MUSE 1.0

MUSE 1.0 is an introductory ultrasound course for primary care providers, residents, and medical students. 

We offer an exceptional ratio of one instructor for two participants. You will improve your ultrasound skills through plenty of image generation and scanning time. No prior experience in point of care ultrasound is required.

The course is great value for the number of CME credits earned (27 Mainpro+® credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada).

How to become cpocus certified

The MUSE 1.0 course is recognized by the Canadian Point of Care Ultrasound Society (CPoCUS) as an introductory level course. Completion of a CPoCUS-approved introductory level course is the first step towards achieving CPoCUS Independent Practitioner (IP) certification.

There are three steps to achieve CPoCUS Acute Care CORE IP certification:

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Please note: The CORE areas are Cardiac, Aorta, Abdomen, First Trimester Pregnancy, Pleural Effusion, and Pneumothorax. The 50 scans can also be obtained by hiring an IP certified individual to supervise the scans or through completion of advanced certified ultrasound courses.

Once all scans have been acquired and theory has been reviewed, our participants can apply for MUSE 3.0 to complete the CPoCUS written, visual, and practical certification examinations at a convenient date. Contact us for further information.

Course Material

Pre-course reading is essential to optimize your hands-on experience during the practical sessions. You can prepare for the course by reviewing modules in the course textbook, Bedside Ultrasound-Level 1 or Échographie Ciblée-Niveau 1 and free online instructional videos. The textbook is free, distributed prior to the course, and can be read in a few hours. It is aligned with the course objectives and pre-course test. Post-course review of the textbook will help solidify acquired concepts and skills.

Course format

The course uses a modular, problem-based approach to teach ultrasound skills. The modules correspond to seven common clinical scenarios.

Module 1:              Abdominal Pain - Aorta

Module 2:              Abdominal Pain - Gallbladder

Module 3:              Pelvic Pain - Female pelvis

Module 4:              Abdominal Pain or AKI - Kidney, bladder

Module 5:              Chest Pain-Dyspnea 1 - Lung, pleura

Module 6:              Chest Pain-Dyspnea 2 - Lung, pleura, heart, IVC

Module 7:              Knee pain - Tendon, bursa, fat pad 

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Our teaching faculty have extensive expertise in teaching bedside ultrasound and are all CPoCUS IP certified. Their experience spans practicing and teaching ultrasound in rural and urban ERs, ICUs, medical wards, and office-based clinics as well as international aid in low income countries.