Abdominal and General Medical Ultrasound Practice
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
The module is accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).
Fees and Funding for 2019/20
|Indicative price for stand-alone module||
Home / EU student: £1,600
International students: £2,250 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.
This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding 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 Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:
- 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.
Blended Learning this module will involve a limited number of face-to-face study days supported by online distance learning activities
This module is planned to commence delivery in September 2019 and includes taught sessions at the University and online distance learning. Taught sessions at the University are planned for:
- 17th September 2019 (induction)
- 1st October 2019
- 19th November 2019
- 14th January 2020
- 10th March 2020
- 30th March 2020
- 2nd June 2020 (summative presentation)
For distance learning, attendance at the University is not required but engagement with online activity is expected.
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Written Assignment
- Practical Assessment
- Written Report
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits