This course is only available to Australian citizens or permanent residents, and New Zealand citizens

Overview

  • This course is ideal for professionals who are seeking to become a qualified sonographer and who are currently working in a health science field and have at least one year of clinical experience.
  • Only three, one-week on-campus intensives are required during the two years of part-time study, with online interactive resources provided.
  • Students benefit from access to new high-tech ultrasound simulators and online interactive resources.
  • Applicants need to maintain access to suitable clinical experience for the duration of the course.
  • Graduate accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry.


 

QUT course code CS60
Attendance Part-time
Course duration 2 years part-time
Start month 2018 February
Delivery External
  • Online
Note: Lectures are conducted in an intensive one week block at the start of semesters 1, 2 and 3 in the standard part-time program. Students undertake clinical experience throughout each semester.
Faculty
  • Faculty of Health
Course contact
  • Email:
Careers
  • Medical Sonographer

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Details

QUT's Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound is designed to be accessible to rural and regional Queenslanders and interstate students seeking a nationally accredited sonography qualification.

This course is offered as a two year, part-time program.

Over its duration, students are only required to attend three, one-week intensive blocks at QUT's Gardens Point campus. To complement their learning, students will access new ultrasound simulators and online interactive resources.

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound course gives students the scientific basis for understanding, using and evaluating relevant equipment and techniques as a sonographer.

Career outcomes

This course is ideal for professionals working in a health science field, who are seeking to become a qualified sonographer and have at least one year of clinical experience in their current field.

Professional recognition

This course is accredited with the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry.

Units

Download course structures and unit outlines for Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound

The graduate diploma takes four semesters of part-time study to complete. All students are required to attend an intensive one-week block of classes at the beginning of the first three semesters. Students undertake clinical experience throughout the semester and need to maintain access to suitable clinical experience for the duration of the course.

Entry requirements

Academic entry requirements

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent) in medical radiation or a relevant allied health field (e.g. nursing, podiatry or physiotherapy); and

  • At least one year of full time equivalent postgraduate experience in a clinical role dealing with patients for those students entering the program from a degree other than a 4 year undergraduate medical imaging or radiation therapy course; and

  • Written proof of access to suitable clinical experience in medical ultrasound for the duration of the course.*

*Students will 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 medical 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, applicants must provide a letter from their clinical supervisor stating the following:

  • that the student is rostered to train or work in medical ultrasound for a minimum of three days per week and it is expected that this will continue for the duration of the course;

  • the name and address of the practice where the applicant works; and

  • the title and qualifications of the clinical supervisor (if a sonographer, the supervisor must also state their medical ultrasound qualification).

Limited places

There are limited Commonwealth Supported places in this course. Places are likely to fill early so you are encouraged to apply for this course as soon as possible to secure a place.

Closing date

Applications close on 14 December.

 

Course fees

Your actual fees may vary depending on which units you choose. We review fees annually.

Student Services and Amenities Fee

You may need to pay the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) as part of your course costs.

HECS-HELP: loans to help you pay your course fees

You may not have to pay anything upfront if you're eligible for a HECS-HELP loan.

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Scholarships and financial support

You can apply for scholarships to help you with study and living costs.

These scholarships are available for this course:

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You may also be eligible for Centrelink payments.

Apply

How to apply for Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound

You apply directly to QUT for all our postgraduate courses.

Are you ready to submit your application?

You're ready if you have:

  1. Found all the courses you want to apply for. You can apply for up to 3.
  2. Checked important dates.
  3. Checked you meet the entry requirements
  4. Checked course costs and if you're eligible for financial support
  5. Checked if you're eligible for credit for prior learning
  6. Collected supporting documents (see application form)

All done? Then you're ready to apply.

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