Obstetric Ultrasound Practice
This module aims to provide the theoretical underpinning that supports and complements your practical training necessary to achieve competency in patient centred obstetric ultrasound practice.
Who the module is aimed at
The module is aimed primarily at Radiographers, Nurses, Midwives 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 advanced obstetric 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 foetal anatomy and environment throughout pregnancy.
General areas covered
- physiology of pregnancy and embryological development
- normal and abnormal foetal anatomy and biometry in all states of pregnancy
- antenatal screening
- role of Doppler in obstetric ultrasound
- communication and report writing
- ethical and professional issues in delivering patient centred antenatal care.
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
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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:
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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 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.
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 with attendance at the University as follows:
- 17th September 2019 (induction)
- 8th October 2019
- 29th October 2019
- 28th November 2019
- 28th January 2020
- 17th March 2020
- 2nd June 2020 (assessment)
Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:
- Written Assignment
- Written Report
- Practical Assessment
Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits