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MSc Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging

MSc Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging

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Study mode

Part time

Duration

6 years

Start date

06-OCT-22

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Ultrasound: Medical Medical Specialisations: F-O Diagnostic Imaging

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so our CPD pathways allow you to study flexibly, in the way that best suits you. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support allow you to progress towards a qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level.

This pathway supports clinicians from a range of professional backgrounds to access musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging. You’ll engage with the technical considerations that underpin this imaging modality prior to musculoskeletal scanning protocols. Face-to-face teaching takes place at weekends at our Colchester Campus. You’ll require a mentor to complete the clinical learning components of the PGCert. The pathway includes optional modules covering ultrasound guided injections or service evaluation. We will:

  • Provide you with critical understanding of the key concepts underlying musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  • Provide you with the opportunity to acquire practical musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging skills
  • Ensure that you acquire a range of transferable employment related skills
  • Enable you to evaluate and respond to professional considerations related to musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging
  • Provide you with skills to access, and critically appraise, research findings to develop your own evidence-based practice
  • Enhance your understanding of the essential principles of research design and to conduct an extensive piece of independent research including planning, formulating, designing, choosing research methods, collecting data, analysing, interpreting and writing-up

This course sits within our School of Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences. This provides an exciting opportunity to join a community specifically focused on sports and exercise science, sports therapy, and physiotherapy. This will allow us to bring together our internationally recognised research, share knowledge, and enhance placement and vocational opportunities for our students and graduates.

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education. Pathway assessment includes verification of clinical competency to support employability in musculoskeletal environments e.g., radiology or POCUS for physiotherapists.

Modules

This module aims to develop students' knowledge of the theoretical principles that underpin ultrasound imaging. The science related to ultrasound generation and image production will be explored in order for students to be able to link these theoretical elements to practical considerations. Students will become familiar with common ultrasound artifacts and their impact on ultrasound imaging. They will understand the key factors that influence equipment choice alongside the responsibilities for equipment maintenance and other quality assurance processes.
SE730: Research Dissertation (60 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

To be confirmed

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You need a relevant first degree OR a relevant professional experience or qualifications that demonstrates ability to study at Level 7, a minimum of 1-year post-registration experience and relevant musculoskeletal experience, current Registration with the relevant UK or equivalent professional body, HCPC or equivalent registration e.g. in case of doctors (GMC) and Nurses (NMC), non-radiographer sonographers must evidence their qualification, access to support in the work place, (or mentor’s workplace) to enable completion clinical learning requirements.

University information

The University of Essex is a hub of innovation and stereotype-breaking success. It offers students a fantastic academic experience, and a fresh way of thinking about some of the key challenges faced by society today. The university delivers an impressive selection of postgraduate courses at a number of levels, including master’s programmes, doctoral degrees, research positions and short courses for continued professional development. The...more