Please note: this course is open to part-time entry only in 2017/18
Develop your knowledge and skills as sonographer on a course that is validated by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).
The course is designed to meet the continuous professional development needs for people that complete medical ultrasound examinations. It develops the ultrasound scanning skills for a range of professionals including allied health professionals, midwives, nurses, GPs and medics, and can be tailored to meet your individual training needs.
On this course, you
The course leads to one of the following awards
Studying individual modules
You can study the ultrasound scanning short course which provides the theoretical underpinning and clinical competencies in a narrow area of ultrasound. This module can be tailored to a range of ultrasound practice and is suitable for a range of practitioners. Examples include first trimester ultrasound scanning, deep vein thrombosis scanning, head and neck ultrasound and musculoskeletal ultrasound. You are assessed by the course team.
Visit our continuing professional development website for more information.
The ultrasound route is accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).
Please note: this course is open to part-time entry only in 2017/18
This course is only open to home or EU students. We are currently not accepting applications from international students.
Part-time – typically 12-24 months for each award stage, plus a dissertation for masters
For the part time postgraduate certificate and diploma routes, you attend on a day release basis, normally a Tuesday. The stand alone modules have a mixture of taught sessions and distance learning.
The postgraduate certificate (PgCert) is achieved by successfully completing 60 credits.
The postgraduate diploma (PgDip) is achieved by successfully completing 120 credits.
The masters (MSc) award is achieved by successfully completing 180 credits.
Plus a further 30 credits from the optional module list below.
60 credits from the optional module list below
Further information about all modules is available on our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) website.
This module provides an opportunity to conduct a project that is of importance to your professional practice and of relevance to your own workplace or organisation, with the ultimate aim of influencing and impacting on the care provided to those using this service.
The course is designed to support the development of advanced clinical practice for all healthcare practitioners who use ultrasound in diagnosis.
The challenge of how seven billion can live well on one planet can only be understood and tackled effectively by taking multiple perspectives and drawing on a range of disciplines.
The MSc Global Challenges is awarded following successful completion of three online, part-time Postgraduate Certificate programmes, each of which takes a multidisciplinary approach to global challenges from its own distinct perspective.
Studying all three Postgraduate Certificates gives you a comprehensive insight into the global challenges and develops and broadens your skills and knowledge to tackle them effectively. As you progress through the programme you will integrate your learning from each certificate you study, adding depth and richness to your experience.
The three Postgraduate Certificates that make up the MSc are:
PgCert Global Development Challenges
Global Development Challenges considers the increasing economic, social and political inequalities in many parts of the world, and the need for new ways of thinking about and addressing international development. The programme is offered by the School of Social and Political Science.
PgCert Global Environment Challenges
Global Environment Challenges considers how human activity is changing the natural environment at an unprecedented rate and the impact of this on human wellbeing and development. The programme is offered by the School of Geosciences.
PgCert Global Health Challenges
Global Health Challenges considers the connections between local and global health challenges, and our changing understanding of health and wellness, illness and health care. The programme is offered by the Edinburgh Medical School (Molecular, Genetic and Population Health Sciences).
Due to the highly flexible nature of this programme, it is an excellent way for those with professional or family commitments to gain a further qualification with minimum interruption or to introduce students to a virtual learning environment.
Our award-winning online learning technology is fully interactive, enabling you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
You will learn through a mix of online methods, including video lectures, study guides, self-directed and guided reading, and a range of interactive online reflection and discussion activities. You will be part of a vibrant and supportive virtual community.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
Our MSc in Global Challenges allows you to study flexibly at a pace that suits you.You can complete the three stages in any order you wish.
There is no dissertation element: each Postgraduate Certificate provides opportunities for you, in discussion with academic staff, to develop innovative projects as part of your assessment.
The MSc in Global Challenges is normally completed over three to five academic years and is awarded by the School of Social and Political Science.
This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed for work with governments, NGOs, international aid organisations, United Nations agencies, the private sector, universities, other research institutions and elsewhere.
The transferable skills you gain in areas such as communication and research will give you an edge in the employment market, whatever your career.
Our part-time MSc Medical Education course is aimed at clinicians who come into contact with medical students in their roles, and want to Our part-time MSc Medical Education course is aimed at clinicians who come into contact with medical students in their roles, and want to further develop their teaching skills through a course with a strong emphasis on professional practice.
Most clinicians engage in some form of teaching, whether this is on wards, in clinics or through other teaching opportunities with undergraduate students and/or trainees. However, few have had the opportunity for professional development in teaching.
Our MSc is suitable for those doctors new to medical education and training, as well as those with experience. Students who enrol on our course include consultants from hospitals and NHS trusts.
The course is also suited to doctors in training in hospitals, general practices and community settings. We also attract doctors with leadership roles in teaching and learning, and GP trainers.
The course will enable you to:
HEA and AoME membership opportunities
You will have the opportunity to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), which provides national recognition of your commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education. You can also become a full member of the AoME (Academy of Medical Educators) without going through the individual assessment process.
The units on this course are directly related to clinicians' teaching and assessment responsibilities. Your teaching skills will be observed to assess and reflect on good practice.
There are opportunities to interact face-to-face, learn collaboratively and share good practices with clinicians who are mutually interested in medical education.
You will learn through a combination of study days, workplace-based assessments, research skills training and teaching practice.
Study day attendance is compulsory. However, periodically meeting fellow clinicians to discuss common educational issues can help you to develop your medical education skills. There are also a number of presentations from course tutors.
You will be required to attend one or two study days per course unit:
The course team are experienced in education, medicine and healthcare, and Manchester has a national and international reputation for high quality research in these fields. The course directors are Dr Don Bradley and Professor Leena Patel.
We assess you using two observations of teaching practice (for those participants not in the Manchester area, video recordings of teaching sessions, followed by a meeting with the assessor, are permitted) and four written assessments. Please note that it will be the responsibility of the student to arrange their own teaching.
We assess you using four written assessments.
We assess you via the submission of your dissertation.
Some units have online provision, where some of the assessment will take place.
The University of Manchester is one of the largest providers of medicine courses in the country. Four teaching hospitals, together with affiliated hospitals and community practices spread across the north-west, provide excellent facilities for clinical education.
You will also have access to extensive library and online services across the University.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability and Advisory Support Service
The PGCert is accredited through the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Students will therefore be eligible to apply for 'Fellow' (FHEA) status from the HEA.
The HEA is an independent organisation in the UK that supports higher education institutions with strategies for the development of research and evaluation, to improve the learning experience for students.
The PGCert is also accredited through the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). This means that those completing the course will be eligible to apply for full membership of the AoME without going through the individual assessment process.
The PGCert is accredited by the AoME (Academy of Medical Educators).
If you work with children with developmental disorders in education, health, psychology or social services or even if you’re a parent with appropriate qualifications, this programme will give you an insight into these complex disorders and how to support the children who have them.
You’ll focus on four major development disorders in children: Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder (often known as Dyspraxia), Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. You’ll consider the evidence regarding the nature, diagnosis, assessment and intervention of each disorder – including the controversies that surround them – guided by leading researchers in the field.
We don’t promote any particular method of assessment or management. Instead, we look at the available evidence in education, health or the home, and allow you to focus on the models that relate to your own context.
You’ll be taught by members of the Childhood and Youth Academic Group, which has a long-established, international reputation for research in developmental disorders. The course distils the expertise within the team and draws on research that we have conducted, funded by agencies such as the ESRC, Action Medical Research, and private and charitable UK organisations that work with children with these disorders.
We offer students a vibrant intellectual and academic experience. Not only will you benefit from weekly research-led teaching, but you’ll have the chance to attend seminars with leading academics, hosted by the School of Education or other departments.
You can use the credits gained from this programme towards MA Special Educational Needs, meaning you’ll need to take fewer modules to achieve that qualification.
You’ll take a single module in each semester, allowing you to focus on individual developmental disorders in depth.
You’ll consider the concept, nature and characteristics of Dyslexia, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Attention Deficit Disorder and Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
In addition, you’ll take a critical approach to understanding how each disorder is assessed and identified. In addition, you’ll consider how they’re managed in different contexts, allowing you to focus on the environments that are most relevant to your professional or personal interests.
Your study two compulsory modules:
This programme is taught in evening sessions. Each module will include twelve lectures lasting two hours each. Weekly taught sessions will include lectures, discussions and group tasks so you can share knowledge and experiences with your fellow students and tutor. If you need to discuss aspects of your studies individually, the course tutor is available for one-to-one tutorials.
There are no exams on this programme, and modules are assessed by coursework only. You’ll complete a 6,000 word essay for each module to demonstrate your understanding of the topics under study.
This PGCert progamme enables people within a range of professions such as health, education and social services to progress within their chosen professional field. This programme could improve your career prospects if you intend to work with children with Special Educational Needs in any context.
Many of our students choose to build on the knowledge and skills gained through the PGCert by progressing to the MA Special Educational Needs, which may be even more beneficial to your career. You can carry the credits you’ve gained on the PGCert forward to the MA programme.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. That’s one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.