The Master of Medical Ultrasound course provides the opportunity for qualified medical sonographers with a Graduate Diploma level qualification and two years clinical experience as a qualified sonographer to undertake professional development and theoretical learning. This coursework Master is a top-up qualification from the Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography (or equivalent). It enables study to broaden knowledge in areas of advanced clinical sonographic practice and research. A unit dedicated to furthering knowledge in research, called Medical Science Research Project must be completed. Advanced clinical practice knowledge can be gained by completing selected units including upper body advanced musculoskeletal sonography, lower body advanced musculoskeletal sonography, advanced fetal echocardiography, advanced vascular sonography, advanced obstetric and paediatric sonography and advanced communication and clinical education. Theoretical content will be provided by flexible online learning.
In the Master of Medical Ultrasound, students will undertake units in advanced practice in disciplines of their choice. This will see graduates enhancing their career advancement opportunities as specialists in their chosen area and being highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors.
|Duration||1 years full-time or 2 years part-time or 5 years maximum|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||48|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||MMedUS|
|AQF Level||Level 9: Masters Degree (Coursework)|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must supply:
· A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) equivalent Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography; and
· Letter/s of employment demonstrating a minimum of two years clinical experience as a Medical Sonographer
Letters of employment must be presented on a company letterhead and be signed and dated by a delegated authority. Please ensure that the letter contains your full name, position title, duties performed, hours per week, and length of service.
English Language Proficiency Requirements:
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
· A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
· An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
· Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0
Completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
· An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
· Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall & minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
· Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
· An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study and must appear on a single result certificate.
If you are an International student please visit International students English requirements for further information.
Each student will be assessed individually.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in a discipline and/or area of professional practice|
|2. KNOWLEDGE Have an understanding of research principles and methods applicable to a field of work and/or learning|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to different bodies of knowledge or practice|
|5. SKILLS Have cognitive, technical and creative skills to generate and evaluate complex ideas and concepts at an abstract level|
|6. SKILLS Have communication and technical research skills to justify and interpret theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to specialist and non-specialist audiences|
|7. SKILLS Have technical and communication skills to design, evaluate, implement, analyse and theorise about developments that contribute to professional practice or scholarship|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice and/or for further learning|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to use high level personal autonomy and accountability|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Communicate, interact and collaborate with others effectively in culturally or linguistically diverse contexts in a culturally respectful manner|
|Number of units: 1||Total credit points: 12|
Student must complete one compulsory core unit of 12 credit points (Medical Science Research Project).
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|MEDS29007||Medical Science Research Project|
Students must complete three (3) units from the below list totalling 36 credit points.
|Students must complete 3 from the following units:|
|MEDS29003||Upper Body Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography|
|MEDS29004||Lower Body Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography|
|MEDS29002||Advanced Fetal Echocardiography|
|MEDS29005||Advanced Vascular Sonography|
|MEDS29001||Advanced Obstetric and Paediatric Sonography|
|MEDS29006||Advanced Communication and Clinical Education|
This course is in the process of moving to our Be Different Platform. While applications are now open, the enrolments and course content will not be available to study until August 2023. Click here to read more about the benefits of the Be Different Platform.