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This program is offered on a part-time basis over a minimum of 1 year, and is offered only by external delivery.

With a nation-wide shortage, demand for breast sonographers is at an all-time high. Breast sonography is a progressive specialty area at the forefront of female health development and professionals in this area have a strong medical interest and practical skills in the area of applied radiography. The area is continually growing along with its advancements in technology and health initiatives, and the University of South Australia is the only institution in Australia to offer an accredited program in these areas.

The program is designed to provide diagnostic radiographers and other relevant health professionals with the ability to develop new skills and theoretical knowledge in the specialist area of breast ultrasound. Through a combination of theory and technically focused practice, you will gain the expertise required to analyse clinical results and perform practical procedures in breast ultrasound.

Demand for sonographers is high, and as a graduate you may find employment both in Australia and internationally in roles such as a specialist breast sonographer or tutor/trainer in professional settings.

This program is offered on a part-time basis over a minimum of 1 year, and is offered only by external delivery. International students should note that the program is available only by external delivery in their home country. Though the program is external, all students will be required to attend a compulsory, one-week, full-time, intensive workshop at the University of South Australia.

Professional accreditation

Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for full professional accreditation from the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) under the Breast Sonography category. Evidence of scanning experience in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting is required for such accreditation.

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