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 Hands-on laboratory sessions at Michener

Start Date

Februray 20, 2021



Application Deadline

February 7, 2021

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 hands-on 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.

Michener will be following all COVID-19 safety protocols

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 the following (subject to change):

Course Evaluation

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.

Course Schedule

Winter 2021 Intake:

Week 1 – Feb 20/21
Week 2 – Feb 27/28
Week 3 – Mar 6/7
Week 4 – Mar 13/14

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


Application Deadlines

2021 (Winter) Intake:

Application Deadline: February 7, 2021
Course Start:  February 20, 2021


  • 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

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 

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.

For more information visit the following link:

*UPDATE – due to COVID-19 hospital regulations, the Persionalized Learning Program is currently not available.