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PgCert/PgDip/MSc Clinical Ultrasound

Course Description

Simple timetable info:
Day release; afternoons and early evenings (Science unit one week block attendance required), 14 hours per week of supervised clinical training in a suitable ultrasound department (in the UK). The University is not responsible for the organisation of the clinical placement.

Non-standard entry requirements:
Applicants must organise and show evidence of a confirmed supervised clinical training placement
of at least 14 hours per week at a suitable ultrasound department (in the UK).

Course units:
1 Compulsory unit: Principles and Instrumentation of Clinical Ultrasound
4 core units – optional combination of these units dependent on the student’s proposed professional pathway:
– Gynaecological Ultrasound
– 1st Trimester Obstetric Ultrasound
– 2nd and 3rd Trimester Obstetric Ultrasound
– General Medical Ultrasound of the Adult and Child

Optional units:
– Professional Development through Contract Learning (PDCL)
– Understanding Research and Evidence-based Practice
– Work Based Learning (WBL)
– Dissertation
or other units within the post-registration scheme that may be undertaken within the ultrasound pathway to complete an award.

Course description:
Our course allows you to take a flexible approach towards a recognised medical ultrasound
qualification, appropriate to your professional pathway e.g. obstetrics and gynaecology, general medical or a combination of both. The prime focus of the course is to produce a clinically competent ultrasound practitioner. The flexible nature means that the complete range of options and routes available are too wide to be listed here.

Each unit of the course aims to:
– Ensure you develop a sound understanding of the relevant theoretical knowledge
– Increase your problem solving and critical evaluation skills
– Develop your ability to apply this knowledge and skills
– Encourage you to take an individual and evidence-based approach to your continued professional development.

The Principles and Instrumentation of Clinical Ultrasound unit is compulsory. Your clinical placement will provide practical training, where a clinical mentor will assess your consistent, practical competency using the clinical portfolio set by the University. If you wish to specialise, you will normally study towards a PgCert. However, you can progress to a PgDip, encompassing obs, gynae and general medical ultrasound, or MSc by taking additional stand-alone units from the post-registration scheme.

Career opportunities:
The course will help you to become a competent and critically thinking ultrasound practitioner with a wide range of exciting career options. Many of our students have continued into specialist, advanced and consultant practice, research or management areas. The course offers a flexible
and responsive education and training provision which follows the requirements in respect of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), linked to professional regulation and the Knowledge and Skills Framework (KSF).

Professional contacts/industry links:
The Clinical Ultrasound course is approved by the College of Radiographers.

Recent guest lecturers include:
– Dr Gail ter Haar, Ultrasound Safety Specialist, Royal Marsden Hospital
– Dr Rose de Bruyn, Consultant Radiologist, Great Ormond Street
– Dr Lesley Macdonald, Consultant Radiologist, St Thomas’ Hospital
– Fiona Pocock, Infertility specialist
– Dr Trish Chudleigh, Rosie Hospital Addenbrookes

Entry Requirements

See Course Description

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