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Postgraduate Diploma Medical Ultrasound

Course Description

Why choose this course:

• You'll be taught in our modern Clinical Skills Suite by some of the area's leading experts in medical ultrasound.

• You'll develop skills relevant to your own area of clinical practice, which will help you to move forward with your career.

• This course is a nationally recognised qualification and is accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) for its flexible and innovative approach.

About the course:

If you are a qualified healthcare professional, such as a radiographer, nurse or midwife, this course will help you to develop your ultrasound skills enabling you to practise independently.

Recently there has been a sharp rise in the use of ultrasound within the NHS, which is reflected through the number of non-imaging medical and health professionals seeking specialist ultrasound training.

This course, which is nationally recognised and accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), will provide you with the high quality training you need to become a practising sonographer within your workplace.

You can tailor the course to your own interests, with the option to specialise in these areas:

• Focused Specialist Ultrasound Practice
• General Medical Ultrasound
• Obstetric Ultrasound
• Early Pregnancy Assessment
• Gynaecology Ultrasound
• Cardiac Ultrasound
• Vascular Ultrasound.

Alternatively you can study a selection of modules from all areas to give you a wide range of training. We also offer some modules that will develop your management and leadership skills, which you can take alongside your chosen specialist modules.

You'll be supported throughout your studies and practical training by a tutor and a mentor. This ensures that you'll develop all the skills you need to practise in your chosen area of medical ultrasound.

You must have already organised a clinical placement in medical ultrasound with management support before you apply for this course. You'll also need to be able to complete a minimum of 200 hours practical scanning time, so that you can successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate stage.

Visit the Postgraduate Diploma Medical Ultrasound page on the University of Derby website for more details!

(Student Profile)

Sarah Lewis

933.jpg "I chose to take my career in this direction following my time in the ultrasound department as a radiography student. As a qualified Radiographer I spent more time in the department to gain a better understanding of the job. The increased patient contact and smaller team really appealed to me. Now that I am doing the job, I love the autonomy that I have been given too.

The course is challenging and it took me a while to get back into the swing of studying but the lecturers are extremely supportive. Now I've got used to juggling all the balls I'm enjoying being so busy and the sense of achievement I get when I pass a module.

The course has been a mix of tutorials and distance learning. The tutorials have been really beneficial and the distance learning helps me to fit the course around my life.

The course has opened new doors for me and I'm looking forward to the flexibility and the challenges that a career in ultrasound will bring."


Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree (lower second or above) or equivalent in a health-related subject or appropriate professional qualifications and experience. International students can access this course at Postgraduate Diploma level as a part time distance learner, if they hold a recognised ultrasound qualification (equivalent to Postgraduate Certificate level). You must be in the UK on a Tier 2 visa and hold an IELTS score of at least 7.0.

Course Fees

Please see our website for the latest information.

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