Masters | Postgraduate Course - Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) Part-time MSc Course Details within University of Cumbria

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Medical Imaging (Ultrasound) Part-time MSc

Study Details

MSc: 3 - 5 years part-time

Accredited by the Consortium for the Accrediation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

Our flexible Medical Imaging Ultrasound programme is designed for healthcare professionals undertaking obstetrics, gynaecology, general medical (abdominal and small parts), vascular, breast, musculoskeletal ultrasound training or a negotiated area of practice. It’s suitable for a range of health care professionals, or vascular scientists, who have experience in radiography, nursing, midwifery or other related professions or clinical specialisms.

Module details

Year one

Compulsory modules

  • Physical Principles & Technology in Ultrasound
  • Professional, Legal & Ethical Issues in Ultrasound

Optional modules (subject to availability and demand)

  • General Medical Ultrasound (Theory)
  • General Medical Ultrasound (Clinical Practice)
  • Obstetric Ultrasound (Theory)
  • Obstetric Ultrasound (Clinical Practice)
  • Gynaecological Ultrasound (Theory)
  • Gynaecological Ultrasound (Clinical Practice)
  • Breast Ultrasound (Theory)
  • Breast Ultrasound (Clinical Practice)
  • Vascular Ultrasound (Theory)
  • Vascular Ultrasound (Clinical Practice)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (Theory)
  • Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (Clinical Practice)
  • Negotiated Ultrasound Practice (Theory)
  • Negotiated Ultrasound Practice (Clinical Practice)
  • Research methods
  • Independent Study in Ultrasound (non-clinical)

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd class honours degree in a science or healthcare subject.

Student Destinations

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to provide evidence of preparation for practice to the standards required for a first post-qualification sonographer role. We have consulted with local ultrasound service partners who have confirmed that this would allow employment of graduates in most regional NHS contexts. However, applicants from a non-health care background should note that, at present, employment in some NHS Trusts would not be possible due to the requirement for professional registration. These potential restrictions on employment will be discussed with you during the application process and you will be asked to sign a memorandum of agreement confirming your understanding and acceptance.

UK CASE accredited ultrasound awards are recognised both nationally and internationally. Whilst developing the course we have worked closely with regional and national stakeholders to ensure that when you graduate you will be well prepared to work as an autonomous ultrasound practitioner within their your specialty.