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General Medical and Gynaecological Ultrasound
University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development


Course overview

This award provides you with the skills and knowledge to perform general medical ultrasound examinations, competently and safely.


Course details

What you study

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. The Northern Region Ultrasound Simulation Centre is fully integrated into the delivery of the module. 

How you learn

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.

While academic learning is essential, it is not possible to become an autonomous ultrasound practitioner without engaging with a clinical placement. At your placement you develop the comprehensive and critical understanding required to practice in your chosen area of ultrasound. You also have a Clinical Mentor who can guide you throughout your training and be an invaluable source of support.

The award is summatively assessed in three parts:

  • a written case study (weighted 60%), in week 37
  • a written clinical examination (weighted 40%) in week 35
  • a final triggered assessment in week 42.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You must already have a PgC in Medical Ultrasound and a clinical placement to engage with this module.



2021/22 entry

Fee for applicants:

  • Length: One academic year, part-time
  • Start date: September
  • Level: Master's
  • Credits: 20

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