Jim Moxon, Current Student, MSc Medical Ultrasound
"Getting lots of supervised scanning time was fantastic."
I am the Academy Doctor at Liverpool FC. I graduated from Sheffield University in 2004 and gained a diploma in Sports and Exercise Medicine from Bath University in 2012. I'm a lifelong sporting fanatic. I'm currently studying on the MSc Medical Ultrasound course at AECC University College.
I began working in professional football in 2008 at Sheffield Wednesday, where I was involved in covering the academy team and development squads. In 2011, I joined Chesterfield FC and was responsible for the care of the first team. In 2012, I was part of the medical team at the aquatic centre during the London Olympics and was appointed as Chief Medical Officer at Sheffield United in 2013; responsible for first team and academy medical care until leaving to join Liverpool in 2016.
I have extensive experience of the medical demands of rugby league and I've worked for Hull Kingston Rovers for four seasons. In my spare time, I run, climb and cycle, having completed the Lands End to John O’ Groats bike ride in 2011. I really enjoy triathlons, half marathons and reading sports biographies.
Jim’s Top 3 Achievements from studying at AECC University College
- Being able to use ultrasound to detect inguinal hernia and posterior wall deficits was fantastic.
- Ultrasound has become a useful adjunct to my examination
- Developing skills in dynamic scanning.
Jim’s Top 3 Highlights from the MSc Medical Ultrasound course
- Getting lots of supervised scanning time was fantastic.
- Expanding my ultrasound guided injection skills, particularly involving the hip joint.
- Learning useful anatomical landmarks to help guide scanning.
Jim’s Top 3 tips for postgraduate students thinking about studying
- Make sure you have access to a good quality machine, it makes a massive difference.
- Practice, practice, practice, practice – it takes time to ‘get your head’ round particular views but once it clicks then it makes much more sense.
- Know your limits – sometimes ultrasound isn’t the right investigation or sometimes someone more experienced is the best person to carry out the scan.