Professional Diploma with an exit strategy if required, whereby a student can exit with the 10 credit Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Professional Certificate. This Diploma also facilitates returning Early Pregnancy Ultrasound Professional Certificate students with the option to progress to Professional Diploma via the Recognition of Prior Learning mechanism and surrender of previous Certificate.
The Diploma combines two modules RDGY41000 Early Pregnancy Ultrasound and RDGY41080 (Fetal Biometry, Liquor and Placenta).
Following completion of the Diploma there is an option to progress to the Graduate Certificate Obstetric Ultrasound by taking a third module (Fetal Wellbeing or Gynae Ultrasound). In order to do this the Diploma graduates will be required to apply to the Grad Cert programme and apply for Recognition of Prior Learning for the 2 modules already completed.
Who Should Take This Course?
Applicants should be obstetric and gynaecological trainees at Senior House Officer, Registrar or SPR level, consultants specialising in obstetrics and gynaecology, with approval to practice in Ireland; midwives registered with An Bord Altranais or the UKCC, who provide antenatal care; or Radiographers with the approval to practice Radiography in Ireland or Northern Ireland, who currently practice ultrasound.
Other professionals are considered on individual merit (eg general nurses or general practitioners), but must be actively scanning in order to undertake modules in the Graduate Certificate Programme.