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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Ultrasound: Medical

Course type


Course Summary

Course overview

Ultrasound plays a significant role in modern medical practice and has the ability to make a real difference to patient care. Whether you’re working in diagnostic radiology, midwifery or are a clinician directly seeing patients, we can give you the very best ultrasound education and equip you with the skills you need.

Whatever your background, experience and level we can help; from the principles and practice of ultrasound to undertaking cutting edge research. We have evolved to be one of the largest and most innovative postgraduate ultrasound training programmes in the UK. In addition to teaching at our state-of-the-art facility at our Darlington campus, we continue to embrace popular and innovative teaching methods via our online resources and regular webinars; this is why we have successfully taught students from many regions, including the UK, Europe and further afield. Whether you want to enrol and complete the three years of our part-time MSc Medical Ultrasound in one sitting, or enrol for individual years (Pg Cert, and PgDip), at a time that suits you - do it your way.

The Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) recommends a postgraduate certificate (PgCert) in medical ultrasound to be the minimum qualification required to practice ultrasound in the UK. This CASE-accredited course enables healthcare professionals from varying clinical backgrounds to become safe, competent ultrasound practitioners. The course:

  • develops you academically to postgraduate level
  • enables you to become an autonomous practitioner with the skills to undertake high quality medical ultrasound examination competently and safely in a defined area of ultrasound practice, placing the person at the center of care
  • enhances your critical skills to enable you to promote high quality evidence and care
  • promotes an ethos of caring, compassion, professionalism, excellence and lifelong learning
  • enables you to function as a valued member of the multi-disciplinary healthcare team.

How you learn

The teaching is delivered at Teesside University through academic blocks. The clinical route is developed over five two-week blocks. The point of care route is delivered over five two-day blocks to suit busy clinical workloads.

Both routes are supported through e-learning. You will also develop your practical skills within your clinical placement. It is a fusion which allows you to become an autonomous safe ultrasound practitioner. Teaching methods used during your academic blocks include lectures, seminars and practical workshops. The state-of-the-art Regional Ultrasound Simulation Centre here on campus is full incorporated into the teaching.

How you are assessed

You are assessed by a written assignment, examinations and a practical triggered assessment.

Career opportunities

After completing this course, you are able to practice in your chosen area of ultrasound.


This face-to-face delivered module is supplemented by personal learning and webinars. You explore the foundations of ultrasound science, machine features and safe practice.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

£680 for each 20 credits

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You must normally hold an appropriate health-related undergraduate degree or equivalent professional qualification appropriate to your area of study and have access to an acceptable clinical placement.

University information

Based on its vibrant campus in the heart of Middlesbrough in North East England, Teesside University is a friendly, modern university offering a broad portfolio of courses. The University has recently invested more than £275m in its town-centre campus giving it a leading edge in digital innovation, forensic facilities and sport and health sciences buildings. The University is investing an additional £300m over the next ten years to further...more

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