This Professional Certificate Fetal Wellbeing Ultrasound Jan PT - X736 offers participants the opportunity to develop clinical and academic knowledge of ultrasound and its role in the assessment of fetal wellbeing, including anatomy, growth pattern and Doppler studies. It aims to equip participants with a level of competence in ultrasound scanning that will enable them to understand the indications for ultrasound examinations, perform scans safely and competently, report on scan findings in the clinical context and know when to refer patients for a more a more detailed assessment. This Professional Certificate is an introduction to fetal anatomy scanning. Further training / supervision would be required in order to be proficient in performing a fetal anatomic survey independently.
Technology of ultrasound is incorporated into this clinical module and topics covered will ensure clinicians are competent in selecting appropriate equipment parameters to optimise image acquisition and record optimal representative images. This module is designed to provide both theoretical and practical training, with a significant emphasis on clinical experience. Students registered for this module are offered the opportunity to study the following: the fundamental principles of ultrasound examinations in the assessment of fetal anatomy, fetal growth, and umbilical Doppler studies. Participants must provide written evidence of an agreement with an obstetric ultrasound department to provide clinical ultrasound experience (minimum 90 hours) and supervision throughout the programme. This agreement must be signed by the named clinical supervisor.