Ultrasound (General Medical)

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Module delivery dates

For the 2013/4 academic year, the study block is scheduled to run in Lancaster, 10 - 14 March 2014. The exam is scheduled for 07 May 2014.

Why study with us?

The General Medical Ultrasound module is offered as a stand-alone module as well as part of the MSc Medical Imaging, Ultrasound programmes. The course equips students with skills and knowledge in general abdominal and small parts ultrasound. It is taught by leading experts in the field. There is a large amount of flexibility; each module can be taken as a single module for continuing professional development, or as part of a PGC, PGD or full MSc.

The aim of the module is to enable students to:

  • Develop interpretati…

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Module delivery dates

For the 2013/4 academic year, the study block is scheduled to run in Lancaster, 10 - 14 March 2014. The exam is scheduled for 07 May 2014.

Why study with us?

The General Medical Ultrasound module is offered as a stand-alone module as well as part of the MSc Medical Imaging, Ultrasound programmes. The course equips students with skills and knowledge in general abdominal and small parts ultrasound. It is taught by leading experts in the field. There is a large amount of flexibility; each module can be taken as a single module for continuing professional development, or as part of a PGC, PGD or full MSc.

The aim of the module is to enable students to:

  • Develop interpretative skills in the ultrasound appearances of abdominal and superficial structures
  • Recognise pathological abnormalities and normal variants in the above mentioned areas
  • Establish and adhere to examination protocols
  • Evaluate the role of ultrasound in relation to other diagnostic imaging techniques
  • Study ultrasound procedures which are currently being developed to replace conventional radiographic examinations.
Finance

If you are employed within NHS North West and this module is to be funded by your employing Trust, please contact your Line Manager and CPD Lead for advice relating to funding and the funding application process.

What can this course lead to?

Successful completion of this module can be drawn into the MSc Medical Imaging, Ultrasound or associated programmes by Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

Resources and facilities

We are amongst the UK’s leading health and wellbeing faculties and are proud of the high level of support we are able to offer to our students. We provide a wide range of high-quality courses supported by expert academic and clinical practice staff.

You will enjoy great facilities, including a well-equipped ultrasound skills lab with top of the range machines. You can learn alongside caring, committed and experienced professionals. Our employment record is excellent.

Entry requirements

Prior successful study at underpinning level

More about levels and credits

Credit and UCAS requirements Credit: 20 credits Selection criteria

Students will need to have appropriate clinical experience and access to the supervision and support of an experience clinical practitioner.

Modules

The course content for Module HMSU7040 includes:

  • Regional normal cross-sectional anatomy including normal and pathological variants
  • Preparatory requirements for ultrasound examinations
  • Ultrasound appearances in normal and pathological conditions related to: liver and biliary system, pancreas, spleen, urinary system, lymphatic system, adrenal glands and posterior abdominal wall structures
  • Bowel investigations to include acute abdominal trauma and conditions leading to fluid collections
  • Superficial structures - including thyroid, testes, breast
  • Contrast agent applications
  • Introduction to musculo-skeletal and vascular ultrasound applications.
Course summary

The aim of the module is to enable students to:

  • Develop interpretative skills in the ultrasound appearances of abdominal and superficial structures
  • Recognise pathological abnormalities and normal variants in the above mentioned areas
  • Establish and adhere to examination protocols
  • Evaluate the role of ultrasound in relation to other diagnostic imaging techniques
  • Study ultrasound procedures which are currently being developed to replace conventional radiographic examinations.

The assessment for this module includes:

  • An unseen written examination (40% of the overall module mark)
  • A case study project of 3000 words (60% of the overall module mark)
  • Completion of summative clinical assessments of competence.
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