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Contemporary Advances in Ultrasound Technology

Course Details

Course/Module Code



24-25 Accredited 15 credits



24-25 Non-Accredited 15 credits



Course Dates

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Course Dates

Course Information : CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS 08/12/23 (unless course already full). If the closing date has passed please contact us for availability. 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 Induction Day: Wednesday 8th January 2024 (09:30-16:30) - recommended to attend most probably online. Submission date: Online submission Written Assignment 3 June 2025. Board: August 2025 Please refer to Antonio Sassano for full details of attendance dates. NOTE: For parking on Glenside Campus, you will need to download a Parking Permit from the University - you will be able to do this once you have been registered on the University Student Information system.



Attendance days for the course

Wednesday - 08 January 2025ONLINE09:30 - 16:00
Thursday - 30 January 2025ONLINE09:30 - 16:30
Thursday - 20 March 2025ONLINE09:30 - 16:30
Thursday - 10 April 2025ONLINE09:30 - 16:30
Thursday - 08 May 2025ONLINE09:30 - 16:30
Thursday - 22 May 2025ONLINE09:30 - 16:30




The assessment will comprise a 3,000-word written assignment.

Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards MSc Medical Ultrasound.


The module syllabus typically covers:

  • Contemporary advancements
  • Developments in digital signal processing and imaging- spatial and frequency compound imaging
  • Non-linear propagation of ultrasound principles and tissue harmonic imaging
  • Developments in transducer technology and array designs 3D and 4D ultrasound
  • Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) - principles and micro bubble contrast agents
  • Elastography
  • High intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)
  • Microbubble assisted delivery of drugs and genes
  • Advances in Doppler techniques - clinical applications
  • Quality control and performance checks - acceptance testing and phantoms.

Course Director

Antonio Sassano


This 15 credit Contemporary Advances in Ultrasound Technology module will explore and address issues relating to new technology and quality assurance. You will be expected to contribute to discussions based on your own knowledge and experiences, recognise gaps in your knowledge and understanding and investigate these areas by asking questions and reading around the subject, particularly current published studies. 

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

  • Demonstrate in depth and critical knowledge and understanding of contemporary advances in ultrasound technology
  • Critically evaluate relevant knowledge to enable optimum use of the ultrasound equipment within the current, internationally recognised recommendations for safe practice
  • Design and critically evaluate a relevant investigation.

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15 credit level 7 module

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