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Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Biomedical Sciences


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Ultrasound imaging is used to demonstrate a person's internal body structures as a cross-sectional or 3D real-time picture on a monitor. A highly skilled professional, known as a sonographer, uses an ultrasound machine to emit high-frequency sound waves and record the reflected echoes, from within the human body to create the diagnostic images. Ultrasound is commonly used to study the developing fetus in almost all pregnant women, and to also demonstrate structures such as abdominal and pelvic organs, muscles and joints, the heart, blood vessels and blood flow. Sonographers need to complete post graduate studies approved by the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry, such as the Monash University Master of Medical Ultrasound program, in order to become accredited for clinical practice in Australia.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant courses

  • 2970 Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1)*
  • 2977 Master of Biomedical Science*
  • 3433 Master of Medical Ultrasound
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.