CASE Position Statement

Independent Scanning Prior to Award Ratification

Issued December 2021


Students enrolled on a CASE accredited programme must not undertake independent scanning / decision making without supervision until the final (or interim) award is ratified by the university examination board.


For students achieving a pass grade in all academic and clinical assessments, final marks and the overall exit (or interim) award remain provisional until subject to the scrutiny of the university academic examination boards.  


Until the final award or modules equivalent to an interim award (eg. PgCert) are ratified, the trainee remains a student of the university, and an appropriate level of supervision (commensurate with their ability) must continue to remain in place in line with university, CASE, BMUS and any other relevant United Kingdom (UK) professional body guidelines. The employer must be able to provide relevant indemnity cover for any individual being employed as a sonographer. Students/new sonographers are strongly advised to check that their employment contract covers this. Additional secondary professional indemnity insurance cover can be arranged, for example through their respective professional body, as long as employer primary insurance is in place.   

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