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Obstetric Ultrasound in Practice

Course Details

Course/Module Code





20-21 Accredited 30 credits



20-21 Non-Accredited 30 credits



Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 18/01/21 PLEASE NOTE: once your application status is showing as registered, it will take up to 5 working days for your login details for MyUWE to be issued by email. Please only contact us if you have not received after this time PLEASE NOTE: You must download and complete the Clinical Placement Form and upload this form to your application. Your application will not be processed until this form has been completed. Induction Day: Wednesday 13th January 2021 (09:30-16:00) - recommended to attend. Portfolio submission date: to be confirmed by Module Leader. SOPE: to be confirmed by Module Leader. Please refer to Rita Phillips for full details of attendance dates as this will continue beyond June 2020. Please ignore the venue information in our offer email. Due to the pandemic your course will be taught ONLINE and all dates will stay as contact days until the Course Lead advises otherwise.



Attendance days for the course

Wednesday - 13 January 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:30 - 16:00
Monday - 01 February 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 02 February 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday - 03 February 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Thursday - 04 February 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Monday - 08 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 09 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday - 10 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Monday - 26 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 27 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday - 28 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Thursday - 29 April 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Monday - 07 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 08 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday - 09 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30




Assessment for the module incorporates both clinical and academic processes i.e. both cognitive ability and professional competence are assessed (at Masters level).

Component A : Practice based assessments to include production of portfolio.

Component B: Written assignment.




The course syllabus covers:

  • Applied anatomy, physiology and pathology related to the female reproductive system, menstrual cycle
  • Embryological/fetal development, including abnormal fetal anatomy/developmental conditions
  • Interpretation of biochemical, genetic, and other invasive or non-invasive screening/diagnostic tests
  • Issues relating to the holistic preparation and care of the patient
  • Role of ultrasound in the overall management of the patient
  • Range of ultrasound techniques for external and intra-cavity procedures; including transvaginal scanning, transabdominal scanning, Doppler studies (e.g. uterine, fetal umbilical, middle cerebral arteries) and complementary and/or alternative imaging techniques.

Entry Requirements

A placement in a suitable clinical setting is a prerequisite for this module.


Professional practice forms an integral part of this Obstetric Ultrasound module. This fact is demonstrated by the module design, which enables you to study theory whilst engaging in practice.

This professional practice Obstetric Ultrasound module provides both a comprehensive and in-depth programme.

There will be opportunities to develop evaluative, problem solving and critical thinking skills, as well as communication skills, to enable you to apply this knowledge to become a proficient practitioner in the field of obstetric ultrasound. You will be able to deliver a high quality service to your clients.

The syllabus for this module covers all aspects of obstetric ultrasound including; early pregnancy assessments; first, second and third trimester scans; and relevant professional issues.

Learning and Teaching

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

  • Apply theoretical knowledge to the practice of Obstetric Ultrasound.
  • Utilise relevant knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology of the relevant organ systems to solve complex problems.
  • Demonstrate a critical knowledge of the legal, ethical and organisational aspects of current ultrasound practice in Obstetric Ultrasound.
  • Critically evaluate contemporary research concerning the aetiology and management of pathologies affecting organ systems in order to inform practice, and implement new approaches where appropriate.
  • Critically evaluate the contribution that obstetric ultrasound makes, compared to other diagnostic tests/procedures, in order to derive a differential diagnosis.
  •  Perform a comprehensive range of obstetric ultrasound procedures both skilfully and safely, demonstrating the skills required of a competent practitioner, and an ability to adapt effectively to new or unusual situations.
  • Justify the contribution of the role of obstetric ultrasound to the overall management of the patient.
  • Make evaluative judgements on the outcomes of ultrasound examination and report the findings accordingly.
  • Make an active contribution within a multidisciplinary professional community by reflecting upon your own and others practice.
  • Engage in effective communication with clients, their families and healthcare professionals, and make appropriate referrals as required.


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30 credit Masters level module

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