This course equips practitioners with the knowledge, understanding and ability to perform, interpret and report examinations in a competent and professional manner and be able to respond to changes in working practice and apply new techniques after critically evaluating them.
1 starting date
- Duration: 12 weeks (unconfirmed)
- Fees: £1,080 (£1,430 for overseas students)
- Course credits: 15
- Course code: RCM122
- Location: Northampton Square
- Application deadline:
Work-based Learning in Practice 2 Course overview
This course facilitates the extended role of the practitioner by encouraging the skills of reflection and analysis. This enables critical appraisal of current practice and the development of improvements in practice, improving service to the client and the effectiveness of ultrasound departments.
Who is it for?
This course may be undertaken by students completing a PgC/PgD/MSc in medical Ultrasound, or as a stand-alone course for qualified sonographers wishing to extend their scope of practice.
This course provides the academic knowledge and clinical experience needed to become a competent practitioner in areas of ultrasound examinations not covered in the other clinical courses: for example, these may include small parts (neck, scrotum, thyroid), shoulder, DVT and neonatal hips.
This short course module is designed to be flexible in allowing you to study and reach your goals at your own pace. Our health CPD courses are credit-bearing modules that contribute to a University degree or award.
Transfer course credits towards postgraduate taught degree
As a health care professional, once you've completed this course you could offset 15 credits as part of a postgraduate programme, continuing your study with further modules to make up a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) 60 credits, Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) 120 credits or Master of Science (MSc) 180 credits qualification (all credits must be awarded within five years of study commencing).
This course is worth 15 credits
This course can be used a module, contributing to a University degree or award.
Find a list of degrees this module can contribute towards:
What will I learn?
By the end of the course you will be able to:
Knowledge and understanding:
- Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of the role of ultrasound in imaging in your chosen area of practice, and in relation to other complementary and alternative investigations
- Understand range of pathological conditions, how they relate to clinical practice, equipment selection, ultrasound technique and communication
- Engage in clinical practice and reflective learning within your clinical specialty and undertake an agreed range/number of cases.
- Critically evaluate ethical issues relating to your role in the negotiated clinical area
- Show a comprehensive understanding of self-directed study skills and auditing of clinical practice.
Values and attitudes:
- Critically evaluate current policy and practice in relation to the negotiated clinical area
- Apply the skills needed for academic study and reflective practice
- Competently perform appropriate skills within clinical practice and discuss the significance in relation to safe practice in the negotiated clinical area.
Assessment and certificates
This course will cover self-directed study of the relevant anatomy, embryology, and the normal and abnormal ultrasound appearances of the chosen area. This will be in the form of student-led learning, revision of current knowledge and work-based learning.
This course is worth 15 credits toward eligible programmes.
All entrants to the Programme must be in possession of a relevant first degree. The normal entry requirements are:
- Applicants will normally hold a BSc (hons) degree (2:1 or above) e.g. Radiography, Nursing, Midwifery, from a recognised higher education institution.
- Non-standard entrants will be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to availability of places on the programme. An appropriate professional qualification such as a Diploma of the College of Radiographers; Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Midwifery may be considered (subject to successfully demonstrating the required academic level by completing a pre-course assignment and successful interview). Early application is recommended.
- A clinical placement for an average of 3 days per week in a clinical department is required. The department will need to provide a range of clinical examinations, appropriate clinical support and a named mentor who can attend mentor and assessor training at the university.
- A clinical experience (CE1) form will need to be signed by the ultrasound department manager before your application can be considered.
- If your clinical placement is terminated for any reason, the university is unable to provide placements.
- If a suitable clinical placement cannot be found you would be required to withdraw from the course.
If you don't already hold a recognised ultrasound qualification, this course can only be taken as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone course.
If your first language is not English, one of the following is required:
- A first degree from a UK university
- A first degree from an overseas institution recognised by City, University of London as providing adequate evidence of proficiency in the English language, for example, from institutions from Australia, Canada or the United States of America.
- International English Language Test Service (IELTS) a score of 7.0 is required with no subtest below 7.0
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) score 72 required
- TOEFL 100 overall with 24 in Writing, 20 in Listening, 19 Reading and 20 Speaking
- Other evidence of proficiency in the English language, which satisfies the board of studies concerned, including registration with your professional regulator.