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This program is offered on a part-time basis over a minimum of 2 years, and is offered only by external delivery.

Sonographers require highly developed technical skills and a strong understanding of health science, physics, anatomy and pathology for examination of body parts such as internal organs, blood vessels, the heart and reproductive organs.

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography has been designed to provide medical radiation and other allied health professionals with the mechanism to develop a new professional area in medical sonography. The program furthers your skills and knowledge, while encouraging autonomous and collaborative work with other allied health professionals within this specialist field.

The flexible online program adapts practical and analytical learning techniques to further develop your expertise and prepare you for the challenging clinical workplace.

As a graduate, you may find employment as a general or specialist sonographer, or find roles in medical imaging department management or government advisories.

This program is offered on a part-time basis over a minimum of 2 years, and is offered only by external delivery. International students should note that the program is available only by external delivery in their home country. Theory examinations can be completed at external exam centres, however, all students will be required to attend a final clinical assessment at the University of South Australia during the final course of the program.

Professional accreditation

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

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