Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Course for junior doctors”

Course Outlines


Course Title    : Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Course for junior doctors

Batch               : 1/2023

Specialists       : Dr Vitamin, Dr Rin

Course tutor    : Dr Eric, Dr Chan Chan

Course duration: 4 weeks (2 section/week)


Course Description


This Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) course is primarily intended for primary care junior doctors to help in making clinical management decisions in the care of patients. POCUS is not designed to replace the traditional, detailed ultrasound exam. POCUS relies on the integration of patient history, physical examination and the ultrasound performed and interpreted by the clinician at the point of care. The course begins with the introduction of basic knowledge and sonography principles. It also covers the major topics like FAST, E-FAST, solid organ injuries and practical points in acute abdominal pain.


Learning Objectives


By the end of this course, the young junior doctors will be able

-       To learn basic knowledge in ultrasound

-       To incorporate this knowledge into their daily clinical practice

-       To help guide management in acutely ill and injured patients by using ultrasound as a bedside tool




Our "Point-of-Care Ultrasound course for Junior Doctors” course is a comprehensive educational resource that is FREE. This resource or its materials do not generate any financial profits.


Our materials may be freely reproduced for educational purposes if the following conditions are met:


●        The author(s) of the materials used are credited; 

●        the teaching activity is non-profit; and 

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Course Delivery Plan


Delivery Mode

▪         Online


▪         The asynchronous interacting online only method will be used.

▪         Each topic will contain at least 20 mins of pre-recorded lecture videos, usually spread out over multiple sessions. It will be aligned with the IUC UM1 protocol.



▪         Moodle platform only


▪         Asynchronous (not at the same time) interaction between the course tutor and students

▪         Engage in interactive course content (pre-recorded minilectures, assignments, discussions, etc.) at any time


Course Schedule



Main Topic

Course tutor

Week 0



Course synopsis & reading list (pdf)


Week 1

PoCUS introduction and FAST

Dr Eric


Dr Chan Chan

Week 2

Solid organ injuries

Dr Eric

Acute abdominal pain - 1

Dr Chan Chan

Week 3

Acute abdominal pain - 2

Dr Chan Chan

Week 4

Completion assessment & Survey



Reading Lists


  1. “Practical Point-of-Care Medical Ultrasound” by James M.Deniels and Richard A.Hoppmann (2016)
  2. “The ICU Ultrasound Pocketbook” by Keith Killu, Scott Dulchavsky and Victor Coba (1st Edition)



  • It is always a pleasure to be reminded that the University of Medicine 2, Yangon, has fine people who, despite the current challenging circumstances, are not reluctant to aid in the course administration.
  • We would like to extend a special thank you to the specialist radiologists who acted as the course's main instructors and dedicated their expertise, time, and effort to its delivery and provision for us.
  • The Interim University Council (UM2) and its tech team have made significant contributions, and this course runs smoothly with their technical assistance.
  • Finally, I apologize to all the other unnamed individuals who contributed in various ways to the success of the POCUS course.