The SCA-On-CUE subject 1 tutorials form the building block for later subjects within the course. Subject 1 offers an overview of anatomy, physics, transthoracic and transesophageal echocardiography as well as artefact generation. Click here for Course Brochure
The course instruction builds upon previous knowledge so it is best to complete the subjects in order. For the SCA-On-CUE certification, all subjects 1 – 4 need to be completed and satisfactorily passed.
The Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists designates this enduring material for the maximum of 100 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the iTeachU app on smartphones and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Once the program materials have been downloaded on smartphones and tablets, all the interactive media content can be viewed even when offline (however internet access is required periodically to login or re-verify login credentials). Program materials can also be accessed online using a web browser.
- Principles of Ultrasound
- Generating Ultrasound Images
- Basic Modes of Ultrasound
- Operation of the Ultrasound Machine
- Transthoracic Echocardiography Examination
- Transesophageal Echocardiography Examination
- Anatomy of the Heart and Coronary Arteries
- Anatomy of the Heart Valves
- Basic Haemodynamic State Assessment
- View, Valves and Pericardium for Transthoracic Echo
- iHeartScan Case Studies and Reporting
- Artefact Generation
The SCA encourages medically qualified applicants who possess qualifications sufficient to practice as a medical practitioner; these include MD, MBBS, MBChB or equivalent degrees. Learners will need to be competent in English to complete the courses.
Assessment Components: The self-assessments and examinations are completed via an online web-based system. For self-assessment questions, once completed, the screen will refresh with the answers and explanations.
Once all self-assessments and case studies are submitted examinations can be done whenever you are ready. Examinations are 50 multiple choice questions per subject which are conducted online.
Certificate Upon Completion: Upon meeting the assessment components for each course level a completion certificate will be issued from SCA and iTeachU. For individual subjects, a statement of activities will be issued. If four individual subjects are completed from one level a certificate of completed will be issued.
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