Teesside University

Teesside University

Medical Ultrasound

The Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) recommends a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) in medical ultrasound to be the minimum qualification required to practise ultrasound within the UK. The course: develops students academically to postgraduate level; enables students to become autonomous practitioners with the skills to undertake a medical ultrasound examination competently and safely in a defined area of ultrasound practice; enables students to become a reflective practitioner with the ability to challenge assumptions and question the beliefs and policies underpinning the application of medical ultrasound; promotes the ethos of lifelong learning and continuing professional development; enables students to function as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team. Students have the option to study 1 of 2 pathways: clinical pathway; point of care, emergency medicine pathway. The pathway chosen will be dictated by the student's professional background and chosen area of ultrasound practice.

Entry requirements

You must normally hold an appropriate health-related undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification appropriate to your area of study and have access to an acceptable clinical placement.

Course modules

Core modules, clinical pathway: principles of ultrasound science and technology. Plus 1 optional module: general medical ultrasound; musculoskeletal ultrasound; obstetric ultrasound; vascular ultrasound. Core modules, point of care, emergency medicine pathway: emergency ultrasound; principles of ultrasound science and technology. Plus 1 optional module: deep venous thrombus ultrasound; 1st trimester ultrasound; focused echocardiography; renal and hepato-biliary ultrasound; 2nd and 3rd trimester ultrasound; shock ultrasound. Core modules, point of care, emergency medicine: 1st trimester ultrasound; principles of ultrasound science and technology; 2nd and 3rd trimester ultrasound. Modules offered may vary.

Assessment methods

Students are assessed by a written assignment, examinations and a practical triggered assessment.

Sponsorship information

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information relating to funding will be updated on Teesside University website.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Teesside University Middlesbrough TS1 3BA North East

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School of Health and Social Care
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01642 384110