MC-MEDSON v.1 Master of Medical Sonography
This course is not available to International Onshore Students on Student Visas
Master Degrees (Coursework) prepare students to apply advanced knowledge for professional practice, scholarship and further learning corresponding to AQF level 9 qualifications.
The modality of medical ultrasound within the field of medical imaging has seen rapid development over the past decade. Applications of ultrasound include obstetrics, musculoskeletal, vascular, abdominal and small part imaging. Medical ultrasound examinations are becoming a more requested medical test and sonographers, who perform these examinations, are in high demand. Sonographers produce ultrasound images and provide an informed opinion on each examination.
The Master of Medical Sonography course is fully accredited by the Australasian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
A sonographer conducts dynamic diagnostic examinations with the use of high definition ultrasound imaging equipment covering a wide range of clinical areas. These include obstetrics and gynaecology, abdominal, vascular, musculo-skeletal, paediatrics, breast, and the superficial glands.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Master Degree (Coursework) are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au. Subject to the duration of the course applicants usually require a Bachelor Degree or equivalent (and may require relevant work experience), Bachelor Honours Degree, Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
Entry to the Master program requires a recognised bachelor degree in medical imaging science or a related area. Those applicants without a medical imaging science background will need to demonstrate evidence of tertiary level human biology and psychology as well as provide referees for patient based clinical experience. A supplementary application form is also required.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Student has completed: Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography Part 1 from the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine - CRL granted MIRA5006 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation (25 credits) and MIRA5007 Sectional Anatomy, Embryology and Pathophysiology (25 credits). Student has completed: Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography Part 2 from the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine and are registered as an Accredited Medical Sonographer through the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry. - CRL granted MIRA5006 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation (25 credits) and MIRA5007 Sectional Anatomy, Embryology and Pathophysiology (25 credits) and up to an additional three units at departments discretion (75 credits).
A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate awards approved for this course:
GC-ULTRSN Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound; GD-MEDSON Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to Doctoral degrees. For further details, see the Graduate Research School website http://research.curtin.edu.au/postgraduate-research/future-research-students/entry-requirements/
Master Degrees (Coursework) contain a series of units in a specialised area of study which may include compulsory (core), optional or elective units to cater for student preferences. They may also contain a range of majors/streams for students to choose from.
The course will be offered on an external basis with entry into the course in either semester one or semester two. A limited selection of units will be offered if students commence in semester two. A requirement of five of the units is that the student be employed and participating in clinical ultrasound examinations at least three days per week.
Course Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. demonstrate understanding of various scientific philosophies at a deep level, and articulate how they are executed and tested in the context of medical research
2. use higher order thinking tools in critical, creative and reflective ways to identify and understand a research problem relating to medical sonography
3. use systematic research and evaluation skills to assess scholarly literature and current data relevant to a medical research problem
4. communicate the results of a specific research problem in a scholarly style through written dissertations, oral presentations and professional papers
5. apply and appraise established and emerging technologies within the context of the chosen research area to help determine the results of the research problem
6. cultivate ongoing research and intellectual interests within the field of medical sonography
7. provide evidence of adhering to international standards of practice in a chosen medical research field
8. integrate the principles of human rights and cultural diversity as they relate to medical research
9. work independently and demonstrate ethical and professional leadership within teams when working on a research problem
Duration and Availability
This fee paying course is only offered on a part-time external study basis only.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|MIRA5007||v.1||Sectional Anatomy, Embryology and Pathophysiology||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MIRA5006||v.1||Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation||4.0||25.0|
|MIRA5000||v.1||Sonography of the Abdomen and Reproductive System||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MIRA5003||v.1||Musculoskeletal Sonography and Advancements in Ultrasound||4.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|MIRA5001||v.1||Superficial Parts and Paediatric Sonography||4.0||25.0|
|MIRA5002||v.1||Advanced Doppler and Vascular Sonography||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|MIRA6001||v.1||Medical Imaging Science Project Proposal||6.0||25.0|
|STAT6000||v.1||Health Research Methods||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|MIRA6002||v.1||Medical Imaging Science Project or Practicum||11.0||50.0|
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