Obstetric Ultrasound, Certificate | Part time online | University of Derby | United Kingdom
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Obstetric Ultrasound

50 days
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The aim of this CASE accredited module is to produce a competent, reflective and autonomous practitioner capable of safe and effective use of ultrasound in the assessment of a wide range of obstetric referrals.University of Derby offers the Obstetric Ultrasound programme. 


Key facts

It focuses on development of competence in assessment of a broad range of obstetric ultrasound referrals. This includes routine and emergency first trimester assessment, routine first and second trimester fetal anomaly screening and third trimester fetal monitoring.400 total learning hours for the module include seven full days of on campus teaching / tutorials and directed study tasks. In addition, you will require access to a suitable clinical placement for a recommended minimum of 14 hours (two days) per week supervised scanning practice for the duration of the module.

University of Derby's Obstetric Ultrasound programme will teach you more about this topic. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analyse the needs of the patient, relatives and attendees, reflecting critically on the effectiveness of their communication skills and level of care provided. 
  • Demonstrate the complex skills necessary to plan and perform high quality transabdominal and trans-vaginal obstetric ultrasound examinations safely, competently and professionally, according to the current evidence base.
  • Interpret, critically evaluate and report upon the ultrasound findings, where necessary, arrange, advise or undertake further investigations appropriate to local policies and contribute effectively to the multi disciplinary healthcare team.
  • Reflect critically upon the use of ultrasound in assessment and management of pregnancy, the effectiveness of local obstetric ultrasound services, implications for patient management and where appropriate, propose alternatives for service improvement.

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  • Part-time
    • 50 days

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40 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

This module is aimed primarily at sonographers, midwives or obstetricians who wish to provide a full range of routine / emergency obstetric ultrasound services.

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