Overview

Ultrasound plays a crucial role in the evaluation and management of patients presenting with chronic musculoskeletal injuries. This 6-day interactive workshop will provide participants with the underpinning academic knowledge and clinical skills needed to undertake a range of musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations. The workshop will focus on indications, anatomy, scanning techniques/protocol, normal and abnormal findings involved in a musculoskeletal  ultrasound examination. Hands-on practical will be conducted in the afternoon sessions to supplement the didactic teaching. It is ideal for practitioners who wish to expand their scope of practice in musculoskeletal sonography and can be taken as a single module for continuing professional development.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Participants will develop and enhance the theoretical knowledge and advanced image interpretation as well as specialist scanning skills in sonography of the shoulder and other musculoskeletal structures. Topics will include principles of musculoskeletal ultrasound, common indications, protocol and scanning technique of the various upper and lower limb musculoskeletal structures. Participants will also develop an insight into the role of ultrasound and other supplementary imaging tests (X-rays and MRI) for the diagnosis of musculoskeletal disease.

On completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles and technical requirement of musculoskeletal imaging
  • Discuss the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the musculoskeletal structures (soft tissues such as skin, muscles, tendon, ligaments and nerves as well as bone)
  • Differentiate the sonographic appearance of normal structures from pathologic conditions
  • Acquire knowledge of musculoskeletal ultrasound include static and dynamic imaging, ultrasound guided musculoskeletal intervention and advanced imaging technique such as elastography
  • Understand the correlation between ultrasound and other imaging technique such as x-rays and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Who Should Attend

• Radiographers practising ultrasound
• Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work

 

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

SIT Alumni: Before registering for courses, please activate your SITizens Learning Credits via the email sent by SIT Alumni Team, on behalf of SITLEARN Professional Development.

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who
  • Attend 75% of the workshop; and
  • Undertake non-credit assessment during the workshop 
 

Continuing Professional Development

This is course is pending SSR approval for CPD points.

Schedule

Day 1: 27 Jun 2020
Topics
Welcome and Registration
Topic 1. Introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound
Instrumentation, system presets and technical requirements (color/power Doppler, panoramic, dynamic scanning)
Basic principles of musculoskeletal scanning
-Sonographic appearances of normal structures, sonographic artifacts, pathological concepts, interpretation and presentation of findings
Tea-break
Topic 2. Shoulder ultrasound 
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, equipment/technique/protocol, clinical presentation, common indications 
Rotator cuff abnormalities, common pitfalls, ultrasound evaluation of post-op shoulders
Lunch
Practical Hands-On 1
Tea-break
Practical Hands-On 2
Reflect, review and Q&A
End of Day 1

Day 2: 28 Jun 2020
Topics
Registration & Recap
Topic 3: Elbow ultrasound
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, equipment/protocol, clinical presentation, common indications
Ultrasound examination technique: anterior, posterior, lateral, medial evaluation
Tea-break
Tendon, muscle, ligament, joint/bursal abnormalities
Lunch
Practical Hands-On 3
Tea-break 
Practical Hands-On 4
Quiz/ Q&A
End of Day

Day 3: 30 Jun 2020 
Topics
Registration & Recap
Topic 4. Wrist ultrasound
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, equipment/techniques/protocol, clinical presentation, common indications, ultrasound detectable pathologies
Common ultrasound detectable abnormalities
Tea-break
Upper extremity ultrasound with MRI correlation
Lunch
Practical Hands-On 5 
Tea-break
Practical Hands-On 6
Reflect, review and Q&A
End of Day

Day 4: 1 Jul 2020
Topics
Registration & Recap
Topic 5. Hand ultrasound  
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications, ultrasound detectable pathologies
Common ultrasound detectable abnormalities
Tea-break
Practical Hands-On 7
Lunch
Topic 6. Foot and lower leg ultrasound
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications
Common ultrasound detectable pathologies
Practical Hands-On 8
Quiz/Q&A
End of Day

Day 5: 2 Jul 2020
Topics
Registration & Recap
Topic 7. Ankle ultrasound
-Anterior and posterior compartments

Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications, scanning technique and protocols
Common ultrasound detectable pathologies
Tea-break
Practical hands-on 9
Lunch
Topic 7. Ankle ultrasound
-Medial and lateral compartments

Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications, scanning technique and protocols
Common ultrasound detectable pathologies
Tea-break 
Practical Hands-On 10
Reflect, review and Q&A
End of Day

Day 6: 3 Jul 2020
Topics
Registration & Recap
Topic 8. Knee and thigh ultrasound
Knee/thigh: Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications, scanning technique and protocols
Common ultrasound detectable pathologies
Tea-break
Practical hands-on 11
Lunch
Topic 9. Hip ultrasound 
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications, scanning technique and protocols, common ultrasound detectable pathologies
Topic 10. Advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques
3D/4D, elastography
Tea-break
Practical Hands-On 12
Quiz
Reflection on learning, certificates issuing, review and Q&A
End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $3,980.40 $1,194.12 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $3,980.40 $1,194.12 $450.12
Non-Singaporeans $3,980.40 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SF Series Funding or Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy. Both cannot be combined.

» Learn more about funding types available

Terms & Conditions:

SkillsFuture Funding


In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident
  2.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy

To be eligible for the 90% enhanced subsidy awarded, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:
  1.  Be a Singaporean Citizen
  2.  Be at least 40 years old
  3.  Not receive any other funding from government sources in respect of the actual grant disbursed for the programme

SIT reserves the right to collect the balance of the programme fees (i.e. the potential grant amount) directly from the applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) should the above requirements not be fulfilled.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.  

What Past Participant Say

"Excellent, encouraging, knowledgeable and dynamic trainer. Materials provided are comprehensive. Practical sessions are exceptionally good and trainer was very patient in teaching. Best MSK workshop ever!" - Kho Ying Ying, Radiographer, Singapore General Hospital

"Sincerely appreciate the content and practical lessons (especially). Greatly widen our skills and knowledge in MSK." - Chong Pei Qi (Paige), Radiographer, National University Health System Pte. Ltd

"Lecturer is knowlegeable and willing to share. Excellent course." - Azzalia Binte Abu, Application Specialist, Canon Medical Systems Asia Pte. Ltd

"I had a good learning experience. The trainers were dedicated and were generous to share their wealth of knowledge. Mr Stephen Bird is a brilliant sonographer and was able to conduct his lessons and hands-on in a very structured way. Awesome workshop!" - Teo Si Min, Radiographer, Singapore General Hospital

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 27 Jun 2020 (Sat) to
03 Jul 2020 (Fri)
Registration Closing on: 06 Jun 2020
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