Professional Course

Negotiated Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 1

Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date



Distance learning

Module description

About this module

This module will equip you with the knowledge, attitudes and complex skills necessary to undertake a negotiated range of musculoskeletal ultrasound examinations.

Building on your existing experience as a health care professional, the module will enable you to extend your existing specialist skills to provide a high quality musculoskeletal ultrasound service in your own clinical area. 

Working closely with a work place mentor, an academic supervisor and an expert advisor, you will be able to define your own learning needs and build a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates competence and the scope of your emerging musculoskeletal ultrasound experience.      

Module content and planned learning outcomes will be agreed by formation of a negotiated learning contract that includes a minimum of two of the following areas of negotiated practice. 

In all cases, learning contracts will include review of:

An individual learning strategy will be agreed with each student. This will include a mixture of self-directed learning, tutorial support and supervised scanning practice.

Placement learning

In line with CASE requirements, you will require access to a suitable clinical placement.

The total number of scanning hours will vary according to your own specific learning needs. You will be expected to have access to supervised training sessions throughout the duration of the module.

The goal of training is competency, and this must be demonstrated rather than rigid adherence to a fixed number of training scans.

All students must have access to a work place who has the necessary skill and experience to assess final competence in the student’s specialist area. Normally, the mentor will be based within your own Trust.

Who is this course for

Health care professionals.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

Reflect critically on the development of a musculoskeletal ultrasound service within your clinical setting, the implications for patient management and your own role extension. 

Fees and funding

If you are funding your own study, the module price will be confirmed shortly.

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Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.