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Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care PGCert

King's College London, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    Guy's Campus

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21, 17-JAN-22

  • Duration

    9 months

Course summary

Overview

The Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care PG Cert will appeal to a wide range of healthcare professionals who wish to develop focused ultrasound skills as an extension of their clinical practice. This course offers a combination of work-based learning and lectures that cover the underlying theoretical concepts of ultrasound scanning and clinical applications of Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma (FAST), Assessment of the Abdominal Aorta for Aneurysm (AAA), Focused Echocardiography in Life Support (ELS) and Ultrasound Guided Vascular Access (VA). In addition basic assessment of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) and emergency assessment of the female pelvis will be covered.

Course detail

The course is an intensive and enjoyable training experience which has been designed to bring together the core elements of RCEM with additional features of other point-of- care areas of ultrasound that provide decision making tools to guide patient triage. The course focuses on the theoretical areas required for understanding the principles of ultrasound followed by intense practical sessions. The practical areas will have clear objectives leading to competence assessment and preparation for use within a clinical setting and progression to the Level 2.

Teaching and assessment

Your performance will be assessed through a combination of coursework and written/practical examinations. Forms of assessment may typically include Forms of assessment may typically include, coursework assignments, written examinations, Objective Structured Computer Examination (OSCE), presentations, case studies, reflective diaries, assessment of clinical proficiency in practice and clinical portfolio of evidence and clinical assessment where appropriate. Coursework contributes approximately 50% and examinations approximately 50% to your final mark.

Career prospects

This course has been taken by healthcare graduates in emergency and critical care and pre-hospital care, to develop the use of ultrasound in their professional roles.

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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

  • Subject ranking

    3rd out of 42

    18th out of 35 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 181
    159 75%

    9th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.99 80%

    20th

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    173 72%

    19th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98.0 98%

    24th

    3
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    29th

    3

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