A sonographer is a highly skilled medical imaging professional who operates an ultrasound machine to perform diagnostic medical sonographic examinations.
The demand for ultrasound as a first line investigation has increased across all care settings, creating a shortage of sonographers in Australia.
In this course, you'll acquire knowledge and skills in applied anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology, application and operation of ultrasound imaging systems, ultrasound image recognition and comprehension, patient assessment, and more.
This course is part of a 4-year offering accredited by Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR). Prior to the first clinical placement, students will need to apply to be an Accredited Student Sonographer. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Preclinical Foundations of Imaging Science (T78) and the Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography (T77), students are eligible to upgrade their status to be an Accredited Medical Sonographer. The Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography will commence in 2027.
This course has been accredited by ECU as an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree Award.
Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.
All applicants must meet the academic admission requirements for this course. The indicative or guaranteed ATAR is as published (where applicable) or academic admission requirements may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:
* Further information can be found on the Study course entry page.
For international students, requirements include your secondary school results.
International students and internationally schooled applicants (other than those students schooled in a recognised country) are required to provide an English language test approved by ECU with a score equivalent to the following minimum requirements:
English tests must be completed within 2 years of the proposed course commencement date and additional requirements may apply in relation to acceptable number of test sittings.
Recognised countries for English language purposes are Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or the United States of America. The medium of instruction must be English.
Minimum English standard requirements for this course may also be satisfied with one of the following:
Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.
For the past 2 decades, Medical Sonography has been in the Occupations in Demand list of Australian Federal Government skilled migration program (https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019C00855) Sonography remains the most cited job vacancy in most national and international job seeking websites.Possible future job titles
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