Clinical Application of Diagnostic Ultrasound - Single module
Level 7 (30 credits)

NHS Funding available
Part-time study available

3 good reasons to study Clinical Application of Diagnostic Ultrasound - Single module at Salford


Fully CASE accredited to equip you with the clinical skills of Diagnostic Ultrasound


Great lecture programme from both University-based and clinical experts


You can use our well equipped Ultrasound Skills Lab

Course Summary

This module forms part of an award in Advanced Medical Imaging. Clinical learning outcomes, which will include proficiency based outcomes, will be negotiated between the student, the university-based tutor and the workplace mentor. These will be embedded in a Learning Agreement which will identify learning needs and the strategies to achieve them, and will cover an area of ultrasound imaging such as;

  • Gynaecology and early pregnancy
  • 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy
  • Abdominal
  • Echocardiography
  • Breast
  • Vascular
  • Musculo-skeletal
  • Paediatric or neonatal
  • Small parts
  • Urology
  • FAST scanning

Entry Requirements

  • Entrants must be appropriately qualified practitioners.  Graduate healthcare professionals with a minimum degree classification of 2:1 may apply directly.
  • Appropriately experienced applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be considered in line with the University’s APL procedure.
  • Evidence of access to a relevant clinical / imaging caseload and the support of a suitably trained clinical mentor.  You must have the agreement of the service manager and clinical mentor to facilitate your access to this caseload.

Supporting Information and Personal statement if you are applying through NHS North West CPD-Apply

Supporting information:

You should include details of your current post and role and previous study at level 6/ 7

Personal statement:

Please outline the reasons why you wish to undertake this module.

Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course.

Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

English Language Requirements

Students whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English – IELTS – a minimum overall score of 6.5 in any component is required with no element below 6.

Suitable For

This module is for radiographers and other health care professionals, including medical and nursing staff, who wish to forge a career in the field of diagnostic medical ultrasound.  

Because this is a clinically related module, you must have access to a relevant imaging caseload as detailed in the entry requirements. 


This course is delivered in block release format. Study is part-time so that you can develop your clinical skills in the workplace as you learn. 

You will require a mentor in your workplace who will be an experienced sonographer, and a negotiated learning agreement is set up to ensure clarity of outcomes and availability of resources.
The course is delivered by:

  • Classroom based lectures
  • Tutorials / seminars
  • Skills-lab based practicals
  • Self-directed study
  • E-based learning – supported by Blackboard
  • Clinical learning in your workplace


  • OSE (Objective Structured Examination) (50%)
  • Portfolio (50%)

Postgraduate Staff Profile

Module leader Angela Booth is a clinical sonographer with many years experience in both the UK and overseas.


When taken in conjunction with Fundamentals of Diagnostic Ultrasound, this builds to the PGC or PGD, which provides a qualification for Sonography – the art and science of diagnostic medical ultrasound.  

Most of our post graduates return to their work equipped for advanced practitioner status, and a number have gone on to become consultant practitioners.

Links with Industry

The radiography directorate has a very successful history of developing advanced practice, and this module has strong links with imaging departments, mostly within the UK National Health Service.  It is also supported by the North West Medical Physics Department. This means that all your learning will be relevant to current practice and will ultimately benefit your patients through development of your clinical skills and enhanced knowledge.

Further Study

MSc/PgDip/PgCert Advanced Medical Imaging

Fees and Funding

Applying for postgraduate Health and Social Care single modules

All applications for post qualifying heath and social care modules are made directly to the University.

North West SHA-SLA funded applications

If your Trust is part of the North West SHA-SLA agreement, contact your CPD Lead to agree funding. You must then apply through the NHS CPD Apply system:

Self funded applications

If you are self funding a programme of study or single module, please complete the appropriate application form and send directly to the University.


The Radiography Directorate has first class facilities, including an ultrasound skills lab with a wide range of ultrasound machines, where you can practice your scan techniques in a safe and supportive environment.