Enhancing Industry Training in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
Upcoming webinar explores how a new hybrid model of remote and hands-on learning can help enhance ultrasound training for sonographers.
An upcoming webinar hosted by Mohawk College IDEAWORKS will explore best practices in sonography industry training.
On November 17, Laura Thomas, Associate Dean of Allied Health at Mohawk’s School of Health will be sharing findings from her research project that developed and evaluated the impact of a hybrid Musculoskeletal Ultrasound training course that would include remote lectures and “hands on” scanning labs.
As Sonography Canada no longer requires competency in musculoskeletal ultrasound as part of the exams for graduating sonography students, there are limited comprehensive training opportunities for practicing sonographers to learn the process. As part of her research project, Associate Dean Thomas and her research team adapted a traditional musculoskeletal ultrasound university course into a hybrid training course for practicing sonographers in order to determine if this format could provide much-needed industry training opportunities for practitioners. This project allowed the researchers to assess the effectiveness of the course as well as support required continuing education for the sonography community.
The project was supported by the IDEAWORKS Catalyst Fund, which provides funding to support new applied research and innovative scholarship in teaching and learning at Mohawk College.
The free webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 17, from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. and is open to Mohawk College employees, students and the public.