Taught course

Medical Ultrasound

Institution
Teesside University · School of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
PGDip

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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

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 and research knowledge. The course:

  • develops you academically to postgraduate level
  • enables you to become an autonomous practitioner with the skills to undertake a medical ultrasound examination competently and safely in a wide range of ultrasound practice
  • enables you to become an autonomous reflective practitioner with the ability to challenge assumptions and question the beliefs and policies underpinning the application of medical ultrasound
  • enables you to become an autonomous practitioner with the skills to design research projects relevant to your ultrasound practice
  • promotes the ethos of lifelong learning and continuing professional development
  • enables you to function as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

What you study

In Year 1 you have the option of two study pathways:

  • Clinical
  • Point of Care, Emergency Medicine

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

In your second year you have the choice of two pathways:

  • Clinical Pathway
  • Point of Care, Emergency Medicine.

After completing both years of study you will be awarded the PgDip Medical Ultrasound. You have an opportunity to continue your study on to the next stage. You have two years, from completing your Diploma, in which to enrol on the Master of Science in Medical Ultrasound course (providing you have not already extended your PgDip).

How you learn

The teaching is delivered at Teesside University, over academic blocks, supplemented with electronic learning and in practice at your clinical placement. It is a fusion which allows you to become an autonomous ultrasound practitioner. Teaching methods used during your academic blocks include lectures, seminars, group work and practical and problem-solving exercises. Support is available from your tutors and clinical mentor. You are expected to complete 300 hours of self-managed study for each 40 credits studied.

How you are assessed

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

Career opportunities

After completing this course you will be able to practise in your chosen area of ultrasound.

Fees and funding

Please note that due to current anticipated changes to NHS education and HE funding, information will be updated on Teesside University website. Please check this prior to application.

Qualification and course duration

PGDip

part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Health & Social Care Admissions
Email
sohscadmissions@tees.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 1642 384176