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Postgraduate Certificate in Clinician-Performed Ultrasound (PGCertCPU)

  • Graduate Certificate

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Course Code
PGCertCPU

About this course

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.

Entry requirements

  1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) on the advice of the Academic Board of the Otago Medical School, which must be satisfied that the applicant has the ability and experience to proceed to the programme.
  2. 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 Academic Board of the Otago Medical School.
  3. Every applicant shall be registered for medical practice in New Zealand or have an exemption from this requirement from the Dean of the Otago Medical School.

Study locations

Dunedin