The MSc in Medical Ultrasound programme is both academic and vocational in nature and is the only MSc of this type to offer a clinical attachment as part of the course.
The MSc aims to train students to use research and development skills to develop the field of medical ultrasound. Students can choose one of two sub specialities:
MSc in Medical Ultrasound – Vascular (Course Code: A3A1)
MSc in Medical Ultrasound – Echocardiography (Course Code: A3A2)
You will be placed in a clinical attachment at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Attending 5 days per week for the duration of the course. (this is included in the fee)
Students should not expect to be scanning every day and hardly at all in the 1st term.
MSc in Medical Ultrasound – Vascular (Course Code: A3A124)
You must already be working in a suitable vascular dept elsewhere. You will have to attend lectures and tutorials one day per week from October – March and any exam dates.
There is only one intake per year, in October. Registration usually opens in November/December the year before and will continue until all places are full.
Places on the course are very limited (25) and we receive 100’s of applications so early application is strongly advised.
Your application will only be reviewed if submitted with all College requirements and has two recent academic references. It will not proceed any further without these.
Applicants should note that this is an academic course and does not entitle you to become a sonographer. This course is not CASE registered.
Further exams would have to be taken by either the:
The Masters course focuses on 3-D Echocardiography and new technologies, congenital research methods, ultrasound literature, obstetric and medical conditions and completes with an advanced case studies practicum.
The course is consists of 12 x 12.5 point subjects to achieve 150 points of study. The subjects that need to be completed will depend on whether students have previously completed the Graduate Certificate and/or the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound.
The Masters course aims to provide the knowledge base to become competent at an advanced level of echocardiography and the knowledge base to become competent in additional imaging techniques and modalities.
Following completion of the course students are expected to:
The Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care PG Cert will appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals who wish to develop focused ultrasound skills as an extension of their clinical practice. This course offers a combination of work-based learning and lectures that cover the underlying theoretical concepts of ultrasound scanning and clinical applications of Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST), Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta for Aneurysm (AAA), Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (ELS) and Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (VA). In addition basic assessment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and emergency assessment of the female pelvis will be covered.
The course is an intensive and enjoyable training experience which has been designed to bring together the core elements of RCEM with additional features of other point-of-care areas of ultrasound that provide decision making tools to guide patient triage.
The course focuses on the theoretical areas required for understanding the principles of ultrasound followed by intense practical sessions. The practical areas will have clear objectives leading to competence assessment and preparation for use within a clinical setting and progression to the Level 2.
You are assessed through a combination of:
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they may change if the course modules change.
The course is primarily taught at the King’s College London St Thomas’, Waterloo and Guy’s campuses. Please note that locations are determined by where each module is taught and may vary depending on the optional modules you select.