Echocardiography practitioners take sonograms of the heart and study them to determine if there is a problem. Echocardiography courses in India are available in cities such as New Delhi and Tamil Nadu. Students who wish to apply for these courses usually must have a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, but eligibility varies by school.
Jrop Healthcare offers three echocardiography courses. The basic echo course is provided to practicing physicians and includes hands-on training in visualization of both normal and pathological issues with heart and other heart problems. These courses include demonstrations, video clips, lectures and working with live patients. The advanced course is a three-day program that provides to practitioners information on the latest echocardiography tools and techniques, including Tissue Doppler Imaging and Strain Rate techniques. It will also go over the progress made in areas such as systolic/diastolic function, stress echocardiography and TEE. As of 2010, the in-house courses were still being developed. The Jrop Healthcare courses have been certified by the Indian Academy of Echocardiography, the IMA Academy of Medical Specialties and the Delhi Medical Council.
Jrop Healthcare C-1/16, Ashok Vihar - II New Delhi 110052 91-11-4504-4040 echocourse.in
Institute of Ultrasound Training
The Institute of Ultrasound Training offers a post-graduate diploma in echocardiography. Students must have received a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in order to enroll in the program. Course work includes basic physics, machine handling and adjustment, cardiac anatomy, scanning, heart diseases, tissue Doppler, stress echo and similar courses. Students may also take shorter, intensive certificate courses. Adult Echocardiography is a nine-day, four and half hour per day course that goes over basic anatomy, scanning and heart diseases, including tumors, cardiac anomalies and pericarditis. Fetal Echocardiography is a five-day, four hours per day course that covers normal and abnormal fetal cardiac anatomy and machine handling.
Institute of Ultrasound Training 7/1 Prem Nagar New Delhi 110058 91-11-2559-8680 instituteofultrasoundtraining.com
Perioperative and Critical Care TEE Workshop
The Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh's Perioperative and Critical Care TEE Workshop offers yearly four-day courses on echocardiography that include hands-on workshops, discussions by faculty members on submitted cases, transthoracic echocardiography sessions and workshops on porcine dissection and hemodynamics. The course features lectures by faculty from around the world, and past faculty members have come from Harvard Medical School and Brown University.
Advanced Cardiac Centre Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh Chandigarh 160012, India 91-17-2275-6509 teepgi.org
- doctor desk image by dinostock from Fotolia.com