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Course summary

Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Become a competent ultrasound practitioner working towards advanced clinical practice.
  • Study a course accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education.
  • Graduate with eligibility to apply to the SCoR Voluntary Register of Sonographers.
  • Gain hands-on clinical experience and robust theoretical knowledge.
On this course, you'll gain the skills, knowledge and professional accreditation you need to become an effective sonographer. You'll work in state-of-the-art simulated clinical environments, and apply your skills to your own practice with a Clinical Supervisor. You'll graduate ready for a rewarding career as an ultrasound practitioner. How you learn All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is based around academic taught modules, as well as research and dissertation— underpinned by a minimum of 14 hours of supervised clinical practice each week. You'll also make extensive use of simulated clinical environments on clinical modules. The structure of the course and modules aims to ensure that you develop into an effective sonographer in areas most useful to your own personal development and employer's service requirements. You learn through
  • group discussion,
  • student led seminars,
  • e-learning activities
  • workshops and demonstrations.
  • key note lectures
  • simulation
**Applied learning Clinical placements** Alongside your academic learning through the University, you will also be supported in practice by your Clinical Supervisor to help develop your role as a sonographer. You will be expected to complete a minimum of 14 hours supervised ultrasound scanning each week. For each clinical area you undertake, you will be required to complete a clinical workbook that includes an appraisal of your clinical competence in that particular area of ultrasound practice. During your training you will have two formative appraisals throughout the year and two visits from a member of the academic delivery team. About March/April time you will be expected to visit a different department for a week, this will be organised by the university. Your second formative clinical appraisal will be undertaken at the exchange placement.

Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Year 1 Compulsory modules Applied Ultrasound Physics For Safe Practice 15 Elective modules Abdominal And General Medical Ultrasound Practice 30 Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Gynaecological Ultrasound Practice 15 Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Practice 30 Negotiated Learning Ultrasound Practice 15 Obstetric Ultrasound Practice 30 Year 2 Compulsory modules Researching For Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Elective modules Abdominal And General Medical Ultrasound Practice 30 Contemporary Issues In Advancing Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Gynaecological Ultrasound Practice 15 Leadership In Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Learning And Teaching For Practice (Distance Learning) 15 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Practice 30 Negotiated Learning Ultrasound Practice 15 Obstetric Ultrasound Practice 30 Final year Compulsory modules Dissertation 60 Credits 60

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education

Entry requirements

Academic Qualification Normally, applicants will hold a first degree (or equivalent professional qualification) which is recognised in the UK by a professional standards regulating body such as HCPC, NMC or GMC, for example BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or Diploma of the College of Radiographers (DCR), BSc (Hons) Midwifery. Other formally certified qualifications Equivalent, international academic and/or professional qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Applicants are usually required to provide at least one reference evidencing their capability for postgraduate study. This programme of learning is essentially a work based learning programme so applicants joining the programme must be employed in, or have written agreement for, an appropriately supervised clinical placement. The University is not responsible for finding clinical placements for applicants. Entry into the programme will be determined by the suitability of the clinical placement and access to appropriate workload to support student learning. Level of English language capability If English is not your first language you will need an IELTS score of 7.0 overall and a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or a recognised equivalent. Relevant work or work-related experience All applicants are advised to organise, with their clinical sponsor, some observational experience within the ultrasound department prior to the start of the programme. Prior to commencement of the programme you need to ensure you have access to the ultrasound department for the duration of the programme for a minimum of 14 hours per week undertaking 'hands on' supervised scanning. You and your sponsors are expected to enter into a written agreement to meet the clinical and practical demands of the programme by completing a clinical experience form. It is important that both you and sponsor commit fully to the programme. Students must also commit to one day per week during each semester for academic attendance. You are also expected to undertake private study as specified in each module. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) (previously known as accreditation for prior learning or APL) Recognition of prior learning (previously known as accreditation for prior learning or APL) is a term used to make explicit the link between assessment used as the basis for recognising learning gained outside of a formal course and that used for learning within a course; the key features of sound practice are common to both forms.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Currently applications for the September 2022 start of this course are only open to home students. Please see our online prospectus for further details. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options: https://www.shu.ac.uk/study-here
Medical Ultrasound Practice at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS