The Master of Medical Ultrasound provides the opportunity for qualified medical sonographers and echocardiographers to undertake professional development in the form of a coursework masters in Medical Ultrasound. This course is a natural top-up qualification to the Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography or Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography (or equivalent), enabling study in the areas of advanced clinical practice and/or study to broaden knowledge in related fields. Areas designed to broaden knowledge include units in advanced communication, management, and research; whilst advanced clinical practice units include advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound upper body, advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound lower body, advanced obstetric ultrasound, advanced vascular ultrasound, advanced paediatric ultrasound, advanced imaging of congenital heart disease and fetal echocardiography. Theoretical content will be provided by flexible learning with opportunities in some units to attend practical workshops.This course is recognised for the purpose of continuing professional development by the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
In the Master of Medical Ultrasound students will undertake units in advanced practice or specialisations 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||0.5 years full-time or 1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|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 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 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
Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography, or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution, where the medium of instruction is English; or
Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography, or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution, where the medium of instruction is English.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
The Master of Medical Ultrasound does NOT provide the student with accreditation from the Australian Sonographer Association Registry (ASAR) to practice as a qualified sonographer or echocardiographer. This Master of Medical Ultrasound is for entry by qualified sonographers and echocardiographers pursuing expert knowledge and skills.
|Learned Society Accreditiation||
This course is recognised for continuing professional development by the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR). Course details will be forwarded to the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) and Cardiac Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSANZ) for recognition for continuing professional development.
|Optional Residential School||Three units, Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography Lower Body, Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography Upper Body and Advanced Vascular Ultrasound have optional residential schools.|
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|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4|
|10 APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to plan and execute a substantial research-based project, capstone experience and/or piece of scholarship.|
|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|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
The Master of Medical Ultrasound does NOT provide the student with accreditation from the Australian Sonographer Association Registry (ASAR) to practice as a qualified sonographer or echocardiographer in Australia. This Master of Medical Ultrasound is for entry by qualified sonographers and echocardiographers pursuing expert knowledge and skills. This course is recognised for the purpose of continuing professional development by the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
Students must choose MEDS21003 Medical Science Research Project 1 as one of their four options if they have not passed a course in research as part of their Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography or Graduate Diploma in Echocardiography.
Credit can not be obtained for any unit which formed part of either the prerequisite Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography or the prerequisite Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography. The student must have completed eight (8) postgraduate units as part of their graduate diploma AND will choose an additional four (4) units from within the Master of Medical Ultrasound unit options.
|Students must complete 4 from the following units:|
|MEDS21003||Medical Science Research Project 1|
|MGMT20131||Leadership and Integrity|
|MEDS20005||Advanced Communication in the Health Professions|
|MEDS20006||Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Lower Body|
|MEDS20007||Advanced Paediatric Ultrasound|
|MEDS20008||Advanced Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Upper Body|
|MEDS20018||Advanced Obstetric Ultrasound|
|MEDS20019||Advanced Vascular Ultrasound|
|ECHO20006||Advanced Imaging of Congenital Heart Disease|