Medical Ultrasound Programme PG Dip
:Leading to MSc/PgDip/PgCert Medical Ultrasound PgCert in Obstetrics and Related Gynaecological Ultrasound Practice PgCert in Abdominal Ultrasound Practice PgCert in Vascular Ultrasound Practice PgCert in Cardiac Ultrasound Practice PgCert in Gynaecological Ultrasound Practice PgCert in a Focused Scope of Ultrasound Practice This course provides a rigorous academic experience and challenges you to analyse your professional experience. Clinical practitioners reflect on their professional practice and development and continue updating within this academic framework. An integral part of your professional portfolio is a development portfolio. This innovative module equips you with the knowledge and skills to develop a professional portfolio to support your clinical practice. It helps you to build your critical understanding and expertise in your area of ultrasound practice. It also provides evidence of clinical competency in your chosen area. Associated careers The programme is designed to enhance the careers of all health care practitioners using ultrasound in diagnosis. Assessment This includes assignments, oral presentations, professional portfolio of clinical competence, short examinations and a scientific poster project. Each module is assessed separately. Professional recognition The ultrasound route is validated by the Consortium of Accreditation of Sonographic Education. Course content Each of the named awards has a number of core modules which all students must take. These are followed by clinical optional modules. PgCert core modules professional portfolio of clinical competence (in your chosen clinical area) scientific principles of ultrasound Clinical modules cardiac ultrasound practice obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound practice abdominal ultrasound practicegynaecological ultrasound practice vascular ultrasound practice focused area of ultrasound practice All other postgraduate certificates professional portfolio of clinical competence scientific principles of ultrasound clinical module specific to route or focused scope of ultrasound practice Students who successfully complete a postgraduate certificate may go on to take the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound. PgDip core modules Students choose from the Pg Certificate modules but they must be in a different clinical area to the modules studied in the 1st year. Clinical modules cardiac ultrasound practice obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound practice abdominal ultrasound practice gynaecological ultrasound practice vascular ultrasound practice focused area of ultrasound practice Progression to the MSc is dependent on taking a relevant research module or equivalent module MSc Medical Ultrasound Postgraduate diploma including research module plus dissertation Entry requirements This course is open to health professionals using ultrasound in diagnosis. It is an in-service course and as such applicants must be employed in a clinical setting or have written agreement for appropriately supervised clinical placement. The University is not responsible for finding clinical placements for students. Normal entry requirements are one of the following a pass degree in radiography or equivalent professional qualification, plus two years of clinical experience Diploma of the College of Radiographers or equivalent professional qualification plus two years of clinical experience and proven ability to cope with the academic demands of postgraduate study International students will require one of the following English qualifications TOEFL score of 550/213 or above IELTS score of 6.0 or above GCSE or GCE O level – grade B or above Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English at grade C or above You also need to have worked as a radiographer for a minimum of one year before you can be accepted on this course. Students qualifying in medical ultrasound outside the UK must apply to the Health Professions Council to establish that they are eligible for state registration, before being considered for the course. The address for the Council is Park House, 184 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BU Also, students must be working clinically for part of the time whilst studying, in order to apply learning to the clinical situation. It is the responsibility of the student to find relevant clinical work.
PG Dip, Postgraduate Certificate, MSc Award
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