Postgraduate/Master in Diagnostic Science - Postgrado/Máster en Ciencias del Diagnóstico
This award is intended for radiographers, midwives, nurses, doctors and other health professionals who would like to practise clinical ultrasound as part of their professional development.
Our blend of education and clinical training provides in-depth knowledge of the principles and practice of ultrasound science, the practical application of ultrasound, and how to apply these principles for a diagnostic investigation using ultrasound.
Licenciado/Título de Ingeniero/Título de Arquitecto with an average of 6.0-6.9, Aprobado or above
English language qualifications:
GCSE pass in English at Grade C or above
IELTS with an average overall score 6.5 with at least a 5.5 in each component
TOEFL IBT minimum score 88
Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): exams taken from January 2015 – overall score of 176 with at least 162 in each component; exams taken before January 2015 – Grade C and no less than borderline in each skill
Trinity College English Language qualifications: ISE III Pass for postgraduate taught courses and research applications
City and Guild’s IESOL/ISESOL tests at expert and mastery levels (C2 and C1) for the majority of postgraduate programmes
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) with a minimum of 67 points in each elemen
Don’t worry if you do not meet these requirements, we run a number of courses to prepare you for academic studies.
The development of clinical competency is integral to the degree. You will build your knowledge of ultrasound scanning techniques to perform investigations relating to the abdomen and small parts using ultrasound.
The variety of specified clinical pathways ensures that your learning can be tailored to your requirements and your intended area of clinical practice. You will be taught by expert clinicians and learn in our state-of-the-art Clinical Simulation Suite.
PgC: You need to pass the core module in Fundamentals of Ultrasound Practice Module, in addition to one of the specified clinical pathways.
PgD: You need to pass two specified clinical pathway modules, or one specified clinical pathway module and one optional module.
MSc: You need to complete the core module in Research Methods and a dissertation.
Learning and teaching methods
The programme is offered on a part-time, block-release basis in conjunction with compulsory clinical placements. You will complete two or three modules per year.
The course uses a combination of structured curriculum sessions at the University. Clinical training will take place in the University and in clinical departments.
This course is an opportunity to develop as an advanced practitioner in ultrasound in your specified area.
Requirements of continuing professional development (CPD), and knowledge and skills framework (KSF) are met by flexible and responsive education and training.