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Record number of students enroll onto ultrasound degree

"The increase in numbers is partly due to our national reputation for the quality of our ultrasound education." Emma Hyde, Head of Diagnostic Imaging at the University of Derby

Date posted: 7 November 2017

More than 60 students have enrolled onto the postgraduate MSc Medical Ultrasound course at the University of Derby, making it the highest record to date for the institution.

This achievement makes the University one of the biggest providers of ultrasound education in the UK.

Students on the course will learn the skills and knowledge required to practice as an autonomous ultrasound practitioner. The course offers a broad range of modules that allows the student to form their own individual programme that suits their aspirations. 

The course is available to study part-time or full-time depending on the student’s circumstances so that everyone has the same opportunities. The full-time pathway is one of only two accredited direct graduate entry programmes in the UK.

Emma Hyde, Head of Diagnostic Imaging, said: “The increase in numbers is partly due to our national reputation for the quality of our ultrasound education. It is also linked to increased demand for sonography services, and the Department of Health’s Saving Babies’ Lives initiative, which aims to reduce infant mortality rates through the use of ultrasound scans in the third trimester of pregnancy.

“We have worked closely with Health Education England to recruit additional students for this academic year which will support this project.”

For further press information please contact: Deanna Mathieson, Public Relations Assistant at University of Derby on 01332 591978 or email D.Mathieson@derby.ac.uk