Taught course

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging

Institution
University of Essex · Centre for Sports and Exercise Science
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

  • A relevant first degree OR a relevant professional experience or qualifications that demonstrates ability to study at Level 7.
  • A minimum of 1 year post-registration experience and relevant musculoskeletal experience.
  • Current Registration with the relevant UK or equivalent professional body.
  • HCPC or equivalent registration e.g. in case of doctors (GMC) and Nurses (NMC), non-radiographer sonographers must evidence their qualification.
  • Access to support in the work place, (or mentor’s workplace) to enable completion clinical learning requirements. To register on Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Professional Practice, (HS965) students must provide a completed Practice Mentorship Agreement, (see module guide for HS965)

Months of entry

October

Course content

Please note, the course duration is between 1 and 6 years depending on the pathway chosen.

We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so our CPD learning pathway allows you to study flexibly, in the way that best suits you. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support allow you to progress towards a qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level.

This pathway supports clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds to access musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging. Students engage with the technical considerations that underpin this imaging modality prior to musculoskeletal scanning protocols. This face to face teaching occurs at weekends at the Southend campus. Students need a mentor to complete the clinical learning components of the PGCert. The pathway includes optional modules covering ultrasound guided injections or service evaluation.

We will:

  • Provide you with critical understanding of the key concepts underlying musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  • Provide you with the opportunity to acquire practical musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging skills.
  • Ensure that you acquire a range of transferable employment related skills.
  • Enable you to evaluate and respond to professional considerations related to musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging.
  • Provide you with skills to access, and critically appraise, research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice.
  • Enhance your understanding of the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including: planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up.

This course sits within our new School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences. This will not change the content of the course but provides an exciting opportunity to join a community specifically focused on sports and exercise science, sports therapy and physiotherapy. This will allow us to bring together our internationally recognised research, share knowledge, and enhance placement and vocational opportunities for our students and graduates.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
12-72 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
pgadmit@essex.ac.uk