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 module will equip you with skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in gynaecological 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:
- Regional normal cross-sectional anatomy of the non-pregnant female pelvis including anatomical variants.
- Physiology of the menstrual cycle including hormonal influences.
- Ultrasound appearances and assessment in normal and pathological conditions related to: Non-pregnant female reproductive system and associated structures.
- Introduction to early pregnancy appearances including pregnancy failure and ectopic pregnancy.
- Examination techniques using trans abdominal (TA) and trans vaginal (TV) approaches.
- Adaptation to examination techniques in oncological diagnosis - mass differentiation.
- Interventional procedures including oocyte retrieval and HyCoSy.
- Infertility investigations and treatment.
- Doppler ultrasound investigations of the pelvic vasculature.
- Evaluation of alternative imaging techniques and tests.
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.