Overview

Ultrasound plays a crucial role in the evaluation and management of patients with chronic and systemic diseases of the endocrine system such as thyroiditis and other diseases such as breast cancer which are facing rising incidence as the ageing population grows. The module 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 6-day training program that is designed for ultrasound practitioners such as radiographers or sonographers who wish to pursue a postgraduate qualification in Ultrasound.

This course aims to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in small parts; namely testes and penile, breast, thyroid, parathyroid, lymph nodes, lumps and bumps as well as eyes and thorax ultrasound.

At the end of this module, students will be able to recognize the normal and abnormal ultrasound findings and will be guided in the competent production, interpretation and assessment of these small parts ultrasound images.

Topics will include gross anatomy and physiology, embryology, clinical indications, equipment and patient preparation, techniques and sonographic protocol in the evaluation of breast, thyroid and parathyroid, testis and penile, lymph nodes and salivary glands; and their normal sonographic anatomy and abnormal imaging findings.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of the course, the participants should be able to:
  • Describe and justify the selection of imaging parameters and equipment settings as well as patient care for selected small parts system
  • Perform routine examination of small parts system according to standard protocol
  • Recognise and describe the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the breast, testes and penile ultrasound, thyroid, parathyroid and lymph nodes as well as other miscellaneous parts.
  • Recognise when modifications to routine scanning approaches are required and describe the limitations of ultrasound in regards to imaging the selected small parts system
  • Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning, problem solving and decision-making skills in small parts 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. 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. 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 Dates Topics
1 10 May 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Online Class
  • Topic 1: Thyroid
  • Topic 2: Parathyroid
Lecture Recording
  • Treatment and management of Thyroid Disease
  • Multimodality Imaging in Thyroid and Parathyroid Diseases
2 17 May 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Online Class
  • Topic 3: Salivary Glands
  • Forum Discussion (SIT Faculty)
3 24 - 30 May 2021 Lecture Recording
  • Topic 4: Cervical Lymph Nodes
4 31 May 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Class
  • Topic 5: Scrotum
5 7 - 13 Jun 2021 Lecture Recording
  • Topic 6: Penile Ultrasound (non- Doppler)
  • Forum Discussion (SIT Faculty)
6 14 Jun 2021,
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Class
Student Led Discussion (Tutorial 1)
7 21 -27 Jun 2021 Assignment (20%) due on 25 Jun 2021
 
8 28 Jun 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Class
Topic 7: Breast Part 1
Lecture Recording
  •  MRI, diagnostic vs screening mammography
  • Breast intervention procedures
  • Topic 7: Breast Part 2 
  • Advanced imaging techniques
    • Strain ultrasound elastography, shear-wave elastography, contrast-enhanced ultrasound
8 3 Jul 2021,
9:00am - 6:00pm
Hands-On Practical Session at SIT Lab
  1. Thyroid
  2. Salivary Gland
  3. Cervical Lymph Nodes
  4. Scrotum (KIV Phantom)
  5. Breast Female (KIV Phantom)
  6. Breast Male
  7. Lung
9 5 - 11 Jul 2021 Lecture Recording
  • Topic 8: Thorax/ Lung
10 12 -18 Jul 2021 Lecture Recording
  • Topic 9: Soft Tissue Lumps and Bumps
  • Topic 10: Foreign bodies
  • Forum Discussion (SIT Faculty)
11 19 - 25 Jul 2021 Lecture Recording
  • Topic 11: Orbital
12 26 Jul 2021,
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Student Led Discussion (Tutorial 2)
  • Clinical Competency- Supervisor (Any 2 Parts)
13 5 Aug 2021 Continuous Assessment
  • OSCE (20%)
  • VIVA (20%)
14 9 - 15 Aug 2021 Exam Week (40%)
15 16 - 22 Aug 2021 Exam Week

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 Course 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.

Key Info

Venue Online
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 10 May 2021 (Mon) to
22 Aug 2021 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.

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