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This program is offered on a part-time basis over a minimum of 3 years, and is offered only by external delivery.

Add another dimension to your career with a postgraduate qualification in sonography. 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.

This program provides medical radiation and other health professionals with the mechanism to develop a new professional area in medical sonography and potentially undertake further research in this specialist field. The research pathway ensures you are eligible to apply for a PhD admission, while the project pathway focuses on developing advanced skills in speciality areas such as fetal echocardiography or advanced musculoskeletal sonography.

Complementing a supervised external training position, the program broadens career opportunities by extending theoretical knowledge, practical competency and understanding of ultrasound imaging health trends.

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 3 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.

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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