Negotiated Learning Ultrasound Practice

Negotiated Learning Ultrasound Practice

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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.

Options include:-

• Gynaecology ultrasound

• 1st trimester ultrasound

• 3rd trimester ultrasound

• Head and neck

Please note, this module runs alongside our core ultrasound physics module, 'Applied physics of ultrasound for safe practice'. You may also need to complete this.

Who the module is aimed at 

The module is aimed primarily at Radiographers, Midwives, 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 2024/25

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £940

EU / International students: £1,435 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.

How to apply

For all applications, please ensure you complete the Clinical agreement form (PDF, 31.5KB)

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 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).

    As part of your application, you are required to complete a clinical agreement form which includes details of your employing NHS Trust and confirmed arrangements for clinical supervision, including details of an appropriately qualified clinical supervisor.

    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

    Induction 17th September 2024 - July 2025

    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

Application deadline August 2024.

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