Rapid Cardiac Echocardiography - RCE


Cost: $1700 inc GST

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Program description

This intensive two-day program provides practitioners at the beginning of the learning curve in cardiac imaging with anatomy, physiology, haemodynamics and knowledge of sonographic planes, terminology and probe manipulation skills. There is an emphasis on the practical aspects of these topics with "hands-on" tuition, led by expert sonographers. Low student/tutor ratios (4:1) ensure comprehensive pratical tuition in a personalised fashion

Course content assumes an understanding of basic ultrasound physics.


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Specific lecture topics include

  • Normal adult anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Sonographic appearances and terminology
  • M-Mode acquisition & relationship to 2D/cardiac anatomy
  • Common pathologies

Case studies will also be discussed, using computer-assisted technologies to demonstrate measurement techniques in B-Mode and M-Mode.

Course objectives

  1. To provide a detailed description of the sonographic appearances of the heart
  2. To provide an insight into the haemodynamics and physiology of the heart through IVC and TPSE measurement
  3. To develop an appreciation of the clinical terminology used in echocardiography
  4. To provide an overview of common pathologies identified by ultrasound examination
  5. To provide participants with an opportunity for extensive tutor assisted hands-on echocardiographic experience and access to experienced sonographers for specific problems


Accredited units included in the Course


Approved by ACRRM for the Rural Procedural Grants Program

Procedural GPs can receive $2000 per day, for up to 10 days of training per financial year, and GPs providing hospital based emergency services can receive up to three days of eligible training per financial year. 


ACRRM - 30 PRPD points; 30 MOPS points Surgery; 30 MOPS points Radiology; 30 MOPS points Women's Health (O&WH)



CICM Accredited - Lectures - Category 2A, points per hour 1; Demonstrations - Category 2B, points per hour 2; Skills - Category 3B, points per hour 3


Approved by ACEM for 14 CPD points



RACGP QI&CPD Activity-Category 1-40.pdf


Electronic logbook services with expert feedback 

To help maintain & improve your skills we offer an online ultrasound mentoring service so that our experienced staff can guide your hand by giving critical feedback on your uploaded images. The logged cases can then be saved on the AIU site to be used as a personal electronic logbook for future credentialing purposes.

Upcoming dates for this course:

Rapid Cardiac Echocardiography - RCE

19 Feb - 20 Feb
2018 - RCE08-18 $1,700.00
Booked out
25 Jun - 26 Jun
2018 - RCE26-18 $1,700.00
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20 Aug - 21 Aug
2018 - RCE34-18 $1,700.00
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22 Oct - 23 Oct
2018 - RCE43-18 $1,700.00
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26 Nov - 27 Nov
2018 - RCE48-18 $1,700.00
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