Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dr. Schwindinger attends Sonography Conference

The Department of Biological and Allied Health Sciences is fortunate to own three high quality clinical ultrasound machines that could used to enrich the educational experience in our anatomy and physiology laboratories. To explore this possibility Dr. William Schwindinger attended a conference “The Ultrasound Curriculum in Medical Education” at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, in Hempstead, NY on March 6 and 7, 2015. The conference brought together medical educators, medical students, ultrasound experts, and education experts to discuss the use of ultrasound in medical education. The conference provided opportunities for hands-on experience with ultrasound imaging on both phantoms and volunteer patients in sessions on echocardiography, musculoskeletal, ob/gyn, physical diagnosis, shock/trauma, and vascular imaging. The products of the conference were learning objectives for using ultrasound to improve medical education in the following areas: anatomy of the knee, anatomy of the shoulder, the basic structure of the heart, anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive tract, identifying subcutaneous structures, assessing intravascular volume, and assessing the patient in shock. Although these learning objectives were designed for a medical school curriculum, department faculty will be working to adapt and incorporate some of these applications for use in our anatomy and physiology laboratories. Stay tuned!