Master of Medical Ultrasound
Course code: 3433 ~ Course abbreviation: MMedUS ~ Total credit points required: 72 ~ 6 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Study mode and course location
Off-campus (Clayton - P/T only)
This course, offered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, is directed towards radiographers and other suitably qualified health care professionals who wish to develop proficiency in the provision of medical ultrasound and to undertake further training in the area of medical ultrasound research. The Masters program is accredited by the Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry.
The final year of the course is designed to prepare a trainee for a research career and to meet the increasing demands of the workplace for multi-skilled sonographers.
A graduate from the Master of Medical Ultrasound will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following: the principles underpinning scientific research and their application; the potential biological consequences of ultrasound, sonographic and optimisation of instrumentation and quality assurance; professional ethics, guidelines and standards for the conduct of clinical ultrasound, medico-legal issues, patient care, infection control and professional communication; biopsy techniques; as well as being able to select the optimum sonographic imaging system, transducers and technical factors and implement the required scanning methods; critically evaluate sonographic scan appearances and images; perform abdomen, reproductive system, musculoskeletal system, thyroid, obstetrics, neonatal, paediatric and vascular region sonographic examinations; and assume the role of an accredited sonographer.
The course consists of 10 units as follows.
Assessment includes written assignments, theory and image recognition exams, clinical skills examinations, research reports and presentations.
School of Biomedical Sciences office: telephone +61 3 9905 8635; email email@example.com or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/postgrad/
Mr Paul Lombardo