Clearing 2021
Continuing Professional Development

Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinical Skills Experience - Scanning Record


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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Clinical Skills Experience - Scanning Record
0 Credits
Level 7
No date available
Colchester Campus

The Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging pathway has been developed to provide students with access to high quality education in musculoskeletal ultrasound and to respond to the requirements of an external accreditation group – The Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE).

A CASE accredited pathway must include evidence of several clinical components. Firstly as assessment of competency assessment, this is completed in the Postgraduate Certificate Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging pathway.

Secondly, students must provide evidence that they have continued musculoskeletal scanning, there is no requirement for competency to be evaluated again. This Clinical Skills Experience – Scanning Record provides evidence of students’ ongoing engagement with the modality.

The scanning record requirement is a component of the Postgraduate Diploma or MSc Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging. Students who have completed the components of the Postgraduate Certificate Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging will have passed summative assessments confirming clinical competency.

Whilst enrolled on the component modules of the Postgraduate Diploma and MSc, students must be able to demonstrate they are continuing to scan and are therefore maintaining their clinical skills.

Learning outcomes

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

  • demonstrate evidence of musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging to maintain previously assessed clinical skills.

Entry Requirements

- Completion of the requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging. - Registration on any module that is a component of Postgraduate Diploma or MSc Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging.


Module Outline

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.

The submitted scanning record will provide evidence of ongoing engagement with clinical musculoskeletal ultrasound scanning. Clinical competency was assessed in the Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Professional Practice module, these clinical skills should be maintained whilst you progress through the requirements of your pathway.

Students should document scanning and it is advised that all scans are recorded, (copy the record of learning table as required).

The ‘Notes and critical incidents’ column should include brief significant details e.g.:

  • clinical question / reason for scan
  • anatomical area scanned
  • specific technical issues
  • imaging findings – establishing relevance
  • role of scan in patient’s pathway

The scanning record requirements per patient should not be time consuming, it is intended that they reflect your scanning experience and provide a form of evidence. The entries into each column should be concise; note form or bullet points are acceptable. The scanning record does not have to be supported by evidence that requires referencing.

Logbook records of scanning practice are required for the entire duration of each student’s registration period and will need to be submitted each academic year, (starting 12 months after completion of the Postgraduate Certificate). It is not possible to state a number of hours of scanning or a number of patients that are required for a student to demonstrate they have engaged with musculoskeletal ultrasound clinically but CASE have stipulated that 300 scans each year must be completed each year to prevent skill fade. The logbook must therefore include a minimum of 300 scans.

Assessment strategy

Scanning logbook.

Fees and funding

Information about our individual module fees can be downloaded here (.PDF). If you have any questions about the module fees please email In the first instance approach your Education Liaison Manager to see if funding can be secured via the organisation you are working for.

What's next

To apply for an individual module please complete the module application form (.docx) and email to for the attention of Hayley Milburn.

Get in touch

If you have any queries about our SRES CPD modules please email our MSK team