Course Code / Course Abbreviation
GC-CLINUS / GCertClinUS
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 Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound course is designed to cater to different craft groups and in subject two the student is able to choose to study either the ICU module or the anaesthesia module.
At completion of the Certificate, students can choose to exit or proceed with the Graduate Diploma of Clinical Ultrasound. Similarly, at completion of the Diploma students can undertake the Masters qualification.
The Certificate course has a focus on basic transthoracic echocardiography, an introduction to transoesophageal echocardiography and surface ultrasound uses such as vascular access, nerve blocks and trauma ultrasound.
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.
Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location. Program materials can be accessed through the Education app on smartphones and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems. Once the program materials have been downloaded on smartphones and 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.
An undergraduate or postgraduate medical degree in English, sufficient to practise as a medical practitioner, such as MBBS or MD, as a minimum entry requirement.
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).
Graduate Certificate in Clinical Ultrasound 50 credit points
Subject 1: MEDI90049 – Principles of Ultrasound and HARTscan (12.5 points)
Subject 2: MEDI90054 – Ultrasound Guided Procedures (12.5 points)
Subject 3: MEDI90050 – Doppler Echocardiography (12.5 points)
Subject 4: MEDI90051 – Ventricular Function (12.5 points)
Fees for 2017 are $2050 per 12.5 point subject. Fees are subject to an annual increase.
Graduates of this course should:
- Have a diagnostic-level understanding for echocardiography including transoesophageal echocardiography,
- Have acquired additional knowledge within their discipline and will be familiar with methods of applying ultrasound related knowledge in their clinical practice; and
- Have a high consistency of knowledge between students within each craft group or discipline.
Interactive tutorials and case reviews will allow students to articulate their knowledge and test their capability for independent critical thought. By the end of the course, there will be testing of interpretation and problem-solving skills.
Articulation to higher awards
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