Introduction to Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

The course will award 11 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists. A course certificate will be provided.            

Hands On Workshop Session

This two day interactive course provides the opportunity to develop fundamental practical skills and understanding of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound as a complementary skill to the physical examination and clinical decision making.

Joints covered include knee, shoulder, elbow, hip and ankle.
Topics will include imaging technique, imaging theory, anatomy, technology, where and when to use ultrasound, training and governance and equipment advice.


The course uses a high ratio of teachers to delegates, ensuring attendees receive the most benefit from the practical sessions. It is suitable for those contemplating the use of Ultrasound within their practice or existing users wanting to improve/extend the service currently offered.
The event is accredited by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) for 11 CPD Points.


The experienced clinical tutors currently deliver MSK Ultrasound Services together with delivery of university CASE (Consortium for Accredited Sonographic Education) MSc medical ultrasound programmes and lead (NHS Appointed Consultant) primary care MSK services including tier2 orthopaedic triage.



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'All aspects faultless. Superb teaching and small numbers has made it really hands on. Excellent Venue'


'Really Great Course ! Nice mix of hands on experience and theory. Has given me much greater confidence where ultrasound imaging is and is not useful and the possibilities of a business development'


'Good attention paid to each individual to ensure their learning needs are met'


'Very Inspiring and Interesting. Well run and timings worked well'


'Excellent Course. Good balance of theory and practice and good sized groups.


'A very good course. Lots of interesting and useful information. Good to get lots of hands on practice. Everything explained well and good support'


Course Feedback -  Intro to Diagnostic MSK Ultrasound 


Introduction to Diagnostic Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Brochure 2019
MSKUS Brochure 2019.pdf
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Why Should I Attend This Course ?

  • Quality Assured - Course accredited by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) 


  • Course tutors from varied professional backgrounds including Radiology, Physiotherapy and Osteopathy*


  • Course Leads include :
  • Mr Mike Bryant. NHS Appointed Consultant Physiotherapist and MSK Sonographer (PGCert MSK Ultrasound) plus Primary Care MSK Service Lead including Tier 2 Orthopaedic Triage at Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre NHS.


  • Full day of hands on to learn and improve the use of the machine and probes including practical imaging of knee, shoulder and ankle


  • High tutor to delegate ratio (typically 1 tutor to 3 delegates)


  • Advice and support for your ongoing training including provision of an examination logbook and course pack including course notes


  • Follow up one day courses (Furthering Skills in MSK Ultrasound Practice) to provide you with the opportunity to develop your practical skills and obtain scan examination numbers for your logbook


  • Two Course lunch with hot food plus all day refreshments


  • Fully specced comfortable conference environment - ideal for interaction and learning


* Attendance at a 'Furthering MSK Ultrasound Practice' course is optional - additional charge.

* Minimum of two course leads will be present on our courses. Actual speakers will depend on location and dates.

* Manufacturer Representative Subject To Availability.


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