Lung Ultrasound Course (Basic)
Lung ultrasound is extremely useful in emergency medicine and critical care settings.
Lung ultrasound has been proven to be efficient and more sensitive than the portable chest X-rays for most pathologies. It can equal chest CT in diagnosing certain pleural and peripheral lung pathologies. Learn how to scan for pleural pathologies, effusions, oedema, and consolidation.
Incorporate lung ultrasound into your clinical practice quickly, safely, and effectively. You will gain an understanding of machine optimisation including ‘tips & traps’ and anatomy familiarisation on 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
- Renal Physician
- Sports Medicine Physician
- Respiratory Physician
To acquire a complete set of diagnostic quality views to answer the protocol based clinical questions:
- Is lung sliding present?
- Is there a pneumothorax?
- Is there any sign of pulmonary oedema?
- Is the pleura normal?
- Is peripheral pulmonary consolidation is present?
- Is there a pleural effusion, if so what size and nature?
Expected Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate effective use of an ultrasound machine
- Optimise an ultrasound image for lung signs
- Recognise normal ultrasound anatomy and describe using sonographic terminology
- Acquire images of the lung in multiple views
- Document the ultrasound findings.
- Identify the limitations of ultrasound and identify when to on-refer patients for formal scanning or complimentary investigations.
|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.
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.