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MSc Medical Ultrasound


Course Description

Key fact

The MSc Medical Ultrasound course is accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Introduction

The MSc Medical Ultrasound course provides an opportunity for health care practitioners to achieve a recognised qualification in obstetrics, gynaecological, vascular, general medical ultrasound, breast, musculosketetal and echocardiography, supported by a combination of structured clinical experience and academic study.

MSc Medical Ultrasound course is designed to produce clinically competent advanced practitioners, who will be able to meet the needs of the service in a changing health care environment.

MSc Medical Ultrasound course was planned in full consultation with a wide range of relevant professionals from the South West region, who are experts in the field of diagnostic ultrasound or associated clinical specialisms. These experts are instrumental in the delivery of the course, along with experienced educationalists from within the University.

For up to date list of modules and course delivery please visit our website.

Learning and Teaching

The course aims to provide you with:
- the knowledge and skills to practise in a safe and competent manner
- the educational and research base to critically evaluate and inform ultrasound practice
- the opportunity for interprofessional collaboration and shared learning
- an understanding of the contribution of ultrasound to the overall management of the patient
- a recognised qualification in ultrasound
- the skills to engage in research, evaluation and systematic reviews of practice
- an appreciation of the importance of life-long learning activities

Study facilities

The Department is superbly equipped with an extensive range of teaching and learning resources, which includes ultrasound scanning equipment and simulators. The Library on the Glenside Campus is one of the best health and life sciences libraries in England with a huge selection of books, journals, and audio-visual materials including access to specialist health and life sciences software packages.

Information technology provision is in the form of multimedia laboratories, smart boards, innovative projects such as 'multicasting' to deliver teaching material and various health and social care databases enabling students to carry out searches of available literature relating to topics of interest. At the main Frenchay Campus there is 24-hour access to computing facilities.

The Interprofessional Simulation Suite provides excellent opportunities for the demonstration and practice of professional competencies for health and life sciences practitioners. Find out more: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whyuwe/fantasticfacilities

Careers/further study

Once you have completed this course you will have the knowledge and skills to practice in a safe and competent manner, a recognised qualification in ultrasound, the educational and research base to critically evaluate and inform ultrasound practice, the opportunity for inter-professional collaboration and shared learning, and an understanding of the contribution of ultrasound to the overall management of the patient.

Open Events

We hold a number of University-wide open evenings as well as a number of subject specific events throughout the year for anyone considering postgraduate and professional study. Visit http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/whatson/opendays/postgraduateopendays.aspx

Visit the MSc Medical Ultrasound page on the University of the West of England, Bristol website for more details!

Entry Requirements

See our web site for further information

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