This course is aimed at physiotherapists and other AHPS's with a special interest in pelvic health. The course is designed to provide the practitioner with the essential probe handling and image orientation skills required to begin learning to use ultrasound imaging of the pelvis.
The course is a home-based programme of practical instruction that is facilitated by provision of an ultrasound scanner to each delegate. This series of remotely delivered interactive video conference sessions with accompanying practice exercises has been specifically designed to develop applied anatomical knowledge, muscle identification, probe handling and orientation confidence in a progressive manner through repetition.
The course is conducted over 4 weeks.
All delegates are sent an Orca POD Toolbox containing a wireless handheld ultrasound scanner, tablet, gel phantom, gel and wipes provided for the duration of the course. The POD Toolbox incorporates all the elements necessary to enable the progressive acquisition of knowledge and skills through home-based practice. The teaching programme is delivered by a combination of interactive lectures and practice exercises that will equip delegates with the essential cognitive skills necessary to begin incorporating ultrasound imaging guidance into their daily clinical management.
There is an assignment at the end of each session which helps the delegates to revise the concepts learnt during each session and to provide a framework for practising those skills.
Capacity is limited to 10 delegates per course.
A sample programme is available here. Please note this is subject to change.