Diaphragm Ultrasound: Physiology and Technique

Course Information

Course Code


Instruction Method

Online – login information will be emailed within 3 business days of registration


Domestic: $403
International: $524


Continuous enrolment


Jenna Wong

Learner Outcomes

This Diaphragm Ultrasound: Physiology and Technique course teaches the learner how to use ultrasound to assess the structure, activity, and function of the diaphragm. The basic anatomy and physiology of diaphragm function is presented, and basic principles of measurement theory pertaining to diaphragm ultrasound are reviewed. The technique and pitfalls of diaphragm ultrasound assessment are presented in detail. Learners will be equipped to evaluate diaphragm structure, activity, and function by ultrasound in the clinical setting.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
1. Describe the physiological basis for diaphragm ultrasound imaging
2. Measure diaphragm thickness accurately by ultrasound
3. Assess patient inspiratory effort during mechanical ventilation using ultrasound
4. Evaluate diaphragm function using ultrasound

Intended For

Regulated/certified healthcare professionals with point-of-care sonography experience.

Diaphragm Ultrasound: Physiology and Technique – IG814

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COVID Vaccine Requirement:

Proof of full vaccination (2 doses) for all learners is required for all onsite attendance at Michener.
Fully online courses do not require proof of vaccination.

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