Mentorship in MSK US

£3,295.00

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  • Excellent tutor to delegate ratio - plenty of time to practise under close supervision.
  • Opportunity to work with the experts in this field.
  • One machine to three delegates - only high-specification machines are used on the course.  Delegates are encouraged to use their own machines if they use a portable device.
  • Over 95% pass rate so far.
  • Access to our online resources including key articles, learning resources, online presentations and quizzes.
  • Exclusive access to our online learning forum.

We have developed this unique programme to provide a learning pathway to gain a basic clinical competency qualification in MSK Ultrasound Imaging. The programme is structured to work as a stand-alone clinical competency pathway or to complement an existing pathway such as the SMUG post graduate certificate. The SMUG Mentorship Programme provides each delegate with a dedicated clinical supervisor to ensure each delegate maximises this learning opportunity and completes the necessary components of the Mentorship Programme and/or their postgraduate study.

The Mentorship Programme is designed for Sports Doctors, Physiotherapists, Surgeons, GPs with a special interest in MSK/Sports Medicine, MSK Radiologists, Sports Medicine Consultants, Rheumatologists, Sonographers, Osteopaths and Podiatrists.

The pre-requisites are:

You must have attended at least a two-day Introduction to MSK Ultrasound Imaging course.
You must have access to an ultrasound scanner so you can practise between Supervision Days (minimum 10 scans per week).
You must have good MSK anatomical knowledge (especially cross-sectional).
You must be able to attend all dates.

Application process: One of the tutors (Chris Myers or Robert Laus) will contact you to establish your suitability/verify that you meet all requirements. You will then be invited to join the Mentorship in MSK US.

Booking Options
Location
University College of Osteopathy Clinic (UCO), 275 Borough High Street, London SE1 1JE
Available dates
Start date - Jan 2023
Start date - July 2023
See dates tab below for a full list of dates for each cohort

Description

Mentorship and Clinical Supervision in MSK Ultrasound Imaging
We have partnered with the University College of Osteopathy (UCO) in London, formally the British School of Osteopathy (BSO), to develop this unique mentorship and clinical supervision programme to provide a learning pathway to gain a basic clinical competency qualification in MSK Ultrasound Imaging and to help address the increasing demand for clinical supervision. The programme is structured to work as a stand-alone clinical competency pathway or to complement an existing pathway such as the SMUG post graduate certificate in MSKUS.

The SMUG Mentorship Programme provides each delegate with a dedicated clinical supervisor to ensure each delegate maximises their learning opportunity. The Mentorship Programme also works alongside the SMUG Post Graduate Certificate in MSK US to complete the clinical placement/supervision component of Unit 2. Delegates will work towards achieving 100 supervised scans over the mentorship period. The 150 unsupervised scans will be carried out in the delegate's own clinical setting.

If you are carrying out a Post Graduate Certificate at another university the course will help you achieve the supervision component of your course, however there are no guarantees that you will achieve all the 100 supervised or 150 unsupervised scans on the course. We would advise you to get a supplementary supervisor to help fulfil the placement requirements. If you would like to discuss this further email info@ultrasoundtraining.co.uk.

Book early to avoid disappointment. Places are strictly limited to 12 delegates each cohort to ensure close expert supervision and scanning time.

Course Outline

The course is designed for delegates who have attended at least a two-day introduction to MSK ultrasound imaging course and who have access to an MSK ultrasound scanner. Delegates will have regular teaching and supervision scanning real patients in our unique Ultrasound Teaching Clinic at the University College of Osteopathy (UCO). This has been introduced to address the lack of clinical supervisors in the UK and improve standards in musculoskeletal ultrasound.

It provides a stand-alone clinical competency pathway and also an provides an opportunity for clinicians enrolled on PG Certificates, Diplomas and Masters to gain regular clinical supervision, and support their course requisites in terms of supervised and unsupervised scans. Each delegate will be allocated one of our expert tutors to guide them through the Mentorship Programme.

Course Pre-requisites
Delegates must have attended a SMUG 2-day introduction course (or an equivalent introduction to MSK US imaging course) and have access to an MSK Ultrasound Imaging scanner for practise between supervision days.

Delegates must have access to an MSK ultrasound machine and be able to carry out regular diagnostic MSK ultrasound scans in their workplace during the course (minimum 2 sessions per week).

Mentorship Programme Schedule

Delegates must attend each Supervision Day, (one day each month for 6 months, with an additional day in month 6 to sit the practical exam). Each Supervision Day focuses on a specific joint (see overview below) and delegates scan real patients with pathology, at the Ultrasound Teaching Clinic, under the close supervision of our expert tutors. At the end of the course (month 6) there is a practical clinical competency exam and the opportunity to review your logbook/clinical portfolio and sign off all relevant paperwork.

The tutors have extensive experience in guiding delegates through their post-graduate qualifications in MSK ultrasound and are passionate about maintaining high standards of scanning and helping clinicians achieve their goals.

Who should attend?
This programme attracts MSK Radiologists, GPs with a special interest in MSK/Sports Medicine, Surgeons, Radiologists, Sports Medicine Consultants, Rheumatologists, Physiotherapists, Radiographers, Podiatrists, Sonographers and Osteopaths.

Here are a few reasons why previous delegates have enrolled on our Mentorship Programme:

  • To provide the clinical supervision component required to complete a PG Certificate or Diploma in MSK Ultrasound
  • Radiologists enrolled to help them achieve the Level 1 Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) Standards
  • Sports Doctors and GPwSI registered to help prepare for the Faculty of Sports & Exercise Medicine (FSEM) Clinical Competency Exam also known as The Ultrasound Direct Observation of Procedural Skills (DOPS) Clinical Assessment
  • To provide a stand-alone competency pathway in MSK Ultrasound Imaging

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Timetable

Supervision Day Structure

Time Summary Details
09:00 - 09:15 Registration and plan for the day Review of the last month.
What has gone well?What has not gone so well?
Identify areas for development to focus on in day.
09:15 - 09:45 Presentation and Demonstration Outline of the joint to be scanned.
Pitfalls and Top Tips.
Tutor demonstration of the joint to be scanned.
09:45 - 11:00 Practical Workshop Opportunity for delegates to scan each other and/or models under the close supervision of our expert tutors.
11:00 - 13:15 Ultrasound Teaching Clinic (Patients will be every 30 minutes) Delegates will scan patients who have been referred to the Ultrasound Teaching Clinic under the close supervision of our expert tutors. Delegates will provide an ultrasound report for the referring clinician and will receive feedback and support from our tutors.
13:15 - 13:45 Lunch
13:45 - 17:30 Ultrasound Teaching Clinic (Patients will be every 30 minutes) Delegates will scan patients who have been referred to the Ultrasound Teaching Clinic under the close supervision of our expert tutors. Delegates will provide an ultrasound report for the referring clinician and will receive feedback and support from our tutors.
17:30 - 18:00 Discussion Review of the day.
Areas of development for each delegate will be identified.
Plan for next month.

Dates

Start date - January 2023

  • Mon 16th January 2023 – Shoulder
  • Mon 13th February - Ankle & Foot
  • Mon 6th March – Knee
  • Mon 3rd April – Hip
  • Mon 8th May – Elbow
  • Mon 5th June – Wrist & Hand
  • Mon 19th June – Exam

Start date - July 2023

  • Mon 3rd July - Shoulder
  • Mon 7th August - Ankle & Foot
  • Mon 4th September - Knee
  • Mon 2nd October - Hip
  • Mon 6th November - Elbow
  • Mon 27th November - Wrist & Hand
  • Mon 11th December - Exam

If you have any questions about our Mentorship Programme in MSK Ultrasound please email info@ultrasoundtraining.co.uk

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