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Musculoskeletal Sonography Skill-up XDMS 5001

Sonography Microcredential Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This introductory specialty course is intended for registered generalist sonographers (CRGS, RDMS) employed in British Columbia, Canada. Students will learn how to differentiate muscle, tendon, nerve, fat, bursa, cartilage, and bone on ultrasound, as well as learn the protocols for scanning the Achilles, patellar, and rotator cuff tendons. We will cover some basic pathology, such as ganglion cysts, joint effusions, and basic tendinopathy, such as complete tendon tears.

Prerequisite(s)

  • Must be a BC resident, registered, employed, and working Sonographer as musculoskeletal (MSK) upskilling and clinical first-steps are supported through a BCIT partnership with the provincial Health Authority. For example, potential students need to have graduated from an accredited sonography training program and hold the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS - AB/OB/GYN) or Canadian Registered Generalist Sonographer (CRGS) credentials to qualify for BCIT MSK sonography specialty training.

Credits

2.0

Domestic fees

$640.34

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of XDMS 5001 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68689

Duration

Tue May 21 - Sun Jun 23 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 68689
  • Domestic fees $640.34
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 21 - Jun 23 Sun 12:30 - 15:30 Burnaby NW04 Rm. 2057
May 21 - Jun 23 Sun 12:30 - 15:30 Burnaby NW04 Rm. 2084
May 21 - Jun 23 Tue 18:30 - 20:30 Online
Instructor

Sandy St Cyr

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$640.34

Important information
  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. The BC Health Authority will provide BCIT with the list of students to register. Registration is only permitted through an approved list submitted by the Program Head. Students are chosen by their employer through a selection process. Students must be British Columbia (BC) residents, credentialed, employed and working for the BC Health Authority or local industry partner. A student will need to have graduated from an accredited sonography training program and hold the Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (RDMS – AB/OB/GYN) or Canadian Registered Generalist Sonographer (CRGS) credentials to qualify for the BCIT MSK sonography specialty training. Proof of Sonography Canada or American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography membership is required. For any questions, email sonography@bcit.ca.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the complete requisite protocols, required images, measurements, patient positioning, and normal sonographic appearances of the musculoskeletal (MSK) structures of interest in a routine scan.
  • Given an image, recognize anatomy, artifacts, and basic pathologic conditions when scanning an adult patient undergoing an MSK exam or procedure.
  • Given an image or patient scenario, write an accurate technical impression by listing differential diagnoses using sonographic descriptors and medical terminology.
  • Given a patient history, correlate ultrasound findings with other diagnostic imaging modalities including radiography, CT, NM, and MRI and apply knowledge of emerging technology in the Sonography discipline.

Effective as of Winter 2022

Related Programs

Musculoskeletal Sonography Skill-up (XDMS 5001) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Musculoskeletal Sonography
    Microcredential Part-time

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