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Medical Ultrasound MSc

Different course options

Full time | Kedleston Road Campus | 2 years | SEP-22

Study mode

Full time

Duration

2 years

Start date

SEP-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ultrasound: Medical

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Ultrasound is an essential tool in medical diagnosis. In recent years demand has grown beyond all expectations. This has resulted in expansion of the modality both in imaging departments and point of care clinical settings.

Course description

  • This is a challenging, yet rewarding programme of study offering you the opportunity to develop the high level skills required of an autonomous ultrasound practitioner
  • We offer a highly flexible part-time pathway that will appeal to a wide range of health care professionals who wish to develop ultrasound skills as an extension of their scope of practice
  • You can choose to study our innovative full-time, fast-track pathway designed for science and health related graduates wishing to explore a career in this exciting and rapidly expanding area of diagnostic imaging. Our fast track students will gain an MSc in just two years
  • You’ll receive high quality teaching from friendly, supportive and enthusiastic staff, who are clinically and research active
  • You’ll engage in practice based learning in a clinical environment with expert mentor support

The course is made up of three stages – Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and MSc.

The course is modular, offering both full-time and part-time enrolment options to help you fit your professional development into your lifestyle. Our part-time pathway is flexible in its design, delivery and assessment to help you meet the demands of work and family commitments. A broad range of negotiated modules allow you to put together a programme of study that meets your individual learning needs, supporting your individual career aspirations.

On successful completion of all core and mandatory elements, you will be able to provide evidence of preparation for practice to the standards required for a first post-qualification sonographer post. We’ve consulted with key service partners who have confirmed that this would allow appointment of graduates in most regional NHS contexts. However, applicants from a non-health care background should note that, at present, employment in some NHS Trusts would not be possible due to the requirement for professional registration. These potential restrictions on employment will be discussed with you during the application process and you will be asked to sign a memorandum of agreement confirming your understanding and acceptance.

The course duration is 2 years full time and 3 to 5 years part time.

Modules

This module introduces the underpinning physics and technology of ultrasound imaging.
Clinical Ultrasound (20 Credits)
Research Skills for Evidence Based Practice (20 Credits)
Dissertation

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

10,500

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

Normally, you must: hold a science OR health related degree at 2:1 or above. However, if you don’t hold a 2:1 degree, but you do possess relevant experience, are highly motivated and possess the attributes and values we look for in a health care professional such as care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, commitment, respect, empathy, honesty, self-awareness, integrity and cultural awareness, please get in touch. The selection process (for full time applicants only) is likely to include: An individual interview; A presentation by academics about the course.

University information

Located in the heart of England, the University of Derby is a modern institution offering applied, research-informed teaching in high-quality, technically advanced facilities. Whether you are progressing directly from undergraduate study, want to change your career, or pursue your passion for a subject you love, there are options to suit you. We cater for your personal circumstances, with full-time, part-time and online learning available in...more

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