Course Overview:

This Professional Certificate Fetal Wellbeing Ultrasound Jan PT - X736 offers participants the opportunity to develop clinical and academic knowledge of ultrasound and its role in the assessment of fetal wellbeing, including anatomy, growth pattern and Doppler studies. 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 Professional Certificate is an introduction to fetal anatomy scanning. Further training / supervision would be required in order to be proficient in performing a fetal anatomic 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 fetal anatomy, fetal growth, and umbilical Doppler studies. 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. 

Who should take this course:

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

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

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:

Important dates and information

  • The next intake for this course is in January.
  • Applications close on 14th January 2022.

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 Fetal Wellbeing Ultrasound Jan PT-X736/July PT- X801.
  • Please complete this declaration of clinical placement Fetal_Wellbeing_Ultrasound_Clinical_Declaration.

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Academic Programme Coordinator:Programme Administrator:

Dr. Mary Moran

School of Medicine

Health Sciences Centre

E: moran.mary@ucd.ie

Radiography & Diagnostic Imaging Programme Office

Health Sciences Centre

T: +353 1 716 6545

F: +353 1 716 6547

graduate.imaging@ucd.ie

Key Information:

  • Major Code X736-Jan; X801-July
  • Duration 6 months
  • Schedule Online
  • Next Intake January & July annually