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Abdominal and General Medical Ultrasound Practice

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This module aims to provide the theoretical underpinning that supports and complements your practical training, necessary to achieve competency in patient centred advanced abdominal and general medical clinical ultrasound practice. 

Who the module is aimed at

The module is primarily aimed at Radiographers and Sonographers.  

Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient

The module will develop the skills required for advanced clinical practice.

What you learn

You will develop an understanding of abdominal anatomy, physiology and pathology in relation to patient centred abdominal and general medical ultrasound practice

General areas covered

  • cross sectional anatomy and physiology of abdominal systems, pathology and disease processes
  • normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the abdomen with comparisons between the adult, neonate and the paediatric patient
  • normal and abnormal sonographic appearances of the testes and neck
  • advances in abdominal and general medical ultrasound practice.

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

  • patient centred care and communication
  • critical evaluation
  • image interpretation and report writing
  • clinical decision making
  • reflective practice and leadership skills

Professional recognition

The module is accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Fees and Funding for 2021/22

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £1,700

EU / International students: £2,410 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


This module attracts Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF by the following schemes:

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

To apply for a Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and Workforce Development Funding / CPD Funding online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Relevant work experience 
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support
    • You must have access to 14 hours per week ultrasound scanning with an appropriately qualified clinical supervisor (this is not provided by the University)

    The above must be evidenced in your application form.

  • Attendance

    Delivery Method:

    Blended Learning this module will involve a limited number of face-to-face study days supported by online distance learning activities

    View our statement on notional study hours »

    Provisional timetable

    This module is planned to commence delivery in September 2021 and includes taught sessions at the University and online distance learning. 


    For distance learning, attendance at the University is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.



    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

    • Presentation
    • Written Assignment
    • Practical Assessment
    • Written Report

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Michelle Hood - m.hood@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

0114 225 2373

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