The teaching program of the Maternal-Fetal Medicine Imaging Training Course includes 5 theoretical modules that cover almost the entirety of diagnostic imaging in current fetal pathology and offer advanced training through theoretical classes and the interactive platform.
Each module allows the online viewing of videos with the theoretical contents of the modules. These modules will have a determined duration and will be carried out sequentially.
The theoretical evaluation will be done online, once the Masterclass session has been completed and all the doubts that the students may have have have been resolved. The exam will be a multiple-choice test with questions that may include images and videos, with specific dates.
Masterclasses will be scheduled with the tutor of each module in Zoom format where students will be able to ask live online questions to the experts. They will be coordinated by a moderator who will facilitate their development. The session will be held before the end of the online exam period to resolve any doubts that students may have.
All modules include a practical part that consists of obtaining and sending a certain number of images* that must follow the criteria established in the theoretical classes.
These will be evaluated and scored by the Academic Committee of the course so that students will receive personalized feedback that will allow them to detect possible errors in order to improve technically and improve their healthcare practice.
This part requires dedication on the part of the student and is aimed at improving the performance of ultrasound scans in their daily healthcare activity. In some modules it is also required the submission of documented clinical cases, obtained by the student himself at his workplace, with their associated images.
Online Clinical Case Resolution
A forum will be created using the Moodle platform for each module. This will be supervised by the scientific coordinator of the course who will ensure its correct functioning.
It will be made available to the students at the beginning of the module and will represent a space to share concerns and doubts in relation to the topics to be covered. Likewise, the module directors will present some clinical cases to the students to generate debate.
The on-site period consists of one week in Barcelona. From February 5 to 9, 2024 includes:
- Meet the professor" sessions, in which students can personally discuss the most relevant aspects of each module with professors who are experts in that area of knowledge.
- Practical workshops on invasive techniques. They are carried out with simulators guided by experts in invasive techniques.
- Clinical case sessions in groups of 10-12 people where some example clinical cases will be solved and the knowledge acquired during the various modules will be put into practice. Participants will be asked to present their own clinical cases and they will be discussed in groups, supervised by an expert.
Final review paper - research
Students will be required to complete a final research paper that will be evaluated by the committee of experts. The topic of the work will be proposed by each student. There are 2 modalities to choose on the topic of the final work:
- Systematic literature review of a current topic covered during the course.
- Original research in your own environment.