This course provides an opportunity for health care practitioners to achieve a recognised qualification in obstetrics, gynaecological,vascular, general medical ultrasound, breast, musculosketetal and echocardiography, supported by a combination of structured clinical experience and academic study. The course is designed to produce clinically competent advanced practitioners, who will be able to meet the needs of the service in a changing health care environment.
Core modules: ultrasound technology; health and social care research: methods and methodology (core module for MSc award). Optional modules: general medical ultrasound; obstetric ultrasound; negotiated specialist ultrasound practice; dissertation.
Assessment will involve a variety of methods including coursework, presentations, seminars, written and practical examinations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education
Applicants normally have a good honours first degree from a recognised institution of higher education, and a relevant registered health care qualification. However, the University recognises that students seeking professional development may have alternative qualifications and experience. The acceptance of applicants with non-standard qualifications will be in accordance with the University's Accreditation of (Experiential) Learning procedure. Applicants should be eligible for registration by their respective UK regulatory body e.g. HPC, GMC, UKCC. Additional requirements All applicants are required to complete: Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check* Health Checks*. *All information will be treated in confidence and only taken into account when absolutely necessary. About your Health Checks Offers of places are subject to Occupational Health Clearance and students are expected to disclose pre-existing and historical health conditions. You must be in good health and up-to-date with all routine immunisations that are required for working in health and social care settings. If you are offered a place on this course, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and must be prepared to undergo a medical examination. You will also be required to confirm your status in respect of a number of infectious diseases (tuberculosis, measles, mumps, rubella, chicken pox, varicella, hepatitis B, hepatitis C, HIV antibodies) and be prepared to have all required vaccinations. Please note that the list of required vaccinations may change, in response to advice from the Department of Health. If your vaccinations are not up-to-date, this will affect your ability to continue on your course. If you have any concerns with regards to vaccinations please raise this at the point of application. Selection process Applicants will be required to attend an interview.
Fees and funding
No fee information has been provided for this course
Additional fee information
The SHA (South West Strategic Health Authority, formerly known as WDC) may fund courses for employees of NHS Trusts and some independent organisations.
Bristol, University of the West of England
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