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Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound

Australia and New Zealand
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
This course is only available for Australian and New Zealand students.
Campus
Gardens Point
External (Online)
Campus
Duration
2 years part-time
Entry
February

Highlights

  • Ideal for practising cardiac scientists employed in a suitable clinical practice with access to clinical cardiac ultrasound experience.
  • Benefit from a combination of block classes of approximately one week's duration in each semester, web-based modules and clinical practice modules.
  • Graduate accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry
  • Complete in 2 years part-time (external only).

Highlights

  • Ideal for practising cardiac scientists employed in a suitable clinical practice with access to clinical cardiac ultrasound experience.
  • Benefit from a combination of block classes of approximately one week's duration in each semester, web-based modules and clinical practice modules.
  • Graduate accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry
  • Complete in 2 years part-time (external only).

What to expect

The Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Ultrasound program offers studies for practising cardiac scientists. The course uses a combination of block classes of approximately one week’s duration in each semester, web-based modules and clinical practice modules.

Course requirements

There are requirements that you will need to meet as a student in this course. You will need to identify these requirements and ensure you allow sufficient time to meet them.

The study mode of this course is external and students access the majority of course materials online. Therefore, all students will require computer access with sufficient internet speed to engage with the online lectures and tutorials.

Career outcomes

Professional recognition

This course is accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry.

Possible careers

  • Cardiac Sonographer

Requirements

Course code
CS61
Campus
  • Gardens Point
Duration
  • 2 years part-time
Entry
  • February

Academic entry requirements

A completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a relevant science or allied health field (e.g. medical imaging science, biomedical science or nursing); and

A minimum of three months full-time equivalent prior supervised, postgraduate hands-on clinical experience in cardiac ultrasound; and written proof of access to suitable clinical experience*.

*You'll need to maintain access to suitable clinical experience for the duration of the course. In accordance with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) Program Accreditation Guidelines, it is recommended that students be engaged in cardiac ultrasound practice for a minimum of three days/week over a two year period, full-time equivalent, in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting.

In order to provide evidence of prior clinical experience and access to clinical experience, you must submit a completed ‘Clinical Supervisor form' with your application for admission.

Closing date

Closing date is 14 December. Applications received after this date may not be processed until the next available intake.

Minimum academic requirements

Minimum English language requirements

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We offer English language programs to improve your English and help you gain entry to this course.

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Advanced standing

Advanced standing is granted to students who hold the Diploma in Medical Ultrasonography (Cardiac) awarded by the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine. See entry requirements for more information.

Fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually, and they may be subject to increases.

2019

2019: $11,200 per year part-time (48 credit points)

2019

Student services and amenities fees

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