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General Medical and Gynaecological Ultrasound University Certificate in Postgraduate Professional Development

You gain the skills and knowledge to perform general medical ultrasound examinations, competently and safely.


Course overview

The Regional Ultrasound Simulation Centre is fully integrated into the delivery of this module.

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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 can guide you throughout your training and be an invaluable source of support.

How you are assessed

The award is assessed in three parts:

  • a written case study (weighted 60%)
  • a written clinical examination (weighted 40%)
  • a final triggered assessment.


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

You need a PgC in Medical Ultrasound and a clinical placement.



2024/25 entry

Fee for applicants:

for 20 credits

  • Length: 1 year
  • Start date: September
  • Level: Master's
  • Credits: 40

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