Medical Ultrasound / Medical Ultrasound (Echocardiography) - MSc
This full or part time course aims to provide clinicians and medical scientists with intensive training in both the theoretical basis of medical ultrasound and the required scanning and diagnostic skills in the various specialties.
The programme is both academic and vocational in nature. It aims to produce students who can use research and development skills in order to develop the field of Medical Ultrasound.
Each module runs independently in their respective departments. Students are placed within Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (subject to honorary contract approval) and have ample exposure to patients and get a lot of hands-on experience.
At a glance...
Start date: October
Course codes: A3A1 (full-time) / A3A124 (part-time - vascular only) / Echocardiography (A3A2)
- Echocardiography (Full time)
- Vascular (full & part time)
Entry requirements: Honours degree with a minimum grade of Lower Second (or equivalent), in medicine, biological, engineering or physical science subject (more information)
Organised by: National Heart and Lung Institute
Course director: Professor Nihoyannopoulos
Course Administrator: Tony Steedman (+44 (0)20 3313 1606)
How to apply
The research project forms a major part of the programme and students will be expected to plan and carry out a major piece of independent research under the guidance of their supervisor.
Please note: The Obs & Gynae option is no longer available for entry in October 2013.
Full-time course option
Students are expected to attend all formal teaching sessions (usually one day per week) and three days a week in the ultrasound clinics. One day per week is allocated to private study but students are expected to undertake private study of at least 2-3 hours additionally in their own time.
Part-time course option (vascular only)
Students are expected to attend the formal teaching sessions (usually one day per week) and to spend three days per week in an appropriate vascular clinic.
This course is widely recognised as an important qualification for people intending to pursue a career in Medical Ultrasound. Every year, a high proportion of the students go on to study for an MD(Res) or PhD.
Most of the medically qualified students return to clinical practice, where the MSc provides a solid background for further research. Others have gone into a wide range of careers, including specialised sonographers, physiologists, and other health care professionals in the NHS or abroad.