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Lower Limb Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Scanning Short Course

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The aim of this short course is to examine the role of ultrasound in musculoskeletal scanning of the lower limb 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.

Who the course is aimed at 

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

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

The module will allow you to develop safe practice and achieve clinical competencies in lower limb musculoskeletal 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 musculoskeletal ultrasound of the lower limb in patient-centred care.

General areas covered 

  • Principles of MSK ultrasound, science, and safety
  • hip/groin
  • knee
  • ankle
  • foot
  • introduction to interventions

Skills gained for the workplace, technical skills or academic skills 

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

Unique or interesting features 

This course can be tailored slightly 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 2022/23

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.

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
    • You must have an appropriate nominated mentor/supervisor

    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.

    Students must have access to a minimum of 120 hours of supervised ultrasound scanning.

    (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

    This module is planned to commence delivery in January 2022 and includes 4 face-to-face days at the University supported by online distance learning.

    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:

    Task 1: Online computer based assessment; Task 2: Written Case study; Task 3 - Clinical appraisal.

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

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Catriona Hynes - or contact the student experience team:

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