The course is modular in structure and flexible. Each module attracts 20 credits at Master’s level (HE4). For the award of an MSc, you'll be required to successfully complete nine modules (180 credits). All pathways have a Postgraduate Certificate award comprising three modules (60 credits) and a Postgraduate Diploma award comprising six modules (120 credits).
The modules are a mixture of workplace-based (clinical applications), taught and research modules. The acquisition of specific competences takes place in the work setting under the supervision of an expert practitioner, underpinned by a learning agreement.
It is expected that all assignments will be relevant and specific to your own practice within the theoretical context and learning outcomes of the module. All assessments must be passed in order to gain the degree. Individual marks are not awarded. Students’ work is graded as fail, pass, merit or distinction and comprehensive written feedback is given.
To gain the award of Postgraduate Certificate you'll take two compulsory modules:
- Enhancing Health and Wellbeing
- Principles of Science and Technology in Medical Ultrasound (taught).
You'll also take one of the Clinical Applications and Management modules offered:
- Clinical Applications and Management I (workplace-based); obstetric
- Clinical Applications and Management II (workplace-based); pelvic
- Clinical Applications and Management III (workplace-based); abdominal
- Clinical Applications and Management IV (workplace-based); superficial organs
- Clinical Applications and Management VI (workplace-based); peripheral vascular arterial
- Clinical Applications and Management VII (workplace-based); peripheral vascular venous
To gain the Postgraduate Diploma you'll take a further three modules. They must be either one or two other Clinical Applications and Management (workplace- based) modules plus one or two units from those listed in MSc Health and Wellbeing.
To gain the MSc you'll take three further modules:
- Research Approaches and Methods (Taught)
- Research Project (double module, Modality-Specific).
Musculoskeletal Ultrasound, Postgraduate Certificate
All students take:
- Principles of Science and Technology in Medical Ultrasound (taught)
- Techniques in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound (taught)
- Clinical Applications and Management V (workplace-based); musculoskeletal.