The Specialist Ultrasound Practice 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 personalised combination of work-based learning and lectures that cover the underlying theoretical concepts of ultrasound scanning including Gynaecology & Early Pregnancy Ultrasound and Carotid Artery Ultrasound.
Accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education.
You will undertake work-based learning of an individually negotiated specialist area of ultrasound practice.
Located in the heart of London, across three of King's Thames-side campuses (Waterloo, St Thomas' and Guy's).
Flexible part-time study pathway with the opportunity to extend modules studied and gain either a PG Diploma or MSc in Medical Ultrasound.
The Specialist Ultrasound Practice PG Cert is a part-time study programme that consists of two required modules. You will complete the course within nine months, studying January to September. You will study Fundamentals of Ultrasound as well as Negotiated Learning with Clinical Proficiency in Medical Ultrasound modules.
It is possible to study The Negotiated Learning module as a standalone module if you are a qualified sonographer and wish to gain academic credits in a proficiency-based topic that will advance your practice. Alternatively, you may study the Negotiated Learning with Clinical Proficiency and Fundamentals of Ultrasound modules to gain a CASE accredited PG Certificate and subsequently, add further modules to achieve the PG Diploma or MSc in Medical Ultrasound.
For health professionals, this programme is designed to award academic credit for a specialist student-negotiated area of ultrasound practice to meet individual professional needs.
You are assessed through a combination of:
Objective Structured Computer Examination (OSCE)
Clinical Portfolio of Evidence
The study time and assessment methods detailed above are typical and give you a good indication of what to expect. However, they are subject to change.
This programme has been taken by healthcare graduates in various fields, e.g. stroke, early pregnancy and emergency medicine, to develop the use of ultrasound in their professional roles.