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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 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 is a 3-day intensive “hands on” training program aims to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in small parts, namely breast ultrasound and lumps and bumps imaging. Breast intervention work, breast MRI and mammography as well as other advanced imaging techniques such as elastography and contrast-enhanced ultrasound will also be covered.

At the end of this workshop, participants 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, lymph nodes and soft tissue masses; and their normal sonographic anatomy and abnormal imaging findings.

Teaching Team

What You’ll Learn

Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
  • Explain the basic principles and technical requirement of small parts ultrasound scan.

  • Understand the routine protocol for ultrasound imaging of the small parts such as breast, and lymph nodes ultrasound as well as other soft tissue masses.

  • Recognise and describe the normal and abnormal sonographic characteristics of the breast and soft tissue masses 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.

Who Should Attend

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

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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)

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

Continuing Professional Development

This is SSR validated programme and 4 CPD points will be awarded to participants (who attended at least 75% of workshop).

Schedule

Day 1

Time Topic
8:30am Welcome and Registration
9:00am Lecture: Breast
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Lecture: MRI, diagnostic vs screening mammography
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Practical demonstration and hands-on: breast (phantom or male volunteer)
3:00pm Tea Break
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day 1
 

Day 2

Time Topic
8:30am Registration and Recap
9:00am Lecture: The male breast, pregnancy induced changes, involutional changes to the breast; breast with Implants, lymphadenopathy
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Lecture: Breast intervention procedures
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Advanced imaging techniques
- Strain ultrasound elastography, shear-wave elastography, contrast-enhanced ultrasound
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Practical demonstration and hands-on: Strain /shear-wave elastography
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day 2

Day 3

Time Topic
8:30am Registration and Recap
9:00am Lecture: Ultrasound of soft tissue masses
10:30am Tea Break
11:00am Lecture: Ultrasound and x-rays of soft tissue foreign bodies
12:30pm Lunch
1:30pm Ultrasound of soft tissue masses (+/- volunteers with lumps/bumps)
3:00pm Tea Break
3:30pm Quiz
5:00pm Reflect, review and Q&A
5:30pm End of Day 3

Fees

Category Full Fee After SF Funding After SF Mid-Career
Enhanced Subsidy
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) / Singapore PR $2,568.00 $770.40 Not Eligible
Singapore Citizen (40 & above) $2,568.00 $770.40 $290.40
Non-Singaporeans $2,568.00 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


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
  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.

Key Info

Venue SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive, S (138683)
Time 08:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Date 06 Mar 2020 (Fri) to
08 Mar 2020 (Sun)
Registration is Closed.
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