Programme delivery update
We have adopted an online ‘blended’ learning approach to teaching on the ultrasound programme and our modules are taught in block release. Our suggestion is therefore that you are given this time by your placement to access the learning materials and tutorials on the scheduled module dates/times in a location that is best suited for you to learn, e.g. in a suitable quiet location at your placement site, or at home.
Most modules will have an element of live virtual tutorial type sessions using Blackboard Collaborate or Microsoft Teams, which you will be expected to engage with. You will need a suitable laptop or PC with speakers and a webcam and adequate internet access/broadband speed to work remotely on-line. Some modules may also have a campus based clinical skills element to the teaching.
The delivery of your modules may vary from tutor to tutor, module to module, so please always follow the guidance of your module leader and module Blackboard site. Please understand this approach to module delivery is new to us as well, so please try to be patient and understanding, we are doing our very best to ensure you remain supported throughout your learning.
For IT issues, further details on our IT services can be found here: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/student-life/facilities/it-facilities/
There is also some further information related to on-line study here on our website which you may find helpful:
This flexible part-time course is suitable for a wide range of registered healthcare professionals or scientists who wish to develop ultrasound skills as career development or an extension of their existing clinical role.
Aligned with the MSc Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) programme, this award allows you to develop the knowledge and skills required to become a competent sonographer in breast ultrasound. It's accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), so it meets national standards commensurate with similar/equivalent courses across the United Kingdom (UK).
Top of the range ultrasound equipment and test phantoms, as well as simulated practice facilities (Medaphor Scan Trainer), are available at the university to prepare you for your time on clinical placement. We currently have one of the largest Medaphor ultrasound simulation labs in the world, which is an excellent advantage
for our students.
You must have the support of a suitable clinical placement prior to being accepted. This must remain in place for the duration of the course.