Master of Medical Ultrasound - CV83

This course enables qualified sonographers and echocardiographers wishing to undertake study in advanced practice to complete a postgraduate qualification. This is a natural top-up qualification to the graduate diploma of medical sonography or graduate diploma of echocardiography. Areas of advanced clinical practice include units in advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound upper body, advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound lower body, advanced obstetric ultrasound, advanced vascular ultrasound, advanced paediatric ultrasound, advanced imaging of congenital heart disease and fetal echocardiography.






0.5 years full-time, 1 years part-time



In the Master of Medical Ultrasound students will undertake units in advanced practice or specialisations of their choice. Areas of advanced practice include units in advanced communication, management, governance and research; whilst specialisation units include advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound upper body, advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound lower body, advanced obstetric ultrasound, advanced vascular ultrasound, advanced paediatric ultrasound, advanced imaging of congenital heart disease and fetal echocardiography. The advanced communication unit includes issues such as communication in the role as a clinical supervisor, difficult conversations and the skills of report writing. Research involves the presentation of a research report or project plan. Graduates will demonstrate leadership within the health care sector by being effective problem solvers and advanced practitioners. Theoretical content will be provided by flexible learning with opportunities in one unit to attend a practical workshop.

To be eligible applicants must possess a Graduate Diploma in Sonography or Echocardiography or equivalent. Applicants with no research units completed in their graduate diploma will need to complete one research unit option.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

You are required to complete four core units.

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

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

The Master of Medical Ultrasound (CV83) provides you with advanced skills and knowledge in sonography and echocardiography, enabling you to keep abreast of developments in your profession.

It is a top-up qualification building on the content covered in CQUniversity’s Bachelor of Medical Sonography / Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography and the Bachelor of Echocardiography and Cardiac Physiology / Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography.

You will complete four core units from a choice of eleven units. You have the choice of studying units with a focus on research skills, technical skills, and management skills.

You will be required to study a Medical Science Research Project unit if you did not complete a research unit during your Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography or Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography as part of your undergraduate study with CQUniversity.

You will have a range of units that allow you to build your technical skills in:

  • advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound-lower body
  • advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound-upper body
  • advanced paediatric ultrasound
  • foetal echocardiography
  • advanced obstetric ultrasound
  • advanced vascular ultrasound
  • advanced imaging of congenital heart disease.

You may also like to enhance your management skills with the following units available:

  • Leadership and Integrity
  • Advanced Communication
  • Entrepreneurial Thinking

You have the flexibility to study this course online, allowing you to balance work, family and other commitments while you study.

There are optional residential schools for the two Musculoskeletal Ultrasound units and the Advanced Vascular Ultrasound unit.

Online Availability

Term 2 - 2022Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
Three units, Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography Lower Body, Advanced Musculoskeletal Sonography Upper Body and Advanced Vascular Ultrasound have optional residential schools.

Entry Requirement:

Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography, or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution, where the medium of instruction is English; or

Graduate Diploma of Echocardiography, or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution, where the medium of instruction is English.

Security Requirements

No information available at this time.

Health Requirements

No information available at this time.

Assumed Knowledge

Not applicable

As a graduate of this course you will enhance your career advancement opportunities as specialists in their chosen area and being highly employable in their field of expertise across both the private and public sectors.

The Master of Medical Ultrasound does NOT provide the student with accreditation from the Australian Sonographer Association Registry (ASAR) to practice as a qualified sonographer or echocardiographer. This Master of Medical Ultrasound is for entry by qualified sonographers and echocardiographers pursuing expert knowledge and skills.

2022 Indicative Fees
Fee TypeFees
Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee$14,004.00

The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

  • Indicative fees for Graduate Certificate courses are based on studying four units in an academic year.
  • Indicative fees for Graduate Diploma and Master courses are based on studying eight units in an academic year. 


Fee Category Full fee paying place
What is a Full Fee Paying Place As a full fee paying students, 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 (the 2018-2019 income year threshold is $51,957 or above).
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. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs

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