JUST MSK: Junior doctor ultrasound training: MSK


These half day sessions are aimed at Emergency Medicine and Trauma and Orthopaedic doctors. The aim is to teach basic ultrasound physics and knobology, including interpreting sonoanatomy of the wrist, ankle and femoral blocks. This includes formative assessment and hands-on practice on both simulation equipment and live models.



Oakwell Centre, Dewsbury & District Hospital

Course convenors

Dr Shafi S Khan - Consultant in Emergency Medicine.

Mr Asoka Weerasinghe - Consultant in Emergency Medicine.

Dr Patrick Tung - Consultant in Emergency Medicine.



Aimed at

Emergency Medicine and Trauma and Orthopaedic doctors.

Content and format

Each session will comprise of:

  • Didactic teaching for 75 minutes.
  • Scan practice for 180 minutes (six stations).

The didactic teaching will cover:

  • Ultrasound physics
  • Ultrasound knobology
  • Ultrasound guided nerve block procedures
  • Ultrasound governance.

The scan practice session will comprise of:

  • Expert faculty with small group learning.
  • Hands on ultrasound scanning on live models to identify nerves and tendon ruptures.
  • Pratice on needle alignment on phantoms for nerve blocks.
  • Practice on phantoms how to identify and measure the deopth of a foreign body.
  • Practice on phantoms to diagnose fracture using ultrasound.


At the end of the session the trainee will have a thorough understanding on:

  • Basic ultrasound physics and knobology.
  • How to optimise ultrasound images.
  • Interpret sonoanatomy of wrist, ankle and femoral blocks.
  • How to perform an ultrasound guided nerve block.
  • Ultrasound in diagnosis fractures, tendon injuries and foreign bodies.
  • Governance related to ultrasound guided procedures.

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