|Area of Study||Type of Course||Level of Study|
|Clinical Ultrasound||Award||Graduate Diploma|
|Course||Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound|
|Partner Faculty||Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS)|
|Background||The introduction of echocardiography has made a dramatic impact on patient management in the peri-operative, critical care, emergency medicine, surgery and internal medicine environments. |
The University of Melbourne has developed a suite of postgraduate clinical ultrasound courses that are offered in distance mode to practicing medical professionals who wish to obtain further expertise in medical ultrasound for clinical practice.
The suite of programs are completed in a three stage process, starting with the Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound course. The Certificate course is designed to cater to different craft groups and in subject two students are able to choose to study either an ICU module or anaesthesia module.
|Description||The Diploma provides diagnostic level knowledge base in valve assessment, complex cardiovascular pathology, comprehensive reporting and has a greater focus on Transoesophageal Echocardiography (TOE). |
A copy of Synapse Prosolv Viewer software, which is kindly supplied by FujiFilm, is included with the course materials. This allows measurements to be performed as for later clinical practice. Both courses are rich in case studies, containing 100 cases for review in each level, including in the Certificate course 50 additional basic TOE case studies, in addition to the images used in the tutorials. Students will need to obtain practical experience at their institutions or attend hands-on workshop to supplement their knowledge base.
|Teaching team||The Clinical Ultrasound Group at the University of Melbourne, led by Professors Alistair Royse and Colin Royse.|
|Delivery Mode||The course is 1 semester full-time or 2 semesters part-time via distance education. A semester duration is 12 weeks. For students completing full-time there will be four subjects per semester, and for part-time, two subjects per semester. Subjects must be taken in sequence.|
|Entry requirements||Completion of the Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound is required. |
Minimum entry requirement - an undergraduate medical degree in English, sufficient to practise as a medical practitioner, such as MBBS or equivalent degrees.
Meet the English Language Requirements of the University of Melbourne. International Medical Graduates are also expected to meet the English language requirements of the Medical Board of Australia (an IELTS score of 7 in all four elements - reading, writing, listening and speaking).
|Subjects||Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound 50 points |
|Assessment||There are two components that make up the examination aspect of the courses. |
|Other information||Broadband internet access is a course requirement as the course is administered online and via email.|
|Key Dates||Semester 2, 2017 |
|Course Fees||Fees for 2017 are $2,050 per subject. Fees are subject to an annual increase.|
|Course Delivery|| |
Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Once the program materials have been downloaded on tablets, all the interactive media content can be viewed even when offline (however, internet access is required periodically to login or re-verify login credentials). Program materials can also be accessed online using a web browser.
|FEE HELP||Fee-Help is a loan from the Australian Government to cover tuition fees and is available to Australian Citizens only.|
|How to Apply||Applications for Semester 2, 2017 are now open.|
|Related Award Courses||Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound |
Master of Clinical Ultrasound
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