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MUSE 1.0

MUSE 1.0 is an introductory ultrasound course for primary care providers, residents, and medical students. The course will improve your ultrasound skills through a modular, problem-based approach. The course is focussed on lots of image generation and scanning time with an exceptional ratio of one instructor for two participants. No prior experience in point of care ultrasound is required.


How to become cpocus certified

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

Completion of the MUSE 1.0 course is worth 24 Mainpro+® credits from the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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Please note: The core areas are cardiac, abdomen, basic lung, aorta, and first trimester pregnancy. 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.

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 included in the registration fee, 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 to 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 

Our teaching faculty have extensive expertise in teaching bedside ultrasound and are 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.

Our teaching faculty have extensive expertise in teaching bedside ultrasound and are 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.