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Birmingham City University

Medical Ultrasound

UCAS Code: B800

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science Subjects excluded General Studies and Critical Thinking A maximum of three subjects are considered. Other 6-unit qualifications can be considered in lieu of one or two A-level subjects.

AS

A,A-E,E

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science subject excluded General Studies and Critical Thinking A maximum of two AS-level subjects can be considered along with either two A-levels, two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma. To obtain a minimum of 120 points

60 credits overall. Minimum of 45 credits at level 3. The remainding 15 credits can be taken at either level 2 or 3. Within the level 3 credits, a minimum of 30 must be achieved at merit or distinction including 18 in science subjects with 6 credits in physics. Must have maths and english GCSE at C or above prior to application. Must be in a science related pathway. GCSE equivilences only from Access Courses achieved prior to 2014, except for 2 Year Part Time Courses started within the 12/13 academic year. 12 Credits must be achieved at Level 2 + and certificate must state 'GCSE Equivalent' GCSE Mathematics and English language at grade C or above or equivalent qualifications must be achieved prior to application. GCSE science is not required for Access students.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE 5 at grade 4Must include mathematics, English language and science subjects. Must have been achieved at the point of application. Equivalent qualifications are not accepted.

HNC (BTEC)

P

Must be in a science related pathway.

HND (BTEC)

P

Must be in a science related pathway.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

points overall with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4: Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates if they obtain a total of 15 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects with grade 4 or above in at least one Higher Level subject from Group 4 and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 120 UCAS Tariff Points Students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted Students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted.

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 120 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1). Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science or Science

See level 3 entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDM

Science or Applied Science

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction. Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction. Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction. Must be offered along with either two A-levels, or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction Must be offered along with either one A-level, 2 AS-levels or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D,D,M

Science or Applied Science

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Must be achived in a Science or Applied Science subject

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at B or Distinction. Must be offered along with either two A-levels, or one BTEC Subsidiary Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma qualification to achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points.

Achieve a minimum of 120 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCC. Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CC in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers). Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science Subjects excluded - General Studies and Critical Thinking

UCAS Tariff

120

Must include either Human Biology, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Applied Science, or Science at A level grade B or BTEC Distinction

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Medical biotechnology

Start your journey to a highly rewarding profession as a sonographer with our BSc (Hons) Medical Ultrasound course.

Through a combination of classroom teaching, online learning, ultrasound simulation and scanning real patients makes this course your perfect route into the profession of sonography.

The course is taught at our state-of-the-art £71 million City South Campus - featuring one of the region’s largest centres for radiography and ultrasound education, with a well-established history of teaching medical imaging. We have strong and effective links with hospital and private sector ultrasound departments, which ensure that you will have every opportunity to develop your practical and clinical skills.

As the first university in the UK to offer an undergraduate course of it's kind, you'll learn from experts in ultrasound, medical imaging and healthcare, and will study a range of subjects, including anatomy and physiology, pathology, patient care, obstetric care, imaging methods and professional studies as well as obstetric, gynaecological and abdominal ultrasound scanning techniques.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

City South Campus, Edgbaston

Department:

School of Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
83%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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£21,600
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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