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.
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.
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.
You are assessed by a written assignment, examinations and a practical triggered assessment.
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|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Teesside University||Middlesbrough||TS1 3BA||North East|
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