For clinicians in A&E, acute medicine and intensivists wishing to incorporate focused ultrasound into their work. 3 lecture blocks are supported by work-based ultrasound practice. Students will gain knowledge in diagnostic focused ultrasound enabling integration of underlying theory with image acquisition and interpretation skills. Students may undertake additional modules to progress to the Medical Ultrasound PG Dip/MSc.
- Student places are limited to allow maximum learner-tutor contact and feedback.
- The course is delivered by renowned expert speakers at the St Thomas’ Campus in central London and is supported by e-learning. Clinical assessment is part of the assessment schedule.
- Ultrasound machines are available to the course and small group hands-on teaching sessions are scheduled within the programme. Models are used to enable full participation by students.
- The course is designed to satisfy the requirements of the 2005 Royal College of Radiologists Ultrasound Medical Training for Medical and Surgical specialties.
- The course has been accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education since 2005 and was reaccredited in 2009.
- Co-Directors of this course are all ED Consultants who are former students on the programme and teach ultrasound nationally and internationally.
Ms Rosie Simpson; Dr Chris Blakeley; Dr Tim Harris; Dr Harith Al-Rawi; Dr Lt Col Devesh Sharma; Dr Nicola Drake
Accredited by the Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE)
King's College London
Credit value (UK/ECTS equivalent)
UK 60/ECTS 30
Nine months PT, from September.
St Thomas' Campus.
Successful completion of both clinical and academic assessments results in a PG Cert in Ultrasound in Emergency and Critical Care. Students may then proceed to an MSc by undertaking modules from within the MSc in Medical Ultrasound programme.
Graduates go on to use ultrasound examination as part of their assessment of patients in their professional roles.
Year of entry 2013