Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the Education app on smartphones and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Once the program materials have been downloaded on smartphones and tablets, all the interactive media content can be viewed even when offline (however, internet access is required periodically to login or re-verify login credentials). Program materials can also be accessed online using a web browser.
The Lung and gastric ultrasound simulator course is delivered in four components:
- Pre-reading eLearning tutorials and 10 online case studies.
- Three-hour workshop. Participants learn how to use the simulator to acquire the lung and gastric ultrasound views and how to perform ultrasound-guided ultrasound-guided drainage of pleural effusion.
- Post-workshop Case Studies and Exam. 13 online cases to perform using the simulator. In their own time, the participant will work through a case study, acquiring images, interpreting pathology, writing a report and completing assessments relevant to the case. Participants also practice ultrasound-guided drainage of pleural effusion. At the end of this stage, there is an online MCQ exam.
- 30 online logbooks to record clinical activity cases performed on patients.