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Overview

Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency ultrasound waves to produce diagnostic quality images. This is a 6-day intensive “hands on” training program that is designed for ultrasound practitioners such as radiographers or sonographers who wish to pursue a postgraduate qualification.

This course aims to provide candidates with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the vascular ultrasound field. Candidates will develop an understanding of Doppler physics and its application and importance in vascular scanning. Topics covered include physiology of normal circulation, the process of vascular disease and its effect on the normal circulation, the ultrasound techniques involved in scanning the cerebro-vascular system, upper and lower limb vessels, and abdominal vessels as well as less common indications for vascular ultrasound. Candidates will also develop an insight into the role of ultrasound and other supplementary imaging tests for the diagnosis of various venous and arterial disease.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Identify, describe and justify the selection of imaging parameters and equipment settings as well as patient care for selected vascular system.
  • Perform routine examination of vascular ultrasound of selected vascular system according to standard protocol.
  • Interpret routine sonographic imaging of the selected vascular system.
  • Recognise and describe the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the lower and upper limb venous and arterial systems, carotid arteries and abdominal vasculature.
  • Recognise when modifications to routine scanning approaches are required and describe the limitations of ultrasound in regards to imaging the selected vascular system.
  • Demonstrate advanced clinical reasoning, problem solving and decision-making skills in vascular sonographic practice.

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. 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 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

Week Date Commencing Topics
1 10 - 14 Jan 2022 Online Lecture : 12 Jan 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound
2 17 - 21 Jan 2022 Online Lecture : 19 Jan 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Upper Limb
3 24 - 28 Jan 2022 Online Lecture : 26 Jan 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Lower Limb
4 31 Jan - 4 Feb 2022 Online Lecture : 3 Feb 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Lower Limb
5 7 - 11 Feb 2022 Online Recording
Other Abdominal Vessels 
Online Discussion: 9 Feb 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
6 14 - 18 Feb 2022 Online Lecture: 16 Feb 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Other Abdominal Vessels 
Renal Vessels
7 21 - 25 Feb 2022 Clinical Cases- Student Led Discussion (Tutorial 1) : 23 Feb 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Online Recording
  • Carotid, Vetebral & Brachiocephalic Arterial Colour Duplex
  • Thoracic Outlet
8 28 Feb - 4 Mar 2022 Case Report (20%) 
Recess week
9 7 - 12 Mar 2022 Online Lecture: 9 Mar 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Arterial and Venous Mapping
  • Doppler Others
Practical Session: 12 Mar 2022
Hands on session
1.    Knobology, Carotid, Vertebral, Duplex and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
2.    Upper limb and Lower Duplex Limb- Arteries, Veins (including CVI), Mapping, Pelvis vessels 
3.    Abdominal Duplex (Liver, Renal, Mesentery, Aorta) 
4.    Echocardiography 
10 14 - 18 Mar 2022 Lecture Recording
  • Transcranial Doppler
  • Doppler Others
Tutorial 2. 15 Mar 2022, Tuesday, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
11 21 - 25 Mar 2022 Lecture Recording
Doppler Others
12 28 Mar -1 Apr 2022 Clinical Cases- Student Led Discussion (Tutorial 2) : 30 Mar 2022, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Lecture Recording
  • Doppler Ultrasound imaging for detection of abnormality in the peripheral venous system: What a vascular surgeon wants to know
  • Sonographer Professional Performance: Reflections on how to practice at a high level.
13 4 - 8 Apr 2022 VIVA (30%)
OSCE (30%)
7 Apr 2022, Time TBC
14 11 - 15 Apr 2022 E- Quiz (20%)
15 18 - 21 Apr 2022 Clinical assessment (Clinical Supervisor)
16 25 - 29 Apr 2022 Processing of Results/Announcement

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.

» 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:

  • 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 and SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 10 Jan 2022 (Mon) to
23 Apr 2022 (Sat)
Registration Closing on: 28 Nov 2021
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