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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Nursing & Health

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Full-time: 2 years, Part-time: 3 to 5 years

  • Course Type

    MSc

  • Course Fees

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  • Last Updated

    17 September 2018

Course content

  • This is a challenging, yet rewarding programme of study offering you the opportunity to develop the high level skills required of an autonomous ultrasound practitioner
  • We offer a highly flexible part-time pathway that will appeal to a wide range of health care professionals who wish to develop ultrasound skills as an extension of their scope of practice
  • You can choose to study our innovative full-time, fast-track pathway designed for science and health related graduates wishing to explore a career in this exciting and rapidly expanding area of diagnostic imaging. Our fast track students will gain an MSc in just two years
  • You’ll receive high quality teaching from friendly, supportive and enthusiastic staff, who are clinically and research active
  • You’ll engage in practice based learning in a clinical environment with expert mentor support

Ultrasound is an essential tool in medical diagnosis. In recent years demand has grown beyond all expectations. This has resulted in expansion of the modality both in imaging departments and point of care clinical settings.

To meet this demand we have created our MSc Ultrasound to offer you the opportunity to train in general or very focused ultrasound applications. You’ll be taught in our modern Clinical Skills Suite by some of the area’s leading experts in this field and using state of the art simulation systems.

The course is modular, offering both full-time and part-time enrolment options to help you fit your professional development into your lifestyle. Our part-time pathway is flexible in its design, delivery and assessment to help you meet the demands of work and family commitments. A broad range of negotiated modules allow you to put together a programme of study that meets your individual learning needs, supporting your individual career aspirations.

We welcome applicants from a diverse range of graduate backgrounds. It’s the perfect opportunity for graduates with an interest in ultrasound to train in a field which is in high demand.

You must have access to a clinical ultrasound placement for a minimum of two days per week. For full-time students only, placements are provided with partner NHS Trusts (whilst we will always consider your placement preference, please note that a specific placement location cannot be guaranteed). Please note that if you are a part-time student you will need to source a placement independently.

How you will learn

You will learn through group activities, lectures, practical work, seminars, self-directed study and simulation activities.

Practical ‘hands-on’ skills development will be supported by access to a state of the art ultrasound simulation suite and a fully equipped ultrasound room in our Clinical Skills Suite.

Have a look at the specialist facilities you’ll use throughout the course.

Work placement

If you are studying part-time, you must have access to a clinical ultrasound placement for a minimum of two days per week. For full-time students only, placements are provided with partner NHS Trusts. (whilst we will always consider your placement preference, please note that a specific placement location cannot be guaranteed). Please note that if you are a part-time student you will need to source a placement independently.

How you'll be assessed

A range of assessment methods are used to ensure that all intended learning outcomes are met. These include written assignments, unseen examinations, computer based assessments, formative and summative clinical assessment and image viewing examinations. All assessments are linked explicitly with real world tasks that would be expected of an autonomous ultrasound practitioner.

Careers

The MSc Mobile App Development paves the way for you to pursue a variety of careers including designing, developing, porting or maintaining mobile device software. With the additional focus this course places on entrepreneurship, you will be in an ideal position to either head a department or set up your own business.

There are many applications that will benefit small, medium and large companies that are yet to be written (or ported) for the mobile device. As the explosion in apps for Android platforms continues, you will have the opportunity to become one of the first to market in a number of niche areas, developing your own successful business.


Visit the Medical Ultrasound (MSc) page on the University of Derby website for more details!

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