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Postgraduate study
 

Course overview

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants for the first year only of this course. Course fees will apply in year 2 and 3.
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.

The first year of this Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) accredited course enables healthcare professionals from varying clinical backgrounds to become safe, competent ultrasound practitioners. The second year allows you to increase your clinical leadership and research knowledge. The third allows you to become an authentic leader in the field of medical ultrasound by providing you with an opportunity to design and manage a major research project.The course:

  • enables you to become an autonomous practitioner with the skills to undertake high quality medical ultrasound examination competently and safely in a range of ultrasound and research practice placing the person at the centre of care
  • enhances your critical skills to enable you to recognise and promote high quality evidence and care
  • develops your leadership abilities by providing you with the knowledge of research design or service improvement
  • enables you to become an autonomous practitioner with the skills to design and manage research projects relevant to your ultrasound practice

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Course details

In the first two years of study you have the option of two study routes:

  • Clinical
  • Point of care

After completing both years of study you are awarded the PgDip Medical Ultrasound. You then have the opportunity to continue your study and complete the MSc Medical Ultrasound.

Course structure

Year 1 core modules - Clinical Route

Principles of Ultrasound Science and Technology

 

and one optional module

General Medical and Gynaecological Ultrasound

Lower limb musculoskeletal ultrasound

Negotiated Study in Medical Ultrasound Practice

Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound

Upper limb musculoskeletal ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound

 

Year 1 core modules - Point of Care Route

Principles of Ultrasound Science and Technology

 

and two optional modules

Core Emergency Medicine Ultrasound

Deep Venous Thrombus Ultrasound

Renal and Hepato-biliary Ultrasound

Shock and Focused Echo Ultrasound

 

Year 2 core modules - Clincal Route

Developing Research Projects

You gain the knowledge and skills you need to design and manage a primary or secondary research audit or evaluation project that’s relevant to your practice. You also cover research governance and ethics, and prepare for applying for ethical approval or release. And we prepare you for your dissertation if you choose to progress to the master’s course.

 

and one optional module

General Medical and Gynaecological Ultrasound

Lower limb musculoskeletal ultrasound

Negotiated Study in Medical Ultrasound Practice

Obstetric and Gynaecological Ultrasound

Upper limb musculoskeletal ultrasound

Vascular Ultrasound

 

Year 2 core modules - Point of Care Route

Developing Research Projects

You gain the knowledge and skills you need to design and manage a primary or secondary research audit or evaluation project that’s relevant to your practice. You also cover research governance and ethics, and prepare for applying for ethical approval or release. And we prepare you for your dissertation if you choose to progress to the master’s course.

 

and two optional modules

Deep Venous Thrombus Ultrasound

Focused Negotiated Study in Medical Ultrasound Practice

Renal and Hepato-biliary Ultrasound

Shock and Focused Echo Ultrasound

 

Year 3 core module

Dissertation

Here you consolidate and develop further skills and knowledge from previous modules. More specifically you synthesise learning as you apply your research-related knowledge to identify a researchable problem, plan and execute a study. You use a range of different methodologies for your study, such as quantitative, qualitative or systematic review.

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

Teaching is delivered at Teesside University through academic blocks. The clinical route is delivered over five two-week blocks. The point of care route is delivered over five two-day blocks to suit busy clinical workloads.

Both routes are supported through e-learning. You will also develop your practical skills within your clinical placement. It is a fusion which allows you to become an autonomous safe ultrasound practitioner. Teaching methods used during your academic blocks include lectures, seminars, group work, and practical workshops. The state-of-the-art Regional Ultrasound Simulation Centre here on campus is fully incorporated into the teaching.

How you are assessed

You are assessed by written assignment, examinations and practical triggered assessment.

 
 

Entry requirements

You must normally hold an appropriate health-related undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification appropriate to your area of study and have access to an acceptable clinical placement.

Under recognition of prior learning (RPL) you may be awarded credits for previous study or related work experience which can be credited towards the course you want to study. Find out more about RPL.

For additional information please see our entry requirements

 

Employability

Work placement

Prior to enrolling on the course, you must negotiate a clinical placement, where you can gain your practical skills. You must find this placement, the University cannot help with this.

Career opportunities

After completing your first year of study you can practise in your chosen area of ultrasound.

 
 

Full-time

  • Not available full-time
 

Part-time

2020 entry

Fee for UK/EU applicants
£655 for each 20 credits

More details about our fees

  • Length: 3 years
  • Attendance: Daytime
  • Enrolment date: September
  • Semester dates

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Choose Teesside

Progress

Stand out from other job applicants with your higher level qualification, specialist knowledge and expanded networks.

 

Skills

Improve your project management, critical thinking, research skills, time management, presentation skills and teamwork.

 

Earnings

The median salary for working-age (16-64) postgraduates in 2018 was £6,000 more than graduates
(DoE Graduate Labour Market Statistics 2018, tees.ac.uk/source)

 

Campus

Study in our friendly town-centre campus with over £270m recently invested and another £300m over the next 10 years.

 

Get in touch

 

Open days

16 November 2019
Postgraduate open day

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