Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University

Medical Ultrasound

This course provides qualified practitioners with a high level of specialist ultrasound knowledge and clinical experience. This is a part-time day and evening course which has academic and clinical placement components. The academic components are delivered at the University. The clinical component takes place in practice and should cover a minimum of 1 day per week.

Entry requirements

1st Class Honours degree or an equivalent professional qualification and have had a minimum of 2 years experience as a qualified practitioner. The majority of applicants will be radiographers, midwives, doctors and nurses. However applicants with health based or science degrees are welcome providing that they are able to obtain a clinical placement. Candidates should ensure that they have a satisfactory clinical placement where they can obtain a minimum of 250 hours of supervised �hands on� clinical ultrasound experience; this is equivalent to 1 � days per week over a 9 month period.

Course modules

Core modules include: Research theory and practice; professional issues in ultrasound; research theory and practice; physics and technology of ultrasound; and professional issues in ultrasound.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed via: Seen and unseen written examinations; extended essays; patchwork assignments; invigilated assessments; clinical assessments; practice-based and written assignments; 15,000 word dissertation. There are also clinical assessments (observed performance of ultrasound scans) and OSCEs (Objective Structured Clinical Examinations). Students need to keep a log book and diary of clinical practice.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time £ 620 per Credit module (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 620 per Credit module (EU fees) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Westbourne City South Campus Birmingham B15 3TN West Midlands

Key information

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