Professional Certificate Gynaecological Pregnancy Ultrasound

Course Overview

This Professional Certificate offers clinicians the opportunity to develop clinical and academic knowledge of ultrasound and its role in the assessment of the normal pelvis, pre and postmenopausal, assessment of the endometrium in women with postmenopausal bleeding, assessment of IntraUterine Devices and the role that ultrasound plays in the investigation of infertility and monitoring of women undergoing treatment. It aims to equip participants with a level of competence in ultrasound scanning that will enable them to understand the indications for ultrasound examinations, perform scans safely and competently, report on scan findings in the clinical context and know when to refer patients for a more a more detailed assessment.

This programme is an introduction to gynaecological scanning. Further training / supervision would be required in order to be proficient in performing a detailed pelvic survey independently. Technology of ultrasound is incorporated into this clinical module and topics covered will ensure clinicians are competent in selecting appropriate equipment parameters to optimise image acquisition and record optimal representative images. This module is designed to provide both theoretical and practical training, with a significant emphasis on clinical experience.

Students registered for this module are offered the opportunity to study the following:

  • the fundamental principles of ultrasound examinations in the assessment of the normal pelvis, pre and postmenopausal;
  • the endometrium in women with postmenopausal bleeding;
  • the assessment of Intra-Uterine Devices;
  • ultrasound examinations in relation to fertility investigations and treatments relative to the management of infertility;
  • recognition of possible uterine and ovarian pathology.

Who Should Take This Course

This module is only available for those who have completed the Graduate Certificate Obstetric Ultrasound. 

Participants must provide written evidence of an agreement with an obstetric ultrasound department to provide clinical ultrasound experience (minimum 90 hours) and supervision throughout the programme. This agreement must be signed by the named clinical supervisor.

Professional Certificate in Gynaecological Pregnancy Ultrasound Clinical Declaration Form

Am I Eligible for this Course

Applicants should be obstetric and gynaecological trainees at Senior House Officer, Registrar or SPR level, consultants specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, with approval to practice in Ireland; midwives registered with An Bord Altranais or the UKCC, who provide antenatal care; or Radiographers with the approval to practice Radiography in Ireland or Northern Ireland, who currently practice ultrasound.

International Applicants

  • International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.
  • A list of FAQs for international applicants is available here.

Application Details

Application details:

Important dates and information

  • The next intake for this course is in July.
  • Closing date for applications is Friday 6th July 2018.

How to apply:

  • To apply click on the www.ucd.ie/apply   link and follow the steps outlined. The “Application Type” is Graduate Taught Courses. Fill in your personal details, and when asked about the “Programme Choice”, select PC Gynaecological Pregnancy Ultrasound July PT - X802

International Applicants

  • International applicants should contact the academic programme director for a full list of entry requirements.
  • A list of FAQs for international applicants is available here.
  • Information on studying at UCD as international students is available here

Contact Us

Academic CoordinatorProgramme Administrator

Dr Mary Moran

Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging
UD School of Medicine
Health Sciences Centre
e: moran.mary@ucd.ie

Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Programme Office

UCD School of Medicine
UCD Health Sciences Centre
Belfield, Dublin 4.
t: +353 1 716 6545
e: graduate.imaging@ucd.ie