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Postgraduate study
 

Course overview

  • Limited HEENE-funded places are available for eligible applicants.
  • Standard University fee applies once all funded places have been allocated.


The Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) recommends a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) in medical ultrasound to be the minimum qualification required to practise ultrasound in the UK. This CASE-accredited course enables healthcare professionals from varying clinical backgrounds to become safe, competent ultrasound practitioners.

The course:

  • develops you academically to postgraduate level
  • enables you to become an autonomous practitioner with the skills to undertake high quality medical ultrasound examination competently and safely in a defined area of ultrasound practice, placing the person at the centre of care
  • enhances your critical skills to enable you to promote high quality evidence and care
  • promotes an ethos of caring, compassion, professionalism, excellence and lifelong learning
  • enables you to function as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

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Course details

You have the option to study one of two routes:

  • Clinical
  • Point of care

The pathway you choose will be dictated by your professional background and your chosen area of ultrasound practice.

Following either pathway, you have an opportunity to continue your study on to the next stage and complete a postgraduate diploma in medical ultrasound.

Course structure

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

 

Core module - 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

 

Modules offered may vary.

 

How you learn

The teaching is delivered at Teesside University through academic blocks.
The clinical route is developed 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 and practical workshops. The state-of-the-art Regional Ultrasound Simulation Centre here on campus is full incorporated into the teaching.

How you are assessed

You are assessed by a written assignment, examinations and a 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 this course you are able to practise in your chosen area of ultrasound.

 
 

Full-time

  • Not available full-time
 

Part-time

2019 entry

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

More details about our fees

Apply online (part-time)

Apply online (fast-track) for current students

 
 
 

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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