Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography (Obstetric)
The aim of the DMU (Obstetric) is to provide a high quality education program that will equip you with the best possible knowledge, skills and attributes to become a competent, accredited obstetric sonographer.
Part 1 Objectives:
On completion of this program of study you will have:
- Demonstrated your knowledge of Physical Principles of Ultrasound and Instrumentation by completing a written assessment successfully.
- Demonstrated your knowledge of Anatomy, Embryology, Physiology and Pathology (APP) by completing a written assessment successfully.
Part 2 Objectives:
On completion of Part 2 of this program you will have demonstrated that you are able to perform independently as a sonographer by undertaking and successfully completing all of the DMU (Obstetric) requirements.
Your cumulative knowledge and skills will be assessed as you progress through Part 2 and undertake the Written Assessments, Case-based Discussions, Mini CEX and Case-based Assignments, Clinical Supervisor Assessments and Logbook.
DMU (Obstetric) Structure
The DMU (Obstetric) is divided into two parts, Part 1 and Part 2.
You will study Part 1 using a wide range of learning materials, working in your own time and at your own pace. You will be studying:
- Physical Principles of Ultrasound and Instrumentation
- Anatomy, Embryology, Physiology and Obstetric and Pathology
On completion of Part 1 there are two (2) summative assessments. The physics assessment requires you to answer 120 multiple choice questions and the APP requires 60 multiple choice questions and 10 short answer questions to be answered. Both assessments are two (2) hours. You will need to pass both of these to progress to Part 2.
You must be working in a relevant, clinical area so that you are able to combine theoretical knowledge with the development of competent practical, clinical skills. The range of assessments carried out aims to assess the breadth of learning being undertaken.
The formative assessments are:
- Five (5) Case-based Assignments
- Five (5) Supervisor Assessments
- A Logbook with two thousand (2,000) specified scans completed
- A Mini CEX where two (2) assessors will assess you in your workplace while you scan three (3) patients
- Case-based Discussion where you will be assessed on both physics and clinical knowledge
There are two (2) summative written assessments of two (2) hours each:
- Sixty (60) multiple choice questions and fifteen (15) short answer questions
- Three (3) out of four (4) long answer questions, one (1) of which is compulsory
The DMU (Obstetric) is a self paced learning course. You will be expected to be thoroughly familiar with DMU (Obstetric) Syllabus and when in Part 2, the Curriculum Guides. A wide variety of learning materials will be made available including, but not limited to:
- Learning Guides
- Curriculum Guide
- Reading Lists