- Basic introduction to technology and scientific principles of ultrasound
- Practical workshops exploring scanning techniques and procedures
- Role of ultrasound in musculoskeletal assessment
- Differentiation of normal and pathological musculoskeletal tissue
- Role of ultrasound in rehabilitation as biofeedback tool
- Professional issues relating to clinical use of application
- Evidence exploring the role of ultrasound in musculoskeletal diagnosis and possible influence in management outcomes
Bradley M. and O'Donnell. 2009. Atlas of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Anatomy. 2nd Edition. Cambridge Medicine
Teaching and learning disclaimer
Following the impact of the pandemic, we made changes to our teaching and assessment to ensure our current students could continue with their studies uninterrupted and safely. These changes included courses being taught through blended delivery, normally including some face-to-face teaching, online provision, or a combination of both across the year.
The teaching and assessment methods listed show what is currently planned for 2021 entry; changes may be necessary if, by the beginning of this course, we need to adapt the way we’re delivering them due to the external environment, and to allow you to continue to receive the best education possible safely and seamlessly.
100% coursework mark. This is a reflective portfolio evidencing application of ultrasound to work-based practice, professional issues, clinical reasoning, a scanning logbook and case study. The Reflective portfolio (excluding the scanning log book) is 3000 words.
Scanning logbook should contain:
- record of five scans undertaken during the taught sessions
- record of 20 scans undertaken during the independent study/supervised practice time
- you do not need a work-based supervisor to assess your scanning but colleague support is valuable when available.