Postgraduate Medical Ultrasound student and mentor perceptions and experiences of academy model clinical ultrasound training in Scotland.

Project Details


The NHS Scotland Academy has been developed to deliver unique workforce learning opportunities on behalf of NHS Scotland and supports excellence in clinical skills teaching and education increasing the pace and scale of skills creation to enable sustainability, resilience and innovation in health and social care provision in Scotland. The NHS Scotland academy will be supporting Scottish health board postgraduate medical ultrasound students from cohort 2022/23. Each ultrasound student requires regular access to supervised training guided by a named mentor (not organised by GCU and condition of entry to the programme). This requirement places a significant burden on already stretched colleagues who are also striving to recover services and increase the number of scans previously delivered. The academy model provides opportunity to alleviate additional workload associated with ultrasound training including increased scan times and reduced capacity. Clinical training is a key component to the medical ultrasound programme at GCU and should provide students with relevant, supportive learning experiences to develop competency. This study will explore student and mentor perceptions and experiences as the first cohort of medical ultrasound to undertake training within the NHS Scotland ultrasound academy.
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UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education


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