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Ultrasound Scanning Short Course

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The aim of this short course is to examine the role of ultrasound in your chosen area of scanning with an emphasis on safe practice. It will also include a comparison of ultrasound techniques with other available diagnostic tests and the role of ultrasound in invasive procedures where appropriate.

Who the course is aimed at

The course is available to health professionals using ultrasound as part of their role. The cohorts are multi-disciplinary and include for example, Diagnostic Radiographers, Sonographers, Nurses, Midwives, Physiotherapists and Doctors.

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

The course will allow you to develop safe practice and achieve clinical competencies in your chosen area of ultrasound.

What you learn

This course aims to provide the theoretical underpinning knowledge to support and compliment the practical training necessary to achieve competency in your chosen area of ultrasound in patient centred care.

General areas covered 

The course content is flexible and can be tailored to meet your requirements and area of practice. Typical examples of ultrasound focus are -

  • Early pregnancy scanning
  • Musculoskeletal ultrasound
  • Line insertions
  • 3rd trimester ultrasound

Skills gained for the workplace

The course includes clinical competencies in your chosen area of ultrasound allowing you to practice as an autonomous practitioner within the scope of your practice.

Unique or interesting features

This course can be tailored according to your own individual areas of practice. It consists of combination of lecture and workshop sessions to support your clinical experience.

Fees and Funding for 2021/22

Indicative price for stand-alone module

Home student: £850

EU / International students: £1,205 - this is part-time study and therefore cannot provide sponsorship for Tier 4.


This module attracts Workforce Development / Workforce Transformation funding WDF/WTF 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 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

    • DCR(R) Diploma of the College of Radiographers or equivalent health qualification

    • BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography or equivalent, relevant health professional qualification

    In addition, this programme of learning is essentially an in-service programme and, as such, applicants joining the programme must be employed in, or have written agreement for, an appropriately supervised clinical placement. The University is not responsible for finding clinical placements for applicants. Entry into the programme will be determined by the suitability of the clinical placement and access to appropriate workload to support student learning.

    This requirement includes access to a minimum of 50 cases to be performed clinically at your placement site.

    (The above must be evidenced in the applicants 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

    The Ultrasoundcanning Short Course is planned to commence in September 2021.

    Exact study dates will be dependant on the focus of the clinical area - contact the Module Leader for further details.

    View our statement on timetable changes »

  • Assessment

    Course assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this course are:

    • Practical Examination
    • Written Report
    • Case Study

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

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Catriona Hynes - c.hynes@shu.ac.uk or contact the student experience team:


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