Module General Medical Ultrasound

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Duration Part-time, Single Module
Start date March 2020
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This module will equip you with skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in General Medical Ultrasound. Tuition is given by leading experts in the field. For those already in possession of a CASE accredited ultrasound qualification (PGCert or above) who wish to expand their scope of practice this module can be taken as a single module for continuing professional development.

This module covers the following:

  • Normal and pathological conditions, relating to imaging of the abdomen, digestive system, renal tract, retro-peritoneum, thyroid and male reproductive tract/organs and the abdominal aorta and its branches.
  • Dealing with the technical difficulties relating to the challenges of general medical ultrasound; adaption of technique/advancing skills.
  • Techniques relating to superficial and peripheral structures; soft tissue masses.
  • Complementary techniques including contrast agent and colour and spectral Doppler applications.
  • Supplementary Imaging techniques: role of CT, MR and other diagnostic tests/procedures.
  • Report writing relating to general medical ultrasound. Preparatory requirements; rationale for ultrasound examinations.
  • Regional cross sectional anatomy.

The module is part of the MSc Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) programme, which is accredited by CASE (Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education), allowing you to practice ultrasound in the UK and some overseas countries, on successful completion of the programme. The module itself is not CASE accredited as a stand-alone module.

Course options

This course is also available as part of a postgraduate degree.

PgC Medical Imaging (Ultrasound)

PgD Medical Imaging (Ultrasound)

MSc Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) (part-time)

Graduate destinations

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to provide evidence of preparation for practice to the standards required for a first post-qualification sonographer role. We have consulted with local ultrasound service partners who have confirmed that this would allow employment of graduates in most regional NHS contexts.

However, applicants from a non-health care background should note that, at present, employment in some NHS Trusts would not be possible due to the requirement for professional registration. These potential restrictions on employment will be discussed with you during the application process and you will be asked to sign a memorandum of agreement confirming your understanding and acceptance.

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