DVT Ultrasound Course (Basic)
Acquire a complete set of diagnostic quality views to answer protocol based clinical question – ‘Is there DVT in the thigh or popliteal veins?’.
You will gain an understanding of machine optimisation including ‘tips & traps’ and anatomy familiarisation on real patient models.
Want to be recognised as a safe and competent point of care ultrasound user?
This course is the first step toward attaining a credential in point of care ultrasound (Certificate of Competence).
Learn more about our credentialing pathway.
Who should attend?
- Emergency Medicine Physician
- Family Physician
- General Practitioner
- Orthopaedic Surgeon
- Pain Management Specialist
- Rehabilitation Specialist
- Renal Physician
- Sports Medicine Physician
To acquire a complete set of diagnostic quality views to answer the clinical question:
- Is there DVT in the thigh veins or popliteal veins?
Expected Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate effective use of an ultrasound machine
- Optimise an ultrasound image
- Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy and describe using sonographic terminology
- Acquire pre and post compression images of the CFV, FV (prox/mid/dist), POPV and proximal GSV/SFJ.
- How to document the ultrasound findings.
- Identify the limitations of ultrasound and identify when to on-refer patients for formal scanning or complimentary investigations.
|DVT Ultrasound (Basic) Course||5 cases (included in course fee)|
|DVT Ultrasound (Advanced) Course||15 cases (to be purchased separately)|
- Basic Course — upon completion of the DVT Ultrasound Basic course, students may submit up to 5 cases for Tutor review, at no additional cost.
- Advanced Course — those who wish to achieve the ultrasound credential will need to purchase the additional 15 cases (reviews) in addition to the course fee.
- No cases are required to be submitted prior to enrolling in the DVT Ultrasound Advanced course.
- There is no obligation for students to submit cases if they do not wish to be credentialed.
Qualification: MBBS with SMC registration — or international equivalent.
Equipment: Regular access to an ultrasound machine and patients.
Prior learning: No previous ultrasound experience is necessary.
Prior to commencing course:
Pre-course material will be provided four weeks before the course start date. This will include videos and a short quiz. It is mandatory to review this material prior to attending as it is the foundation material for the course.
- Hands-on practical scanning on real patient models and simulators, with a maximum ratio of 1 tutor to 4 students.
- Expert led presentations and demonstrations.
- Online videos and directed reading.
- Online logbook — upload your images for personalised and constructive feedback from your dedicated tutor.
- Formative rubric assessment — measure you skill progression and highlight areas for improvement.
8:15 am to 4:15 pm
National University of Singapore
MD6, 14 Medical Drive,
Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided.