Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 7

Module credits

20 credits

Start date

This short course has been cancelled with no further bookings being taken at this time. At this time, the health and wellbeing of our staff, students and visitors must be our primary concern. We hope to reschedule the event in due course. Please check the course page for updates. To register your interest for this short course or for any enquiries please contact We apologise for any inconvenience and hope to see you at a future event.


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

2019/20 Fees

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £1,000.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) +44 (0)1332 591992

Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

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