Taught course

Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care

King's College London · School of Life Course Sciences

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Entry requirements

A second class honours degree or higher in a life science or a professional qualification in Radiography, Nursing Studies, Midwifery, Medicine or related area.

Months of entry


Course content

The Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care PG Cert will appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals who wish to develop focused ultrasound skills as an extension of their clinical practice. This course offers a combination of work-based learning and lectures that cover the underlying theoretical concepts of ultrasound scanning and clinical applications of Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST), Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta for Aneurysm (AAA), Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (ELS) and Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (VA). In addition basic assessment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and emergency assessment of the female pelvis will be covered.

The course is an intensive and enjoyable training experience which has been designed to bring together the core elements of RCEM with additional features of other point-of- care areas of ultrasound that provide decision making tools to guide patient triage.

The course focuses on the theoretical areas required for understanding the principles of ultrasound followed by intense practical sessions. The practical areas will have clear objectives leading to competence assessment and preparation for use within a clinical setting and progression to the Level 2.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    9 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

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