The Certificate in Clinician-Performed Ultrasound (PGCertCPU) is a hands-on course designed for generalist doctors, particularly those working in rural or emergency department settings, who want to learn clinician-performed ultrasound skills.
Scanning techniques taught include looking for AAA, FAST scan – trauma, gallstones, bladder, early pregnancy, foreign body, hydronephrotic kidney, above knee DVT, pericardial effusion, impaired LV systolic function, volume assessment in the shocked patient, significant mitral incompetence and aortic stenosis.
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Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinician-Performed Ultrasound (PGCertCPU)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
- Every applicant shall have been admitted to the degrees of Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery of a university in New Zealand or hold an equivalent medical qualification approved by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
- Every applicant shall be registered for medical practice in New Zealand or have an exemption from this requirement from the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences).
Structure of the Programme
Duration of the Programme
- The duration of the programme shall normally be one year of half-time study.
- A candidate shall satisfy the requirements for the postgraduate certificate within two years of admission to the programme.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.