Overview

Hybrid instruction mode will be employed which combines didactic classroom teaching sessions with facilitated case-based learning, online learning activities and practical demonstration. The module is offered concurrently with supervised clinical practice to develop competency in musculoskeletal ultrasound.
In this module, the student will develop an understanding of a range of musculoskeletal examinations and demonstrate competency in sonography of the shoulder and other musculo-skeletal structures. Topics include principles of musculo-skeletal ultrasound, common indications, protocol and scanning technique of the various upper and lower limb musculo-skeletal structures. Students also develop an insight into the role of ultrasound and other supplementary imaging tests (x-rays and MRI) for the diagnosis of musculo-skeletal disease.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

On completion of this course, the participant should be able to:
  • Identify, describe and justify the selection of imaging parameters and equipment settings as well as patient care for ultrasound examinations of the musculo-skeletal system.
  • Demonstrate confidence in performing ultrasound examination of the shoulder following a systematic protocol.
  • Recognise and describe the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the lower and upper limb musculo-skeletal structures and relevant imaging artifacts
  • Recognise when modifications to routine scanning approaches are required and describe the limitations of ultrasound in regards to imaging the selected musculo-skeletal structure.
  • Demonstrate independent and collaborative clinical decision making to differentiate the sonographic appearance of normal structures from pathologic conditions and to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of abnormalities detected on ultrasound

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. 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 Dates Topics
1 18 - 22 May 202 Self-study Online Learning:
Topic 1. Introduction to musculoskeletal US
2 25 - 29 May 2020 Self-study Online Learning:
Topic 2. Shoulder US
3 1 - 5 Jun 2020 Self-study Online Learning:
Topic 3. Elbow US
4 8 - 12 Jun 2020 Self-study Online Learning:
Topic 4. Wrist US
5 15 - 19 Jun 2020 Self-study Online Learning:
Topic 5. Hand/Finger US
5 16 Jun 2020 Case-based Tutorial 1
6:30pm - 8:30pm
6 22 - 26 Jun 2020 Self-study Online Learning:
Topic 6. Foot and Lower Leg US
6 27 -  28 Jun 2020 Musculoskeletal Sonography Workshop (Subject to Covid-19 situation)
7 Recess Week: 29 Jun - 3 Jul 2020 Case Assignment Due: 30 Jun 2020, 1159
7 30 Jun - 3 Jul 2020 Musculoskeletal Sonography Workshop (Subject to Covid-19 situation)
8 Self-study Online Learning: 6 - 10 Jul 2020 Topic 7. Ankle US
9 Self-study Online Learning: 13 - 17 Jul 2020 Topic 8. Knee and thigh US
9 23 Jul 2020 Case-based Tutorial 2
6:30pm - 8:30pm
10 Self-study Online Learning: 20 - 24 Jul 202 Topic 9. Hip US
11 Self-study Online Learning: 27 - 31 Jul 2020 Topic 10. Advanced musculoskeletal US techniques
12 Revision: 3 - 7 Aug 2020
12 Exact date to be determine Clinical assessment
13 Revision: 10 - 14 Aug 2020
13 13 Aug 2020 VIVA/OSCE 12pm - 6:30pm
14 Exam: 17 - 21 Aug 2020 (Exact date to be determine)
15 Exam: 24 - 28 Aug 2020 (Exact date to be determine)
16 31 Aug - 4 Sep 2020 Results

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 05:30 PM
Date 18 May 2020 (Mon) to
07 Sep 2020 (Mon)
Registration is Closed.

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