About CASE

In 1993, CASE was formed through the common desire to ensure that the education and training of sonographers in the United Kingdom was delivered at the highest level. All members share common concerns that standards of service provision and education are developed in parallel with increasing demand and improving technology. All members strive to create an environment in which education and training is maximised. This will enable validation and accreditation to be as robust and straightforward as possible.
CASE's philosophy is to promote best ultrasound practise through the accreditation of those training programmes that develop safe and competent ultrasound practitioners. This should be delivered at postgraduate level. The majority of its activities relate to supporting those Institutions that offer, or wish to offer, courses leading to the award of a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate in Medical or Clinical Ultrasound.
In addition to offering accreditation of new, and re-accreditation of established ultrasound education programmes, CASE undertakes annual monitoring of the courses it has accredited. The information obtained is fed back to the Institutions both on an individual basis and via the annual CASE report.
Each member organisation is unique and has its own obligations to its membership and its own agenda while CASE brings them together to provide a forum for the interchange of ideas in which shared views may be synthesised, and thus inform education and training programmes.

Four key principles are at the heart of every CASE accreditation

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