To gain the PG Cert qualification you will complete two modules
The Fundamentals of Echocardiography module provides the opportunity to apply learning to work based issues in echocardiography. This module will provide you with a vehicle for theoretical knowledge and practical skill development and for the use of imaging in the investigation or treatment of a range of diseases or conditions. You will build your study and skill development around echocardiography which directly relates to your own working circumstances and previous experience.
Aspects covered include: critical evaluation of the clinical role of echocardiography & Doppler; evaluation and critical appraisal of service provision/relationship with patients/reporting and documentation; critical evaluation of the importance of imaging physics & instrumentation; The evaluation and appraisal of doppler physics, fluid dynamics & instrumentation; critical evaluation of recording methods; recognition of cardiac anatomy & physiology and cardiac functional parameters.
The Echocardiography Pathology module covers many areas of echocardiography pathology essentials for physiologists to operate in the clinical setting on a daily basis. This module is particularly relevant if you are a practicing cardiac physiologist or allied health professional who works within and are involved with cardiac patients requiring cardiac ultrasound.
Aspects covered include: mitral, aortic, tricuspid and pulmonary valve disease plus pericardial disease; cardiomyopathies; coronary artery disease associated with systolic LV function; MI and its complications; pulmonary hypertension and RV functional assessment; diseases of the aorta plus adult congenital heart disease.
This is a 9 month course with teaching during 2 x one week long intensive study weeks in Leeds, one in semester 1 and the other in semester 2. International students will require just one short term study visa because both study weeks are within a six month period. You will complete the rest of your study from your home country and submit your assessment online.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
Fundamentals of Echocardiography
<p><a href="http://webprod3.leeds.ac.uk/catalogue/dynprogrammes.asp?Y=202021&P=PGC-ECHO-PT">For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Echocardiography PGCert in the course catalogue</a></p>
Learning and teaching
The course content is specifically designed to meet the learning outcomes set by accredited professional bodies, to support the requirement to attain both postgraduate and professional body exams. The curriculum content is designed to fit the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) curriculum.
On completion of the course you will be able to:
critically evaluate and apply detailed subject knowledge and professional competencies which are underpinned by relevant research and evidence based practice.
develop effective and appropriate management plans for service users with chronic cardiac conditions and critically analyse the impact of echocardiography in adults.
work at an advanced level, within a multi-professional team to improve the outcomes of service users undertaking echocardiograms.
provide advanced practice within professional boundaries and the guidance of professional bodies, working at an advanced level within your scope of practice and recognising the need for lifelong learning.
On this course you’ll be taught by our expert academics, from lecturers through to professors. You may also be taught by industry professionals with years of experience, as well as trained postgraduate researchers, connecting you to some of the brightest minds on campus.
You will be assessed in a range of different ways. Some of these include:
You will be required to identify case studies that highlight current practice and critically evaluate the particular case in both an essay and presentation, thus applying theory to advanced practice.
The role of cardiac physiologists is expanding and you will be able to apply these changes to the cases discussed within practice and apply your advancing knowledge to the changing clinical environment.
The use of essay / presentation will allow students from differing professional backgrounds to choose a case studies. This will allow you to apply your own professional knowledge and experience.
Essays for the Echocardiography Pathology modules will be 3500 words in the format of a journal and your will be actively encouraged to submit for publication in subject specific journals.
Presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes questioning.
Your knowledge will be assessed by a marked workbook for the Fundamentals of Echocardiography module.