For radiographers, doctors, midwives, scientists and others wishing to practice clinical ultrasound within their professional roles. Lectures are in block release, in conjunction with compulsory clinical placements. Underlying theory is integrated with practice ensuring performance of diagnostic ultrasound examinations (O&G; General Medical; Vascular; a student Negotiated topic) in accordance with accepted good practice.
- Expert outside speakers contribute extensively to the programme.
- Located in the heart of London in the School of Medicine, though the student groups are multi-disciplinary.
- Student-tutor contact time is substantial and is supplemented by e-learning.
- The programme has two ultrasound machines that are frequently used in teaching sessions.
- Service focused: Students are required to develop and apply ultrasound imaging skills in their clinical training placement. A member of the Programme Team will visit the student in their workplace to support them and observe their work, and at the end of each stage competence must be demonstrated by clinical assessment.
- Integration of academic and practical skills: Students are expected to apply theory to practice in their clinical placements and to communicate their findings effectively.
Ms Rosie Simpson, Programme Director, 020 7188 3637
Accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).
King's College London
The MSc Medical Ultrasound comprises a number of optional pathways. Students may study for a PG Cert in O&G Ultrasound, Abdominal Ultrasound, Vascular Ultrasound or Specialist Practice and then take additional modules to achieve the PG Diploma or MSc in Medical Ultrasound.
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 ultrasound scanning proficiency as part of their clinical examination of patients.
Year of entry 2013