Following the British Society of Echocardiography syllabus, this Cardiac Ultrasound course meets the practical, theoretical and technical demands of a specialised career in healthcare.
Taught by industry recognised experts, this course provides a solid grounding in research methodologies, experimental design and statistics — delivering all the transferable skills required for a career executing specialist cardiac ultrasound procedures.Following the British Society of Echocardiography (BSE) syllabus, you will be equipped with the advanced theory and practice of cardiac ultrasound and signal processing.
With a significant leaderships and management component, the course teaches the management, legal and ethical concepts required of leadership positions. Our specialist laboratory, run by experienced practitioners, also houses a wide range of diagnostic equipment that you can access not only during classes, but also for independent study and research.
This course is designed for healthcare practitioners, including sonographers and physiologists, already working in the field of cardiac ultrasound. However, it is also suitable for graduates, who are interested in a research or an academic career, and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for further study at doctoral level.
This course covers theory and practice of cardiac ultrasound and advanced signal processing. It also boasts a significant leadership and management component — teaching the legal and ethical issues related to biomedical research and clinical practice.
As part of the course, you will gain a solid grounding in experimental design and statistics and an opportunity to undertake an independent research project under guidance and supervision of an academic.
You will gain advanced technical knowledge and skills in cardiac ultrasound. The programme will prepare you for a leadership or management role, and provide the solid foundation in research methodologies required for biomedical research.
Following the core BSE syllabus, this course is suitable preparation for the national examinations in echocardiography.
This module aims to provide students with a specialised body of current knowledge in the field of signal process methods used in clinical physiology, exploring concepts of signal processing for diagnosis and monitoring. Gaining confidence in the interpretation of diagnostic information, students will become familiar with specialised and advanced techniques and technologies. The module leads students towards a greater understanding of new methods for analysis of physiological signals.
The purpose of this module is to provide insight into a range of ethical and legal issues that relate to professional practice, research with human and animal subjects and to human reproduction — particularly various forms of reproductive technology. It will equip students with a broad overview of the relevant current UK ethical and legal regulations for research using human tissues. The ethical issues present in the rapidly developing area of genetic technology, including genetic testing and selection, genetic engineering, and the concept of genetic disease, will also be explored.
By applying theoretical considerations to practice, the module will then explore ways in which, ethical and legal issues can be critically analysed and addressed.
This module aims to provide students with the tools required to design effective and efficient experiments and to test scientific hypotheses. The module will also equip students with the tools necessary for statistical analysis in a hypothesis testing context.
The purpose of this module is to provide students with an understanding of, and the tools to apply current theories and approaches to leadership and management in order to enable them to effect positive change in a team or organisation that they lead or manage.
This module aims to develop skills in the planning and execution of an analytical study and in the critical evaluation of real research results, drawing on knowledge acquired from other modules. In addition, the module will develop student’s communication skills to enable them to communicate their findings both in written and oral form.
This module introduces students to the underpinning theory of ultrasound and imaging.
This module equips students with the advanced knowledge of echocardiography required for current clinical practice.
This module is concerned with the development of advanced clinical knowledge and practical skills required for specialist clinical practice. It also aims to further develop the practitioner’s clinical decision-making and critical analytical skills.
A wide range of teaching and learning approaches are used to build up your skills and knowledge – mainly through lectures, seminars and laboratory and practical sessions.
You will take part in case study-based discussions, practical sessions, and in-class activities. You will supplement all this with your own guided and independent reading. The mix of delivery modes will be varied and suitable to the content being delivered.
We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or an equivalent qualification, in a health or science-based subject.
Applicants normally have a background in clinical physiology but those from other healthcare professions (e.g. registered nurse, clinical exercise physiologist, physiotherapist and medical practitioners) are also welcomed to apply.
We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience in clinical physiology
Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.
UK/EU and international students are eligible to apply for this course.
Academic credit may be awarded towards your Middlesex University programme of study if you have relevant qualifications or work experience. For further information please visit our Accreditation of Prior Learning page.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page to apply and for further information.
We accept the equivalent of the above qualifications from a recognised overseas qualification. To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit the relevant Support in your country page.
If you are unsure about the suitability of your qualifications or would like help with your application, please contact your nearest Regional office for support.
You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our Visas and immigration page for further information.
You must have competence in English language to study with us. The most commonly accepted evidence of English language ability is IELTS 6.5 (with minimum 6.0 in all components). We also normally require Grade C GCSE or an equivalent qualification. Visit our English language requirements page for a full list of accepted tests and qualifications.
If you don't meet our minimum English language requirements, we offer an intensive Pre-sessional English course.
Interviews, entrance tests, portfolios and auditions
Entry onto this course does not require an interview, portfolio or audition.
Applications for postgraduate study should be made directly to the university. Please visit our Postgraduate application page for further information and to apply.
This course is designed for healthcare practitioners, including physicians, nurses and physiologists, already working in the field of cardiopulmonary ultrasound.
Graduates of this master’s degree will be qualified to work as specialised cardiac physiologists or other healthcare professionals in the NHS or aboard.
The course is also suitable for graduates, who are interested in a research or an academic career — providing the knowledge and skills required for further study at doctoral level.
Find out about our postgraduate scholarships worth up to 50% of the tuition fee.
MSc/PG Dip/PG Cert Cardiac Ultrasound
This course is offered full time or part time. You can choose to study the full Masters or a PG Diploma or PG Certificate. The fees below refer to the 2017/18 academic year unless otherwise stated.
|Full time course fees 2017||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Part time course fees 2017*||UK/EU Students||International Students|
|Masters (120 taught credits|
+ 60 credits for dissertation)
|PG Dip (120 taught credits)||TBC||TBC|
|PG Cert (60 taught credits)||TBC||TBC|
*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide