CH86 Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure

Core Structure

Number of units: 4 Total credit points: 24

All units will be offered during Term 3, so students are encouraged to enrol full-time. Part-time studies will be possible for students wishing to study in a fractional load specifically during Term 3.

The Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound provides the opportunity for qualified healthcare professionals in general medicine, emergency medicine and paramedic science to acquire knowledge and skills in the use of ultrasound as a focused diagnostic tool at the point of care. It will be of value to emergency doctors and paramedics engaged in managing emergency situations, assisting in bedside care, diagnosing cardiac pathology and guiding interventional procedures. You will develop knowledge of ultrasound with emphasis on interpretation of anatomical structures and ruling out pathology. You will learn transducer manipulation techniques and skills to optimise ultrasound images for documentation. You will learn to use point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) dynamically in an emergency medicine context. You will interpret the sonographic appearance of pathology. You will evaluate clinical knowledge and ultrasound findings to make appropriate decisions according to the clinical situation, including the requirements for a comprehensive scan and expert input as appropriate. Some units include residential schools to enable you to gain the skills of transducer manipulation, ultrasound scanning techniques, ultrasound acquisition, optimisation and image interpretation.

Available units
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
MEDS20009 Science and Instrumentation of Ultrasound
MEDS20013 Diagnostic Ultrasound for Point of Care (PoCUS)
MEDS20014 Bedside Cardiac Ultrasound for Point of Care (PoCUS)
MEDS20015 Procedural Ultrasound for Point of Care (PoCUS)