Ultrasound Scanning for Reproductive Practice HEA4112

Overview

Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

This module will develop the practitioner’s skills in the utilisation of ultrasound scanning for reproductive medical practice. The focus will be on the particular use of scanning for fertility investigations and interventions.

For information on the impact of Covid19 on our teaching, please see our Covid19 Teaching Update page.

Module Code: HEA4112
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £720 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

This module can be accessed by people working as qualified nurses or doctors within an Assisted Conception Unit & have access to a mentor who has appropriate ultrasound scanning skills (determined by the module co-ordinator).

This module can be studied as a standalone module.

What are the key aims of the programme?

This module will develop the practitioner’s skills in the utilisation of ultrasound scanning for reproductive medical practice. The focus will be on the particular use of scanning for fertility investigations and interventions.

How Will I Study?

This module is studied over 5 full consecutive days.

What will I study?

  • A working knowledge of the physics of ultrasound.
  • Ultrasound equipment relating to reproductive medicine.
  • Ultrasonic appearances of normal female anatomy.
  • Diagnostic signs of common pelvic anomalies.
  • Tracking of follicular genesis.
  • The use of scanning to assist conception.
  • Tuition in the mode of action and the use of ultrasound equipment.

How will I be assessed?

  • A set of practice competencies will need to be demonstrated within the practice setting.
  • A scenario based written assessment will be used to determine the students understanding of the use of ultrasound scanning to assist conception.

On successful completion you will:

  • Demonstrate clinical competency in the use of ultrasound scanning in the investigation, diagnosis and management of infertility.
  • Demonstrate competency in the preparation and use and understanding of ultrasound equipment as it relates to reproductive medicine.
  • Critically analyse the use of ultrasound scanning in the management of conception, synthesising the basic theory that underpins ultrasound scanning.

Study Dates and Venues

June 2021 – Fully Booked

Venue: Liverpool Women's NHS Foundation Trust

Starts: Mon 21st Jun 2021

Session Times:
  • Monday 21st June 2021, 8:45am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday 22nd June 2021, 8:45am-4:30pm
  • Wedesday 23rd June 2021, 8:45am-4:30pm
  • Thursday 24th June 2021, 8:45am-4:30pm
  • Friday 25th June 2021, 8:45am-4:30pm
  • Monday 28th June 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 5th July 2021, online tutorials
  • Tuesday 6th July 2021, online tutorials
  • Monday 12th July 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 19th July 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 26th July 2021, distance learning
  • Wednesday 28th July 2021, assessors only
  • Monday 2nd August 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 9th August 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 16th August 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 23rd August 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 30th August 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 6th September 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 13th September 2021, distance learning
  • Monday 20th September 2021, summative assessment
  • Wednesday 20th October 2021, pre-clinical assessment tutorial day
  • Monday 25th October 2021 - Sunday 16th January 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 17th January 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 24th January 2022 - Monday 31st January 2022, distance learning
  • Wednesday 9th February 2022, clinical portfolio submission
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    March 2022

    Venue: TBC

    Starts: Mon 7th Mar 2022

    Session Times:
  • Monday 7th March 2022, 8:45am-4:30pm, LWH
  • Tuesday 8th March 2022, 8:45am-4:30pm, LWH
  • Wednesday 9th March 2022, 8:45am-4:30pm, LWH
  • Thursday 10th March 2022, 8:45am-4:30pm, LWH
  • Friday 11th March 2022, 8:45am-4:30pm, LWH
  • Monday 14th March 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 21st March 2022, virtual tutorials
  • Tuesday 22nd March 2022, virtual tutorials
  • Monday 28th March 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 4th April 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 11th April 2022, distance learning
  • Tuesday 19th April 2022, distance learning
  • Wednesday 25th April 2022, assessors only
  • Tuesday 3rd May 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 9th May 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 16th May 2022, draft submission deadline
  • Monday 23rd May 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 30th May 2022, distance learning
  • Tuesday 7th June 2022, summative assessment deadline
  • Monday 12th September 2022, pre-clinical assessment tutorial day, LWH
  • Monday 19th September 2022 - Sunday 11th December 2022, distance learning
  • Monday 12th December 2022, MCQ close completion needed by this day
  • Monday 19th December 2022, clinical assessments in practice
  • Thursday 5th January 2023 - Monday 30th January 2023, clinical assessments in practice
  • Tuesday 31st January 2023, clinical portfolio submission deadline
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    Further Information

    Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake.

    For details of how to apply, please visit the apply page.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQ page.

    Please contact the module leader:
    Dr Lesley Briscoe at Edge Hill University, 01695 657055 or email Briscoel@edgehill.ac.uk .

    Or you can contact the Medical School email on askmedschool@edgehill.ac.uk.

    Pathways

    This module can be studied on a stand alone basis or as part of:

  • MSc Advanced Fertility Practice