Intermediate Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

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Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences (School of)
Southend Campus
Full Year
Postgraduate: Level 7


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Module description

The module consists of taught sessions by clinical experts in the field of emergency /urgent or acute and professionalism will be embedded within the teaching and assessment. Acute care. PBL cases will be considered. Service users will teach on and inform the module. Throughout the module the ideals of care and compassion will be embedded into teaching and learning.

This module aims to develop students' knowledge, practical use and clinical application of musculoskeletal ultrasound. The potential clinical role of this modality is extensive; varying between professionals and work environments. The module's structure ensures all students will explore key topics and be introduced to some areas of specialist knowledge. Students will then be able to focus their learning on areas of knowledge that reflect their personal clinical speciality and service need. The module is designed to enhance clinical competency and facilitate clinicians' professional development.
This module would be appropriate for health care practitioners who have had a basic introduction to musculoskeletal ultrasound. Practitioners could include experienced physiotherapists, rheumatologists and general practitioners with a special interest in musculoskeletal medicine.

Module delivered at Southend campus.

Module aims

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Module learning outcomes

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Module information

Minimum enrolment
Please note that if insufficient numbers of students (i.e. <10) opt to take this module we may have to cancel it at short notice. If this is the case we will of course notify anyone who has applied to take this course in a particular term as soon as possible and offer an opportunity to discuss alternative options.

Learning and teaching methods

Overview: This module's delivery reflects the practical but varied nature of musculoskeletal ultrasound. A significant proportion of the learning will take place in the student's work place so the clinical application of ultrasound can be explored. Learning in the work place ensures the reality of clinical scenarios and professional responsibilities are considered alongside the technical issues of ultrasonography. Technical, professional and academic topics will also be explored using e-learning facilities. Students will have access to a module specific university web-site throughout. Lectures, coursework material and video recordings of scanning procedures and images will direct the students' learning. This style of learning ensures students have the flexibility to engage with the material at a convenient time and place. Students will benefit from the flexibility of choosing the order they engage with some of the materials, hopefully matching academic material to clinical cases at any given time. The module should be completed within 6 months of starting the module. The module leader who will be able to answer queries via e-mail will support the module. Lectures: Course content has been designed by the module lead and external experts. Key contributors: - Sue Innes, Module Lead. - Mark Maybury, Honorary Lecturer. Clinical physiotherapist and sonographer. - Prof. B. Dasgupta: Consultant Rheumatologist. Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Independent: Students will need to be self-motivated learners. The flexibility of e-learning is regarded in a positive way by most students, but must be accompanied by the ability to direct your own learning. Placement: Students will be required to complete scans in the work place as part of their assessment. Students will need access to a suitably qualified supervisor. Access to an independent mentor can be arranged (an additional fee would be payable).


This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

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Exam format definitions

  • Remote, open book: Your exam will take place remotely via an online learning platform. You may refer to any physical or electronic materials during the exam.
  • In-person, open book: Your exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer to any physical materials such as paper study notes or a textbook during the exam. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, open book (restricted): The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may refer only to specific physical materials such as a named textbook during the exam. Permitted materials will be specified by your department. Electronic devices may not be used in the exam.
  • In-person, closed book: The exam will take place on campus under invigilation. You may not refer to any physical materials or electronic devices during the exam. There may be times when a paper dictionary, for example, may be permitted in an otherwise closed book exam. Any exceptions will be specified by your department.

Your department will provide further guidance before your exams.

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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Sue Innes, email:
Sue Innes
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.


Further information

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