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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Medicine

  • Start Date

    January

  • Course Duration

    Part-time: 9 months

  • Course Type

    PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please see website

  • Last Updated

    09 October 2017

Course content

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.

Key benefits

  • 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.

Description

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.

Course purpose

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.

Assessment

You are assessed through a combination of:

  • Coursework
  • Written examination
  • Objective Structured Computer Examination (OSCE)
  • Presentations
  • Case Studies
  • Clinical Portfolio of Evidence
  • Clinical Assessment

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.

Career prospects

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.


Visit the Specialist Ultrasound Pratice - PG Cert page on the King’s College London website for more details!

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