Postgraduate Degree Ian Donald School of Ultrasound

1982.

school established

1st

course – held in Dubrovnik in 1982 organized by prof. dr. Asim Kurjak

100+

branches in over 100 countries around the world

2016.

branch established in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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APPLICATION

The Ian Donald School of Medical Ultrasound was founded by Professor Ian Donald in 1982 and has branches in over 100 countries around the world. In 2016, a branch was opened in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well. The first Ian Donald course was held in Dubrovnik in 1982, organized by prof. dr. Asim Kurjak.

The school was named after a Scottish doctor and pioneer of ultrasound in obstetrics and was established to provide access to the latest advances and information on ultrasound in medicine available today. It is merged with the Interuniversity Center for Postgraduate Studies (IUC).

The Ian Donald School meets the needs of clinicians with different interests in ultrasound diagnostics who are seeking additional knowledge and practice. The school aims to promote the science and skills of ultrasound examination, research, education, and continuous training in the field of ultrasonography.

Since 2016, Dr. Suada Tinjić is the director of the branch of the Ian Donald School of Medical Ultrasound in Tuzla, and in 2017, our gynecological polyclinic “Korak do života” received the status of an international educational center of the Ian Donald University School of Ultrasound.

Postgraduate

School of Ultrasound Tuzla

For 30 years, the largest school of Ultrasound in Gynecology and Obstetrics within the Ian Donald School has brought together students from 112 countries and has become a veritable nursery for most talented individuals.

The already established postgraduate course equipped with leading educators is operating in Tuzla since 2016. It is a rare opportunity to transfer new knowledge from leading, well-known and recognized domestic and world experts in this dynamic field.

It is possible to apply for a postgraduate course in three areas:

Curriculum

Ultrasound in OBGYN

Curriculum

Human Reproduction

Curriculum

Perinatology

Ultrazvuk u ginekologiji i opstetriciji

Type of the course

University specialized Fellowship Program

Duration of the course

One academic year, two semesters

Course leaders

Asim Kurjak, professor, Zagreb, Croatia
Frank Chervenak, professor, New York, USA

Prerequisites

Those with a diploma of completed education, residents or specialists of OB/GYN, license

Place of the realization of the program

Zagreb, Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Sarajevo (BIH)
Ahmedabad (India)

TOTAL

300 h of lectures, seminars and hands-on

ECTS 60

Faculty

Aris Antsaklis, Greece
Guillermo Azumendi, Spain
Biserka Funduk Kurjak, Croatia
Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, USA
Eberhard Merz, Germany
Ritsuko Pooh, Japan
Vlatko Silobrcic, Croatia
Milan Stanojevic, Croatia
Ivica Zalud, USA

Syllabus outline

The program consists of 6 obligatory and 1 elective modules
– Obligatory session 1: Ultrasound in gynecology
– Obligatory session 2: Ultrasound in the 1st trimester
– Obligatory session 3: Fetal well being (Fetal biometry and fetal growth)
– Obligatory session 4: Fetal anatomy – placenta – umbilical cord
– Obligatory session 5: Fetal congenital anomalies
– Obligatory session 6: 3D and Doppler in gynecology and infertility
– Elective module 1: How to write scientific texts

Objectives

To gain the basic knowledge of ultrasound assessment in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.

Learning and teaching methods

Modules are composed of the theoretical part and practical training (scanning demonstration and hands-on training which is almost 70% of the curriculum).
Each module delivers 50 hours of training including the theoretical and practical part.

Learning outcomes

1. Knowing how to use and adjust and being oriented with images produced by transabdominal and transvaginal US.
2. Identifying and differentiating between normal and abnormal gynecological US examination.
3. Identifying different pathology on pelvic US.
4. Performing complete US examination in all trimesters of pregnancy.
5. Learning how to write a comprehensive obstetric US report in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy.
6. Performing a 1st trimester ultrasound scan.
7. Performing a complete fetal anatomy scan in 2nd trimester of pregnancy.
8. Recognizing fetal dysmorphology and knowing the significance of their presence.
9. Assessing fetal well being.
10. Knowing how and when to use color Doppler in Ob Gyn Ultrasound.
11. Witnessing and getting acquainted by the invasive procedures in fetal medicine.
12. Witnessing and being acquainted for the 3D/4D US application in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Assessment

A comprehensive end of module exam will be given at the end of each module. After completion of each module, the fellow should present or send via e-mail the certificate proving attendance, which qualifies him/her to take the summative (final) exam.

Final exam includes ultrasound skills exam, written essay and theoretical oral exam with committee of 3 examiners.

Students commitments

If some of the applicants do not complete the program within the defined period of time, they can continue in the next academic year. In these circumstances, they have to attend all the missing lectures and pass the separate exam and final exam.

Literature

Compulsory

  1. Kurjak A, Chervenak FA. Donald School Textbook of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4th edition. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, early in 2017
  2. Kupesic S. Color Doppler, 3D and 4D Ultrasound in Gynecology, Infertility and Obstetrics, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2011
  3. D’Addario V. Donald School Basic Textbook of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2008
  4. Kupesic S. Donald School video on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2013
  5. Kurjak A, Chervenak F. Textbook of Perinatal Medicine, 3rd edition, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2015
  6. Pooh RK, Kurjak A. Donald School Atlas of Advanced Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2015
  7. Wataganara T, Pooh RK, Kurjak A. Donald School Textbook of Power-Point Presentation on Advanced Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2015
  8. Subscription to the Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obsetrics and Gynecology (web page www.jaypeebrothers.com)

Optional

  1. Kurjak A, Bajo Arenas J. Donald School Textbook of Transvaginal Sonography, 3rd ed, Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2017 (early in 2017)
  2. Carrera JM, Kurjak A. Donald School Atlas of Clinical Application of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2006
  3. Kurjak A. Donald School Atlas of Fetal Anomalies. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2006
  4. Antsaklis A, Troyano JM. Donald School Textbook of Interventional Ultrasound. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2008

Zatvori

Humana reprodukcija

Type of the course

University specialized Fellowship Program

Duration of the course

One academic year, two semesters

Course leaders

Sanja Kupesic Plavsic, professor, El Paso, USA
Veljko Vlaisavljevic, professor, Maribor, Slovenia

Prerequisites

University diploma of completed medical school education valid license for clinical work, specialists of OB/GYN or residents at the second or higher year of specialist training.

Place of the realization of the program

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Maribor and Ljubljana, Slovenia
Nagori Institute, Ahmedabad, India
Belgrade, Serbia

TOTAL

300 h of lectures, seminars and hands-on

ECTS 50

Faculty

R. Bauman, Croatia
D. Hafner, Croatia
P. Devroey, Belgium
B. Funduk Kurjak, Croatia
G. Greissinger , Germany
M. Kerner, Croatia
B. Kovacic, Slovenia
S. Kupesic Plavsic, USA
A. Kurjak, Croatia
H. Meden Vrtovec, Slovenia
H. Mousavi Fatemi, Belgium
Z. Mulla, USA
G. Pennings, Belgium
M. Pfeifer, Slovenia
C. Plancha, Portugal
M. Reljic, Slovenia
A. Van Steirteghem, Belgium
F. Shenfield, UK
T. Turudic, Croatia
V. Vlaisavljević, Slovenia

Syllabus outline

The fellowship consists of 9 obligatory sessions condensed in 6 modules (each lasting one week) and 1 elective module.
– Obligatory session 1: Basic science concepts of reproductive
endocrinology

– Obligatory session 2: Clinical endocrinology
– Obligatory session 3: Infertility
– Obligatory session 4: Psychology, ethics and law regulation
in human reproduction

– Obligatory session 5: Menopause
– Obligatory session 6: Contraception
– Obligatory session 7: Epidemiology and statistics in
reproductive medicine

– Obligatory session 8: Imaging in human reproduction
– Obligatory session 9: Assisted reproductive techniques,
laboratory experience and surgical skills

– Elective module 1: How to write scientific text

Objectives

Graduate educational program in human reproduction, reproductive endocrinology and infertility is developed along the following guidelines to ensure a clinical and research experience consistent with the following educational goals:

a. Experience in the management of a wide variety of clinical problems affecting the development, the function and the aging of the human reproductive system. This experience should include disorders related to both men and women;

b. Adequate clinical knowledge and basic clinical skills in treatment of infertility and reproductive disorders (including management of ovulation defects and techniques of assisted reproduction, which must include an adequate number and success rate), contraception, aging, diagnostic imaging and the surgical management of acquired and developmental abnormalities of the reproductive tract;

c. Knowledge of the techniques and limitations of various diagnostic, surgical, and laboratory procedures utilized in clinical reproductive endocrinology and infertility; and

d. A research experience centered into a specific area of investigation that will provide a thesis for the fellow and also stimulate future independent study.

Learning and teaching methods

Each module is composed of the theoretical part and practical training (scanning demonstration and hands-on training which is almost 40% of the curriculum). Each module delivers 50 hours of training including the theoretical and practical part.

Learning outcomes

At the completion of a fellowship program in human reproduction, reproductive endocrinology and infertility, the physician will be able to manage complex endocrine problems related to function of the reproductive system and to select and conduct appropriate therapies for the infertile couple. The fellow must understand endocrine assay methodology and principles of molecular biology and be skilled in laboratory techniques, clinical research design and statistical analysis. The fellow is expected to be proficient in the clinical diagnosis, utilization of most recent imaging techniques and in the surgical management of structural problems related to fertility and developmental abnormalities of the reproductive tract, as well as contemporary techniques involved in assisted reproductive technology.

Assessment

After successful completion of the modules and satisfactory performance on final exam, the fellow receives a certificate that he/she has successfully completed a Fellowship program in Human Reproduction, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, and become a Master in Human Reproduction, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility. After receiving the diploma, the fellow may continue directly second year of the doctoral course to obtain a PhD degree.

Students commitments

If some of the applicants do not complete the program within the defined period of time, they can continue in the next academic year. In these circumstances, they have to attend all the missing lectures and pass the separate exam and final exam.

Literature

  1. B. Alberts, A. Johnson, P. Walter Julian lewis ( Eds). Molecular biology of the cell, 2008.
  2. W. Klug, M. Cummings, C. Spencer, M. Palladino( Eds). Essentials of Genetics,7th Edition, 2010.
  3. D. K. Gardner , A. Weissman, C.M. Howels,Z. Shoham (Eds) Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques: Laboratory and Clinical Perspectives, Informa Healthcare UK Ltd, 2009.
  4. Peter R. Brinsden (Ed). A Textbook of In Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproduction: The Bourn Hall Guide to Clinical and Laboratory Practice: Includes Bourn Hall Protocols on CD-ROM, Third Edition , Taylor and Francis, 1999.
  5. J. Van Blerkom and L. Gregory (Eds) . Esential IVF. Besic research and clinical aplication. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston /Dordrecht/ London, 2004.
  6. L. Speroff and M.A. Fritz (Eds). Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility. Lippincott Williams Wilkin, 2005. ISBN: 0-7817-4795-3.
  7.  J. Larry Jameson (Ed). Harrison’s Endocrinology. Mc Graw Hill 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0-07 174144-6.
  8.  E. Nieschlag, H. M. Behre, S. Nieschlag (Eds). Andrology. Springer 2010. ISBN 3 900051 07 0.
  9.  S. Kupesic. Color Doppler, 3D and 4D Ultrasound in Gynecology, Infertility and Obstetrics. Jaypee 2011. ISBN 978-93-5025-090-7.
  10.  S. Kupesic (Ed). Video Atlas of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gyencology. Jaypee 2011.
  11.  S. Kupesic (Ed.) Step by Sep Through Ob Gyn Cases. Distance learning website, Jaypee 2012.
  12.  The Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inc – Guide to learning 2008.
  13.  Subscription to the Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obsetrics and Gynecology (web page www.jaypeebrothers.com)

Zatvori

Perinatalna medicina

Type of the course

University specialized Fellowship Program

Duration of the course

One academic year, two semesters

Course leaders

Ivica Zalud, professor, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
Milan Stanojevic, professor, Zagreb, Croatia

Prerequisites

Those with a diploma of completed education, residents or specialists of OB/GYN, pediatrics, license

Place of the realization of the program

University of Rijeka (Croatia)
Hospitals in Zagreb, Rijeka and Dubrovnik (Croatia)

TOTAL

300 h of lectures, seminars and hands-on

ECTS 60

Faculty

Frank Chervenak, USA
Asim Kurjak, Croatia
Aris Antsaklis, Greece
Roberto Romero, USA
Joachim Dudenhausen, Germany
Isaak Blickstein, Israel
Wayne Cohen, USA
Davor Ivankovic, Croatia
Vlatko Silobrcic, Croatia
Ivica Zalud, USA
Giovanni Monni, Italy
Mona Zvanca, Romania
Manuel R.G. Carrapato, Portugal
Ulrich Honemeyer, UAE
Oleg Petrovic, Croatia
Aleks Finderle, Croatia
Milan Stanojevic, Croatia

Syllabus outline

The program consists of 6 obligatory and 2 elective modules
– Obligatory session 1: Organization, statistics, evidence based medicine and research in perinatal care
– Obligatory session 2: Ethical and legal dimensions of perinatal care
– Obligatory session 3: Prevention, diagnosis and therapy in perinatal period
– Obligatory session 4: Ultrasound and Doppler diagnosis in perinatal medicine
– Obligatory session 5: Maternal disease affecting perinatal period
– Obligatory session 6: Basics of neonatology

– Elective module 1: Perinatal genetics
– Elective module 2: Preterm labor

Objectives

Postgraduate Fellowship program on Perinatal medicine is designed to broaden the knowledge and skills for obstetricians and pediatricians involved in delivery of perinatal health care. Besides the objectives to foster acquisition, integration and implementation of new knowledge and the newest technologies into all levels of perinatal health care, this program offers to participants the insight into many interdisciplinary problems in perinatal medicine like ethics, organization, statistics, molecular genetics and genomics, research, and applied technology.

Learning and teaching methods

Each module is composed of the theoretical part and practical training (scanning demonstration and hands-on training which is almost 40% of the curriculum).
Each module delivers 50 hours of training including the theoretical and practical part.

Learning outcomes

• Understand the concept of perinatal medicine and regionalization of perinatal care with levels of care. They should understand the meaning of follow – up of the outcome based on perinatal statistics, with basic and advanced knowledge of definitions and indicators of the audit in perinatal medicine from obstetrical and neonatal point of view
• Broaden the knowledge and consciousness of important ethical and legal issues in perinatal medicine in the decision making process while caring for pregnant women and neonates at the limits of viability, those with severe congenital malformations and other life threatening disorders. They should also understand the role of ethics committee and patient counseling
• Become aware of the stepwise analysis during prenatal and postnatal decision making process when making the diagnosis and differential. They will be given means to understand the most important diseases pre- and postnatally, to diagnose, to prevent and to treat them
• Be able to understand the concept and to recognize five great obstetrical syndromes (pre-eclampsia, premature labor, placental abruption, premature rupture of membranes and fetal growth retardation) and will be given state of the art and the most recent information on all of them
• Be aware that most diseases must be identified early enough to allow intervention and prevention not only of the clinical manifestation of disease but also of the long-term handicaps it may cause.
• Be informed about diagnostic value of transabdominal and transvaginal ultrasound in perinatal medicine. Be able to perform independently complete ultrasound examination in all trimesters of pregnancy. Be skilled in 1st trimester ultrasound scan and complete fetal anatomy scan in the 2nd and the 3rd trimester of pregnancy
• Recognize fetal dysmorphology by ultrasound and know the significance of presence of congenital malformations
• Assess fetal well being and know how and when to use color Doppler in obstetrics
• Witness and become acquainted with invasive procedures in fetal medicine
• Witness and become acquainted with 3D/4D ultrasound application in obstetrics
• Be informed and understand the meaning of intrauterine growth restriction from obstetrical and neonatological point of view, with special emphasis on prenatal origin of adult disease (Barker hypothesis)
• Understand the causes of preterm delivery with consequences for the mother, baby and the society
• Understand why multiple pregnancies are high risk pregnancies and how to manage them prenatally, intrapartum and postnatally
• Be informed about the management of labor and delivery with the concept of natural versus programmed labor, with special emphasis on normal and abnormal process of labor and delivery, intrapartum-follow up of fetal well being, and the criteria of fetal distress and hypoxia during delivery
• Be acquainted with the most common maternal diseases during preconception, pregnancy, delivery and puerperium such as: diabetes mellitus, thyroid disease in pregnancy, preexisting- and pregnancy induced hypertension with special forms like HELLP syndrome, uterine structural anomalies and their impact on pregnancy outcome, thrombophilia, collagen disorders and many more.
• Be- as obstetricians- educated in neonatology about basic neonatal problems.
• Be-as pediatricians- competent in neonatology at subspeciality level.
• Be- as neonatologists- capable of providing best care for newborn infants in primary, secondary, and tertiary care, including intensive care of highest standard for critically sick neonates and very low birth weight infants using advanced therapeutic and supportive modalities and skills. Effectively plan therapeutic, rehabilitative, preventive and promotive measures or strategies
• Make rationale decision in the face of ethical dilemmas in perinatal and neonatal diseases
• Demonstrate empathy and humane approach towards patients and their families and exhibit interpersonal behavior in accordance with social norms and expectations
• Exhibit excellent communication skills in dealing with parents and practice compassionate attitude in the field of neonatology
• Implement a comprehensive follow up- and early intervention program for the “at risk” newborn infants, and plan, counsel and advice rehabilitation of the neurodevelopmentally and physically challenged infants.

Assessment

A comprehensive end of module exam will be given at the end of each module. After completion of each module, the fellow should present or send via e-mail the certificate proving attendance, which qualifies him/her to take the summative (final) exam. Final exam includes test and theoretical oral exam in front of the committee of 3 examiners.

Students commitments

If some of the applicants do not complete the program within the defined period of time, they can continue in the next academic year. In these circumstances, they have to attend all the missing lectures and pass the separate exam and final exam.

Literature

  1. Kurjak A, Chervenak FA. Textbook of Perinatal Medicine, 3rd edition. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2015
  2. Kurjak A, Chervenak FA. Donald School Textbook of Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 4th edition. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2017
  3. Cunningham F, Leveno K, Bloom S, Hauth J, Rouse D, Spong C. Williams Obstetrics, 23rd Edition. MacGraw Hill Companies,New York, 2010.
  4. Macones GA, Odibo AO. Fetal Assessment, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  5. Gleason CG, Sherin Devaskar S, Ed. Avery’s Diseases of the Newborn, 9th edition.Saunders, Philadelphia, 2012.
  6. Rennie JM. Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Edition. Churchill Livingstone, 2012.
  7.  Carrera JM, ed. Recommendations and guidelines for perinatal care. Matres Mundi, Barcelona, 2007.
  8.  AAP, ACOG. Guidelinef for perinatal care, 6th edition. ACOG, Washington, 2007
  9.  White RL. Foundations of Developmental Care, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  10.  Alan Fleischman A, Iams JD. Prematurity: Art and Science, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  11.  Spitzer AR, Ellsbury D. Quality Improvement in Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2010.
  12.  Fairchild KD, Polin RA. Healthcare Associated Infections in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2010.
  13.  du Plessis AJ. Neurology of the Newborn Infant, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2010.
  14.  Remington JS, Klein JO, Wilson CB, Nizet V, Maldonado Y. Infectious Diseases of the Fetus and Newborn, 7th Edition, Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  15.  Goldsmith JP, Karotkin EH. Assisted Ventilation of the Neonate, 5th Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  16.  Levene MI, Chervenak FA. Fetal and Neonatal Neurology and Neurosurgery, 4th Edition, Churchill Livingstone, New York, 2009.
  17.  Volpe JJ. Neurology of the Newborn, 5th Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2008.
  18.  Kurjak A, Pooh R. Fetal neurology. Jaypee Brothers, New Delhi, 2009.
  19.  Blickstein I, Chervanak F. Medical Legal Issues in Perinatal Medicine: Part I, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007.
  20.  Blickstein I, Chervanak F. Medical Legal Issues in Perinatal Medicine: Part II, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2007.
  21.  Schenker GJ. Ethical dilemmas in perinatal medicine. Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers, St. Louis, Panama City, Delhi, 2010.
  22.  Kliegman RM, Stanton BMD, Joseph St. Geme, Schor N, Behrman RE. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th Edition. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2011.
  23.  Polin RA, Fairchild KD. Early Onset Neonatal Sepsis, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2010.
  24.  Spitzer AR, White R. Neuroprotection in the Newborn, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2008.
  25.  Bancalari E. The Newborn Lung: Neonatology Questions and Controversies. Saunders, Philadelphia, 2008.
  26.  Uhing MR, Kliegman RM. Current Controversies in Perinatology, An Issue of Clinics in Perinatology. Saunders, Philapdelphia, 2009.
  27.  Subscription to the Donald School Journal of Ultrasound in Obsetrics and Gynecology (web page www.jaypeebrothers.com)

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