This Professional Certificate offers clinicians the opportunity to develop clinical and academic knowledge of ultrasound and its role in the management of early pregnancy. 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 detailed assessment
The Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Module may suit those who only have a clinical requirement for scanning in the first trimester.
The provision of the majority of the lectures through an e-learning structure will allow participants to access lectures at home, at convenient times. There is a major emphasis on participants achieving a high level of expertise in clinical practice and participants will gain their clinical experience in their chosen hospital setting, which will allow them to negotiate the most suitable arrangements within each individual workplace.
To ensure this is achieved participants must undertake a clinical placement, under the guidance of a named clinical supervisor, and provide evidence of an agreement to spend a minimum of 80 hours practicing clinical obstetric ultrasound while undertaking this programme.
All applicants are required to download and complete the application and the declaration forms below. These forms must be signed by your clinical supervisor.
Important dates and information
All applicants are required to download and complete this declaration form. The form must be signed by your clinical supervisor.
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Applicants (regardless of their sponsorship status) are required to pay a non-refundable deposit in order to accept programme offers.
Academic Programme Director:
Dr Mary MoranUCD Diagnostic ImagingUCD School of Medicine,Health Sciences Centre,UCD Belfield, Dublin 4.
UCD Diagnostic Imaging Programme Office,Health Sciences Centre,UCD Belfield, Dublin 4.Tel : + 353 1 716 6545Fax: + 353 1 716 6547