Master of Medical Ultrasound (with embedded Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate)
2012 SEMESTER 2 COMMENCEMENT APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN!!
(Applications close 11 June 2012)
This course is offered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences as a distance education course. The course is structured to enable exit at:
- Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound (24 credit points)
- Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (48 credit points)
- Master of Medical Ultrasound (72 credit points)
The Graduate Certificate introduces the student to the introductory concepts of ultrasound and then enables a focus in a particular branch of clinical ultrasound. A Graduate Diploma is required to obtain accreditation with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) which will enable the successful graduate to practise as a qualified sonographer. The Masters extension of the program enables development of advanced practice and research skills. The course resources are provided mainly on-line. The material is structured to guide the student through the material on a weekly schedule with exercises that ensure the course retains a clinical focus.
Applicants will generally be graduates of a degree program in Radiography and Medical Imaging or equivalent.
Applicants holding degrees in related disciplines, (such as Medicine, Nursing, Biomedical Sciences, Radiation Therapy, Nuclear Medicine or other Health Sciences) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences for admission.
Prior to admission to the sonographic clinical units, SON4020-SON4025 applicants must provide evidence verifying that they are actively engaged in clinical ultrasound for the equivalent of at least three days a week. The university does not accept any responsibility for finding clinical placements.
Suitably qualified International students wishing to undertake the Masters degree in their country of residence must also satisfy the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences in respect to the appropriateness of their clinical supervision.
The Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound consists of 8 compulsory units. The program is accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
The Graduate Certificate can be constructed with SON4000 and SON4010 as foundation units and two further units of the student's choice. These will be selected in liaison with the Course Convenor.
The Masters program requires a further 2 units as noted in the structure above.
Administrative inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic inquiries: Paul.Lombardo@monash.edu (Course Convenor)