Module Musculo Skeletal Ultrasound

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Location Lancaster
Duration Part-time, Single Module
Start date September 2019
Entry Requirements Programme specification (PDF)
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Our Musculo Skeletal Ultrasound module is designed for those already in possession of a CASE accredited ultrasound qualification (PGCert or above) who wish to expand their scope of practice. It can be taken as a single module for continuing professional development.

This module will equip you with skills and knowledge you need for a successful career in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound. Tuition is given by leading experts in the field. 

This module covers the following:

  • Applied normal and abnormal cross sectional anatomy of the musculoskeletal system including normal variants and complex pathology related to joints, muscles, tendons and superficial soft tissues.
  • Ultrasound appearances, assessment and measurements in normal and abnormal conditions related to the shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand. Hip, knee, foot/ankle, superficial soft tissues and anterior abdominal wall.
  • Biomechanics and mechanisms of musculoskeletal injury.
  • The role of colour and power Doppler in musculoskeletal imaging.
  • Current examination protocols and imaging guidelines.
  • The role of dynamic ultrasound assessment of the musculoskeletal system.
  • Report writing relating to musculoskeletal ultrasound.

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 a University Award or as part of a postgraduate degree.

UA Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

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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