Overview

The module aims to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the ultrasound physics and instrumentation that will support their learning and practice in the diagnostic ultrasound field. The course will consist of lectures, student directed group work and case-based discussion in a collaborative and supportive learning environment. The module content focuses on the function of the controls of the ultrasound machine to facilitate the application of knowledge learnt to produce an optimised image in the clinical setting.


Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Discuss the production and interaction of sound waves with matter
  • Explain the various components and functions of the transducer and the machine controls as well as its effects on the final image quality
  • Recognise and minimise the unwanted image artifacts
  • Explain the criteria of a diagnostic quality image discuss the various sonographic scanning techniques used in image acquisition and optimisation
  • Explain the principles in tissue characterisation
  • Recognise equipment or transducer faults and perform simple quality assurance checks for verification
  • Understand the bio-effects and ALARA principle (as low as reasonable achievable) in ultrasound

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work

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Prerequisites

Participants must have relevant ultrasound related experience (preferably at least 1 year of working experience as an independent sonographer).

Candidates must have the required access to a medical ultrasound facility to develop competency in the respective clinical applications. They must be actively engaged in supervised ultrasound clinical practice in the workplace for at least three days (or equivalent) per week. It is the candidate's responsibility to secure a supervised clinical arrangement in the workplace.

Documents and information you would need to complete this application:
Please upload documents under Online Applications - Supporting Documents section.

1.  Employment support letter (Includes applicant's area of work)* 
2. Registration of practice, AHPC 
3. Transcript of highest relevant qualification * 
4. Professional certification 
5. English proficiency test, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent ^
6. Answers to the following questions: 
  • Your reasons for pursuing the module (100 - 150 words)
  • Why did you select SIT over other academic institutions? (100 - 150 words)
  • What do you hope to achieve at the completion of the module? (100 - 150 words)
* Mandatory Documents
^ If applicant's basic professional qualification was not obtained from Singapore, Australia, Canada (except Quebec), New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, and the United States of America)

 

Duration

  • Part-time Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography: 1 - 3 years
  • Part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography: 1 - 5 years
  • Each module is around 12-14 weeks in duration
  • Candidates are expected to set aside time for self-directed learning for the entire duration of the module
 
 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Undertake credit bearing assessment 

A Certificate of Attainment will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Participants who pass the Assessment criteria of the respective module will earn 6 credits, which are stackable for Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma qualifications.
  • Candidates who pass 4 modules (totalling 24 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography by Singapore Institute of Technology.
  • Candidates who pass 8 modules (totalling 48 credits) with a CGPA of 2.5 or more will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography by Singapore Institute of Technology.

Schedule

Week Date Commencing* Topics
1 7 - 11 Sept 2020 Online Lecture
Basic principles of ultrasound physics, ultrasound production
2 14 - 18 Sept 2020 Online Lecture
Different mode of ultrasound
3 21 - 25 Sept 2020 Online Lecture
Ultrasound Transmission
4 28 Sep - 2 Oct 2020 Online Lecture
Ultrasound beam and resolution
5 5 - 9 Oct 2020  Online Tutorial 1 (Exact Date TBC)
Forum Discussion – Application of physical principles to clinical practice
6 12 - 16 Oct 2020 Online Lecture
Transducer manipulation & tissue characterization
7 19 - 23 Oct 2020 Online Lecture
Ultrasound artefacts
Online quiz
8 26 - 30 Oct 2020 Online Lecture
Bio-effects image optimization
9 2 - 6 Nov 2020 Online Tutorial 2 (Exact Date TBC)
Image quality assessment
Forum Discussion - Current QA/QC guidelines in workplace in comparison with national guidelines 
10 9 - 13 Nov 2020 Online Lecture
Quality assurance

11 16 - 20 Nov 2020
Forum discussion – Latest technological advancement and application in clinical practice

12 23 - 27 Nov 2020 Online Lecture
Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) Curve
13 30 Nov - 4 Dec 2020 Viva (20%)
14 7 - 11 Dec 2020 Exam Week (30%)
15 14 - 18 Dec 2020 Exam Week (30%)
16 21 - 25 Dec 2020 Processing of Results

* Exact date for Online Lectures will be confirmed at a later date

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$4,173.00 $1,251.90 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,173.00 $1,251.90 $471.90
Non-Singaporeans $4,173.00 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

To be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded, 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.

Course Series

Find out more about the Modular Certification Courses - Sonography.

Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography
These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 credits which are stackable for Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography. Candidates who pass any of the 4 modules (inclusive of 2 compulsory modules in bold), totalling 24 credits, with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 to be completed within a 3 year period will be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Sonography by SIT.

 

Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography
These modules are stackable towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography or can be taken individually as a single module as follows:

Each module carries 6 credits which are stackable for Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography. Candidates who pass any of the 8 modules (inclusive of 3 compulsory modules in bold), totalling 48 credits, with a CGPA of ≥ 2.5 to be completed within a 5 year period will be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Sonography by SIT.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 08:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 07 Sep 2020 (Mon) to
20 Dec 2020 (Sun)
Registration Closing on: 27 Jul 2020
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