This course is for clinical scientists, radiographers, doctors and other health professionals wishing to practice vascular ultrasound within their professional role. The programme integrates the underlying theoretical concepts with professional practice to perform vascular examinations in accordance with accepted good practice.
The programme provides health professionals with an understanding of the principles and practices of vascular ultrasound. It addresses the practical applications of ultrasound through an understanding of the principles of scientific clinical investigation and facilitates the acquisition of the skills necessary for clinical practice. The development of clinical competency is therefore an integral part of the course.
The significance of new knowledge acquired by ultrasound practice in the diagnosis and monitoring of medical conditions, its effect on patient care and professional development are explored along with the ethical and medico-legal implications.
Students may exit with the PG Cert in Vascular Ultrasound. To progress to the PG Dip or MSc students must study research methodologies.
Throughout the course clinical practice is assessed; this does not simply cover technique, but also knowledge, comprehension, analysis, communication and management - in terms of the patient, the technology and the personal qualities of the practitioner.
Ms Rosie Simpson; Dr Colin Dean; Dr David Goss; Ben Freedman.
Accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).
King's College London
The MSc Vascular Ultrasound builds on the PG Cert in Vascular Ultrasound, this award does not offer optional modules though the student may select their areas of vascular ultrasound expertise. Credit is given within it for full SVT accreditation.
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 180/ECTS 90
PG Cert: nine months PT, January to September. PG Dip: 18 months PT, January to following June. MSc: 27 months PT, January to March.
St Thomas' Campus.
The majority of graduates take up posts in the NHS and move on to become advanced and consultant practitioners. Others use their vascular ultrasound proficiency within their patient examination.
Year of entry 2013