Focused Ultrasound Simulator Education COVID-19 Lung


Lung ultrasound can identify common causes of lung pathology encountered in medicine and surgery, including COVID-19 infection.

  • Advantages over chest x-ray and computer tomography include increased availability, lack of exposure to radiation, reduced cost and repeated use as a monitor
  • Practice scanning and interpretation of pathology on a Vimedix Ultrasound Simulator guided by your personal digital assistant.
  • Learn how to report lung ultrasound - download the app from the Apple Store.
  • Other skills learned include safe and practical methods of minimising contamination with micro-organisms and ultrasound-guided aspiration and drainage of pleural effusion.
  • For Focused Cardiac Ultrasound Training click here.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Learn and practice how to perform lung ultrasound
  2. Learn and practice how to interpret common lung pathologies and COVID-19 using lung ultrasound
  3. Learn how to perform lung ultrasound safely for patients with a contagious disease
  4. Learn and practice performing ultrasound-guided aspiration and drainage of pleural effusion

Course Units

  • Introduction to the course
  • Lung Ultrasound Diagnosis
  • COVID-19 Lung Ultrasound Tutorial
  • Lung Ultrasound Procedures and Case Studies
  • Performing Lung Ultrasound on the Simulator
  • Lung Ultrasound Simulator Drainage of Pleural Effusion

12 Simulator Case Studies

  • Have a go at scanning the simulator and diagnose the lung conditions

Electronic logbook

  • Personalised and secure online logbook to facilitate certification
  • Supervisor verification option


Online MCQ’s, open book and feedback in real-time.


  • David Canty
  • Alistair Royse
  • Colin Royse
  • Lindsay Bridgford
  • Andre Denault
  • Kavi Haji

Contact Us

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

P: (03) 8344 5673 | E:

Course Information

Key dates

Workshop Dates

POSTPONED 18 February 2021 9am


Course Fee AUD $750 (incl. GST)


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