Course Overview

Duration of the program: 2 working days

Number of participants: 10 (Maximum per group)

Language of Instruction: English (translators can be arranged to other languages)

Trainers: Evin Bozçalı Polat, Associated Professor,MD


This basic echocardiography course presents an introduction to use of ultrasound imaging in cardiology. It provides fundamental theoretical knowledge and practical skills for accomplishing and interpreting transthoracic echocardiography, especially in emergency and critical care settings. The two-day program consists of theoretical and illustrated lectures, self-explaining presentations, and hands on sessions on live subjects.


  1. Principles of echocardiographic image acquisition and Doppler analysis
  2. Evaluation of the normal cardiac anatomy on transthoracic echocardiography
  3. Obtaining optimal echocardiographic images, avoiding artefacts and documentation
  4. Assessment of the mitral and aortic valves
  5. Evaluation of the systolic and diastolic function of the heart
  6. Recognizing major cardiac pathologies and emergencies by using echocardiography
  7. Experience of performing echocardiography under the supervision of the instructor