The Ultrasound Education Group (UEG), University of Melbourne was founded in 2004 by Professors Alistair and Colin Royse. The focus of UEG has been on the development of learning in clinical ultrasound as well as hands-on workshops and simulator training programs. UEG also now specialises in the development, publication and delivery of eLearning education courses.
The first UoM course was the Postgraduate Diploma of Perioperative and Critical Care Echocardiography (PGDipEcho). Over time this course has been expanded to the current portfolio which includes Certificate, Diploma and Master of Clinical Ultrasound. The iHeartScan and iHeartScan Advanced workshops were also developed, and more recently the Focused Cardiac Ultrasound TTE, TOE, Peri-Arrest, Vascular and Lung courses which integrate eLearning with simulators to reinforce practical components.
The UEG educational offerings complement a range of needs, from traditional face-to-face learning to exclusive eLearning. Whilst the initial focus was on clinical ultrasound, the eLearning systems can be adapted for any educational program offered by educational institutions or industry. UEG can assist educators to develop, publish and support their own eLearning educational programs quickly and with ease.