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Language of instruction
Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences
A candidate who has completed this course should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:
- Has thorough knowledge of, and will be able to analyse the basic theory, application and limitations of focused ultrasound assessment, as well as application of ultrasound for peripheral vascular access
- Has thorough knowledge of, and can analyse the application and limitations of selected general biomarkers in the prehospital environment
- Can analyse and critically appraise, as well as demonstrate basic skills in applying ultrasound in focused assessments and in vascular access in experimental models
- Can analyse and critically appraise the correct application of point-of-care blood tests
- Can recognize and communicate the criterias for the usefulness of a point-of-care diagnostic test in general
- Can analyse and discuss the benefits and limitations for a point-of-care diagnostic test in various clinical situations
- Can identify, consider and communicate the aspects of overconsumption of diagnostic tests
- Can analyse and discuss the cost vs. benefit aspects of diagnostic tests within the health care system
- Can describe and apply the basic statistics used to determine the presence or absence of disease
- Ultrasound physics
- Application and limitations of point-of-care ultrasound (PoCUS)
- Introduction to lung, abdominal, heart and trauma PoCUS protocols
- Introduction to vascular ultrasound including guiding of vascular access and diagnosis of deep vein thrombosis
- Hands-on practical ultrasound training in small groups
- Biomarkers and point-of-care blood analysis
- Application and limitations of prehospital blood tests
- Application and limitations of prehospital neuro-diagnostic
- Statistical models to evaluate the effectiveness of diagnostic tests
Required prerequisite knowledge
Written exam (multiple choice)
At the end of the course the students will have a multiple-choice exam. Candidates must answer 2/3 of the questions correctly in order to pass the exam.
Obligatorisk flervalgsprøve, 80% class attendance, 100% attendance at the ultrasound module
1: 80% class attendance.
If more than 50% attendance is achieved the student may apply for individual evaluation. The student may, if the faculty finds the basis sufficient, be given an extended written assignment.
2: 100 % attendance at the practical ultrasound training module. If the student does not participate in the practical ultrasound training, a certificate of an equivalent ultrasound course may be accepted.
Nils Petter Oveland
Study Program Director:
Per Kristian Hyldmo
Method of work
E-learning and on-campus seminars.
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Student evaluation of this course will be conducted in accordance with faculty requirements.
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