Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound


What you will learn

The Graduate Diploma will provide you with the knowledge base necessary for diagnostic-level performance of echocardiography and interpretation.

Surface ultrasound techniques such as ultrasound-guided procedures and nerve blocks, and specialist specific applications such as vascular ultrasound examination.

As a student, you will:

Advance your knowledge of echocardiography

Gain a deeper knowledge of:

  • anatomy and Doppler analysis
  • valvular and aortic pathology
  • echocardiography assessment
  • transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE)
Develop your understanding of clinical ultrasound applications

Examine the role of ultrasound in a range of clinical situations relevant to perioperative and critical care practice.

Learn from rich and varied case studies

Discover how to formally report diagnostic echocardiography studies and benefit from a range of complex case studies.

You will need to obtain practical experience at your institution or attend hands-on workshops to supplement your knowledge base, alternatively you could enrol in any of our practical workshops, giving you access to our innovative simulator room.

Clinical Ultrasound Pathways

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound is a 100-point program, designed to take one year if studying full time, or two years if undertaken part-time.

You must complete eight core subjects, 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.

Sample course plan

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100 point program

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Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this diploma.