The DVT Point of Care Ultrasound Simulator course (DVT POCUS) uses a novel teaching system to maximise hands-on learning to develop your skills in bedside ultrasound diagnosis of deep venous thrombosis of the upper leg.

Incomplete venous compressibility approaches the accuracy of conventional comprehensive venous ultrasound, is easy to learn and quick to perform.

Designed For

Highly recommended for emergency and critical care physicians and anaesthetists. No experience or prior training is required.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Understanding of the sonoanatomy of the deep veins of the leg
  2. Performance and interpretation of point of care venous compression ultrasound of the upper leg
  3. Understanding of the conventional comprehensive venous examination of the leg
  4. Understanding of findings of diagnosis of DVT in the upper and lower leg



Course Units

The course consists of eLearning, workshop and post workshop practice on a simulator.

  • The pre-workshop learning is approximately 10 hours and is accessed by an app or web-browser covers the basic theory and 5 real pathology cases for interpretation practice.
  • The 90 minute workshop is in small groups (up to 5 per instructor) and consists of hands-on ultrasound practice on a healthy live model and a simulator that has a DVT.


Assessment includes:

  • pre and post course on-line (open book) x 20 MCQ exams
  • 5 x MCQs for each of the 5 case studies and 3 simulator case studies

Course Leaders

  • David Canty
  • Lindsay Bridgford
  • Kavi Haji

Contact Us

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A: Level 6, Centre for Medical Research (entrance 5), Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3050

P: (03) 8344 5673 | E: echo-info@unimelb.edu.au

Course Information

Key dates

Workshop Dates

12 May 2021 10am


Course Fee: AUD $750 (incl. GST)


Level 6, Centre for Medical Research (entrance 5), Royal Parade, Parkville VIC 3050