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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

Term 2

JAN: Thursday 30 January 2020
FEB: Thursday 4, 13, 18 and 27 February 2020
MAR: Thursday 5, 19 and 26 March 2020

Module Submission Date: 5 May 2020

Term 3

MAY: Tuesday 19 May 2020

Module Submission Date: TBC



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. 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. 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

Module leaders

  • Gill Harrison

    Gill is a Radiographer specialising in medical ultrasound and joined City University 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 at City University London and continues to practice within the ...