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Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency ultrasound waves to produce diagnostic quality images. This is 6-day interactive workshop is designed 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 workshop will focus on the function of the controls of the ultrasound machine to facilitate the application of knowledge learnt to produce an optimised image. Hands-on practicals will be conducted to supplement the didactic teaching. It is ideal for practitioners who wish to expand their scope of practice in medical sonography.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
  1. Discuss the interaction of sound with matter and understand the factors involved in the production of sound waves
  2. List and describe the components of an ultrasound transducer and machine controls as well as its effects on the final image quality
  3. Describe the various functions performed by the ultrasound system and discuss the pre-processing and post processing options
  4. Explain the criteria of a diagnostic quality image discuss the various sonographic scanning techniques used in image acquisition and image optimization
  5. Recognize image artifacts, equipment or transducer faults and perform simple quality assurance checks
  6. Compare the different modes of ultrasound and differentiate pulsed and continuous techniques
  7. Explain the principles in tissue characterization
  8. Understand the safety issues such as bio-effects related to ultrasound work.

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work

SITizens Learning Credits (SLC) - Eligible Course

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Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the module, and
  • Undertake credit bearing assessment 


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  NA
6 11 - 15 Oct 2021 Lecture Recording
Transducer manipulation & tissue characterization
7 18 - 22 Oct 2021 Online Lecture: 20 Sep 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Ultrasound artefacts
8 25 - 29 Oct 2021 Lecture Recording 
Image quality assessment
9 1 - 5 Nov 2021 Online Lecture: 3 Nov 2021, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Bio-effects, image optimisation
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


Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR
$4,108.80 $1,232.64
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,108.80 $464.64
Non-Singaporeans $4,108.80 Not Eligible
  • Fees listed are pending Skills Future Funding approval.
  • 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.

What Past Participants Say

"The course is a good refresher even for radiographers who have learnt about basic principles and physics. It is thorough and a lot of materials are given out ." - Chun Luan, Radiographer, Singapore General Hospital
"Very informative. Explained topics in a manner everyone can understand. [It is] simplified with examples for us to comprehend. " - Ponsica, Sonographer, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital

"This course is very useful for beginner sonographers as they would not have much headway in using the machine's buttons and functiosn. By understanding the physics, we are able to better apply it to the clinical setting " - Vanessa Lam, Radiographer, Gleneagles Hospital
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Key Info

Venue Online
Time 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Date 06 Sep 2021 (Mon) to
26 Nov 2021 (Fri)
Registration is Closed.

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