Every course is led by a programme director who is an expert in their field.
Courses provide the foundation skills on which expertise in ultrasound is built.
We provide you with an ultrasound scanner for the duration of your course.
Value for money comes from having your own scanner to practice with.
Our courses are offered remotely with plenty of time to practice between each session.
Courses are run evenings and weekends outside of busy work hours.
For anyone who has never received any instruction on or handled an ultrasound scanner before, Foundation level training is essential. POD Foundations courses are designed to deliver an understanding of the essential physics and familiarise the practitioner with the basics of controlling both the scanner and how to hold and manipulate the probe.
The importance of having these elements in place before attending focused introduction level training events is under acknowledged yet, as with any completely new talent, a safe space in which to develop fundamental baseline skill before entering the 'field of play' is really essential. The ORCA POD concept was conceived as a method of enabling a healthcare professional to work on those key skills. Equipped with the fundamentals of how to move a probe and visualise a structure, you are then in a good position to consider the next steps of your training.
Orca POD is a pathway from first experience to proficiency. It is a collaborative learning platform offering a unique method of delivery combining practical learning with bespoke support.
We recognise the benefits of a space in which you can have the opportunity to obtain support of an appropriate nature as you progress from foundation to expertise in ultrasound.
We focus on a collaborative learning experience to ensure you have a clear and comprehensive pathway to follow. At each stage we ensure you are supported by the most appropriate partner for the skill level and speciality you require.View all Courses Ask an Expert