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Health & Social Care

Focused Obstetric Ultrasound Assessment of Growth in the Third Trimester

University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development:

The course teaches you how to perform and report on third trimester fetal growth ultrasound examinations, safely and effectively to national guidelines, placing the woman at the centre of care.

Course information

Part-time

  • 14 weeks

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants:

Contact details

Further information

Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants – you must check this with admissions before applying.

The course teaches you how to perform and report on third trimester fetal growth ultrasound examinations, safely and effectively to national guidelines, placing the woman at the centre of care. It cover all aspects relating to the third trimester ultrasound scan including technique, reporting, science, management, ethical and professional issues, and evidenced-based practice.

To be eligible for the course you must have a placement within a scanning department so that you can gain experience in performing third trimester ultrasound examinations throughout the duration of the programme. You are expected to complete 100 hours of ultrasound practice.

How you learn

Image production
Ultrasound artefacts
Doppler ultrasound
Doppler measurements
Ultrasound safety
Governance in ultrasound practice
Advanced practice
Ergonomics
Current ethical and professional issues
Image appraisal and reporting
Applied abdominal and pelvic anatomy and pathophysiology
Scanning methods for third trimester growth ultrasound fetal wellbeing
Presentation, heart motion, fetal biometry, growth profiles, amniotic fluid index and Doppler
Communicating sensitive information
Multidisciplinary team working
Transition to mastery

How you are assessed

You are summatively assessed in two parts:
1. a 3,000-word written case study (100% weighting)
2. a final triggered assessment.

Entry requirements

You need to have a relevant first degree and currently work for an NHS trust in the North East (including Carlisle).

Course information

Part-time

  • 14 weeks

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176
  • Fee for UK/EU applicants:

Contact details

Further information