Ultrasound being performed on patient
  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Medical Ultrasound (Echocardiography)

Develop the research and development skills required to specialise in the field of echocardiography.

Develop the research and development skills required to specialise in the field of echocardiography

Perform a diagnostic ultrasound as part of a placement in a hospital department

Build your expertise alongside experts from the National Heart and Lung Institute

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    October 2023

  • Study mode

    Full-time

  • Fees

    • £14,050 Home

    • £40,800 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • Hammersmith

Minimum entry standard 2023

  • 2:1 in medicine, biological sciences, engineering or a physical sciences subject

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Course overview

Receive training in the theory and practice of medical ultrasound on this Master's course.

You'll gain a solid grounding in the physics and scientific theories of medical ultrasound before specialising in the area of echocardiography.

You'll develop the practical skills necessary to perform a diagnostic ultrasound as part of a placement in a hospital department.

Through taught modules, you'll also build expertise in interpreting data and clinical decision-making in preparation for a career as a sonographer or within healthcare.

An extended research project forms a major part of the programme, during which time you'll consolidate your skills in the use of statistical principles.

Structure

 

 

You’ll take all of these core modules.

The course follows the core British Society of Echocardiography syllabus.

Core modules

Design and implement your own research project in ultrasound, and consolidate your skill in the use of statistical principles.

You'll learn to review literature and analyse sources critically, and formulate and test a hypothesis in the course of research.

During the project, you'll pass a series of milestones, including submission of a proposal, an essay and a presentation.

Your work will culminate with the submission of a dissertation, and a viva voce exam, with a separate assessment in statistical principles.

 

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Clinical and private study
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory practicals
  • Person at lectern giving speech
    Lectures
  • A person studying independently
    Problem-solving
  • Person giving seminar
    Seminars
  • Work-based learning

Balance of assessment

Key

  • Taught modules
  • Research project

  • 67% Taught modules
  • 33% Research project

Assessment methods

  • Person completing coursework
    Coursework
  • A person completing a written exam
    Examination
  • Practical
  • Presentations
  • Research project
  • Oral assessment

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

You can submit one application form per year of entry. You can choose up to two courses.

Tuition fees

Home fee

2023 entry

£14,050

Overseas fee

2023 entry

£40,800

Your future career

doctor

Develop the essential core knowledge and skills for an echocardiography career.

Magnifying glass over a research paper

Become familiar with the knowledge base required for passing the national examinations for sonographers.

Lightbulb above a book

With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

Stethoscope

Healthcare, the NHS, international health organisations, or further research are just some of your options.

Terms and conditions

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Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications