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Learn more about the Sonographer Intensive Start-Up

Are you ready to unlock your ultrasound skills?

Zedu's twenty-day Sonographer Intensive Start-Up course offers an immersive and practical experience to fast-track your skills development and get you work-ready.

Who should attend

  • New trainees starting their clinical training in general ultrasound.
  • Students enrolled in an ultrasound course who’ve not yet secured a trainee position and seek to enhance their CV.

How you will learn

At Zedu, we believe in a comprehensive learning approach.
Our renowned hands-off teaching methods ensure you get more hands-on scanning practice. Our courses blend theory seamlessly with extensive practical sessions.
You'll understand the concepts and apply them in real-world scenarios. We take a step-by-step, structured approach to examinations, ensuring everything is covered thoroughly and nothing is left to chance.
The focus on repetitive practice ensures that you learn and retain the knowledge. You will practice on real people of various body shapes, sizes, and ages.
We start by developing your skills with normal, uncomplicated patients and then progress to more challenging body habitus’.
This gradual progression ensures that you build a solid foundation before tackling more complex scenarios, giving you the confidence to handle any situation. Additionally, you'll develop communication skills to support your clinical practice.

What the course covers

At the end of this full-time 20 day intensive start-up ultrasound training program participants will have the ability to:
  • Proficiently optimise ultrasound images by using the B-mode and Doppler machine controls.
  • Develop proficiency in probe manipulation to acquire diagnostic images efficiently and purposefully.
  • Use a structured and methodical approach to assess the anatomical region of interest.
  • Perform a systematic examination using contemporary imaging protocols on an uncomplicated patient within the specified timeframe for the following examinations:
    • Abdomen - 45 minutes
    • Renal – 30 minutes
    • Aorta - 30 minutes
    • Thyroid – 30 minutes
    • TA and TV pelvis – 40 minutes
    • Unilateral DVT – 30 minutes
  • Use sonographic terminology to accurately communicate ultrasound findings and complete worksheets for various imaging scenarios.
  • Obtain informed consent by effectively communicating procedure details, risks, benefits, and alternatives, ensuring patient understanding and voluntary decision-making.
  • Demonstrate effective communication strategies in the examination room to obtain an appropriate presenting history, address patient concerns and enhance patient satisfaction.
Note This course is ideally suited for students who have already secured a trainee position and are about to begin their training. It aims to accelerate the learning curve during the first few months, ensuring you are work ready. An attendance certificate and progress report summarising your achievements can be provided to future employers. Please note that Zedu does not find training positions for candidates or act as an intermediary. The candidate is responsible for securing their training position, which should ideally commence within 4-6 weeks of completing the course. Zedu does not guarantee that course completion will ensure you attain a training placement.

Running time

Day one: 8.30 - 17.00
Day two to twenty: 09.00 - 17.00
Location - the Zedu Learning HQ, Melbourne

Course outline

🖥️ Scanning Principles
  • Explore system controls
  • How to optimise the image
  • Develop hand-eye co-ordination
  • 3D awareness of the anatomical position of the organs
  • Ergonomics
  • Probe care/sterilisation
🗣️Communication
  • How to get a good clinical history
  • How to hand over findings to a radiologist/colleague
  • Writing up worksheets - what needs to be said?
  • Sonographic terminology for report writing
  • Key elements of consent for the transvaginal examination
🔍Abdominal Ultrasound
  • How to find the right windows & get the best view of the anatomy
  • Scan technique & how to approach the abdominal exam
  • Sonoanatomy & common pathologies of the pancreas, liver, gallbladder, spleen, portal vein & common bile duct
  • How to measure structures
  • Minimum imaging sequence & abdominal scanning protocols
  • Limitations & pitfalls
  • 👥Lots of scanning practice on real people
🔍Renal Ultrasound
  • How to find the right windows & get the best view of the anatomy
  • Scan technique & how to approach the renal examination
  • Sonoanatomy & common pathologies of the kidney, ureters, bladder & prostate
  • Minimum imaging sequence & renal scanning protocols
  • Limitations & pitfalls
  • 👥Lots of scanning practice on real people
🔍Abdominal Aorta Ultrasound
  • How to find the right windows & get the best view of the anatomy
  • Scan technique and how to approach the aorta examination
  • Sonoanatomy of the aorta, its branches & the IVC
  • Sonographic appearances of abdominal aneurysms
  • How & where to measure the aorta & an aneurysm
  • Minimum imaging sequence and abdominal aorta scanning protocols
  • Limitations & pitfalls
  • 👥Lots of scanning practice on real people
🔍Thyroid Ultrasound
  • How to find the right windows & get the best view of the anatomy
  • Scan technique & how to approach the thyroid examination
  • Sonoanatomy  of the thyroid, parathyroids & neck structures
  • Sonographic appearances of thyroid pathology
  • How & where to measure the thyroid & any lesions
  • Using TIRADS to report findings
  • Minimum imaging sequence & thyroid scanning protocols
  • Limitations & pitfalls
  • 👥Lots of scanning practice on real people
🔍 Basic Gynaecology Ultrasound
  • Transabdominal & transvaginal scan technique & approach to the pelvic exam
  • How to get good images
  • Probe insertion technique & considerations
  • Probe coverings
  • Sonoanatomy of pelvic organs
  • Cyclic changes & life cycle changes to anatomy & their sonoappearances
  • Common pathologies of uterus, endometrium & cervix
  • Common pathologies of the ovaries
  • Limitations & pitfalls
  • Techniques to improve visualisation
  • 👥Scanning practice on real people – TA & TV
🔍DVT
  • Systematic scan technique
  • Normal sonoanatomy of the veins of upper & lower limbs
  • Recognise normal & abnormal imaging
  • Common pathology
  • Minimum imaging sequence
  • 👥Lots of scanning practice on real people

Features

  • Duration (days) 20

Sonographer Intensive Start-Up

$15,000.00

Learn the essential practical skills you need to become a medical sonographer . Perform examinations, use contemporary protocols, communicate findings. Launch your career with us. Wanting to discuss payment options? Get in touch.

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