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Negotiated Specialist Ultrasound Practice (2)

Course Details

Course/Module Code





20-21 Accredited 30 credits



20-21 Non-Accredited 30 credits



Course Dates

Under the start date is shown: all attendance days and Apply for this course.

Course Dates

Course Information : 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: w/c TBA. SOPE: TBA. Please refer to Antonio Sassano for full details of attendance dates. 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 - 22 February 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 23 February 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday - 24 February 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Thursday - 25 February 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Monday - 22 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 23 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday - 24 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Thursday - 25 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Monday - 10 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 11 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday - 12 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Thursday - 13 May 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Monday - 21 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Tuesday - 22 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Wednesday - 23 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30
Thursday - 24 June 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:30




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.

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

Component A: Practice-Based Assessment
The practice-based assessment consists of a production of a Clinical Portfolio of evidence This portfolio is comprised of:

  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Learning Contract
  • Placement Progress Report (one per month)
  • Record of clinical experience (minimum number of 100 cases in each area displaying a range of various examinations and pathology)
  • Evidence of CPD with reflective accounts
  • Example anonymised reports with images
  • 2 x 1000 word case studies which demonstrates the current use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool within the area of specialism
  • 4 summative clinical assessments
  • Departmental scanning protocols

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




Your negotiated learning contract will specify exactly how the module learning outcomes will be achieved. Clinical assessment areas will also be defined as a result of discussions, and subject specific competencies must be demonstrated in all areas.

Potential areas for study will be negotiated and could include a sub-speciality of areas such as:

Obstetric ultrasound

  • First-trimester anomaly scanning
  • Fetal echocardiography

Gynaecological ultrasound

  • Fertility and sub-fertility scanning
  • Screening for ovarian cancer

General medical ultrasound

  • Paediatric
  • Musculo-skeletal Superficial parts e.g. breast ultrasound

Vascular ultrasound

  • Upper limb assessment


The content of this Masters level module will be defined following discussions between yourself, the module leader and your manager, and will result in a learning contract being drawn up.

You will be allocated to an action learning set, which will consist of a group practitioners each involved in a separate work-based learning activity.

You will maintain regular contact with each other to discuss the problems you face within your respective sub-specialities.

Learning and Teaching

Negotiated specialist ultrasound practice (2) will be delivered using a variety of approaches, which may include; work-based, action and problem-centred learning, enquiry-based learning, supervised clinical practice, negotiated learning contracts, facilitated learning in the workplace, key lectures, debates, seminars and student presentations.


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30 credit Masters level module

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