Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound

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Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

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Availability

Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound (4612MU)

Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound

Full-time: 1.0 year (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Applicants will:

  • hold a medical radiation science, allied health, nursing or medical degree (AQF7 or equivalent). In this context allied health refers to degrees in which (1) graduates are autonomous practitioners with a direct patient care role, (2) there is a defined core scope of practice, (3) there are national entry level competency standards and assessment procedures, and (4) the course is accredited by a national body.
  • students are required to be employed in ultrasound practice for a minimum of 3 days/week over a 2 year period, full-time equivalent, in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting under the supervision of an Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) accredited supervisor or suitably qualified and experienced medical practitioner working in the clinical context.

Prospective students are responsible for obtaining a trainee position and are required to complete a Clinical Placement form confirming the position details and submit it with their application for entry to the course.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

No special credit arrangments apply to this course

Graduation Requirement

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

Course Structure

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

MRS400 Principles of Ultrasound and Instrumentation
MRS401 Clinical Ultrasound Practice (16)
MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound
MRS542 Superficial Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
MRS545 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound

Students are also required to be employed as a trainee in an approved ultrasound clinic or department for 3 days/week for the duration of the course and to work under the supervision of an Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) accredited supervisor or suitably qualified and experienced medical practitioner working in the clinical context.

Enrolment Pattern

This course is only offered by part-time enrolment

Year 1, session 1
MRS400 Principles of Ultrasound and Instrumentation
MRS401 Clinical Ultrasound Practice (16) (commenced)
MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound

Year 1 session 2
MRS401 Clinical Ultrasound Practice (16) (continued)
MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound
MRS542 Superficial Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound

Year 2 session 1
MRS401 Clinical Ultrasound Practice (16) (continued)
MRS545 Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound

Year 2 session 2
MRS401 Clinical Ultrasound Practice (16) (completed)

Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

MRS401 Clinical Ultrasound Practice

Professional Accreditation

The course is accredited by the Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR).

Contact

For further information about courses and subjects outlined in the CSU handbook please contact:

Current students

Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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