The integration of ultrasound (US) imaging into contemporary clinical practice that informs emergency differential diagnosis, clinical decision making and evaluation of management and intervention is essential within health care. This is due to the growing evidence base that supports US as a non-invasive, valid and reliable point of care outcome measure that is used to diagnose lung pathology; monitor fracture healing and can act as a biofeedback tool for the rehabilitation of muscle following injury and trauma.
The Ultrasound for Physiotherapists course aims to present a contemporary, evidence-based eLearning package to facilitate an understanding of the foundational science of US imaging; the development of the competency skills for US imaging and the application of US imaging in clinical practice. This program has been designed, authored and developed by a team of interdisciplinary professionals within Physiotherapy and Medicine. It consists of 4 modules that cover Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) in imaging of bone, muscle, and lung across within acute care, musculoskeletal and women’s health.
This online short course is aimed at physiotherapists and physiotherapy students. It will provide high quality, large-scale and economical training that facilitates self-directed learning that is individually paced and accessible.
The course is made up of twelve tutorials together with assessments and 20 case studies.
- Principles of Ultrasound
- Generating Ultrasound Images
- Basic Modes of Ultrasound
- Operation of the Ultrasound Machine
- Anatomy of the Healthy Muscles (Thigh)
- Anatomy of the Bone and Ultrasound Imaging
- Anatomy of the Hip for Ultrasound Imaging
- Functional Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor (Healthy)
- Functional Anatomy of the Pelvic Floor (Dysfunction)
- Anatomy of the Lumbar Muscles and US Imaging
- Lung Ultrasound Diagnosis
- Lung Ultrasound Procedures and Case Studies
The pilot program is set to take place in early January 2018, with the full program to be released later in the first quarter.
If you are a physiotherapist or physiotherapy student and would like to take part in the pilot program, please fill out our expression of interest form below.
Thank you for your interest. We are no longer accepting EOIs for the pilot phase of the eFUSE for Physiotherapists course.
If you would like to be notified when this course is released for public access, please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org