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Negotiated Learning Ultrasound Practice

Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Imaging

Introduction

This module allows you to study an area of specialised ultrasound relevant to your department's service delivery needs.  Through negotiation with the Module Team and Clinical Staff, a framework of required learning outcomes required for safe and effective practice will be identified in order for you to develop competence in the identified specialist area of ultrasound (such as first trimester, breast, DVT, small parts and carotid examinations).

Who the module is aimed at 

The module is aimed primarily at Radiographers, Nurses and Medics.

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

The module will develop the skills and competencies required for a focused area of ultrasound clinical practice.

What you learn 

You will develop an in depth knowledge of the role of ultrasound, including its limitations, in the demonstration of normal and abnormal anatomy that supports and complements your practical training necessary to achieve competency in a focussed area of ultrasound practice.

General areas covered 

  • normal and abnormal anatomy and physiology
  • normal and pathological sonographic appearances 
  • differential diagnosis, report writing, communication of results and referral pathways
  • new advances in ultrasound technology and practice
  • ethical and professional issues.

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

This 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.

Funding

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:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

  • Entry requirements

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Relevant work experience
    • Relevant workplace opportunities and organisation 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 in September 2019 with induction taking place on 17th September.

    Study is by negotiation.

    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:

    • Practical Assessment
    • Presentation

    Successful completion of this module will earn you 15 level 7 credits

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Pauline Mitchell - p.mitchell@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2373
AlliedHealth@shu.ac.uk

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