University of Cumbria
Medical Imaging (Ultrasound)
This programme develops health professionals and clinical scientists into advanced practice roles in ultrasound. You will learn to evaluate, research, analyse and synthesise data and research a specialised area of practice, developing transferable skills required for an ever changing and advancing clinical specialism.�This course gives students the opportunity to become clinically competent in one or more chosen ultrasound specialisms including vascular, general medical, musculoskeletal, obstetrics and gynaecological ultrasound.
1st or 2nd class Honours degree. Students with other qualifications may be admitted to the course via APL procedures. You will need to have at least 12 months equivalent full-time post registration clinical experience, and you will need support from a clinical ultrasound department and access to a clinical placement in such a department for the duration of the course. Applicants should be eligible for registration by their respective UK regulatory body e.g. HCPC, GMC, UKCC, SVT. You will also need to provide one reference in support of your application. You will be required to pass an element of pre-course assessment. This will be carried out to ensure that you show an aptitude for ultrasonography. You will need to undertake a preliminary practical assessment to demonstrate the relevant psychomotor skills such as hand-eye co-ordination, pattern recognition and spatial awareness. The assessment will be of an informal nature, carried out by experienced practitioners in your clinical placement, who will then provide a written reference of your suitability.
Core modules: Science and instrumentation of ultrasound; human sciences related to medical imaging; dissertation. Optional modules: Obstetric ultrasound; gynaecological ultrasound; general medical ultrasound; vascular ultrasound; musculoskeletal ultrasound; research methods; independent study (single and double weighted). Qualificatory modules: Obstetric ultrasound QCPM; gynaecological ultrasound QCPM; general medical ultrasound QCPM; vascular ultrasound QCPM; musculoskeletal ultrasound QCPM.
Reflective essays; physics experiment file; scientific poster presentation; case studies; clinical evaluations; literature reviews; portfolios; dissertation; seminars; objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs); clinical assessments.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 2,333 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Part-time||£ 4,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 7,000 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Part-time||£ 12,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 4,667 per Academic year (home fees)||18 months|
|PgDip||Part-time||£ 8,000 per Academic year (overseas fees)||18 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Lancaster Campus||Lancaster||LA1 3JD||North West|
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