Ultrasound Scanning for Reproductive Practice HEA4112

Overview

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.

Module Code: HEA4112
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £720 for Sept 2019 to July 2020

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.

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

September 2019 S1

Venue: Liverpool Women's Hospital, Fertility Centre

Starts: Mon 16th Sep 2019

Session Times:
  • 1st Session: Monday, 16 Sep 2019, 9.30am – 4.00pm, Clinical Skills, Attendance
  • 2nd Session: Tuesday, 17 Sep 2019, 9.30am – 4.00pm, Clinical Skills, Attendance
  • 3rd Session: Wednesday, 18 Sep 2019, 9.30am – 4.00pm, Clinical Skills, Attendance
  • 4th Session: Thursday, 19 Sep 2019, 9.30am – 4.00pm, Clinical Skills, Attendance
  • 5th Session: Friday, 20 Sep 2019, 9.30am – 4.00pm, Clinical Skills, Attendance
  • 6th Session: Mentors Only, Assessors Day, Monday, 21 Oct 2019, 10.00 am – 4.00 pm, Attendance
  • 7th Session: Students: Pre assessment day, Monday, 28 Oct 2019, 9.30am -4.00pm, Attendance
  • 8th Session: Monday, 10 Feb 2020, 9.30am – 4.00pm, Clinical Skills, Attendance
  • Students: Observed Clinical Assessment before 18th May 2020 negotiated times and dates arranged with the module leader and the mentor
  • Clinical Skills sessions will take place at Liverpool Women's Hospital, Crown Street, Liverpool
  • Academic assessment: Submit Monday 16 Dec 2019 before 4pm at Ormskirk
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

September 2020 S1

Venue: Liverpool Women's Hospital, Fertility Centre

Starts: Mon 21st Sep 2020

Session Times:
  • All sessions at:Claire House Children’s Hospice, Clatterbridge, Wirral CH63 4JD
  • Session 1: Thursday,13/2/2020, 10-3 Attendance Session 2:Thursday, 20/2/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 3:Thursday,27/2/2020, 10-3 Attendance Session 4:Thursday,5/3/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 5:Thursday,12/3/2020,Directed Study Session 6:Thursday,19/3/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 7:Thursday,26/3/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 8:Thursday,2/4/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 9:Thursday,9/4/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 10:Thursday,16/4/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 11:Thursday,23/4/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 12:Thursday,30/4/2020,10-3 Attendance Session 13:Thursday,7/5/2020,Directed Study Provisional Presentation Date:Thursday,14/5/2020

    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 www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/apply.

If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQs www.edgehill.ac.uk/health/cpd/faqs.

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

Pathways

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

  • MSc Advanced Fertility Practice