Overview

Ultrasound plays a crucial role in the evaluation and management of patients with hepatobiliary and kidney diseases. The workshop is introduced in response to the industry demand and government healthcare policy in expanding capacity in skills upgrading of the current healthcare workforce.

This 6-day interactive workshop aims to provide participants with advanced theoretical knowledge and clinical skills in scanning the upper abdominal organs, namely liver, gallbladder and biliary system, kidneys (including urinary bladder), spleen and pancreas as well as the great vessels. In addition, core principles in abdominal ultrasound and FAST scan in trauma settings as well as advanced imaging techniques (elastography, contrast-enhanced ultrasound) will also be covered. Intensive hands-on practical sessions on healthy volunteers and simulators will be conducted to complete the knowledge and skillset acquisition in abdominal ultrasound.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

  • Understand the role of ultrasound in the diagnosis of abdominal pathology.
  • Discuss the normal and abnormal imaging characteristics of the liver, gallbladder and biliary system, kidneys, adrenals, spleen and pancreas.
  • Acquire hands-on ultrasound scanning skills of the abdomen (include Focused Assessment with Sonography for Trauma or FAST examination).
  • Explain the significance of clinical tests and complimentary modalities relevant to hepato-biliary and kidney systems.
  • Discuss the limitation of ultrasound in regards to abdominal ultrasound imaging and recognise when modifications to routine scanning approaches are required.

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work (GPs, A&E clinicians, radiologists, residents etc)


Prerequisites

Participants are required to have a healthcare related qualification. Prior clinical experience and knowledge on general operation of the ultrasound machines may be given preferential consideration.

 

Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:
  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake non-credit bearing assessment (during course)


Continuing Professional Development

This workshop is eligible for the following continuing professional development units:

Schedule

Day Date Commencing Topics
1 9 February 2023 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Introduction to Abdominal Ultrasound
  • The liver
  • Gallbladder and the biliary system
  • Case-based learning: liver, gallbladder and biliary pathologies
  • Practical hands-on
  • Reflect, review, and Q&A
2 10 February 2023 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • The renal tracts (kidneys, ureters, bladders) and adrenals
  • Case-based learning: kidney, ureters, and bladder pathologies
  • The great abdominal vessels: Porto-venous system, aorta, and IVC 
  • Case-based learning: the great vessels pathologies
  • Practical hands-on
  • Knowledge quiz
  • Reflect, review, and Q&A
3 11 February 2023 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • The spleen
  • The pancreas
  • Practical hands-on
  • FAST (Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma) 
  • Practical demo on FAST
  • Practical hands-on
  • Reflect, review, and Q&A
4 16 February 2023 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sonographic techniques in the transplant patient – Renal transplant
  • Sonographic techniques in the transplant patient – Liver transplant
  • Renal transplant ultrasound – The surgeon's perspective
  • Liver transplant ultrasound: what the clinician wants to know?
  • Practical hands-on
  • Knowledge quiz
  • Reflect, review, and Q&A
5 17 February 2023 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • The peritoneum and retroperitoneum
  • Case-based learning – ultrasound detectable pathologies of the peritoneum and retroperitoneum
  • Contrast-enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS): Introduction and sonographer’s role
  • CEUS of the liver, kidneys, and aorta
  • Practical hands-on
  • Reflect, review, and Q&A
6 18 February 2023 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Ultrasound elastography of the liver and spleen (with demo)
  • Clinical usefulness of ultrasound elastography in the management of chronic liver disease and portal hypertension: clinician’s perspective
  • Reflection on clinical practice: How to perform at a higher level?
  • Practical hands-on
  • Final quiz
  • Reflect, review, and Q&A

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) /
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder
$4,108.80 $1,232.64
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $4,108.80 $464.64
Non-Singaporeans $4,108.80 Not Eligible
 
Note:
  • Please note that GST reflected in the fees table will be revised to 8% GST if payment is received by SIT on or after 1 January 2023. The company or trainee may be liable for an additional GST amount.
  • 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

In order to be eligible for the 70% training grant awarded by SkillsFuture, applicants (and/or their sponsoring organisations where applicable) must:

  1. Be a Singaporean Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident or LTVP+ Holder
  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 course fees (i.e. the SSG course fee grant amount) directly from the trainees and/or their sponsoring organisations, where applicable, should the above requirements not be fulfilled by the trainee.

SIT reserves the right to make changes to published course information, including dates, times, venues, fees and instructors without prior notice.

Key Info

Venue TBC
Time 09:00 AM to 06:00 PM
Date 09 Feb 2023 (Thu) to
18 Feb 2023 (Sat)
Register Before: 19 Jan 2023
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