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Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound

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CSU's Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound provides the skills and knowledge needed to undertake medical ultrasound at a high standard, while supporting them to develop academic skills necessary for ongoing professional development

The Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound is related to:


  • Why study this course?

    The Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound produces graduates who have the knowledge and skills needed to undertake medical ultrasound examinations. The course consists of 2 years part-time study while undertaking concurrent clinical skill development. Graduates of the course are eligible to apply to the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) to practice as an accredited medical sonographer in Australia.

    Professional recognition

    Students are eligible to become an Accredited Medical Sonographer (AMS) through the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) at the completion of the eight Graduate Diploma subjects.

    Bridging and enabling programs are available through CSU to assist with the assumed knowledge for the course. For more information contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 or make an online enquiry.

  • Professional recognition

    The course is accredited by the Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry (ASAR).

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound comprises eight core subjects as follows:

    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound
    MRS549 Professional Practice

    The Master of Medical Ultrasound comprises eleven core subjects as follows:

    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound
    MRS549 Professional Practice
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    HLT508 Health Master's Project (16 points)

    Enrolment pattern


    Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound

    February intake
    Year 1, session 1
    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy

    Year 1, session 2
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound

    Year 2, session 1
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound

    Year 2, session 2
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS549 Professional Practice

    July intake
    Year 1, session 2
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound

    Year 2, session 1
    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy

    Year 2, session 2
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound

    Year 3, session 1
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound

    Year 3, session 2 
    MRS549 Professional Practice


    Master of Medical Ultrasound

    February intake
    Year 1, session 1
    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy

    Year 1, session 2
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound
    MRS547 Vascular Ultrasound

    Year 2, session 1
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A

    Year 2, session 2
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal

    Year 3, session 1
    HLT508 Health Master's Project (16 points) (commenced)
    MRS545 Musculo-skeletal Ultrasound

    Year 3, session 2
    HLT508 Health Master's Project (16 points) (completed)
    MRS549 Professional Practice

    July intake
    Year 1, session 2
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    MRS543 Abdominal and Pelvic Ultrasound

    Year 2, session 1
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation

    Year 2, session 2
    MRS546 Obstetric Ultrasound
    MRS542 Small Parts and Paediatric Ultrasound

    Year 3, session 1
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal

  • Residential schools

    There is a compulsory five-day residential school held on campus, usually during April of each year. Attendance at the residential school occurs during enrolment in PHY541 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation. In addition, there is an optional two-day introductory residential school held in Wagga Wagga in February.

    The following subjects may have a residential school component:

    PHY541 Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation

  • Admission information

    Applicants will:
    * hold a medical radiation science, allied health, nursing or medical degree
    * provide evidence that they have access to a clinical ultrasound department under the  supervision of an ASAR (Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry) accredited sonographer for at least 3 days per week the duration of the course.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPOSYYNJSGU
    DirectOnlineWagga WaggaFPPGYYNOSGU

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

  • How to apply
    Apply direct to CSU

    An online application to CSU takes about 15 minutes to complete. Find out more

    Apply online

    International students from Canada should select the Planned Course of Study with Code CSGU when completing an online application.

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

    Apply online

    Recruitment agent

    Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

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    Find out more about deferral

  • About the School

    School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

    The School of Dentistry and Health Sciences brings together CSU’s rich history of health professional education in dentistry, oral health therapy and medical radiation science. The School is committed to research, high quality teaching and service to students and to rural and regional communities. Students have the opportunity to develop their hands-on skills in CSU’s state-of-the-art simulation clinic, dental technology / clinical support laboratory, biodental science learning suite and anatomy teaching facilities. The School operates out of facilities at several CSU campuses, largely in Orange and Wagga Wagga. Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Dubbo campuses are also home to additional dental clinical facilities.

  • Preparing for Study

    We recommend the following Studylink subjects for this course:

    • SSS011 - Introductory Physics
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing - Style and Structure
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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