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Assessment for the module incorporates both clinical and academic processes i.e. both cognitive ability and professional competence are assessed (at level M).
A wide range of assessment strategies are employed to ensure that the postgraduate student has acquired the knowledge and understanding, as well as the intellectual, practical and transferable skills for this Programme. The details of the assessments feature in the relevant module handbooks. The assessment strategy of this Programme will thus seek to reflect the learning outcomes of each module.
Component A: Practice-based assessment
The practice-based assessment consists of the production of a Clinical Portfolio of evidence This portfolio is comprised of:
The practice-based assessment is marked as a Pass/Fail. All elements are equally weighted. Further details are in the clinical portfolio handbook.
Component B: Written assignment
Consists of a 3,000 word written assignment on a subject relating to the area of specialty being studied. Further details are in the module handbook
This module contributes towards the MSc in Medical Ultrasound.
The module will enable students to explore the efficiency and efficacy of ultrasound practice of general medical ultrasound.
Professional practice forms an integral part of the module, thus facilitating the application of theoretical principles to practice.
This module provides the student with an academic foundation in order to undertake the practice of medical ultrasound in a professional manner within an ethical and legal framework. It also includes interpersonal skills, the principles of verbal and written reporting concurrent with approaches to decision making and accurate record keeping.
Paediatric ultrasound techniques
Legal and ethical issues
Professional and employment issues relating to General Medical Ultrasound practice
The aim of the General Medical Ultrasound in Practice module is to provide you with the knowledge base to become a proficient practitioner in the field of general medical ultrasound.Â
Learning and Teaching
Scheduled learning constitutes 112 hours of the overall module total, and includes lectures, seminars, tutorials, demonstrations, practical classes and workshops; external visits; work based learning; supervised practise time in scanning room.
Independent learning includes a minimum of 188 hours engaged with activities such as essential reading, case study preparation, assignment preparation and completion, computer assisted learning; simulator scanning, reflection on learning.
Placement learning includes clinical practice placements are negotiated and organised by the student, but should include a minimum of 15 hours a week of supervised scanning for the duration of the module.
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