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Obstetric 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 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

Term 1

SEP: Thursday 24 September 2020
OCT: Thursday 8 and 29 October 2020
NOV: Thursday 5,12 and 26 November 2020
JAN: Thursday 7 and 28 January 2021
MAR:Thursday 4 and 25 March 2021
APR:Thursday 1,8 and 22 April 2021
MAY:Tuesday 4 May 2021

Module Submission Date: 17 May 2021



Prerequisite knowledge

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 (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 components)

Module leaders

  • Jacqueline Torrington

    Jacquie is a radiographer sonographer by background and specialised in women's health ultrasound before joining City as a lecturer in medical ultrasound in 2016. She is currently Joint Interim Programme Director of the course and leads the obstetric and gynaecological ultrasound and professional skills modules.

    Her professional activities include ...