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Upper Limb Musculoskeletal Ultrasound University Certificate in Postgraduate Continuing Education

You gain the skills and knowledge to competently and safely carry out upper limb musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations.


20 weeks


Course overview

The Regional Ultrasound Simulation Centre is fully integrated into delivering this module.

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Where you study

You study at our Middlesbrough campus.


Course details

How you learn

You are taught at the University in five two-week blocks.

Various teaching methods are used 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. Direct contact time is supplemented with the virtual learning environment.

To become an autonomous ultrasound practitioner you are required to carry out a clinical placement. At your placement you develop the 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
  • final triggered assessment.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You need a PgCert Medical Ultrasound and a clinical placement.



2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

Limited funded places available

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

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Service users and carers support all aspects of our students' lifecycle from recruitment to graduation.

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