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Course highlights

  • Discuss real cases.
  • Examine pathology.
  • Understand the differential diagnoses.
  • Integrate diagnoses into the patient management plan.
  • Advanced skills live scanning.
  • Complete a clinical practical assessment and case presentation.

SGD $1,180.00

Course Dates & Fees
  • Select Start Date
  • 22 Aug 2024 SGD $1,180.00


Prior to attending Gallbladder & CBD Advanced, you will have developed image acquisition and interpretation skills from the Basic programme. It is now time to consolidate all that you have learned.

This course will be under the patient, expert guidance of our Clinician and Sonographer tutors. We will now extend your experience with clinical integration. We will lead you through clinical, case based discussions including group and 1:1 discussions.

A clinical simulation live-scanning assessment will be performed to assess your practical skills. Extend your skills and understanding of integrating ultrasound into your clinical assessment of patients suspicious for biliary obstruction.


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?

  • Anaesthetist
  • Cardiologist
  • Emergency Medicine Physician
  • Family Physician
  • General Practitioner
  • Intensivist
  • Internist
  • Obstetrician
  • Paediatrician
  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Radiologist
  • Renal Physician
  • Surgeon
  • Urologist


To acquire and interpret a complete set of diagnostic quality views to answer the clinical question:

  • Is there common bile duct dilatation or evidence of cholecystitis?
Expected Learning Outcomes:

At the end of this course the attendees should be able to:

  • Identify the parameters of safe application of ultrasound and its limitations in medical diagnosis.
  • Identify the physical principles, artefacts and the steps for image optimisation while performing ultrasound.
  • Practice “hands on” ultrasound scanning skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions.
  • Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal structures.
  • Identify and scan the gallbladder from neck to fundus in 2 planes.
  • Identify common gall bladder pathologies.
  • Identify, accurately measure and record the common bile duct diameter.
  • Identify intrahepatic ducts and major hepatic landmarks.
  • Confidently integrate the scan findings into your patient management.
  • Appreciate the limitations of the ultrasound examination. When is it the operator versus equipment limitations.
  • Become a safe, experienced PoCUS practitioner.

Logbook Requirements

Gallbladder Ultrasound (Basic) Course5 cases (included in course fee)
Gallbladder Ultrasound (Advanced) Course15 cases (to be purchased separately)
Total20 cases


  • Basic Course — upon completion of the Gallbladder and CBD 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 Gallbladder and CBD Ultrasound Advanced course.
  • There is no obligation for students to submit cases if they do not wish to be credentialed.


Prior learning: Completion of Gallbladder & CBD (Basic) course.

Equipment: Regular access to an ultrasound machine and patients.


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.

Learning Strategies

  • 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.
  • Clinical case based discussion and mini-simulation.
  • Summative rubric assessment.

8:15 am to 4:00 pm


National University of Singapore
MD6, 14 Medical Drive,
Singapore 117599


Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided.