Master of Medical Ultrasound

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Master of Medical Ultrasound

Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound
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CSU's Master of Medical Ultrasound produces postgraduates with the skills and knowledge needed to undertake medical ultrasound at a high standard standard, while supporting them to develop academic skills necessary for ongoing professional development.

The Master of Medical Ultrasound is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    CSU is a major provider of medical imaging practitioners in Australia, preparing radiographers and nuclear medicine technologists through the School of Biomedical Sciences.

    Students have the opportunity to develop their academic skills to enable them to undertake a lifetime of professional development in the field and become familiar with the research methods available in the area of medical ultrasound.

    The Master degree comprises the Graduate Diploma subjects, followed by an additional year of part-time study involving a dissertation relating to medical ultrasound.

    Australian School of Medical Imaging

    CSU is the preferred university for graduates of the Australian School of Medical Imaging (ASMI) to complete their sonography studies.

    ASMI students who have successfully completed the Intensive Sonography Introductory Program (ISIP) will gain the equivalent of two 8 point subjects.

    Graduates of ASMI's Graduate Program of Medical Ultrasound (GPMU) will gain the equivalent credit of five 8 point subjects.

    Bridging and enabling programs are available through CSU to assist with the assumed knowledge for this course. For more information contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 or make an online enquiry.


  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound comprises eight core subjects as follows:

    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound
    MRS549 Professional Practice

    The Master of Medical Ultrasound comprises eleven core subjects as follows:

    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound
    MRS549 Professional Practice
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16 points)

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound

    February intake
    Session 1 (Autumn)
    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy

    Session 2 (Spring)
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound

    Session 3 (Autumn)
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound

    Session 4 (Spring)
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS549 Professional Practice

    July intake
    Session 1 (Spring)
    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound

    Session 2 (Autumn)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound

    Session 3 (Spring)
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound

    Session 4 (Autumn)
    MRS549 Professional Practice
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound
     

    Master of Medical Ultrasound

    February intake
    Session 1 (Autumn)

    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy

    Session 2 (Spring)
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound

    Session 3 (Autumn)
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A

    Session 4 (Spring)
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal

    Session 5 (Autumn)
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16 points) (commenced)
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound

    Session 6 (Spring)
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16 points) (completed)
    MRS549 Professional Practice

    July intake
    Session 1 (Spring)

    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound

    Session 2 (Autumn)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A

    Session 3 (Spring)
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound

    Session 4 (Autumn)
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound

    Session 5 (Spring)
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16 points) (commenced)

    Session 6 (Autumn)
    MRS549 Professional Practice
    HLT508 Health Master’s Project (16 points) (completed)

    Master of Medical Ultrasound for students with 50% credit package

    February intake
    Session 1 (Autumn)
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A

    Session 2 (Spring)
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal

    Session 3 (Autumn)
    HLT515 Health Science Research Portfolio (32 points) (commenced)

    Session 4 (Spring)
    HLT515 Health Science Research Portfolio (32 points) (completed)

    July intake
    Session 1 (Spring)
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A

    Session 2 (Autumn)
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal

    Session 3 (Spring)
    HLT515 Health Science Research Portfolio (32 points) (commenced)

    Session 4 (Autumn)
    HLT515 Health Science Research Portfolio (32 points) (completed)
     

  • Residential schools

    There is a compulsory five-day residential school held on campus, usually during April of each year. Attendance at the residential school occurs during enrolment in PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation. In addition, there is an optional two-day introductory residential school held in Wagga Wagga in February.

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation

  • Admission information

    Applicants will:

    • hold a degree in medical radiation science or a related field
    • have knowledge of human anatomy and physiology at undergraduate degree level
    • have access to a clinical ultrasound department under appropriate supervision for the duration of the course

    Prospective students will be assessed on a case-by-case basis with additional subjects recommended if there is a gap in their assumed knowledge and to fulfill the AQF guidelines for a level 9 course.

     

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees are relevant for 2015 only and are subject to change in future years. Tuition fees quoted do not include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

    Tuition costs
    Fee-paying place

    As a fee paying student, the Australian Government does not contribute towards your study costs. You pay a tuition fee for each subject you undertake.

    Options:

    1. Defer your payment using a FEE-HELP loan, which is repaid through the taxation system once your income reaches a certain threshold
    2. Pay your tuition fee up-front each session
    2900*Tuition fee per 8 point subject

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2015.

    More information about fee-paying places

    Distance education (offshore) study mode
    3750*Tuition fee per 8 point subject
    For Canadian students

    See Distance education fees [PDF]

    * Fee for students commencing study in 2015.

    More information about international student fees

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOSMU
    DirectDistance EducationWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJSMU

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FFPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    International students from Canada should select the Planned Course of Study with Code CSUC when completing an online application

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

    International recruitment agents

    Thinking of deferring?

    Find out more about deferral

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

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