Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Practice Pg Cert - The Ultrasound Site

Are you a medical or allied health professional working outside the UK?

Looking to find a certificate of competency in musculoskeletal ultrasound?

Join us and apply for the ‘Ultrasound for musculoskeletal practice PG Cert’ at Brunel University London run in partnership with The Ultrasound Site.


Proud to be working with our partners

Ultrasound for Musculoskeletal Practice PgCert

We are delighted to be working in partnership with Brunel University London again to deliver this new programme in 2024.

This is a programme for medical and allied health professionals not based in the UK.

Musculoskeletal ultrasound imaging is a rapidly developing area within musculoskeletal medicine, with a number of allied health and medical professions utilising it in their clinical practice to assist differential diagnosis and guide procedures.

There are a lack of University accredited musculoskeletal ultrasound training programs available internationally, and this new programme at Brunel University London provides a unique opportunity for medical and allied health professionals living and working outside the UK to access our unique training team and expertise.

The Brunel University campus at Uxbridge is conveniently located, approximately 15 minutes drive from London Heathrow Airport , a major transport hub for many international flights. There is also on-site hotel accommodation at the Lancaster Hotel and Spa.




Mr Stuart Wildman

Mr Stuart Wildman

MSc, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, HCPC, MCSP, PG Cert/CASE accredited Musculoskeletal Sonography, PG Dip injection therapy

Stuart is an Extended Scope Physiotherapist and Consultant MSK Sonographer working in the NHS in London. He founded The Ultrasound Site. He has an interesting working week, dividing his time between Radiology and Physiotherapy, here he performs both diagnostic and guided interventions in both. He qualified from the University of Southampton in 2003 with a BSc Physiotherapy, and went on to gain an MSc in Advanced Neuromusculoskeletal Physiotherapy at The University of Hertfordshire and a PG Cert in MSK Sonography at Canterbury and Christ Church University.

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Mr David Baker

Mr David Baker

BSc Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, PG Cert Musculoskeletal Sonography

Dave is one of the pioneers of physiotherapists performing ultrasound and ultrasound guided injections. With 25 years of clinical experience as a Chartered Physiotherapist specialising in musculoskeletal care, Dave is owner and clinical director at Complete Physio Ltd, with extensive extended scope and advanced practice experience. Dave also holds a post as honorary lecturer at Brunel University teaching on post-graduate diagnostic ultrasound and ultrasound guided injection module.

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Mr Robert Mast

Mr Robert Mast

BSc Physiotherapy HCPC, MCSP, PgCert Musculoskeletal Sonography, Non Medical prescriber

Rob trained and qualified as a physiotherapist through the HvA in Amsterdam in 1993.

He has been working for Homerton University Hospital as an Extended Scope Physiotherapist in the primary care setting since 2004. He works one day per week in the Radiology Department of Homerton University Hospital as an MSK sonographer both for diagnostics as well as for carrying out interventional procedures.

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Why choose this course?

Expert MSK sonography tutors, working full-time in clinical point of care and radiology roles inc Podiatrists, Physiotherapists, Rheumatologists and Radiologists.

High quality, evidence based teaching content with innovative AV equipment use.

Small student numbers per scanner for practical sessions

Each course has a selection of high-specification ultrasound machines so you can experience a variety of manufacturers and models.

Our tutors are committee members of several national ultrasound groups

High tutor to student ratio, giving you lots of feedback on your skills.

This programme comprises of two different modules. On successful completion of both modules, you’ll graduate with a PgCert in ultrasound for musculoskeletal practice

Integrating Musculoskeletal Ultrasound into Practice module also includes a practice based learning experience and assessment. Before commencing the experience, you’ll be required to arrange a clinical mentor.

The Fundamentals of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound

This module aims to develop the practical skill of performing a diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound examination for the lower leg, ankle and foot regions. Core foundation topics such as professional issues, quality assurance and science and technology including physics, knobology, image optimisation will be addressed in taught lectures and through supporting online material.

Integrating Musculoskeletal Ultrasound into Practice

This module aims to develop students ability to recognise pathology on imaging, report it accurately but also develop an understanding of the evidence base surrounding the impact that those sonographic findings have upon a patient pathways.

Considering normal ageing changes and determining relevance of imaging findings. A significant focus of the module will be clinical mentorship, but taught contact days to refine skills and develop an understanding of tissue appearances will be provided. Group based working, online resources and learning materials will further supplement this.


Examples of our teaching

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