15 credit Masters level module
About this course
Page last updated 26 November 2019
The aim of this module is to develop safe and competent practitioner equipped with knowledge, critical understanding and professional skills for participation in an effective gynaecological ultrasound imaging service.
To apply, you must be working in a relevant area of ultrasound practice, and have either completed or be enrolled on a relevant physics or the Fundamentals of Ultrasound Technology module, by agreement with the module leader.
Careers / Further study
This module can contribute towards MSc Medical Ultrasound.
The module syllabus covers:
- Anatomy and physiology
- The role of ultrasound in the diagnosis, treatment and management of women with gynaecological disorders
- The role of ultrasound in assisted reproduction programmes
- Scanning techniques
- Interpretation and reporting of normal ultrasound appearances
- Interpretation and reporting of abnormal ultrasound appearances, including potential differential diagnoses
- Professional and employment issues relating to gynaecological ultrasound practice
- Work-related upper limb disorders.
Learning and Teaching
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:
- Engage in effective communication with clients, their families and healthcare professionals, reflecting critically on the effectiveness of own communication skills and level of care provided.
- Plan and perform trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal gynaecological ultrasound examinations safely, competently and professionally, according to local policies and current evidence base.
- Interpret normal and abnormal scans, and report upon the ultrasound findings formulating differential diagnosis with an appropriate management or follow up plan.
- Critically evaluate the use of ultrasound in gynaecology, with active contributions to the multi-disciplinary healthcare team and where appropriate, propose alternatives for service improvement.
The assessment will comprise the completion of a clinical portfolio to include summative clinical assessments, and a Structured Oral and Practical Examination (SOPE).
A range of resources including simulation opportunities and practical workshops will be available in addition to tutor support and feedback both in practice and via the module team.
Supplementary fee information
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Funding may be available to support your learning. Please contact your Trust Education Lead. If you work in the Private, Independent and Voluntary Sector, please contact your employer who will advise you
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How to apply
You are required to apply online for your CPD modules, which you can take as stand-alone courses or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.
You will need to download and complete the form below. Once this is completed, please upload it onto your CPD Portal. This form will be used to inform the Module Leader of your suitability for the module. Your application will not be processed until this form has been received.
Clinical Placement Form (Word)