Overview

Ultrasound plays a crucial role in the evaluation and management of patients with hepatobiliary and kidney diseases. The workshop is introduced in response to the industry demand and government healthcare policy in expanding capacity in skills upgrading of the current healthcare workforce.

This is a 3-day intensive, interactive workshop aims to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in scanning the upper abdominal organs, namely liver, gallbladder and biliary system, kidneys (including urinary bladder), spleen and pancreas as well as the great vessels. In addition, core principles in abdominal ultrasound and FAST scan in trauma setting will also be covered. Intensive hands-on practical will be conducted in the afternoon sessions to complete the didactic teaching.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
  • Discuss the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder and biliary system, kidneys, adrenals, spleen and pancreas.

  • Familiar with hands-on ultrasound scanning skills of the abdomen include Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma (FAST) examinations and perform ultrasound examination proficiently in their day-to-day clinical environment.

  • Understand the core principles of abdominal ultrasound scans, and communicate findings clearly and accurately to the radiologists
  • Explain the significance of clinical tests and complimentary modalities relevant to hepato-biliary and kidney systems

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work (GPs, A&E clinicians, radiologists, residents etc)

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)

Prerequisites

Participants are required to have a healthcare related qualification. Prior clinical experience and knowledge on general operation of the ultrasound machines may be given preferential consideration

Schedule

Day 1

Time Topic
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound
- Machine/system set-up, knobology, transducer, imaging protocol and documentation, probe orientation and manipulation techniques
9:30am The liver
- Gross anatomy/physiology, sonographic anatomy, technique, protocol and documentation, clinical presentation, common indications, patient preparation, scanning technique, ultrasound detectable abnormalities and common pitfalls
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Gallbladder and the biliary system
- Gross anatomy/physiology, sonographic anatomy, technique, protocol and documentation, clinical presentation, common indications, patient preparation, scanning technique, ultrasound detectable abnormalities and common pitfalls
12:00pm Case-based learning: hepatobiliary pathologies
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm Practical scan techniques: acoustic windows, patient positioning and ergonomic awareness
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Practical hands-on: liver, gallbladder and the biliary system
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day 1
 

Day 2

Time Topic
8:30am Registration and Recap
9:00am The liver and biliary system – what the clinician wants to know?
10:00am The spleen
- Gross anatomy/physiology, sonographic anatomy, technique, protocol and documentation, clinical presentation, common indications, patient preparation, scanning technique, ultrasound detectable abnormalities and common pitfalls
11:00am Tea Break
11:30am The pancreas
- Gross anatomy/physiology, sonographic anatomy, technique, protocol and documentation, clinical presentation, common indications, patient preparation, scanning technique, ultrasound detectable abnormalities and common pitfalls
12:30pm Case-based learning: spleen and pancreas pathologies
1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) with demo
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Practical hands-on: spleen, pancreas, FAST
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Day 3

Time Topic
8:30am Registration and Recap
9:00am The renal tracts (kidneys, ureters, bladders) and adrenals:
- Gross anatomy/physiology, sonographic anatomy, technique, protocol and documentation, clinical presentation, common indications, patient preparation, scanning technique, ultrasound detectable abnormalities and common pitfalls
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am The great abdominal vessels
- Porto-venous system, aorta and IVC
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical hands-on: kidneys, bladder, the great abdominal vessels
3:30pm Tea Break
4:00pm Quiz
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $2,407.50 $722.25 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,407.50 $722.25 $272.25
Non-Singaporeans $2,407.50 Not Eligible Not Eligible

Note:
  • All figures include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.
  • You can opt for either SkillsFuture 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, S (138683)
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 13 Feb 2020 (Thu) to
15 Feb 2020 (Sat)
Registration is Closed.

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