70993 - Echo Doppler in Internal Medicine

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Medicine and Surgery (cod. 8415)

Learning outcomes

Applied knowledge and understanding in the field of abdominal echography. The student will be able to recognise normal from pathological fetaures in the abdomen by ultrasound. Knowledge and understanding of interventional procedures. The student will know when procedures are indicated, how they are performed and thus how the patient should be prepared. He/she will also know how to support the performance of the simplest ultrasound-guided procedures when (thoracentesis, paracentesis).

Course contents

Course 2023-2024:


Prof. Fabio Piscaglia, Prof. Alessandro Granito, Dr. Francesco Tovoli


Course Dates 2024

Thursday 15 February (h 13-19)

Monday 19 February(h 13-19),

Tuesday 27 February (h 14-19)

Thursday 29 February (h 13-19)

For the detailed program look at the Italian section of this exam


Lectures: Aula Magna Nuove Patologie, Pav 5, S.Orsola Malpighi hospital

Attendance to the entire course is mandatory. The pass certificate will be released after passing of the final test and multiple choice quizzes at the end of the course.

The programs is part of an integrated course of 3 intermingled teaching modules

The course will be entirely held in Italian

Please check the italian version for the program


There are several books about ultrasonography.

All powerpoint slides will be uploaded online.

For an entire manual we recommend the book in Italian by C.Serra - C.Felicani, Ecografia in Medicina Interna - Testo-Atlante, Ed. Piccin

An ultrasound book promoted by the European Federation of Societies for Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology can be downloaded as single chapters from: https://efsumb.org/efsumb-course-book/)

Or other materiale is found from the same website (https://efsumb.org) choosing the menu Education and Training

Teaching methods

1. Traditional lectures in classes
2. Hands on practical training in small groups on ultrasound scanners with the opportunity to personally attempt to perform and ultrasonography under the supervision of tutors

Assessment methods

The assessment will be performed through a multiple choice test at the end of the course.

Teaching tools

Practical hand-on sessions are also planned during which the students will become acquainted with conventional ultrasound expoliting the opportunity to visualize organs in the abdomen and neck personally under the supervision of a tutor.

Additional materiale can be found in the website www.efsumb.org

Office hours

See the website of Alessandro Granito