SITizens Learning Credits

Overview

Ultrasound involves the use of high frequency ultrasound waves to produce diagnostic quality images. This course aims to provide participants with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the vascular ultrasound field. Participants 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. Participants 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

  • Understand the core principles underlying the Doppler examination and clinical applications using Color and Spectral Doppler techniques.
  • Be familiar with the common indications, sonographic anatomy and common pathologies of the various vascular systems.
  • Describe the scanning technique/imaging protocol required to produce good images with diagnostic quality.
  • Recognize the normal and abnormal ultrasound anatomy of the abdominal, peripheral arterial and venous systems as well as the cerebrovascular system.
  • Deepen understanding on the significance of lab and/or clinical tests, supplementary imaging modalities for diseases related to various vascular systems.

Who Should Attend

  • Radiographers practising ultrasound
  • Healthcare professionals involved in ultrasound work
 

Prerequisities

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
 

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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 assessment (during course)

Schedule

Week Dates Topics
1 20 Jan 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Online Class
Topic 1. Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound
  1. Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology
  2. Doppler physics and Artifacts
  3. Hemodynamic principles
  4. Analysis of arterial and venous Doppler and waveform
  • Image optimisation & Reflections on Clinical Practice
  • Role of Clinical Audit in an Ultrasound Service (Applications in Vascular Ultrasound)
2 21 Jan 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Online Class
Topic 2: The Upper Limb
  • Upper limb arterial Duplex
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  • Ultrasound of the radial arteries/ palmar system pre-Coronary Angiograms (CAGs)
  • Upper Limb Venous Duplex
  1. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  2. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  3. Unusual presentation
3 28 Jan 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Online Class
Topic 3: The Lower Limb
  • Lower limb deep vein for DVT
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  • Chronic Venous Insufficiency
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3.  Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  • Advanced Chronic Venous Insufficiency. Unusual presentations & Post-surgical appearances
4 4 Feb 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Online Class
Quiz 1

Topic 3: The Lower Limb 
  • Lower limb arterial Colour Duplex (including ABI)
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  • Arterial Colour Duplex post Intervention: An Overview
5 10 Feb 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Online Class
Topic 4: Other Abdominal Vessels 
  • Ovarian Venous Colour Duplex
    1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
    2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
    3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearance
    4. Unusual presentation
  • Porto-Venous inc TIPS
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  • Mesenteric Vessels Colour Duplex
    1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
    2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
    3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
    4. Unusual presentation
6 18 Feb 2021, 6:30pm - 8:30pm Online Class
Topic 4: Other Abdominal Vessels 
  • Aorta - (Including introduction to EVAR & endoleak)
Topic 5: Renal Vessels
  • Renal Arterial Colour Duplex
    1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
    2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
    3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
    4. Unusual presentation
    5. Interesting cases
Renal Transplant Colour Duplex: Technique and key pathologies
6 20 Feb 2021
8:30am - 2pm
Practical Session
  • Hands on session, Vascular Lab (KIV)
7 22 - 26 Feb 2021 E-Learning
Topic 6: Carotid, Vetebral & Brachiocephalic Arterial Colour Duplex 
  • Carotid, Vetebral & Brachiocephalic Arterial Colour Duplex 
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  5. Interesting cases
Topic 7: Thoracic Outlet
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  5. Interesting cases
AVF- Planning & surveillance with colour duplex ultrasound
7 25 Feb 2021
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Tutorial 1: Clinical Cases- Student Led Discussion 
8 Recess Week
9 8 - 12 Mar 2021 Online Class
Quiz 2
Topic 8: Arterial and Venous Mapping
Carotid, Vetebral & Brachiocephalic Arterial Colour Duplex 
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  5. Interesting cases
Topic 9: Doppler Others
Thoracic Outlet Duplex
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  5. Interesting cases
Topic 10: Echocardiography
  • Introduction to Echocardiography
9 13 Mar 2021 
8:30am - 2pm
Practical Session
  • Hands on session, Vascular Lab (KIV)
    • Carotid, Vertebral, Brachiocephalic Duplex and Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 
    • Liver, Renal, Mesenteric, Aorta
    • Echocardiography
10 15 - 19 Mar 2021 E-Learning
Topic 11: Liver Transplant Doppler
  • Colour Duplex of hepatic transplantation
  • Tips and Tricks on Hepatic Transplantation
11 22 - 26 Mar 2021 E-Learning
Topic 12: Penile Doppler 
  • Penile Doppler
  1. Gross anatomy, common indications, scanning technique.
  2. Protocol and documentation (worksheets)
  3. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances
  4. Unusual presentation
  5. Interesting cases
Topic 13: CEUS
  • CEUS: Sonographer's role
  • CEUS: The Singapore Experience
  1. Common indications
  2. Commonly seen pathologies and their sonographic appearances:  Aorta (endoleaks) & PV thrombosis
  3. Unusual presentation
  4. Interesting cases
12 29 Mar - 2 Apr 2021 E-Learning
Quiz 3
  • Doppler Ultrasound imaging for detection of abnormality in the pheriperal venous system: What a vascular surgeon wants to know?
  • Sonographer Professional Performance: Reflections on how to practice at a high level.

Fees

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
 
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.

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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.
SITizens Learning Credits

Key Info

Venue Online and SIT@Dover, 10 Dover Drive S138683
Time 06:30 PM to 08:30 PM
Date 20 Jan 2021 (Wed) to
29 Mar 2021 (Mon)
Registration is Closed.

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