PAPILLON COURSE on THYROID ULTRASOUND

Types of learning material

Lectures - Oral presentations

The 40, 15-50-minute Lectures cover the entire field of thyroid ultrasound and related topics.

23 prerecorded Lectures will be available for registered participants till the end of the course. See Column 'Core on the web' in the Supplementary Table. For an example click here.

17 Lectures will be presented and depending on the permission of the authors, they will be available for one month after their presentations or until the end of the Course. See Column 'Webinar 2' in Supplementary Table.

Manuals

There are Manuals for 16 Chapters. These are up-to-date summaries of the specific topic with references. See Column 'Core on the web' in the Supplementary Table. For an example click here.

Differential Diagnostic Tables

Seventeen chapters include such a differential diagnostic summary which shows ultrasound characteristics and specific thyroid diseases in comparative ultrasound images. It includes approximately 1,500 images. See Column 'Core on the web' in the Supplementary Table. For an example click here.

Case Studies - with Voice-Over Ultrasound Video Records

Twenty-one of the Chapters include Case Studies. A Case Study includes a voice-narrated video recording in HD quality, recorded at the time of the original ultrasound examination, supplemented with relevant clinical and laboratory data, and a total of 5,000 ultrasound still images. The videos give the experience of sitting next to a tutor during the original examination, a tutor who explains what we have seen during the examination.

More than a thousand voice-over videos selected from the examination of more than 100,000 patients over 20 years, are perhaps the main novelty of this Course. These videos will be available for registered participants till the end of the course. See Column 'Core on the web' in the Supplementary Table. See link. 1 We will clearly indicate which cases from each chapter are mandatory parts of the Course Curriculum and which belong to the recommended category. For an example click here.

Practice videos

We provide practice opportunities in six of the Chapters. This means that out of hundreds of cases, clinical data and ultrasound videos of 20 cases are displayed at random. The questions after the given case have to be answered. Once the last answer has been entered by the practitioner, the number of correct answers is automatically displayed, and you can review the cases again knowing the right answers
The exercise can be repeated in unlimited numbers. For an example click here.

Case of the month

From October 2021 to April 2022, by the 10th of each month, we present two cases with related CRF (questionnaire). You have two weeks to submit your answers. On the last day of the month, we will publish the distribution of answers to each question with expert commentary. For an example click here.

Webinars

There will be two types of Webinars.

The first type focuses on different ultrasound characteristics and the ultrasound presentation of different conditions and thyroid diseases. Such webinars start with a short summary of the relevant prerecorded presentation of the related topic. Next, we will analyze 6-8 ultrasound videos related to the topic together with the students. These videos will be presented at the website at least one week before the actual webinar. Eight of such web conferences will take place during the course. See Column 'Webinar 1' in the Supplementary Table.

The other type of Webinar will be presented on seven occasions. These will consist of two 30-minute live performances, each followed by a 15-minute discussion. See Column 'Webinar 2' in the Supplementary Table.

Conditions for Completing the Course

To participate (i.e. to submit the answers) in 5 out of 7 'Case of the months'.

Six Chapters include practice videos (see above). These videos also serve as exam. One Case in each of these Chapters has to be successfully analyzed. In all six cases, a success rate of 75% is required for a Course Certificate. There is no limit to the number of attempts. Feedback is only sent to us when someone has reached 75%.

In Person Training and Examinations of Live patients

This event, which requires a 2-day personal appearance, is organized for 'Group A' applicants. This will take place on May 27-28, 2022 in Debrecen. In 8 hours over the two days, everyone will have the opportunity to examine 16 patients under supervision. In addition, there will be lectures and a joint video analysis for 6 hours.

Course Certificate

All participants who fulfilled the 'Conditions for completing the course' requirements get the Course Certificate. This will be issued online by the University of Debrecen, Hungary, and you may print it for your use.

At the end of the in person event, participants will receive a Course Certificate in which the course organizers will classify the student into one of the following categories.

  • Grade A:

    • successfully completed the 120 hours online and 12 hours live practical courses, exam result Grade A.

    • Expert in thyroid and neck ultrasound

  • Grade B:

    • successfully completed the 120 hours online and 12 hours live practical courses, exam result Grade B.

    • Experienced in thyroid and neck ultrasound

  • Grade C:

    • participated at the 120 hours online and 12 hours live practical courses, exam result Grade C.

    • Pass.

  • Fail:

    • completed the 120 hours online and 12 hours live practical courses on thyroid and neck ultrasound, exam result Fail.

    • Only the failed part (online or in person) has to be repeated to obtain an A, B or C grade.

  • Online participant without in person training:

    • Those who choose not to participate at the in person training, are entitled for a Course Certificate provided they fulfill the criteria for completing the online course (see above).

    • Successfully completed the 120 hours Online Thyroid and Neck Ultrasound Course. No grading is available for online only participants

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