Applied Physics of Ultrasound for Safe Practice
This module aims to provide the theoretical underpinning to support and complement the practical training required to produce a competent Sonographer.
Who the module is aimed at
The module is primarily at Radiographers, Nurses, Midwives and Physiotherapists.
Benefits of taking the module to the individual, the organisation and the patient
You will be able to safely manipulate the ultrasound equipment in order to optimise image quality.
What you learn
You will develop an understanding of the underpinning science of ultrasound that will enable you to become a competent and safe practitioner. You will be able to critically evaluate your ultrasound equipment.
General areas covered
- physics of sound, reflection and transmission of sound, absorption and attenuation
- artifacts and image optimisation
- equipment controls and advances in ultrasound technology
- power output, safety, physical aspects of ultrasound in human tissue.
Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills and reflective practice skills
- equipment manipulation
- critical evaluation
- image interpretation
- quality assurance
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: £800
International students: £1,125 - 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)
- 24th September 2019
- 1st October 2019
- 15th October 2019
- 5th November 2019
- 5th December 2019 (assignment submission)
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
- Phase Test
Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits