Post-graduate diploma in medical ultrasound is a blended program offered by Bangladesh Institute of Health Technology and degree is offered by Commonwealth Open University, British Virgin Island, UK. Fresh medical graduate/equivalent students can be eligible for this program.

Course structure

Eligibility to enroll:MBBS/MD/Equivalent medical (technology) degree (for foreign students)
Duration:12 months
Session:January & July
Mode:Regular & distant learning
Methods of instruction:Lecture, hands-on training and observation
Lecture:Weekend lecture at BIHT
Hands-on practical:Supervised hands-on practical (as needed for individual student to gain independent imaging skill). Patient/volunteer will be available for individual student for scanning. It is confirmed that every student is skilled enough in imaging different organs of the body regarding course of enrollment. High end Color Doppler machines (e.g. Samsung HS 70A) are available for hands-on training for the students. Placement (residential) of a student will be done for a week in a rural center e.g. clinic/hospital/lab (away from BIHT) for gaining his/her confidence in scanning.
Observation:Placement of students is done in a lab/hospital to attend scanning session for 3 days/week to observe 30~50 patients every day for 3 months
Logbook:After first 6 months students will be able to scan individually to diagnose the patient. Therefore, they will need to fill up logbook to record of their imaging skill. Completion of logbook is a pre-requisite to complete the course.