I About The ProgrammeII Assessment and EvaluationIII Target Audience and Eligibility RequirementsIV Other Information
I About The Programme
Name of Programme
Trainees attached to KK Women's and Children's Hospital can expect to learn a wide variety of gynaecologic, obstetric and breast disorders. The learning objectives serve as a guide for the trainees. Trainees may also train in specific modules under O&G imaging or breast imaging.
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Aim of Programme
Obstetrical imaging (observership only)
Duration of Programme
Number of Training Places
Only 1 trainee at any one time. No specific month of intake.
Practical experience in the various procedures listed will depend on the length of posting. Most of the topics are covered during the core lecture programmes of Diagnostic Radiology Residency. Additional tutorials may be arranged with the training mentors. The trainees should also avail themselves to the collection of interesting cases, books and journals.
The following is a list of procedures available in the department:
The trainee learns to perform cannulation of the uterus using a variety of cannulas and catheters such as the Foley catheter, Leech Wilkinson cannula and the uterine injectors (2 mm and 4 mm).
OBSTETRIC ULTRASOUND (Antenatal Diagnostic Clinic – Observership)
Foetal anomalies The trainee should attend the weekly Birth Defect Clinic where ultrasound findings of foetal anomalies are presented and management is discussed. Post-natal findings are presented for correlation to antenatal diagnosis.
Mammography (includes tomosynthesis), breast ultrasound (includes whole breast automated scans) and MRI.
The trainee can expect to learn the basics of screening mammography and detection of cancers, how to perform assessment of mammography screen-detected findings, how to utilise advanced breast imaging techniques (tomosynthesis and whole breast volume scans) in assessment. The trainee will also gain some exposure to image-guided breast biopsies and breast MRI.
The trainee will:
Past and Present Fellows
Team of Experts
The programme is managed by the following experts:Gynaecological Imaging:
II Assessment and Evaluation
Aims of Assessment
Trainees are required to continually demonstrate the following six competencies throughout the programme:
(A) Patient Care
(B) Medical Knowledge
(C) Practice-Based Learning and Improvement
(D) Interpersonal and Communication Skills
(F) Systems-Based Practice
General overall grading system
The general overall grading system evaluates the trainee’s performance upon completion of the programme. All trainees will be given a general overall grading status at the end of the programme based on the grading criteria requirements incorporating the six competencies that trainees must demonstrate throughout the programme.
Training may be terminated in the event of trainee’s non-compliance to hospital regulations, misbehaviour resulting in disciplinary actions, or engagement in illegal activities. Other factors such as incompetence, language impairments or safety concerns would also be taken into consideration.
Trainees with USP may opt for extension of their training up to 3 months during which they must demonstrate improvement in their skills, and learning ability.
III Target Audience and Eligibility Requirements
Those who have completed basic Radiology training and successfully exited from programme.
Entry requirement: FRCR or equivalent
IV Other Information
Course fees will be disclosed upon acceptance.
Candidates should be self-funded or have funding from external sources/institutions.
A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion of the programme.
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