Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging (Ultrasound: Gynaecological and Obstetric)

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging (Ultrasound: Gynaecological and Obstetric)

Course information

Course title Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging (Ultrasound: Gynaecological and Obstetric)
Course code PCMIUPDT8
Postnominal P.G.Cert.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 2 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Paul Bezzina
Delivered by Faculty of Health Sciences
The course leads you to the award of a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging. Whether you are a radiographer, doctor or a different Health Care Professional, the programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop clinical and academic knowledge of ultrasound and its role in the assessment of the normal pelvis, pre and postmenopausal, assessment of the endometrium in women with postmenopausal bleeding, and the role that ultrasound plays in the investigation of infertility and monitoring of women undergoing treatment.

More information available here.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a Bachelor's degree obtained with at least Second Class Honours in an area of study deemed suitable by the Board or

(b) a degree from this or another university which the Board considers as comparable to the degree indicated in paragraph (a).

Applicants may be required to provide evidence of being in possession of the licence to practice in the register of the profession concerned, as kept by the relevant regulatory council.

Applicants may be required to provide evidence of work experience following registration with the relevant regulatory council in the proposed area of study or area of specialisation, if applicable. The minimum number of years of experience required shall be indicated at the time of the call for applications.

The Course is limited to a maximum of 12 students.

When the number of places is so limited and the number of eligible applicants exceeds the number of places available, applicants shall be selected using the following criteria, the weighting of which shall be published at the time of the call for applications:

(a) degree type and class
(b) experience in the area of the proposed study and
(c) performance during an interview, if deemed necessary.

The selection criteria can be found here.

Interviews, if necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members appointed for the purpose.

For the purpose of selection, applicants who fully satisfy the entry requirements by 31st August preceding the commencement of the course shall be considered first.

During the first year of the Course, accepted students may be required to undergo an occupational health assessment so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies. Students who do not fulfil this requirement may be barred from progressing with their studies. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem that could affect patient safety is considered to be a serious breach of the University Suitability to Practise Regulations.

Further information, including a schedule of interviews for applicants for courses with a limited number of students and for 'adult learners/mature applicants' (in the case of undergraduate courses), as well as important information on the occupational health protocol can be accessed here. Prospective students are encouraged to go through these documents carefully as early as possible.

The notice regarding submission of documentation is available here.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2021.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Annual Enrolment Fee: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 6,700
By the end of the course, you will be able to:

• Apply your clinical and academic knowledge of ultrasound on patients in order to diagnose and assess normative body functions.
• Assess the functioning of the normal pelvis, pre and postmenopausal.
• Assess the endometrium in women with postmenopausal bleeding.
• Explain and analyse ultrasound images.
• Work in a healthcare environment and treat patients with care and caution.

More information available here.
The course is intended for you if you are a radiographer, doctor or other Health Care Professional with an interest in this field of practice.
As a graduate, you will have the opportunity to progress to Postgraduate Diploma or MSc level at a later stage by registering for relevant study units. You will be in a position to perform and apply for jobs in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2021/2.

Last Updated: 19 November 2021

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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