Postgraduate study
Health & Social Care

PgCert 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 in the UK. This CASE-accredited course enables healthcare professionals from varying clinical backgrounds to become safe, competent ultrasound practitioners.

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 year

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176

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The course:

  • develops you academically to postgraduate level
  • enables you to become an autonomous practitioner with the skills to undertake high quality medical ultrasound examination competently and safely in a defined area of ultrasound practice, placing the person at the centre of care
  • enhances your critical skills to enable you to promote high quality evidence and care
  • promotes an ethos of caring, compassion, professionalism, excellence and lifelong learning
  • enables you to function as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

You have the option to study one of two routes:

  • Clinical
  • Point of care

The pathway you choose will be dictated by your professional background and your chosen area of ultrasound practice.

Following either pathway, you have an opportunity to continue your study on to the next stage and complete a postgraduate diploma in medical ultrasound.

Modules

Core modules - Clinical Route

Principles of Ultrasound Science and Technology

 

and one optional module

General Medical and Gynaecological Ultrasound

Lower limb musculoskeletal ultrasound

Negotiated Study in Medical Ultrasound Practice

Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound

Upper limb musculoskeletal ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound

 

Core module - Point of Care Route

Principles of Ultrasound Science and Technology

 

and two optional modules

Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Deep Venous Thrombus Ultrasound

Renal and Hepato-biliary Ultrasound

Shock and Focused Echo Ultrasound

 

Modules offered may vary.

How you learn

The teaching is delivered at Teesside University through academic blocks.
The clinical route is developed over five two-week blocks.
The point of care route is delivered over five two-day blocks to suit busy clinical workloads.

Both routes are supported through e-learning. You will also develop your practical skills within your clinical placement. It is a fusion which allows you to become an autonomous safe ultrasound practitioner. Teaching methods used during your academic blocks include lectures, seminars and practical workshops. The state-of-the-art Regional Ultrasound Simulation Centre here on campus is full incorporated into the teaching.
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How you are assessed

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

Career opportunities

After completing this course you are able to practise in your chosen area of ultrasound.

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.

For additional information please see the entry requirements in our admissions section

Course information

Part-time

  • 1 year

More part-time details

  • Enrolment date: September
  • Admission enquiries: 01642 384176

Contact details

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