ACSEP Ultrasound

The Clinician Performed Ultrasound in Sport and Exercise Medicine ACSEP Draft Syllabus 2021 here

The ACSEP Ultrasound unit is designed to cover the theoretical and practical curriculum for the use of Ultrasound in Sport and Exercise Medicine (SEM) clinical practice.

It complements the completion of a Sport and Exercise Medicine diagnostic and interventional ultrasound course and logbook of cases from clinical practice.

Learners are required to perform supervised ultrasound scans and guided injections with logbook documentation as well as two formative assessments a one summative assessment.

On completion, learners should be able to:

  • demonstrate a detailed understanding of relevant surface anatomy and

  • musculoskeletal anatomy.

  • effectively perform basic soft tissue imaging

  • demonstrate muscle contraction and relaxation.

  • identify and assess soft tissue pathology, including haematomas, ganglia,

  • muscle, tendon and ligament injuries.

  • identify ultrasound evidence of stress fracture and fracture in bones.

  • effectively perform and interpret SEM ultrasound, including:

    • Image optimisation

    • Needle tracking

    • Accurate measurements where necessary

    • Accurate diagnosis of conditions listed in the syllabus.

  • write a structured report following soft tissue scanning +/- intervention.

  • demonstrate clinical knowledge and ultrasound skill to be able to make

  • appropriate clinical decisions in patient care.

  • identify situations where expert imaging or intervention input is required.


Who should undertake this unit:

SEM Physicians engaged in managing soft tissue injury and pathology should have completed the ASUM CCPU online Physics tutorial or accredited equivalent course.