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1 year

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Ultrasound: Medical

Course type


Course Summary

Are you are currently working in a clinical environment within the Breast Care Services and want to develop advanced level clinical skills in Breast Ultrasound with critical and reflective thinking in practice?

A postgraduate qualification in breast ultrasound is essential for healthcare practitioners working within breast care services. This modular PgCert in Breast Ultrasound course will enable you to follow a pathway within breast ultrasound leading to advancement in specialist clinical skills.

The course is run in partnership with the Scottish Academy of Breast Imaging (SABI) based at the West of Scotland Breast Screening Centre in Glasgow. It is delivered part-time over 1-4 years.

Why QMU?

  • Collaboration provides an optimum learning experience: The collaboration between QMU and SABI allows you to benefit from input from practice-based NHS clinical experts and professional higher education academics. This collaborative approach has allowed QMU and SABI to work together for over 20 years in delivering breast imaging courses both in Scotland and further afield to the wider UK and Ireland.
  • Flexible study route: Delivered part-time, this course fits ideally around your work commitments.
  • Staff expertise: You will be taught by the SABI training team, NHS radiologists, consultant radiographers, breast surgeons, advanced practice mammographers, breast care nurses, medical physicists and other NHS professionals working with breast care services.
  • Accreditation: The course is approved by the Society and College of Radiographers and is the first PgCert Breast Ultrasound course in the UK to hold Accreditation from the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).
  • Support: You will have a named workplace clinical mentor throughout your time studying on the PgCert Breast Ultrasound who will support you both clinically and academically while you study with us.


Breast Ultrasound (20 Credits)
Physics & Instrumentation of Ultrasound (20 Credits)
Ultrasound Guided Breast Interventional Procedures (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

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International fees
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Entry requirements

Applicants must be a healthcare practitioner to study the the Physics and Instrumentation of Ultrasound module . Applicants must be a healthcare practitioner currently employed in a clinical environment offering breast ultrasound experience to study the workplace modules and have with the support of a line manager and workplace mentor.