Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

Overview

After completion of this course, you are capable of using Musculoskeletal (MSK) ultrasound in clinical practice in a qualitative and critical way. You will learn how to scan anatomical structures of the upper- and lower extremity. The core of this hands-on skills course is based on an intensive review of anatomy of specific regions, pathophysiology of common conditions within these regions and evidence-based reviews of the use of MSK ultrasound in the assessment of the locomotoric system.
 

 

Learning objectives

  • Understanding the concept of ultrasound
  • Observing the appearance of anatomical tissues in ultrasound
  • Learning how to use the ultrasound system
  • Understanding the 3D functional anatomy of all extremity joints
  • Being able to scan all ESSR extremity joint protocols in a correct and reliable way
  • Correctly working with the toolcards for qualitative scanning and pathology recognition

The total study load for the entire Level 1 Foundations of MSK ultrasound course is approx. 110 hours (incl. preparation work, following the course and homework) over 6 days and is divided into part 1 Upper Extremity and part 2 Lower Extremity (3 days each).

 

e-Learning

Over 150 videos, totaling to over 16 hours of content are on-demand available to you before, during and after the course. All SonoSkills courses are blended, meaning a combination of online and onsite learning. Blended learning is an additional element to classroom teaching and one which supports existing teaching practices. It combines many of the best elements of face-to-face teaching (personalized learning and social interaction) while allowing greater variety and flexibility than a traditional classroom set up, responding to the needs of the modern learner.

 

Eligibility

Physical therapists, chiropractors, osteopaths, and physicians interested in improving their diagnostic capabilities and insights in treating dysfunctions of the musculoskeletal system.

 

Accreditation

Local DHA/HAAD accreditations as approved.

 

Daily Schedule (Part 1 Upper Extremity)

Day 1

Time Program Content
08.30-09.00 Reception
09.00-09.15 Start Welcome, introduction round
09.15-09.45 Lecture 1.1 Introduction in musculoskeletal ultrasound
09.45-10.00 Lecture 1.2 Qualitative scanning
10.00-10.45 Practicum 1.1 Knobology
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-12.15 Practicum 1.2 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the biceps
12.15-12.30 Practicum 1.3 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the subscapularis, corocoid proces and coracoacromial ligament
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.15 Practicum 1.4 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the subscapularis, corocoid proces and coracoacromial ligament
14.15-15.00 Practicum 1.5 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the supraspinatus
15.00-15.15 Break
15.15-16.00 Practicum 1.6 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the supraspinatus
16.00-16.55 Practicum 1.7 Measuring the supraspinatus with musculoskeletal ultrasound
16.55-17.00 Closing Outlook to next course day, feedback of group

 

Day 2

Time Program Content
08.30-09.00 Reception
09.00-10.15 Practicum 2.1 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the infraspinatus and AC joint
10.15-10.30 Break
10.30-12.00 Practicum 2.2 Rehearsal: musculoskeletal ultrasound of the shoulder
12.00-12.30 Practicum 2.3 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the lateral elbow
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-13.45 Practicum 2.4 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the lateral elbow
13.45-14.30 Practicum 2.5 Measuring the common extensor tendon with musculoskeletal ultrasound.
14.30-14.45 Break
14.45-16.00 Practicum 2.6 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the ventrolateral and ventral elbow
16.00-16.55 Practicum 2.7 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the ventromedial and medial elbow
16.55-17.00 Closing Outlook to next course day, feedback of group

 

Day 3

Time Program Content
08.30-09.00 Reception
09.00-10.15 Practicum 3.1 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the dorsal elbow
10.15-10.30 Break
10.30-12.00 Practicum 3.2 Rehearsal: musculoskeletal ultrasound of the elbow
12.00-12.30 Lecture 3.1 Introduction and explanation of the SonoSkills forum
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.30 Practicum 3.3 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the dorsal wrist compartments
14.30-15.15 Practicum 3.4 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the dorsal wrist
15.15-15.30 Break
15.30-16.55 Practicum 3.5 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the carpal- and ulnar tunnel
16.55-17.00 Closing Outlook to next course day, feedback of group

 

Daily Schedule (Part 2 Lower Extremity)

 

Day 1

Time Program Content
08.30-09.00 Reception
09.00-09.15 Start Questions and experiences since previous course part (course days 1-2-3)
09.15-10.45 Practicum 4.1 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the ventral knee.
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-11.30 Practicum 4.2 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the ventral knee
11.30-12.30 Practicum 4.3 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the medial and posteromedial knee
12.30-13.30 Lunch
13.30-14.30 Practicum 4.4 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the medial and posteromedial knee
14.30-14.45 Break
14.45-16.30 Practicum 4.5 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the dorsolateral and lateral knee
16.30-16.55 Lecture 4.1 Lifelong learning: how to proceed?
16.55-17.00 Closing Outlook to next course day, feedback of group

 

Day 2

Time Program Content
08.30-09.00 Reception
09.00-10.45 Practicum 5.1 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the ventral and medial hip
10.45-11.00 Break
11.00-11.30 Practicum 5.2 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the ventral and medial hip
11.30-12.30 Practicum 5.3 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the lateral hip
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.00 Practicum 5.4 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the lateral hip
14.00-14.45 Practicum 5.5 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the dorsal hip
14.45-15.00 Break
15.00-16.00 Practicum 5.6 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the dorsal hip
16.00-16.55 Practicum 5.5 Rehearsal: musculoskeletal ultrasound of the hip
16.55-17.00 Closing Outlook to next course day, feedback of group

 

Day 3

Time Program Content
08.30-09.00 Reception
09.00-10.30 Practicum 6.1 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the plantar foot, achilles tendon and calf muscles
10.30-10.45 Break
10.45-11.15 Practicum 6.2 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the plantar foot, achilles tendon and calf muscles
11.15-12.30 Practicum 6.3 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the lateral compartment of the lower leg and the lateral ligament complex of the ankle
12.30-13.15 Lunch
13.15-14.00 Practicum 6.4 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the lateral compartment of the lower leg and the lateral ligament complex of the ankle
14.00-14.45 Practicum 6.5 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the ventral and medial ankle
14.45-15.00 Break
15.00-16.15 Practicum 6.6 Musculoskeletal ultrasound of the ventral and medial ankle
16.15-16.40 Discussion 6.1 Business opportunities in musculoskeletal ultrasound
16.40-17.00 Closing Certification; feedback of group; making a group picture

 

Registration

Please click on the calendar below for registration or instant payment. There will be 10% discount for early payment 2 months prior to course date.

Please note that there will be pre-reading for this course via eLearning.

There is a 15% discount available in the shop if you wish to purchase Part 1 and Part 2 at the same time.

 

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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Level 1 Part 1
2 February 2018
- 4 February 2018
Marc Schmitz3,800 AEDRegister for Course
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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Level 1 Part 1
31 August 2018
- 2 September 2018
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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Level 1 Part 2
16 November 2018
- 18 November 2018
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