£564 for both days, £300 for one day
This course is accredited for 10 CPD points by
We suggest you consider...
- Have experience of working with patients with musculoskeletal injuries or complaints.
- Consider your access to a diagnostic ultrasound system for after the course if you intend to use it within your practice.
- Are employed in a professional environment that enables you to utilise this within your practice
- Relevant professional experience or qualifications
- Current registration with the relevant UK professional body eg HCPC or GMC, or foreign equivalent if travelling from abroad.
What do I gain from attending this Introductory Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course?
This course does not offer a certificate of competency as there is no assessment component to the course. In isolation , this course is not a certification in diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound and it does not replace the need for ongoing supervised experience of considerable number of cases. The Royal College of Radiologist (RCR) guidance document on US training is a useful reference point HERE
We receive many enquiries regarding competency in ultrasound and advise you to read this article, ' How do I train in MSK Ultrasound' for further information on ultrasound use in the UK.
There is currently no generic or universally accepted competency in the use of ultrasound, nor is ultrasound currently governed by protected use of title. .
This course is accredited by:
The British Medical Ultrasound Society (BMUS) for 14 BECA points
European Society of Musculoskeletal Radiology (ESSR) for 1 point Category 2
The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) This course provides 14 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists
|9.00-9.30||Basic Physics, Acknowledging artefacts, image optimisation.
Safe use of ultrasound - inc thermal/non-thermal effects
|9.30-10.30||Image optimisation practical, probe skills and identifying structures.|
|10.45 -12.30||Knee – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology. Structures visualised include the suprapatellar recess, extensor mechanism, following the quads from proximal to distal, patella tendon, MCL, medial meniscus, pes anserine complex. LCL, lateral meniscus, ITB insertion. Hamstrings and their insertions.|
|13-15 - 15.00||Ankle and Foot – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working and examples of common pathologies. Structures visualised include Achilles tendon, Tibialis Posterior, Flexor Hallucis, Tibialis Anterior, Extensor digitorum,Anterior recess of the talocrural joint. lateral ankle ligaments.|
|15.15-16.15||Hip – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology, and techniques. Structures include anterior hip recess, gluteal tendons and insertions, trochateric bursa.|
|09:00 - 09:30||Discussion on preparing a business case, regulation of ultrasound use and quality assurance.|
|9:30 - 10:15||Revision of previous days techniques|
|10.30 – 12.30||Shoulder – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology. Visualisation of Long head of biceps and the sheath, Subscapularis, Supraspinatus, Infraspinatus, Subacromial bursa, the posterior recess of the joint, AC joint|
|13.15 – 15.00||Wrist and Hand – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology. Visualisation of the key tendinous structures of the volar aspect of the wrist, alongwith the median nerve and other neural and vascular structures. The six extensor compartment of the dorsum of the wrist. Finger anatomy and discussion of common pathology including trigger finger and OA changes.|
|15.15 -16.15||Elbow – scanning techniques, demonstration, facilitated group working, examples of common pathology. Visualisation of triceps insertion and the posterior recess of the elbow joint, common extensor tendons, common flexor tendons and insertions. The anterio aspect of the joint including distal biceps insertion, the brachial artery and median nerve.|
Central London course location: St Leonards Hospital, Nuttall Street, Shoreditch, London , N1 5LZ
Previous course testimonials
'Really informative, knowledgable tutors. Enjoyable and interesting' - Physiotherapist
' great machine to person ratio + tutor therapist ratio! short tasks and division of joints into compartments' Physiotherapist
'Easy going, excellent 2:1 ultrasound machine. Very helpful and tutors answer all questions. Glad all on memory stick to use as reference' Physiotherapist
'Excellent tutors, 3 different styles. Great mixture of theory and practical' Physiotherapist
'Very approachable tutors, even though I have done a lot of courses I found it really helpful!'Physiotherapist
'Lots of practicals and help. Fantastic, should do an intermediate' Chiropractor
'Excellent combining practical and theory aspects simultaneously' Physiotherapist
'Splitting up protocols and practicing in manageable chunks. Informative nature. Brilliant trainers/tutors. Pictures of pathology were useful. Small group size was brilliant.' SpR Radiology
' A brilliantly organised , interactive and useful course that was very beneficial to help build upon my basic MSK ultrasound knowledge and skills. Highly recommend! ' Radiology SpR
'Each and every bit of it was great' Rheumatologist
'Having 3 tutors (1 to 5) ratio provided continuous direction and correction in groups to create proper ultrasound procedures' Chiropractor
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