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Ultrasound Imaging

MSc/PgDip/PgCert

School - School of Health Sciences

Subject area - Radiography and Occupational Health

Start Dates(s): September

Duration:

MSc - three years part-time
PgDip - two years part-time
PgCert - one year part-time

Fees:

Part-time - £1,350 per 30 credit module;
£1,600: Dissertation

In Brief:

  • Students will benefit from our close links with NHS Clinical Providers
  • You will have the opportunity to gain hands on experience supported by virtual simulators
  • You will be taught by Lecturers of national and international standing
  • A part-time only course
  • Clinical placement opportunity

Course Summary

The aim of the MSc Ultrasound Imaging programme is to enable you to: 

  • Critically evaluate current advances in ultrasound imaging
  • Apply an evidence based approach to enhance current and future practice
  • Perform high quality scans in a safe and effective manner
  • Reflect upon all aspects of scan performance to enhance quality of practice

Course Details

The programme is offered on a part-time basis.

All modules are offered as stand-alone, students will be able to step off at PG Certificate and PG Diploma stage.

Programme Modules and Awards

Core module
  • Principles of Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
One optional module from:
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Screening and Diagnosis (30 credits)
  • Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging (30 credits)
Core Module
  • Principles of Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
Three optional modules from:
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Screening and Diagnosis (30 credits)
  • Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging (30 credits)
Core module
  • Principles of Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
Three optional modules from:
  • Abdominal Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Obstetric Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Gynaecology and Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Imaging (30 credits)
  • Screening and Diagnosis (30 credits)
  • Advancing Practice in Medical Imaging (30 credits)
AND
  • Dissertation (Advanced Medical Imaging) (60 credits)

Entry Requirements

Prospective students will usually be required to have achieved a 2.1 Honours degree, but consideration will be given to students with a 2.2 Honours degree with appropriate experience and satisfactory references.

Applicants must have access to a clinical mentor and clinical placement.

We welcome applications from international and UK health professionals.

BSc (Hons) graduates or equivalent with a degree in a health related discipline, and registered with a relevant professional body.

Medically qualified doctors with MBBCh or equivalent and registered with a relevant professional body.

Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL)

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

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Fees 2017-18

Type of StudyFee
Part-time£1,350 per 30 credit module;
£1,600: Dissertation

Scholarships and Bursaries

There are also other sources of funding available to you. For more information please see our funding section.

Teaching

Assessment

You will be assessed by a range of examinations including  written exam, poster presentation, essays and portfolio. There will be some online self assessments and opportunities for feedback as you progress through the module from your tutors.

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