Vascular Ultrasound is for clinical scientists, technologists, sonographers, clinicians and other health professionals wishing to work in this area. Lectures are delivered in block release in conjunction with compulsory clinical placements. Core modules integrate the underlying theoretical concepts with professional practice to ensure performance of vascular examinations in accordance with accepted good practice.
- Clinical expertise of lecturers: the programme is taught by leaders in the field of vascular ultrasound, and external expert lecturers contribute sessions on specialist topics.
- Student-tutor contact time is substantial and is supplemented by e-learning.
- Located in the heart of London in the School of Medicine though the student group is multi-disciplinary.
- Service focused: the programme provides a thorough grounding in the clinical skills needed to work in vascular ultrasound.
- Classroom teaching is supplemented by teaching sessions at the King's Vascular Laboratory and the Clinical Research Facility at St. Thomas'.
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