Master of Medical Ultrasound

Master of Medical Ultrasound

(Course code M6005)

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This course is offered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences as a distance education course, and has intakes in Semester 1 and Semester 2.

This course is generally aimed at students who are already qualified radiographers who are looking at specialising in medical ultrasound.

The course is structured to enable exit at:

  • Graduate Certificate in Medical Ultrasound (24 credit points)
  • Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound (48 credit points)
  • Master of Medical Ultrasound (72 credit points)

The Graduate Certificate introduces the student to the introductory concepts of ultrasound and then enables a focus in a particular branch of clinical ultrasound. A Graduate Diploma is required to obtain accreditation with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) which will enable the successful graduate to practise as a qualified sonographer. The Masters extension of the program enables development of advanced practice and research skills. The course resources are provided mainly on-line. The material is structured to guide the student through the material on a weekly schedule with exercises that ensure the course retains a clinical focus.  This program is suited to applicants that have a clinical training position.


Detailed information regarding fees and the admission requirements for entry into this course can be found on the Find A Course website.

To be eligible for admission into the Master of Medical Ultrasound, applicants must have successfully completed, with a pass (55%) average, a degree program in radiography and medical imaging or equivalent. Applicants holding degrees in other related areas (such as midwifery) will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. Generally speaking, applicants must have studied at least Year 12 level physics (or a physics subject at university level) and full-body human anatomy and physiology at bachelor’s degree level. Applicants who do not meet the physics pre-requisite can do so by completing a bridging course. Monash university offers a physics bridging program online. Click here for further information.

When lodging an application please ensure it includes the following documents:

  • Secondary education
  • Tertiary education
  • Proof of Australian citizenship, New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent resident visa

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they meet the English language requirements.

NB: The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences programs have higher English language requirements.

International applicants

Suitably qualified International students wishing to undertake the Masters degree in their country of residence must also satisfy the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences in respect to the appropriateness of their proposed ultrasound clinical training placement and clinical supervision. Approved international ultrasound clinical training placements in the past have been limited to Singapore, Hong Kong and New Zealand.

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  • The Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound consists of 8 compulsory units. The program is accredited with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR).
  • The Graduate Certificate can be constructed with SON4000 and SON4010 as foundation units and two further units of the student’s choice. These will be selected in liaison with the Course Convenor.
  • The Masters program requires a further 2 units as noted in the structure above.

Please visit Find a Course for more information.


Following completion of the two foundation units (SON4000 and SON4010) students must provide evidence verifying that they are actively engaged in supervised clinical ultrasound training practice for a minimum of 3 days/week (or equivalent). Prior to admission to part B of the program (applied ultrasound practice units SON5020-SON5025) that is attempted after completion of part A of the program (foundation units SON4000 and SON4010), applicants must provide evidence verifying that they are actively engaged in supervised clinical ultrasound practice for the equivalent of at least three days a week. Our students must complete clinical covering the whole range of general ultrasound examinations (except for cardiac ultrasound). For example, abdomen, breast and thyroid, vascular, musculoskeletal, neonatal and paediatrics, obstetrics and reproductive systems.
Please note that the majority of units within this course are practice based units and that students must find their own clinical training placement as a trainee sonographer. The University does not assist with this process. Students need a placement as a trainee sonographer in order to gain the experience that is required to be competent in each of the study areas. It is very difficult to secure ultrasound clinical training placements unless you are already embedded in an imaging department, for eg a radiographer. It is recommended that candidates apply for the course once they are certain that they can secure a clinical training placement.

Income support

To learn more about income support please refer to the following weblink: income support for masters courses.


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