Ultrasound Micro-Credentials

Many clinicians are wanting to develop their Point-of-Care Ultrasound skills and knowledge to a deeper level than is routinely available within the specialty-based certification structures (FAMUS, FUSIC, Core etc). As the existing alternatives, PgCert, PgDip and MSc involve a time and cost commitment that is unrealistic for many, there is a movement across many universities to offer shorter courses suitable for people in full-time work. This has led to the concept of micro-credentials.

We have teamed up with Canterbury Christ Church University to create ultrasound micro-credentials, which will require 100 hours of notional study, most of which will be private study, but will include 21 hours of in-person learning involving hands-on practical skills development.

Currently we offer two micro-credentials:

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Cost: Each micro-credential will cost £450

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+12 900 students have taken our courses

4.9 out of 5 is our average Google review score

What Is a Micro-Credential?

A micro-credential is a short, specific course of study, with an assessment which earns credits. The Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme is a national UK university scheme to allow credits to be earned and accumulated. A typical bachelors degree has 360 credits (120 per year), a typical PgCert is 60 credits. Many micro-credentials will earn 10 or 20 credits. Each credit is the notional equivalent of 10 hours of study.

Which micro-credentials are we offering?

We will be launching two micro-credentials in March 2023. These will both be for point-of-care ultrasound, one for abdominal scanning and the other covering the fundamentals of cardiac ultrasound. Each of these will be worth 10 credits. We are planning to launch four further micro-credentials during 2023.

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What is the commitment?

Each micro-credential will require a 100 hours of notional study. Most of this will be private study. However there will be a minimum of 21 hours per micro-credential of in-person learning, with an option to undertake more in-person learning if required. The in-person component will be undertaken at our training centre in London. Most of this time will be hands-on practical skill development. There will also be some face-to-face teaching.

The micro-credential will finish with an additional in-person session for skill assessment. There will also be a MCQ-based knowledge assessment.

Candidates are encouraged to undertake further scanning through their own workplace and to keep a record of their scanning experience. However the assessment in the micro-credential is not based on a logbook of cases, but rather on the demonstration of a satisfactory level of knowledge and skill.

Who is this suitable for?

These micro-credentials are intended for clinicians working in settings where these skills may be useful. They are particularly likely to be useful for doctors working in acute settings such as emergency medicine, acute medicine, intensive care and emergency surgery. However, these micro-credentials may be useful for a wide range of clinicians looking to develop ultrasound skills.

The entry requirements for these micro-credentials are that applicants will normally:

  1. Be registered with either The General Medical Council (GMC), Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC), or the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).
  2. Have a relevant first degree – either MB BS (or equivalent), or a bachelors degree, ideally either at first-class or 2:1 level.
  3. Have experience of employment within an appropriate clinical role.

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