Ultrasound in Early Pregnancy Assessment - Level 7 - 7RD522
About this module
This module is for you if you are a sonographer, nurse, midwife, obstetrician or gynaecologist providing routine/emergency early pregnancy assessment services.
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 early pregnancy.
The module focuses on development of competence in a broad range of first trimester ultrasound referrals. This includes recognition and interpretation of ultrasound appearances of normal and high risk pregnancies and the assessment of early pregnancy complications.
200 total learning hours for the module include five 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.
To enrol to this module, you must:
- be studying or have completed the Principles of Medical Ultrasound module (or an equivalent qualification).
- have access to a recommended minimum of two days per week supervised scanning practice with a named ultrasound mentor.
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.
Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals
Course code: - Module code: 7RD522
Start dates are usually: October
Module level: Level 7
Module credits: 20 credits
On successful completion of the module you will be able to:
- 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 trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal early pregnancy 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 early pregnancy, the effectiveness of local early pregnancy ultrasound services, implications for patient management and where appropriate, propose alternatives for service improvement.
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
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.