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Overview

Using a hybrid instruction mode which combines didactic classroom sessions with facilitated case-based learning, online learning activities and practical demonstration, participants will be able to perform ultrasound scan of the upper abdomen using a systematic protocol and present good quality images with diagnostic quality and communicate findings clearly and accurately; explain the significance of laboratory and clinical tests as well as supplementary imaging modalities relevant to the hepatobiliary and kidney systems.

The focus of this module is to provide participants with the required knowledge and skills in abdominal ultrasound. The topics will include common indications, sonographic anatomy, scanning techniques, normal and abnormal findings involved in an abdominal ultrasound examination. Ergonomics related to sonographic working environment and FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma) scan in emergency setting as well as advanced imaging techniques such as elastography, contrast-enhanced ultrasound and fusion imaging will also be covered.


Speakers / Trainers

What You’ll Learn

  • Discuss the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder and biliary system, kidneys, adrenals, spleen, pancreas and abdominal wall
  • Demonstrate independent and collaborative clinical decision making to perform the abdominal ultrasound procedure, differentiate the sonographic appearance of normal structures from pathologic conditions and to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of disease and injury
  • Acquire 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
  • Demonstrate confidence to perform and interpret abdominal ultrasound scans, and communicate findings clearly and accurately to the radiologists
  • Demonstrate confidence to perform and interpret ultrasound scans peritoneal and retroperitoneal space for free fluid and masses
  • 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
 

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. At the end of the trimester, candidates must satisfy the clinical requirements (ie. compulsory logging the required number of ultrasound examinations in clinical portfolio and pass the clinical skills assessment).


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

1. Scanned copy of your NRIC (Singapore residents and Singapore PRs only) in order to qualify for funding support (for eligible courses). 
2. Employment support letter (Includes applicant's area of work)* 
3. Registration of practice, AHPC 
4. Transcript of highest relevant qualification * 
5. Professional certification 
6. English proficiency test, IELTS 7.0 or equivalent ^
7. 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 course
  • Undertake non-credit assessment (during course)

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

Mode of Delivery Dates
Tutorials 21 Jan, 17 Mar 2020
Workshop 8 - 9, 14 - 15, 22 - 23 Feb 2020

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 TBC
Time 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Date 06 Jan 2020 (Mon) to
03 May 2020 (Sun)
Registration Closing on: 25 Nov 2019
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