About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
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|Award title||Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound|
|Year & campus||2023 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||50 credit points|
|Duration||6 months full-time or 12 months part-time|
This online program will be offered to practicing medical professionals who wish to obtain further expertise in medical ultrasound for clinical practice.
The course is designed to provide the knowledge-base necessary for diagnostic-level performance of echocardiography and interpretation; surface ultrasound uses such as ultrasound guided procedures and nerve blocks; and other medical specialist specific ultrasound applications such as vascular ultrasound examination. The aim is to provide advanced knowledge to specialist craft groups to facilitate use of ultrasound relevant to their specialty.
The Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound is part of a nested program of courses related to the use of clinical ultrasound. The program includes the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound and the Master of Clinical Ultrasound.
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- a Doctor of Medicine or a Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) or equivalent, or
- an undergraduate degree or equivalent in allied health, nursing, physiotherapy, or science.
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic qualification and performance.
3. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
4. Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the Academic Board, performance band 7 is required.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to providingsupport to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website. http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
Intended learning outcomes
At the end of this course students should be able to:
- Provide the knowledge base to become competent at an advanced level of echocardiography
- Provide the knowledge base to become competent in the additional imaging techniques and modalities
- Enhance time utilisation
- Improve written skills and problem solving skill
The Melbourne Experience enables our graduates to become:
- Academically excellent:
- have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
- have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s)
- reach a high level of achievement in writing, generic research activities, problem-solving and communication
- be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
- be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies
- Knowledgeable across disciplines:
- examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
- expand their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects
- have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems
- have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
- Leaders in communities:
- initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces
- have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations
- mentor future generations of learners
- engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs
- Attuned to cultural diversity:
- value different cultures
- be well-informed citizens able to contribute to their communities wherever they choose to live and work
- have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community
- respect indigenous knowledge, cultures and values
- Active global citizens:
- accept social and civic responsibilities
- be advocates for improving the sustainability of the environment
- have a broad global understanding, with a high regard for human rights, equity and ethics
To satisfy the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound students must successfully complete a total of 50 points, comprising:
- 1 Core subject (12.5 points)
- 3 Elective subjects (37.5 points)
Students can articulate to the Graduate Diploma in Clinical Ultrasound and the Master of Clinical Ultrasound
Last updated: 11 November 2022