Focused Specialist Ultrasound Practice 2 - Level 7 - 7RD510

About this module

This module is aimed at focused specialist ultrasound users who wish to extend the scope of their ultrasound practice. This will include development of competence in an extended area of ultrasound scanning practice.

Building on your existing focused ultrasound experience, the module will enable you to extend your specialist skills to provide an enhanced ultrasound service in your own clinical area.

Working closely with a service based mentor and an academic supervisor, you will be able to review your own learning needs and build a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates a clear rationale for the expansion of ultrasound provision within your own work place and assesses the impact that this may have on clinical practice for the benefit of service users, practitioners and clinical unit. 

An individual learning strategy will be agreed with each student covering 200 total learning hours. This will include a mixture of self-directed learning, tutorial support and supervised scanning practice. In addition, you will be encouraged to attend relevant themed study days offered at the University, multi-disciplinary team meetings and relevant in-house training events. The module may be completed entirely by distance learning.

To enrol to this module, you must be studying or have completed the Principles of Medical Ultrasound and FSUP 1 modules (or an equivalent qualification).

You will be expected to have access to supervised training sessions throughout the duration of the module. The total number of scanning hours will vary according to your specific learning needs. You must have access to a Clinical Mentor who has the necessary skill and experience to assess final competence in your specialist area. Normally, your Mentor will be based within your own Trust. Entry is subject to discussion with module leader and completion of a practice based agreement.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

Find out more about LBR at Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr.

Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7RD510

Start dates are usually: October

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the module you will be able to:

  1. Critically review the use of ultrasound within their specialty.
  2. Present a clear rationale for the expansion of ultrasound provision within their own work place and assess the impact that this may have on clinical practice for the benefit of service users, practitioners and clinical unit. 
  3. Demonstrate competence in the key skills of generating and interpreting ultrasound images in an extended area of ultrasound practice.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via distance learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992
E: lbr@derby.ac.uk

Or visit www.derby.ac.uk/lbr

For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703
E: hsc@derby.ac.uk