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Professional Issues in Ultrasound

Course Details

Course/Module Code



Course Dates

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

Course Dates

Course Information : Induction Day: Wednesday 13th January 2021 (09:30-16:00) - recommended to attend. Submission required: date to be confirmed by Module Leader. 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
Wednesday - 27 January 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 03 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Thursday - 04 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday - 10 March 2021GLENSIDE CAMPUS09:00 - 16:00




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

Formative assessment:

Formative support will be achieved by the module team providing on going feedback on set learning activities and group discussions. This feedback will indicate where good understanding has been achieved or where there is scope for further exploration and development. You will be encouraged to discuss case studies and topics via online discussions and given the opportunity to discuss your assignment focus with the module team before submission.



Careers/further study

This module can contribute towards:

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


On successful completion of this 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.

Course Director

Antonio Sassano

Entry Requirements

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


This 15 credit Masters level module will introduce professional; legal and ethical theories; and principles relevant to healthcare practice focusing on medical imaging.

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15 credit Masters level module

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