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Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PgCert - Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for prospective Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PgCert and Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Foot & Ankle PgCert- Frequently Asked Questions

Is this Musculoskeletal Ultrasound PgCert CASE accredited?

The PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound is Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) accredited for practice based learning carried out in the UK and Republic of Ireland only.

The PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Foot & Ankle is pending Consortium for the Accreditation of Sonographic Education (CASE) accredited for practice based learning carried out in the UK and Republic of Ireland only.

Do I need to attend all the taught contact days? 

Yes, you'll need to attend all the taught contact days and examination dates that are planned for the modules.

These are the dates for PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound: 

  2023/24  
The Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound 13, 14 and 15 September 
4 and 5 November
6 December 2023



Integrating Musculoskeletal Ultrasound into Practice 18 and 19 January 2024
16 and 17 March 2024




These are the dates for the PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Foot & Ankle:

Can I apply and focus on a particular anatomical region? 

As part of the PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound programme, you will be required to complete the assessments for all the peripheral musculoskeletal regions that are covered. Unfortunately, it's not possible to focus on a particular region. 

As part of the PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Foot & Ankle programme, you will be required to complete the assessments for only the foot and ankle region, allowing for specialisation in the anatomical region.


How many scans must I complete for the logbook for the Integrating musculoskeletal ultrasound into practice module?

You'll be required to complete 250 ultrasound investigations in total as part of the module. 100 of these must be directly supervised and 150 will be unsupervised. You'll need to audit the 100 supervised ultrasounds.

Is a practice based learning provided?

Unfortunately, we're unable to provide you with a placement, so you'll need to arrange your own practice based learning. Prior to starting the integrating musculoskeletal ultrasound into practice module, you'll be required to arrange and submit a learning agreement signed by an appropriate clinical mentor. You'll also be required to arrange three possible independent assessors for the final examination.

How is the course taught? 

Each module is awarded 30 master’s level credits and successful completion of both modules is awarded with a PgCert in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound or PgCert in Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Foot & Ankle, depending on which programme you have been attending.

Module 1 (The fundamentals of musculoskeletal ultrasound) has five full taught days at Brunel with an examination day. Module 2 (Integrating musculoskeletal ultrasound into practice) has four full taught days plus an examination day.

Heavy emphasis on practical learning and high student to ultrasound machine ratios ensures you’ll have plenty of hands-on scanning experience. The fantastic online learning and state-of-the-art teaching facilities at Brunel provide a comprehensive learning experience.

 

What are the entry requirements for this course? 

Full details of our entry requirements can be found on:

PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultraosund course page.

PgCert Musculoskeletal Ultraosund Foot & Ankle course page.

Do I need to have professional registration to study this course? 

Yes. In order to be eligible to study this course, you must have professional registration with the Health and Care Professionals Council (HCPC) or General Medical Council (GMC).