Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography

University of South Australia

Degree overview 1.Broaden your career opportunities by extending your knowledge, practical skills and understanding of ultrasound imaging health trends. 2.Get practical experience when you complete 2,200 hours of ultrasound scanning experience and associated clinical examinations. 3.Benefit from flexible study options. 4.Learn from a University that has well-above world standard research in Clinical Sciences1.Snapshot Medical sonography student using campus sonography simulator If you are a medical radiation or other allied health professional and want to broaden your career prospects, this graduate diploma may be for you. Sonographers require highly developed technical skills and a strong understanding of health science, physics, anatomy and pathology for examination of body parts such as internal organs, blood vessels, the heart and reproductive organs. In just two years of part-time study you will extend your knowledge, practical skills and understanding of this specialised area. Practical learning is a major focus, with students embarking on 2,200 hours of ultrasound training and associated clinical placements. This graduate diploma is only offered online, with attendance at an on-campus final clinical assessment required. It can only be studied part-time over a minimum of two years. Completion provides credit toward the Master of Medical Sonography. What youll need Applicants are responsible for organising their own training position in an ultrasound department in order to complete the required scanning experience. What youll learn Medical sonography student using campus sonography facilities Through a combination of theory and practice you will gain advanced technical skills and a strong understanding of health science, physics, anatomy and pathology. The courses studied will develop your knowledge, clinical expertise, critical thinking and the analytical skills needed for a successful career as a medical sonographer. You will be required to complete 2,200 hours of ultrasound scanning experience (verified by an ASAR accredited sonographer or equivalent).

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Institution Name University of South Australia
Campus Location City East
Institution Type University
Course Duration 1 year(s) full-time
Course University University of South Australia

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