Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound

      What will I study?


      The Graduate Certificate has a core focus on understanding and generating ultrasound images, provides an introduction to transesophageal echocardiography and include a variety of applications for transthoracic echocardiography.

      Electives include obstetrics, gynaecology, musculoskeletal, general abdominal applications, the ultrasound approach to the peri-arrest patient, and ultrasound-guided procedures.

      As a student of this course, you will:

      Develop advanced skills in echocardiography

      Have a diagnostic-level understanding of echocardiography and its applications to the perioperative, emergency, and critical care settings, including transoesophageal echocardiography.

      Expand your knowledge of other imaging techniques

      Understand the underlying physics of medical ultrasound use, assessment techniques, and become competent in additional imaging techniques and modalities.

      Gain knowledge directly relevant to your discipline

      Acquire additional knowledge within your discipline and be familiar with methods of applying ultrasound-related knowledge in your clinical practice.

      As a student of this online course, you should obtain practical experience at your institution or attend hands-on workshops to supplement your knowledge base.

      Course structure

      The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound is a 50-point program, designed to take six months if studying full time, or one year if undertaken part-time.

      You must complete:

      • One core subject and three electives, each worth 12.5 points


      A part-time workload involves two subjects per semester, with an estimated 10 hours study time per week. A full-time workload involves four subjects per semester and an estimated 20 hours study time per week.

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