Introduction to Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

The details
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Colchester Campus
Postgraduate: Level 7
Saturday 16 November 2019
Friday 20 March 2020
04 October 2018


Requisites for this module



Key module for

CER B16EMO Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging,
DIP B16EMO Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging,
MSC B16EMO Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Imaging

Module description

No information available.

Module aims

This module aims to develop the knowledge and skill required to competently use the application of ultrasound independently in the musculoskeletal field.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, a student should be able to:

1. Demonstrate an effective examination of the main peripheral joints using ultrasound
2. Critically evaluate the use of ultrasound as a diagnostic tool with musculoskeletal pathologies
3. Compare and contrast normal and pathological findings identified through the use of ultrasound
4. Evaluate the role of ultrasound within their professional practice

Module information

Indicative Content:
Basic introduction to technology and scientific principles of ultrasound.
Practical workshops exploring scanning techniques and procedures.
Role of ultrasound in musculoskeletal assessment.
Differentiation of normal and pathological musculoskeletal tissue.
Role of ultrasound in rehabilitation as biofeedback tool.
Professional issues relating to clinical use of application.
Evidence exploring the role of ultasound in musculoskeletal diagnosis and possible influence in management outcomes.

The face-to-face teaching takes place over two weekends.

Learning and teaching methods

Teaching methods include: - Formal lectures - Scanning protocol teaching - Supervised scanning practice - Seminar discussions The module leader who will be able to answer queries via e-mail will support the module. Course content has been designed by the module lead and external experts.


This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework   Reflective Portfolio    100% 
Coursework   Portfolio resubmission     

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%


Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Sue Innes, email:
Staff: Sue Innes, Sarah-Jane King, Mark Maybury (Extended Scope Practitioner, Physiotherapist and Ultrasonographer), Professor Dasgupta (Consultant Rheumatologist), Peter Gettings (Sonography Lead)
School Office, email: sres (Non essex users should add to create the full email address)



External examiner

Mrs Lorelei Maria Waring
University of Cumbria
Senior Lecturer and Musculioskeletal Ultrasonographer
Available via Moodle
No lecture recording information available for this module.


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