Focused Bedside TTE and Ultrasound


Stanford School of Medicine



Dr. Anne-Sophie Beraud developed and implemented an Echocardiography teaching program for the divisions of anesthesia, internal medicine, critical care medicine, and emergency medicine at Stanford Medicine. In this course, Dr. Beraud and Dr. Sara Nikravan will lead you through the core concepts of ultrasound physics, transthoracic echocardiography, and lung ultrasound, as well as hemodynamic and global assessments for echocardiography, the physics of doppler, and measurement techniques.

This is a completely self-directed educational resource, and as such does not offer completion certificates or traditional assessments. There is an unmoderated discussion board available for participant use, but please be aware that Dr. Beraud and Dr. Nikravan will most likely not participate in any discussion board conversations.


There are no prerequisites for this course, though an understanding of basic medical concepts would be helpful.

Course Staff

Anne-Sophie Beraud
Clinique Pasteur

Sara Nikravan
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director of Point of Care Ultrasound
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative, and Pain Medicine
Division of Critical Care Medicine
Division of Cardiothoracic Anesthsiology
Stanford University

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be a doctor to take this course?
No, though medical background or education would be helpful.

What is the course structure?
This course is an open educational resource. It is completely self-paced and will be open for enrollment at any time. The course contains five subject-based modules of didactic video lectures, with a sixth module containing case studies based on the lecture content. Your progress through the material is not tracked and there are no formal assessments or graded content in this course.

Does this course offer Stanford University or CME credit?
No, this course does not offer credit of any kind.

Can I collaborate with the teachers or other students?
The teachers will not be regularly engaging with this course or participating in the discussion forum. There is an unmoderated discussion forum available if you'd like to engage with other students who are enrolled in the course.

Can I reuse this material at my institution?
You are welcome to invite peers or colleagues to enroll in this course. The video content is not available for download.

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Delivery Option:
Online Course Free

This course may not currently be available to learners in some states and territories.