Ultrasound Scanning Evaluation (BPUS800)

Ultrasound program

Program at a glance:

Credential Earned: Certificate of Completion

Program Length: 1 Month (4 weekends)

Program Delivery: Hands-on laboratory sessions at Michener

Start Date: October 19, 2024

Application Deadline: September 13, 2024

Program Code: BPUS800

How the Ultrasound course has benefited our students:

Course Description & Outline

This comprehensive hands-on course provides an overview of the simulated sonography scanning protocols and procedures as well as the core skills required to prepare students for Sonography Canada’s Canadian Clinical Skills Assessment (CCSA) exam. Graduates will gain valuable simulated sonography experience, understanding of scanning techniques, protocols and patient care skills.

Areas of sonographic scanning techniques that will be focused on in this course are the abdomen, thyroid, lower extremity veins of the upper leg, second trimester obstetrical anatomy, female pelvic and transvaginal exam. There will also be a brief review of small parts which will include the thyroid and scrotum.  Scanning labs will include patient identification, informed consent, patient safety, ergonomics, hand hygiene and professionalism.  You will have many opportunities to practice the various imaging protocols in a simulated laboratory setting.  Competency in performing the procedures will be evaluated every weekend. Weekly review of protocols, patient care, and procedures will be used to introduce the new topics, debrief the weekly scanning lab sessions and answer questions that arise from your lab experiences.

Course Outline

This course is designed to be delivered over 4 weekends. Upon successful completion you will receive The Michener Institute’s Certificate of Completion.

Course Evaluation (subject to change):

There will be 5 scanning evaluations. Evaluations will be conducted by certified sonographers and will include:

Evaluations 1  – Thyroid
Evaluations 2 – Lower Extremity Venous Doppler
Evaluation 3 – Abdomen
Evaluation 4  – Gynecological –  Pelvic, Transvaginal US
Evaluation 5 – 2nd Trimester Obstetrics Anatomical

In order to be successful in each area listed above, you must obtain a PASS in the evaluation process.

Please note: Classes may be composed of male and female students and, due to course requirements for completion, students may be required to scan other students of the opposite or same sex.

Course Schedule

Fall 2024 Course Dates:

Saturday October 19, 2024/Sunday October 20, 2024
Saturday October 26, 2024/Sunday October 27, 2024
Saturday November 2, 2024/Sunday November 3, 2024
Saturday November 9, 2024/Sunday November 10, 2024

SAMPLE SCHEDULE (Subject to change):

SATURDAY Patient Care, Protocols & Scanning Techniques
Abdomen, Pelvic, Transvaginal Sonography Scanning
SUNDAY Abdominal Scanning
Pelvic & Transvaginal Scanning
Open Lab


SATURDAY Review of Protocols
Abdominal Scanning
Pelvic & Transvaginal Scanning
Open Lab
SUNDAY Abdominal Scanning & Evaluations
Pelvic & Transvaginal Scanning & Evaluations


SATURDAY Patient Care, Protocols & Scanning Techniques
Lower Extremity Venous Doppler Scanning & Evaluations
SUNDAY Patient Care, Protocols & Scanning Techniques
Thyroid Ultrasound (Scrotal US Review) & Evaluations
Abdomen, Pelvic, Transvaginal, Venous & Thyroid Evaluations


SATURDAY Patient Care, Protocols & Scanning Techniques
2nd Trimester Obstetrics Anatomy Scanning & Evaluations
SUNDAY Patient Care, Protocols & Scanning Techniques
2nd Trimester Obstetrics Anatomy Scanning & Evaluations



  • Education and training equivalent to a Sonographer
  • OR Prior Learning Assessment from CMRITO/Sonography Canada
  • 2 Years of Sonography experience preferred or entry level sonography skills
  • Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment (valid within 2 years) (MELA/IELTS/TOEFL) if needed

Application Procedure

This course is run based on interest. Applicants that are interested in his course can apply by following the process below. When the course runs again we will contact eligible applicants.

To apply please submit all of the following required documents to The Michener Institute:

  1. Completed Michener Application Form
  2. Proof of Formal Diagnostic Ultrasound Education. Copy of  graduation diploma, degree, certificate or other proof of credential. 
  3. Detailed resume outlining your diagnostic ultrasound education and work experience
  4. Letters from previous employers (2)
  5. Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment (valid within 2 years)

You are welcome to include relevant additional information or documentation if you feel it will benefit your application such as a letter of assessment which states you are eligible to take the Sonography Canada licensing exam; Proof of national certification (e.g., ARDMS).

Your application should be sent to: bridging@michener.ca 

Applications submitted without all the required supporting documentation will not be processed.

Tuition Fee

The total fee for the program is $3200. Tuition is paid when registering for the program.

Please note:

  • Tuition fees are subject to change
  • Tuition includes; program materials, instructional videos, instructional support, labs and evaluation.

Recommended Textbook

The following textbook(s) are not required but are recommended for this course: 

De Jong, M. Robert. Craig’s Essentials of Sonography and Patient Care. Elsevier, Saunders. Edition: 4th. ISBN: 9780323416344

Curry, A. Reva. Tempkin, B. Bates. Sonography: Introduction to Normal Structure and Function. Elsevier. Edition: 4th. ISBN: 9780323322843

Available via Amazon and Chapters/Indigo as well as other bookstores.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please feel free to contact us:

Email: bridging@michener.ca 

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.

Instructions to upload proof of COVID vaccination to Self Service