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Nursing & Health

Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education


Course overview

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants.
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

This award provides you with the skills and knowledge to competently and safely carry out lower limb musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations.


Course details

What you study

You are taught at the University in five two-week blocks. A sixth single week block is scheduled for an opportunity to attend the British Medical Ultrasound Annual Conference. The Northern Region Ultrasound Simulation Centre is fully integrated into delivering this module.

How you learn

You are taught by various methods including keynote lectures, small group teaching, problem-solving and decision-making exercises, practical ultrasound sessions and inter-professional workshops. You are encouraged to take ownership of your own and your peers’ learning. Your direct contact time is supplemented with the University’s virtual learning environment.

To become an autonomous ultrasound practitioner you are required to carry out a clinical placement. At your placement you develop a comprehensive and critical understanding to practice in your chosen area of ultrasound. You also have a clinical mentor who guides you throughout your training and provides an invaluable source of support.

How you are assessed

The award is assessed in two parts:

  • written case study (100% weighting) during week 37
  • final triggered assessment during week 42.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You need a PgCert Medical Ultrasound and a clinical placement.



2021/22 entry

Fee for applicants:

Limited funded places available

  • Length: 20 weeks
  • Credits: 20, Level: Master’s
  • Start date: September
  • Level: Master's
  • Credits: 20

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