City, University of London

City, University of London

Medical Ultrasound

This course is suitable for a range of health care professionals who have experience in radiography, nursing, midwifery or other related professions. The course enables students to achieve the academic qualifications and clinical skills needed to pursue a career in ultrasound or to develop current skills further. Students need a clinical placement in a recognised department, to engage in a wide range of ultrasound examinations for the duration of the course.

Entry requirements

PgCert

Applicants should hold a minimum of a lower second class honours degree, or the equivalent from an international institution, in radiography, nursing, midwifery, or another relevant subject. An appropriate professional qualification, such as a Diploma from the College of Radiographers, a Diploma in Nursing, or a Diploma in Midwifery may be accepted, subject to successfully demonstrating the required academic level by completing a pre-course assignment (early application is recommended). Applicants should also have a clinical placement in a recognised ultrasound department for an average of three days per week. This placement must be arranged prior to applying for the course, as the institution is unable to assist with arranging placements.

MSc

Applicants should hold a minimum of a lower second class honours degree, or the equivalent from an international institution, in radiography, nursing, midwifery, or another relevant subject.

An appropriate professional qualification, such as a Diploma from the College of Radiographers, a Diploma in Nursing, or a Diploma in Midwifery may be accepted, subject to successfully demonstrating the required academic level by completing a pre-course assignment (early application is recommended).

Applicants should also have a clinical placement in a recognised ultrasound department for an average of three days per week. This placement must be arranged prior to applying for the course, as the institution is unable to assist with arranging placements.

Course modules

PgCert

You must gain 60 credits for a Postgraduate Certificate.
The most common route is for students to take the two core modules and 45 credits of clinical modules in year 1. In year two many students undertake the remaining 45 credits in term 1.
Core modules: Fundamental Principles of Ultrasound Practice (15 credits); and Developing Advanced Practice (15 credits).
Elective modules: Obstetric Ultrasound (30 credits); Gynaecology Ultrasound (15 credits); Abdominal Ultrasound (30 credits); Work Based Learning in Practice (includes clinical areas such as early pregnancy, small parts, DVT scanning) (15 credits).

PgDip

You must gain 120 credits for a Postgraduate Diploma.
The most common route is for students to take the two core modules and 45 credits of clinical modules in year 1. In year two many students undertake the remaining 45 credits in term 1 (September to December), with a view to completing the PgDip in 18 months.
Core modules: Fundamental Principles of Ultrasound Practice (15 credits); and Developing Advanced Practice (15 credits).
Elective modules: Obstetric Ultrasound (30 credits); Gynaecology Ultrasound (15 credits); Abdominal Ultrasound (30 credits); Work Based Learning in Practice (includes clinical areas such as early pregnancy, small parts, DVT scanning) (15 credits).

MSc

Core modules: Fundamental Principles of Ultrasound Practice (15 credits); and
Developing Advanced Practice (15 credits).
As well as:
Foundations in Research Methods and Applied Data Analysis module (15 credits); and
Dissertation module (60 credits).

Elective modules: Obstetric Ultrasound (30 credits);
Gynaecology Ultrasound (15 credits);
Abdominal Ultrasound (30 credits);
Work Based Learning in Practice (includes clinical areas such as early pregnancy, small parts, DVT scanning) (15 credits).

Assessment methods

A blended learning approach is used: linking academic theory to clinical practice via work-based learning; formal key note lectures; seminars; film viewing tutorials; demonstrations/workshops; e-learning; shared learning; self-directed study and online case discussions. Participation in the learning is an essential component of the course.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (England) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,500 per Year 1 (International) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Scotland) 30 months
MSc Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,750 per Year 1 (Wales) 30 months
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (International) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 18 months
PgDip Part-time September 2017 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 18 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
School of Health Sciences, Bartholomew Close Islington EC1A 7QN South East

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