How you’ll be assessed
Integrative assessment or ‘assessment for learning’ has been employed so that, in creating the assessments, you are working towards meeting the intended learning outcomes. All three modules are weighted equally and the form of assessment is selected to match the module content and reflect the crucial theory/practice interface and problem-solving emphasis of the course. You will be assessed using a range of assessments, such as an unseen written examination, an oral presentation, a poster, a case study and an essay.
The central learning and clinical assessment tool for the work-based module is a Portfolio of Professional and Clinical Development. The Portfolio is a record of your learning and development as a competent practitioner measured against the specified outcomes in your Learning Agreement. Its role in your formative development is as significant as its assessment function and it therefore contains both formative and summative material in a mix of analytic and reflective styles. You, along with your Clinical Supervisor, will use the Portfolio to monitor and actively manage your development, meeting together on a monthly basis during the period of study.
Students on the PgC Musculoskeletal Ultrasound are required to complete a minimum of 250 cases, of which 150 must have been completed unassisted, reported upon and audited. The number of cases required for the successful completion of the module is high to reflect the autonomous reporting practice upon qualification.
To achieve accreditation at HE level 7, written assignments will encompass the following aspects; coherence in linking theory to practice, breadth of understanding of issues within multiple frameworks, depth in evaluating a limited range of key issues, consistency of argument, clarity of expression and good presentation skills.