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Overview

Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency ultrasound waves to produce diagnostic quality images. 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

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

This course is SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) eligible. Please refer to the user guide how to register for courses utilising your SLC.

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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 6 - 10 Sept 2021 Online Lecture : 8 Sep 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Basic principles of ultrasound physics, ultrasound production
2 13 - 17 Sept 2021 Self Study
Different mode of ultrasound
3 20 - 24 Sept 2021 Lecture Recording
Ultrasound Transmission
4 27 Sep - 1 Oct 2021 Online Lecture: 29 Sep 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ultrasound beam and resolution
5  4 - 8 Oct 2021  Online Tutorial 1 : 6 Oct 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Written Assignment Due (20%) 
10 October 2021, 1159 hrs.
6 11 - 15 Oct 2021 Online Lecture: 13 Oct 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Transducer manipulation & tissue characterization
7 18 - 22 Oct 2021 Self Study
Ultrasound artefacts
8 25 - 29 Oct 2021 Online Lecture: 27 Oct 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Image quality assessment
9 1 - 5 Nov 2021 Lecture Recording
Bio-effects, image optimisation
Online Tutorial 2: 5 Nov 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Group presentation (30%)
10 8 - 12 Nov 2021 Online Lecture : 10 Nov 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Quality assurance
11 15 - 19 Nov 2021 Self Study
Advances in ultrasound imaging: Technological advancement and application in clinical practice
12 22 - 26 Nov 2021 Online Lecture : 24 Nov 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) Curve
13 29 Nov - 3 Dec 2021 Viva (30%) : 3 Dec 2021, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Online Quiz (20%)
14 6 - 10 Dec 2020 Assessment week
15 13 - 17 Dec 2020 Assessment week
16 20 - 24 Dec 2020 Processing of Results

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$4,173.00 $1,251.90
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,173.00 $471.90
Non-Singaporeans $4,173.00 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.

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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:

  • DRG6101 Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation and Quality Assurance
  • DRG6102 Abdominal Ultrasound
  • DRG6103 Pelvic Sonography
  • DRG6104 Obstetric Sonography
  • DRG6105 Small Parts Ultrasound
  • DRG6106 Vascular Sonography
  • DRG6107 Musculoskeletal Sonography
  • DRG6108 Neonatal and Paediatric Sonography
  • HSC6002 Evidence Based Practice and Ethics

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:

  • DRG6101 Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation and Quality Assurance
  • DRG6102 Abdominal Ultrasound
  • DRG6103 Pelvic Sonography
  • DRG6104 Obstetric Sonography
  • DRG6105 Small Parts Ultrasound
  • DRG6106 Vascular Sonography
  • DRG6107 Musculoskeletal Sonography
  • DRG6108 Neonatal and Paediatric Sonography
  • HSC6002 Evidence Based Practice and Ethics
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.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue Online
Time 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Date 06 Sep 2021 (Mon) to
19 Dec 2021 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.

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