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Obstetric Ultrasound CPPD

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Course overview

This module will develop your knowledge and clinical skills in obstetric ultrasound procedures and allow you to critically evaluate professional issues relating to ultrasound practice in this emotive area.

You will develop your knowledge and understanding to perform, interpret and report a wide range of clinical ultrasound examinations in obstetrics 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 anomalies and situations.

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

Dates for the 2020/21 Academic Year will be made available in the Summer of 2020. Please register your interest via the button to the right in order to receive details of this module's availability when these become available.



Prerequisite knowledge

Prerequisite knowledge

Entry requirements:

All entrants to the Programme must be in possession of a relevant first degree. The normal entry requirements are:

  • Co-requisites RDM033 and RCM022*
  • 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 (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. For students’ whose first language is not English, the following qualifications will meet the English language requirement for entry to a post graduate course of study.

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.

English requirements

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 components)

Module leaders

  • Jacquie Torrington

    1. Certificate in Civil Expert Witness Practice, Cardiff University Bond Solon, United Kingdom, Oct 2017
    2. MSc, Cardiff University, United Kingdom, Sep 2016 – Apr 2018
    3. Diploma of the College of Radiographers, College of Radiographers, England, Sep 1990 – Apr 1993