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Principles of Ultrasound Science and Technology (Clinical Award) University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education

This award is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to use ultrasound equipment safely for patient diagnosis and management.


Course overview

It is a core award of the Postgraduate Certificate/Postgraduate Diploma and MSc Medical Ultrasound programmes and is studied at stage one. The award is delivered over a calendar year starting in September. 

The academic learning is delivered at the University during five two-week blocks. A sixth single-week block is scheduled to allow an opportunity to attend the British Medical Ultrasound Annual Conference

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Where you study

Teesside University Middlesbrough Campus.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You should be a healthcare professional, such as a radiographer, physiotherapist or nurse, and doctors will engage with this award. Qualified ultrasound practitioners may study this award as part of their continuing professional development.



Career opportunities

Various teaching methods are used and include key note lectures, small group teaching, problem solving and decision making exercises, practical ultrasound sessions and inter-professional workshops. From the outset you are encouraged to take ownership of your own and your peers’ learning. Direct contact time is supplemented with the virtual learning environment, Blackboard.

The following formative assessment opportunity is offered:

  • a mock examination undertaken normally during week 17, to ensure you are adequately prepared for the summative assessment.

The award is summatively assessed in two parts:

  • an unseen one-hour written examination (30% weighting) covering the fundamental scientific principles of ultrasound practice normally undertaken during week 25.
  • A written project of 2,500 words maximum (70% weighting), normally submitted during week 33.



2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

  • Length: 1 year
  • Start date: September
  • Level: Master's
  • Credits: 20

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