Course Details

Course Details

Dear Delegates,
Thank you for your patience and kind interest in Post Graduate University Degree course in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound from Universidad Catolica San Antonio, de Murcia, Spain in affiliation with Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Society, New Delhi.


Core Organizing Team:

Course Coordinator - Dr. Mohit V. Shah

Organizing Chairpersons: Dr Tony Bouffard, Dr J. Fernando, Dr Bipin R. Shah, Dr. Nidhi Bhatnagar

The course is held every two years and is in different cities. We are planning 2022 at Mumbai.

Fee structure: No refund policy

One-time University enrolment fee for both modules is 850 Euros.

    Course fee for each (Upper and lower limb) module varies as per the Euro conversion for the day.

    Categories Course Fee
    Admission Fees INR 68,250 + *12,285(GST) = INR 80,535/-
    Upper Limb & Lower Limb Module INR 1,50,000 + *27,000(GST) = INR 1,77,000/-
    TOTALINR 2,18,250 + *39,285(GST) = INR 2,57,535/

    This includes all the course material, exam fee, conference lunches and kits, and a complementary book on MSK USG.
    This does not include your accommodation, dinners or travel expenses.

    Mandatory fulfilment criteria for DIPLOMA:

    1. Attending both the modules on all four days
    2. Clearing both modules MCQ, VIVA and practical exams
    3. Submission of four home assignments within the prescribed time frame, on 3 topics as detailed below and one dissertation with the reasonable standard presentation as will be detailed through onsite teaching Each presentation should comprise 8-10 slides on normal sonoanatomy and dissertation can be on the subject of your choice. Each module is of 4 days, from Thursday to Sunday.


    8.00 am – 4:00 pm: Lecture
    4:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Hands-on training (One faculty 8 students: 4 on two stations)

    1st Day - Shoulder and Arm
    2nd-Day - Elbow and Forearm
    3rd Day - Hand and Wrist. and MCQ exam.
    4th Day - Revision of three days with Practical and viva exam

International Faculty:

1. Dr Tony Bouffard - USA
2. Dr Jimenez Fernando - Spain
3. Dr Philippe Peetrons - Belgium
4. Dr Katherine Guiterman- Costa Rica
5. Dr Bipin R. Shah - India
6. Dr Nidhi Bhatnagar – India

Senior National Faculty (assisted by 8 junior Lab Faculty):

1. Dr Ashwin Lawande
2. Dr Mohit Shah
3. Dr Ankit B. Shah

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For the information benefit of Students enrolling for UCAM Expert in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound course 2016

“ An Experto Universitario in Spanish System is the same as University Graduate Diploma as in the American system.

According to general knowledge (and the European Consortium on Accreditation)

Diploma is a name for a paper certificate:

In Spain, "Experto universitario" (University Expert) is more than Diploma Universitario (University Diploma),
since Experto is for a course from 20 to 30 credits (like ours) while Diploma is for a course which has less credits.”

Marco Bruno Bruno
Institutional Relations
UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus de los Jerónimos, n. 135,
Guadalupe (Murcia), 30107, Spain

"UCAM University has a Post-Graduate Degree in MusculoSkeletal Ultrasound. The prerequisite for this UCAM Program is that the candidate have an Undergraduate Degree from any university. UCAM will graduate this candidate, upon successful completion of this Post-Graduate Degree in MusculoSkeletal Ultrasound. He/she will be handed a Diploma parchment from UCAM University, wherein a Title or Degree of that candidate will be written. The Diploma from UCAM will be printed saying that the candidate has earned the Title/Degree of: "Expert in MusculoSkeletal UltraSound".

Dr. Antonio J . Bouffard,
Director Chair in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound,
UCAM, Spain

University diploma

It is very similar to the Master himself, but with the difference of having a lower workload. In some cases, as with the Group 9 of universities, the subjects for the award of the diploma are official free-elective subjects which, in addition to allowing acquiring a homogeneous knowledge in a particular field through the shared Virtual Campus, are recognized and valid credits for students in their official qualifications of degree or equivalente.3 In other cases, the subjects, as well as the academic content to obtain a University Diploma, it is independent to the official curriculum, and therefore they have their own curriculum. Some of these diplomas are intended to provide a knowledge base to address successfully the agendas of certain types of oposicion.

University Expert

They are aimed at Graduates University of first and second cycle and, exceptionally, to professionals who meet the minimum requirements for access to official university studies provided that they are professionals directly related to the specialty of the diploma. They address matters in any branch of knowledge with a view to its application in professional activities. The duration of an expert program can be from a few months up to one year, i.e., according to the new system of credits their workload would be between a minimum of 20 and a maximum of 40 ECTS credits. Between 150 and 400 hours of teaching classes adds this type of program when it is taught in the classroom.

University Specialist

It is very similar to the expert. Some universities distinguish them in order to offer programs on same topic with different level of exigency in regards to access. To be accepted into a University Specialist so sufficient to comply with the requirements of access to University. As well as the expert, the postgraduate diploma is aimed at improvement and professional specialization. Also, the duration of this type of graduate moves in a wide range, from a minimum of 200 to a maximum of 400 hours.