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. This CASE-accredited course enables healthcare professionals from varying clinical backgrounds to become safe, competent ultrasound practitioners. The course develops you academically to postgraduate level; enables you to become an autonomous practitioner with the skills to undertake a medical ultrasound examination competently and safely in a defined area of ultrasound practice; enables you 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 you to function as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

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

Clinical pathway core modules: Principles of ultrasound science and technology. 1 module from: General medical ultrasound; musculoskeletal ultrasound; obstetric ultrasound; vascular ultrasound. Point of care emergency medicine pathway core modules: Emergency ultrasound; principles of ultrasound science and technology. 1 optional module from: Deep venous thrombus ultrasound; 1st trimester ultrasound; focused echocardiography; renal and hepato-biliary ultrasound; 2nd and 3rd trimester ultrasound; shock ultrasound.

Assessment methods

You 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 Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

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

Key information

School of Health and Social Care
Telephone number: 
01642 384176