Program Description

The M.Sc Echocardiography course offered by the AJIAHS is the post-graduation program for those who are interested to specialize in the area of echocardiography.

This program focuses on advanced aspects of heart scanning which includes evaluation of various cardiac conditions such as congenital, valvular, ischemic cardiac diseases and cardiomyopathies etc in adults, neonatal and pediatric population. And provides good knowledge in Fetal echocardiography/use of ultrasound in non-cardiac diagnosis.

The candidates are trained in such a manner that they are able to analyze a given cardiac condition and independently report the same.

The students are provided with maximum clinical exposure throughout the course tenure.

As a part of master’s program research work and dissertation submission is very important aspect of the curriculum.

The candidates will also be significantly exposed to rural health camps, postings in other hospitals, radiology department as well as in surgery OTs which will add value to their qualification.

The candidates are also encouraged to participate in the various conferences held across different institutions and showcase posters, case reports etc.

Practical Performance Details-SubjectWise

Should be familiar with different company types of ECG machines.

Should be familiar with brief history taking and BP monitoring of the patient.

Should be familiar with pulse measurements manually and by oximeter.

Should confidently be able to perform ECG and read them.


Know the indications/contraindications/ termination of the test.

Consent form and its use.

Emergency medicines and kit uses in TMT.

Use of Defibrillator.

Performing the procedure according to protocols correctly.


Brief explanation to the patient about the procedure.

Connections and reading.


Important parameters derived during analysis and their uses.


To observe how the procedure is performed.

Indications and analysis from the test.


Indications and use of the test.

Observe how the test is performed.


Performing Adult Echocardiography independently by measuring all parameters in the given Echo form and referring the updated ASE guidelines.

Physical examination of signs and symptoms of the patient.

Basic Auscultatory findings.

Basic knowledge of Pediatric/Neonatal Echocardiography.

Good information about Advanced Echocardiography.

Able to manage special procedures done in Echo labs like the preparation for Contrast Echocardiography/DSE/TEE with the help of any senior technologists

Echo lab and Cath lab setup of AJ Medical college, Mangalore

Objective Of The Course

Carrying out all non-invasive tests such as ECG, Holter monitoring, SAECG and treadmill test.

To be able to perform and have a good knowledge in all aspects of echocardiography.

To be able to handle the cardiac catherization equipment’s such as C-arm, table movements, IVUS and hardwares independently.

To obtain knowledge about proper analysis and programming cardiac pacemaker.

Program Structure
Master in Echocardiography
Main Subjects – 1st YEAR Main Subjects-2nd YEAR
Clinical Cardiology Congenital echo- acyanotic diseases
Physics Congenital echo- cyanotic diseases
Echo in VHD Cardiac Surgery
Echo in CAD Use of ultrasound for non -cardiac diagnosis
Echo in myo-pericardial disorders Dissertation

Duration: 1 year.

At the end of the course the students must be able to perform transthoracic echocardiography (2D and 3D- Echocardiography, Tissue doppler imaging), including routine LV function, special cases like Valvular heart disease, cardiomyopathies, ischemic heart disease, congenital heart diseases and post procedural evaluation.

Should be able to carry out all non-invasive tests such as ECG, Holter monitoring, treadmill test independently.

Assisting the physicians during the use of Fractional Flow Reserve (FFR), Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) and Defibrillation etcs.

Ability to do hemodynamic data interpretation, analysis, Worksheet and documentation of all the procedural details in Cath lab.

Have a good knowledge on Sterilization- Disinfecting management.


After completion of the course, the candidates can choose to pursue their education or start working in

Medical manufacturing companies such as pacemaker, stents, catheters and balloon companies.

Industrial medical facilities.

As an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in educational institutions.

Lab In-charge.


Masters in Echocardiography or Masters in Cardiac Catheterization and Interventional Technology (MSc CCIT).

MBA- Healthcare and Hospital Management.


Masters overseas.

Ability to do hemodynamic data interpretation, analysis, Worksheet and documentation of all the procedural details in Cath lab.

Have a good knowledge on Sterilization- Disinfecting management.

A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre

Get In Touch
A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre Kuntikana NH -66,
Mangalore - 575 004. INDIA
+91 824 222 5541,
+91 824 2222802
dean@ajims.edu.in /