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Master of Medical Ultrasound - 362JA

Course Code: 362JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Medical Radiation
UAC Code: 880760
Lowest Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS of 7.0 overall, or equivalent. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.

Become an Ultrasound specialist in only 1 year

If you’re a graduate with a Diploma in Medical Ultrasound and already practicing clinically, then you’re only a part-time course away from a higher qualification with the Master of Medical Ultrasound course.

Designed to build on your existing Medical Ultrasound knowledge and skills, this 1-year course offers students two additional pathways of study. The first pathway: allows you to develop your research skills in the field of medical ultrasound. The second: will enable you to focus on a clinical specialty of your choice within the medical ultrasound environment.

Both options offer flexible learning opportunities as well as ongoing support, mentoring and the chance to network and collaborate with industry and professional stakeholders.

Study a Master of Medical Ultrasound at UC and you will:

  • become a leader in the knowledge of the physical principles, instrumentation, and skills required to use medical ultrasound equipment
  • develop exceptional understanding and analytical skills in ultrasound scanning techniques as well as image and information acquisition in ultrasound examinations
  • be recognised as a specialist in the field of Medical Ultrasound
  • have the qualifications and research skills and knowledge necessary to influence Medical Ultrasound industry policy and practices
  • join a select group of Medical Ultrasound practitioners working and qualified at this level
  • possess the necessary research and clinical skills required for further academic studies.

Work Integrated Learning

This course is unique as it requires students to be graduated and have experience working in a medical ultrasound environment. However, as this course is part-time, students can choose to integrate some elements from their current workload and use it as part of their study/research/clinical work.

Career opportunities

Australia is currently experiencing a severe shortage of experienced, qualified medical sonographers and with an ever-increasing aging population, the deficit is expected to get worse.

With a Master of Medical Ultrasound qualification under your belt you will have the necessary skills and experience to help educate and influence industry change at a more senior level; while also having the option of being able to expand your career in the following areas:

  • Public Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Private Radiology Practices
  • Community Health Care Services.

Course-specific information

Please note: Entry to this course is limited to students who have a Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or equivalent and can demonstrate that they are working within medical sonography or using medical ultrasound within their health practice.

Students who hold a Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound from UC or equivalent from another university will receive 12 credit points. Students who not demonstrate this will be offered a range of electives to suit their professional and developmental needs.

Enquiries

Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email student.centre@canberra.edu.au

Admission Requirements

Applicants must have completed a Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or demonstrate equivalence in the field of medical ultrasound.

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.

Additional Admission Requirements

On demonstrating the successful completion of a Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound applicants will be eligible for a credit transfer of 12 credit points.

Assumed Knowledge

Medical ultrasound skills and clinical knowledge.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.
      Research Project: The unit is focused on the delivery of a research project. Attendance at regular classes is not required, however some on-campus, face to face activity may be necessary.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2019 $31,700

The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.


Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates of the Master of Medical Ultrasound course will be able to:
1. Synthesise and apply understanding of research principles and/or clinical evidence based practice in the performance of medical ultrasound research or practice;
UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
and in the Research pathway:
2. Critically appraise and synthesize the literature in an area of medical ultrasound research;
UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures; and
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
3. Design and undertake research in an area of medical ultrasound; UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
4. Prepare and publish finding from their research undertaken in medical ultrasound; UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
and in the Clinical Speciality pathway:
5. Select and synthesise information from a broad range of sources that is relevant to an advanced clinical speciality;
UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
6. Demonstrate clinical expertise in the chosen area of an advanced clinical speciality; UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.
7. Prepare and publish evidence of advanced clinical findings and/or skills. UC graduates are professional:
Employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Communicate effectively;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems;
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload; and
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity.

UC graduates are global citizens:
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries;
Understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures;
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.

UC graduates are lifelong learners:
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware;
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas; and
Evaluate and adopt new technology.

Course Duration

Standard two semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum eight semesters.

Honours

None.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2019 NO NO

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode
  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
  • Past Offerings
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Mixed Mode

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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