegate maximum opportunity to get hands-on practice, ask questions and learn from specialists in an informal and relaxed setting.
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Key learning objectives:
Key learning objectives:
Alana graduated with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland in 2005. After graduation, she worked at the UQ Veterinary Teaching Hospital at St. Lucia for several years in various roles.
Dr Chris Small BVMS MACVSc (Small Animal Internal Medicine) 17 years of veterinary practice experience. 8 years of ultrasound experience, including several thousand abdominal exams and hundreds of cardiac exams. 3 years …
Dr John Angles graduated in 1988 with honours from the University of Sydney and worked for five years in small animal practice in Canberra, before completing a small animal medicine residency at the University of Califor …
You must be a graduated Veterinary Surgeon with a minimum of 1 year clinical experience, please check with Improve, to ensure your suitability. It is the responsibility of the delegate to ensure you meet the program entry criteria.
For the Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound Fast-Track, no prior ultrasound experience is needed. You may never have picked up a probe or have really limited hands-on practice and are a novice wanting to learn more.
For Next Steps in Abdominal Ultrasound & Introduction to Echo you need some experience, as the basics (which can be obtained in the Introductory Fast-Track) are presumed.
The Fast-Track weekends are separated by a number of months to allow you to practice the skills you have learnt in between each fast track course (Intro, Next Steps & Echo). This enables you to bundle the three weekends and complete the Small Animal Ultrasound courses all in one year if you wish.
Each day session is split so there are theory sessions in the morning, (two lecture blocks) and practical sessions (one long scanning block) in the afternoon.
On average, each FT weekend there are 6 hours of theory content and 6 hours of practical scanning time.
There will be 2-3 delegates per practical group (dependent on venue restrictions)
There are a maximum of 15-18 delegates per course and up to 3 tutors for each practical session. (dependent on venue restrictions)
There is no online component to Fast Track Ultrasound Weekend Workshops. Delegates will receive hard copies of their notes and any other materials supplied by the speakers at the workshop.
No. Our ultrasound workshops are fully supplied and equipped with Medical Plus ultrasound machines. A Medical Plus technician is also onsite to answer any equipment-related questions you have.