Close icon

Personalise what you see on this page.

Choose from the options below. We'll show you information based on your current location as default.

I'M FROM

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LIVING IN

  • United States
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.

LOOKING FOR

  • Undergraduate courses
Please select so we can show the most relevant content.
Viewing as a student from United States living in United States interested in Undergraduate courses

Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Guy's Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    18 months

Course summary

Overview

We have designed our Medical Ultrasound course for radiographers, doctors, midwives, scientists and others who want to practice clinical ultrasound in their professional roles. Our lectures are organised in block release, in conjunction with compulsory clinical placements so that you can take the course while still working. In accordance with accepted good practice, the course integrates theory with practice, meaning that you will perform diagnostic ultrasound examinations as you learn. Accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Course detail

The course, accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE), will teach you how to use ultrasound imaging in clinical practice. You will be taught the principles and practice of ultrasound science, the practical applications of ultrasound and develop an appreciation of the principles of scientific investigation. Throughout the course, we will monitor and assess your clinical practice. This does not just mean technique, but also knowledge, comprehension, communication, analysis and management – in terms of the patient, your technology and your personal qualities. We will also discuss medico-legal, ethical and professional issues. Through an introduction to the physics, equipment, safety and relevant professional issues alongside clinical modules, you will develop an understanding of current techniques and proficiency in medical ultrasound. You may choose clinical modules in obstetric and gynaecology ultrasound, general medical ultrasound or vascular ultrasound. You can also take a negotiated work-based module to meet your individual needs within the PG Certificate in Specialist Ultrasound Practice. These options allow you to build a personalised, proficiency-based learning programme. This Medical Ultrasound course is ideal for healthcare professionals wanting to develop new skills in ultrasound, experienced sonographers extending proficiency in a specialist area or clinicians who wish to utilise ultrasound imaging in clinical practice.

Teaching and assessment

You will have approximately 132 hours of academic teaching on a block release pattern. You will undertake a minimum of 21 hours a week of supervised scanning throughout the course. A member of the programme team will visit you at your workplace to support you and observe your work. We will expect you to undertake around 15 to 20 hours of independent study per week. Coursework contributes approximately 50% and examinations approximately 50% to your final mark.

Career prospects

The majority of our graduates go on to work as a sonographer or ultrasound practitioner in the NHS or the Independent Sector and become advanced and consultant practitioners. Others use ultrasound scanning proficiency as part of their clinical examination of patients.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

Information not available

Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

King's College London, University of London

  • University League Table

    21st

  • Campus address

    King's College London, University of London, Strand, Westminster, WC2R 2LS, England

Subject rankings

Suggested courses

Middlesex University
NEARBY

Cardiac Ultrasound MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Middlesex University

University league table

Bristol, University of the West of England
SIMILAR RANKING

MSc Medical Ultrasound

Bristol, University of the West of England

Medical Technology & Bioengineering league table

14
University of Derby
MOST VIEWED

Medical Ultrasound MSc

University of Derby

University league table

96

Is this page useful?

Yes No

Sorry about that...

HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT?

SUBMIT

Thanks for your feedback!