Master in Bowel ultrasound (BUS)

Humanitas University’s Master in Bowel ultrasound (BUS) aims to provide physicians with medical and instrumental knowledge for proper use of diagnostic BUS for the diagnosis and disease monitoring of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
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The Course

The main goal of the fellowship program is to teach and update trainees interested in BUS procedures who will further the field. We are therefore committed to training people who will pursue academic careers and/or returning to places where there is little or no advanced bowel ultrasound skills present. In addition to clinical training in BUS, we help fellows build a long lasting interest in BUS that can help advance the field.






The Programme

BUS training comprises an e-learning training articulated in 4 different modules and 8 weeks of hands-on training to be completed at Humanitas Hospital.

First Part

The first part is articulated in 4 different modules; it will be attended online through a dedicated web-based program and it will include a summary of the most relevant and updated scientific literature regarding indications of BUS, anatomy of abdomen and rectum, BUS diagnostic techniques, their outcomes. Some of these modules are associated to dedicated video-based learning activities with interaction which are aiming to provide specific skill in BUS anatomy, identification of vascular and non- vascular landmarks, differentiation of normal and abnormal patterns. For advancement to each module it is mandatory to pass an on-line test dealing with the contents of the module. This first part will be completed in different tranches, the first one (modules 1-2), the second one (module 3) and the third one (module 4).

Second Part

The second part (eight-week hands-on training) will be attended in ultrasonographic room at Humanitas Hospital where the participants will perform BUS procedures in a 1:1 tutoring (at least 40 procedures for each participant for the 1:1 tutoring part). This hands-on training will be attended in two one-month sessions. At the end, the participant will prepare and defend a final thesis regarding BUS.


1 year


8 weeks over the course of one year


4 e-learning modules including lectures, videos, chat sessions and test + 8 weeks of hands-on activity

Credits (CFU)




Places available

8, assigned as per a qualifications-based ranking


€ 8.000 (course only) / payable in 2 installments




Teaching methods
Interactive lessons
Audio-visual media, case studies and examples from the literature; chat sessions with Master coordinators
Hands-on training in 1:1 tutoring modality

Admission requirements

This Course is intended for medical professionals.
Applicants may submit an application for participation in the selection procedure if they meet the following requirements:

  • degree in Medicine and Surgery (LM – 41) (or an equivalent qualification awarded by a foreign university)
  • specialty in Internal Medicine, Diseases of the Digestive System, General Surgery or Emergency Medicine (or an equivalent qualification awarded by a foreign university)

Authorization for hands-on activities

In order to be allowed for the hands-on training part of the Masters, candidates are also required to provide further documents, including:

  • membership in a practical Medical Professional Association
  • specific medical insurance to be presented upon enrolment

These documents will be required directly to admitted candidates after matriculation completion.

Non-EU candidates or candidates who obtained their qualifications in a non-EU country are required to present a temporary authorization to perform the clinical activities by the Italian Ministry on Health. Documents listed in Annex S (click here) will be required; we suggest start collecting them. Humanitas University will follow you throughout the entire authorization process.

Admission Process

There are 8 places available. Admission is based on titles, qualifications and interview.
The Commission takes into consideration the applicants’ CV, professional motivation.

How to apply

The application procedure is described below.

1. Registration on MyPORTAL

During the registration phase you will be asked to insert your personal data and at the end you will receive a confirmation email with your username and password to access the system and go on to the following phases of the admission process.


2. Application for the Master in Bowel Ultrasound

In order to candidate, access your reserved area on MyPortal (click here to login    ) using the username and password received via mail in the registration phase. Select Registrar’s Office from the menu on your left and click on Admissions test.

To complete the application, attach the documents listed below (each file must be a PDF not exceeding 2 MB):

  • Application form (Attachment 1) completed, dated and signed;
  • Curriculum Vitae et Studiorum complete with clinical experience in Bowel Ultrasound;
  • Copy of a valid document of identification.

The declarations made in the Application form (click here) have the same legal value as certifications as per the D.P.R. 445/2000. Information entered can be modified until the moment of submission of the application.


3. Payment

On submission of the application, the system will automatically generate an email that confirms receipt of the application and that requests payment by credit card of the application fee of € 50 (including duty stamp).
The application is considered completed only on payment of the application fee. This fee is non-refundable and must be paid within the application deadline.
Receipt of payment can be confirmed by accessing the reserved area with username and password.


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