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This module provides you with the underpinning academic knowledge and clinical experience needed to enable you to become a competent clinical practitioner in a wide range of abdominal ultrasound examinations.
You will develop your knowledge, understanding and ability to perform, interpret and report on diagnostic abdominal ultrasound examinations in a competent and professional manner, whilst being able to respond to changes in working practice and apply new techniques after critically evaluating them. You will develop the skills to be able to critically review management options for a range of common pathologies.
The module will facilitate the extended role of the practitioner by encouraging the skills of reflection and analysis so that you can critically appraise current practice, propose and develop improvements in practice and so improve the service to the patient and the effectiveness of the ultrasound department.
All entrants to the Programme must be in possession of a relevant first degree. The normal entry requirements are:
A clinical experience (CE1) form will need to be signed by the ultrasound department manager, before your application can be considered.
Unless you already hold a recognised ultrasound qualification, this module can only be taken as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.
A BSc (hons) 2:2 or above in a relevant health related subject, IELTS level 7 (min. 7 in all categories) and a clinical placement for three days per week in a recognised clinical department are needed prior to entry.
Co-requisites:For the ultrasound programme, this module can only be chosen if the Fundamental Principles of Ultrasound Practice and Developing Advanced Practice modules have already been studied/will also be studied.This module cannot be taken as a stand-alone module, without a previous accredited qualification in ultrasound.
Gill is a Radiographer specialising in medical ultrasound and joined City, University of London in 1999. She previously worked as a superintendent Sonographer in the NHS and private practice in Hertfordshire. She is currently the Programme Director for the Medical Ultrasound programmes and Lead for Teaching Excellence in the Division of ...