Ultrasound Scanning Evaluation (BPUS800)

Diagnostic medical sonography students

Program at a glance:

Credential(s) Earned

Certificate of Completion

Program Length

1 Month (4 weekends)

Delivery Method

Part time

Start Date

September 12, 2020



Application Deadline

August 12, 2020

Program Code


Program Information

The Ultrasound Scanning Evaluation Bridging Program was formulated to provide an overview of the scanning protocols and procedures, as well as the core skills required for Sonography Canada’s `Canadian Clinical Skills Assessment’ (CCSA). This course will provide a general review of scanning techniques, protocols, and patient care skills.

Program Description

In this comprehensive scanning evaluation program, students will gain valuable simulated sonography experience. The 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.

Program Outline

Michener’s Bridging Program for Ultrasound is designed to be delivered over 4 weekends. Upon successful completion of the program you will receive The Michener Institute’s Certificate of Completion.

The Bridging Program for Ultrasound consists of one (1) course.

Course Evaluation

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

Evaluations 1  – Abdomen

Evaluations 2 – Gynecological –  Pelvic, Transvaginal US

Evaluation 3 – Lower Extremity Venous Doppler

Evaluation 4  – Thyroid

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.

Course Schedule

Week 1 – Sept 12/13

Week 2 – Sept 19/20

Week 3 – Sept 26/27

Week 4 – Oct 3/4

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


Application Deadlines

September 2020 (Fall) Intake:

Course Start: September 12, 2020

Application Deadline: August 12, 2020


  • Education and training equivalent to a Sonographer
  • OR Prior Learning Assessment from CMRTO/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

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. 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 

If submitting in-person, submit to:

Registrar’s Office – Attention: Bridging Ultrasound
The Michener Institute
222 St. Patrick Street, 5th Floor
Toronto, ON, M5T 1V4

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

Tuition Fee

The total fee for the program is $2,850. 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  or Telephone: 416-596-3101 ext. 3147 or 3178

Training & Learning Opportunities

Graduates of the Bridging Program may be interested in pursuing a fully customizable, observership based program at the University Health Network.

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