Professional/Short course Professional Issues in Ultrasound

Entry year
Course code
Professional/Short Course
School of Health and Social Wellbeing
Approximately 5 months
Blended (Online/face-to-face)
Course Director
Glenda Toach/Mel Williams

15 credit level 7 module

Page last updated 12 October 2023


This 15 credit Professional Issues in Ultrasound module will introduce you toprofessional; legal and ethical theories; and principles relevant to healthcare practice focusing on medical imaging.

Entry requirements

To apply, you must be working in a relevant area of ultrasound practice.

Careers / Further study

This level 7 (Masters level) module can contribute towards:

  • MSc Medical Ultrasound
  • MSc Specialist Practice (District Nursing).



On successful completion of this level 7 (Masters level) module, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of professional, ethical and legal issues relevant to ultrasound imaging practice and extended roles
  • Critically reflect on professional regulation and accountability and how this relates to practice.
  • Critically reflect on complex cases and assess the differing communication needs of clients undergoing imaging investigations
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the role that the healthcare team and external agencies have in the management and support of a patient's health and wellbeing within the field of medical ultrasound.


You will be assessed on a written 2,500 word assignment.

Formative support will be achieved by the module team providing on going feedback on set learning activities and group discussions.


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Prices and dates

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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

How to apply

Please click on the Apply Now button to apply for your CPD module, which you can take as a stand-alone course or as part of an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters level) programme.

Extra information

If the course you are applying for is fully online or blended learning, please note that you are expected to provide your own headsets/microphones.

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