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Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound - CH86

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound provides a professional development opportunity for qualified healthcare professionals in general medicine, emergency medicine and paramedic science to acquire knowledge and skills in the use of ultrasound as a focused diagnostic tool at the point of care.

Develop your knowledge of ultrasound with emphasis on interpretation of anatomical structures and ruling out pathology, while also learning transducer manipulation techniques and skills to optimise ultrasound images for documentation. You will acquire ultrasound skills and image interpretation training during scheduled residential schools in our clinical sonography labs. This course is available to study in Term 3 and is best studied full-time.  

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

On Campus, Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

1 years full-time, 2 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Sydney, Online

The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound is a professional coursework qualification which enables graduates, or advanced level students, of science or health / medical courses to extend their field of expertise to include the production and interpretation of focused, point of care, diagnostic ultrasound images. This is an ideal course for emergency doctors and paramedics engaged in emergency situations, assisting in bedside care, diagnosing cardiac pathology and guiding interventional procedures.

During this course, you will develop your knowledge of ultrasound with emphasis on interpretation of anatomical structures and ruling out pathology. You will learn transducer manipulation techniques and skills to optimise ultrasound images for documentation and how to use point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) dynamically in an emergency medicine context. You will interpret the sonographic appearance of pathology and evaluate clinical knowledge and ultrasound findings to make appropriate decisions according to the clinical situation, including the requirements for a comprehensive scan and expert input as appropriate. This course has a focus on the application of Point of Care Ultrasound (PoCUS) in emergency medicine in both general and cardiac settings for emergency and critical care practitioners.

Three units require you to attend residential schools in our sonography labs campus to enable you to gain the skills of transducer manipulation, ultrasound scanning techniques, ultrasound acquisition, optimisation and image interpretation.

Please note, this course is not a pathway to becoming an accredited medical sonographer or echocardiographer.

All units will be offered during Term 3, and students are encouraged to enrol full-time. Part-time studies will be possible for students wishing to study in a fractional load specifically during Term 3.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None


COURSE STRUCTURE
You are required to complete four core units. 

  • MEDS20009 Science and Instrumentation of Ultrasound
  • MEDS20013 Diagnostic Ultrasound for Point of Care (PoCUS)
  • MEDS20014 Bedside Cardiac Ultrasound for Point of Care (PoCUS)
  • MEDS20015 Procedural Ultrasound for Point of Care (PoCUS)

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

CAREER FOCUSSED
This course is an ideal professional development opportunity for qualified healthcare professionals to acquire knowledge and skills in the use of ultrasound as a focused diagnostic tool at the point of care including emergency doctors and paramedics engaged in emergency situations, assisting in bedside care, diagnosing cardiac pathology and guiding interventional procedures. 

You will develop up-to-date knowledge in the interpretation of anatomical structures and ruling out pathology. To enhance your career, you will learn transducer manipulation techniques and skills to optimise ultrasound images for documentation and how to use point of care ultrasound (PoCUS) dynamically in an emergency medicine context.

INTENSIVE CLINICAL TRAINING
Three units in this course feature residential schools allowing you to gain practical skills in transducer manipulation techniques in our state-of-the-art sonography labs located at our Brisbane, Mackay, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney campus. Residential schools are all scheduled during Term 3 providing intensive clinical training.

On-Campus Availability

Term 3 - 2022Sydney

Online Availability

Term 3 - 2022Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
Some units in this course contain short compulsory residential schools. Delivery of residential schools will be on suitably equipped campus locations, such as Sydney, Brisbane, Mackay, Melbourne and Perth. Delivery location will depend on staff availability and the number and location of students.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must demonstrate they meet the below criteria:

· A completed Bachelor Degree in any science or health-related area, or equivalent;

OR

· Applicants who have not successfully completed a Bachelor Degree, can be admitted based on the following study:

o One year full time equivalent Bachelor degree study in first year level units, in any science or health-related area; AND

o One year full time equivalent Bachelor degree study in second year level or third year level units (or combination), in any science or health-related area. English Language Requirements If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University. Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:

• a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or

• bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0 completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.


If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test, achieving the following scores:

• an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) test result of at least 6.0 or better overall and a minimum 5.5 in each subtest; or

• an Occupational English Test achieving Grades A or B only in each of the four components.


English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

N/A

The Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound enables healthcare professionals, such as doctors, paramedics, physiotherapists, podiatrists, chiropractors and nurses to extend their field of expertise to include the production and interpretation of focused point of care diagnostic ultrasound images. This will see graduates enhancing their employment and career advancement opportunities as clinicians able to use focused point of care ultrasound.

Not required.
Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee-paying student, you are required to pay full tuition fees for your course.
Fee Type Tuition Fees
What is my tuition fee?

Your tuition fees are charged per unit of study based on the credit point value of each unit. Our Tuition Fee Schedules provide an estimate of fees per unit. You can also view fees specific to the course, and units, you are interested in studying by using our Cost Per Unit table.

FEE-HELP and payment options

FEE-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible students pay their tuition fees through a loan. Eligible students can use a FEE-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their tuition fees. If you elect to use a FEE-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your tuition fees and repay your FEE-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.

You must meet specific eligibility requirements to be able to use FEE-HELP assistance. If you are not eligible for a FEE-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your tuition fees upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.

Other Fees You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.
Other study costs You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying.

At CQUniversity, we believe University should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time and are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships and awards programs.
Our scholarships could help you pay for some or all of your course fees, or even contribute towards your living and study expenses.

REGISTER YOUR INTEREST

We invite you to register your interest in this course. By doing so, we can keep you informed about course updates and when applications open for Term 3, 2022. 

Please note that registering your interest is not part of the application process for this course and you will need to submit a separate application once applications open.

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