Lung Ultrasound (Advanced)
- Discuss real cases.
- Examine pathology.
- Understand the differential diagnoses.
- Integrate Lung ultrasound into the patient management plan.
- Advance skills live scanning.
- Complete a clinical practical assessment and case presentation.
Course Dates & Fees
Prior to attending Lung Advanced, you should 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 expert guidance of our Clinician and Sonographer tutors with focus on how to cross reference lung ultrasound through case-based discussion, strengthening your interpretation in recognising lung pathology applying critical thinking and risk stratification.
A clinical simulation live-scanning assessment will be performed to assess your practical, interpretative, and integrative skills.
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
- Renal Physician
- Sports Medicine Physician
- Respiratory Physician
To acquire and interpret a complete set of diagnostic quality views to answer the clinical questions:
- Is lung sliding present or absent?
- Is there a pneumothorax?
- Is there any sign of pulmonary oedema?
- Is the pleura normal?
- Identify signs of Pulmonary consolidation
- Is there pleural effusion, if yes simple or complex?
Expected Learning Outcomes:
At the end of this course the attendees should be able to:
- Answer the lung ultrasound clinical questions by acquiring and evaluating ultrasound images of the lungs.
- 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 lung ultrasound.
- Practice “hands on” ultrasound skills required to maximise diagnostic ability in answering relevant clinical questions.
- Recognise the sonographic appearances of normal and abnormal lung required to answer clinical questions.
- Perform lung ultrasound.
- Recognise variants, false-positives, and pathologies.
- Document the ultrasound findings.
- Interpret and integrate Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) into patient care
- Became a safe, experienced PoCUS practitioner.
|Lung Ultrasound (Basic) Course||5 cases (included in course fee)|
|Lung Ultrasound (Advanced) Course||15 cases (to be purchased separately)|
- Basic Course — upon completion of the Lung 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 Lung Ultrasound Advanced course.
- There is no obligation for students to submit cases if they do not wish to be credentialed.
Prior learning: Completion of Lung (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.
- 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,
Morning tea, a light lunch and refreshments are provided.