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Abdominal Ultrasound CPPD

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Delivery of this module will be online due to government-issued guidelines during the Covid-19 pandemic and may be made available face-to-face subject to Public Health England recommendations. Please submit your application and, once reviewed by the module leader, you will receive more specific information about the online delivery of your module and assessments.

Course overview

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.

Module dates

Term 1
SEP: Tuesday 22 September 2020
OCT: Tuesday 6 and 20 October 2020
NOV: Tuesday 3, 17 and 24 November 2020

Exam date: Tuesday 12 January 2021

Eligibility

Eligibility

Prerequisite knowledge

Entry requirements:

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) from a recognised higher education institution e.g. Radiography, Nursing, Midwifery.
    • 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.
  • Co-requisites Ultrasound Physics (RDM033) and Developing Professional Skills in Ultrasound (RCM022)
  • Applicants must have an ultrasound qualification in order to apply.

If you don't already hold a recognised ultrasound qualification, this module can only be taken as part of a programme, not as a stand-alone module.

English requirements

For those students whose first language is not English one of the following qualifications is also required:

  • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum 7 in all categories)

Module leaders

  • Alison Rawlings

    Alison is a Radiographer specialising in medical ultrasound and joined City University London in 2017. She is currently the Joint Interim Programme Director for the Medical Ultrasound programme, as well as module leader for Ultrasound Physics and Work Based Learning in Practice. She also teaches on the undergraduate Radiography programmes.