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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.

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What You’ll Learn

In the workshop, participant will develop an understanding of a range of musculoskeletal examinations and demonstrate competency in sonography of the shoulder and other musculo-skeletal structures. Topics will include principles of musculo-skeletal ultrasound, common indications, protocol and scanning technique of the various upper and lower limb musculoskeletal structures. Students also develop an insight into the role of ultrasound and other supplementary imaging tests (X-rays and MRI) for the diagnosis of musculo-skeletal 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 on 31 Jan 2019.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY (only for SIT Alumni)

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 SSR validated programme and 4 CPD points will be awarded to Radiographers (who attended at least 75% of workshop).

Schedule

Day 1: 20 Jul, Sat
Time Topics
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Topic 1. Introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound
Instrumentation, system presets and technical requirements (color/power Doppler, panoramic, dynamic scanning)
10:00am Basic principles of musculoskeletal scanning
-Sonographic appearances of normal structures, sonographic artifacts, pathological concepts, interpretation and presentation of findings
10:30am Tea-break
11:00am Topic 2. Shoulder ultrasound 
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, equipment/technique/protocol, clinical presentation, common indications 
11:30am Rotator cuff abnormalities, common pitfalls, ultrasound evaluation of post-op shoulders
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical Hands-On 1
3:30pm Tea-break
4:00pm Practical Hands-On 2
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day 1

Day 2: 21 Jul, Sun
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Topic 3: Elbow ultrasound
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, equipment/protocol, clinical presentation, common indications
10:00am Ultrasound examination technique: anterior, posterior, lateral, medial evaluation
10:30am Tea-break
11:00am Tendon, muscle, ligament, joint/bursal abnormalities
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Practical Hands-On 3
3:30pm Tea-break 
4:00pm Practical Hands-On 4
5:00pm Quiz/ Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 3: 24 Jul, Wed
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Topic 4. Hand and wrist ultrasound
Hand/finger: normal gross and sonographic anatomy, equipment/techniques/protocol, clinical presentation, common indications
10:00am Hand/finger: common ultrasound detectable abnormalities
10:30am Tea-break
11:00am Wrist: normal gross and sonographic anatomy, equipment/techniques/protocol, clinical presentation, common indications, ultrasound detectable pathologies
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Practical Hands-On 5 
3:30pm Tea-break
4:00pm Practical Hands-On 6
5:30pm Reflect, review and Q&A
End of Day

Day 4: 25 Jul, Thu
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Topic 5. Foot, ankle and lower leg ultrasound  
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications 
10:00am Equipment, scanning technique and protocol
10:30am Tea-break
11:00am Calf/lower leg: common ultrasound detectable pathologies
11:30am Pathologies of the ankle: anterior, posterior, medial and lateral compartment
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical Hands-On 7
3:00pm Tea-break
3:30pm Practical Hands-On 8
5:00pm Quiz/Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 5: 26 Jul, Fri
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Topic 6. Knee and thigh ultrasound
Knee/thigh: Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications, scanning technique and protocols
10:00am Knee/thigh: common ultrasound detectable pathologies
10:30am Tea-break
11:00am Topic 7. Hip ultrasound 
Normal gross and sonographic anatomy, clinical presentation, common indications, scanning technique and protocols, common ultrasound detectable pathologies
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical Hands-On 9
3:00pm Tea-break 
3:30pm Practical Hands-On 10
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 6: 27 Jul, Sat
Time Topics
8:30am Registration & Recap
9:00am Topic 8. Soft tissue masses
-Benign tumors: lipomas, muscle tumors, vascular tumors, neural tumors, fibrous tumors, cysts, infections (abscesses), haematomas, collections, 
-Malignant tumors
9:45am Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal disorders
10:30am Tea-break
11:00am Topic 9. Ultrasound guided musculoskeletal intervention 
Principles, general specifications (machine, probe, facility) indications/contraindications, and techniques
12:00pm Topic 10. Advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound techniques
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical Hands-On 11
3:00pm Tea-break
3:30pm Practical Hands-On 12 (consolidation)
4:30pm Quiz/Q&A & debrief
5:30pm 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.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 20 Jul 2019 (Sat) to
27 Jul 2019 (Sat)
Registration is Closed.
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