Vascular Ultrasound - Level 7 - 7RD523

About this module

This module is aimed primarily at healthcare professionals who wish to provide a full range of routine / emergency vascular ultrasound services.

The module is CASE accredited and it aims to produce a competent, reflective and autonomous practitioner capable of safe and effective use of ultrasound in the assessment of vascular referrals.

It focuses on development of competence in assessment of a broad range of peripheral vascular ultrasound referrals. This includes routine and emergency referrals and interpretation of ultrasound findings in common / complex vascular pathology, vascular screening and surveillance.

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.

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.

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Fact file

Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7RD523

Start dates are usually: October

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 40 credits

Learning outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the needs of the patient, relatives and attendees, reflecting critically on the effectiveness of their communication skills and level of care provided.
  2. Demonstrate the complex skills necessary to plan and perform high quality vascular ultrasound examinations safely, competently and professionally, according to the current evidence base.
  3. 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.
  4. Reflect critically upon the use of ultrasound in vascular assessment, the effectiveness of local vascular ultrasound services, implications for patient management and where appropriate, propose alternatives for service improvement.

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 online and on campus 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