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10550NAT GRADUATE DIPLOMA OF MEDICAL ULTRASONOGRAPHY

(General) (Cardiac) (Obstetric) (Vascular)

ASUM is the leading education provider for ultrasound education across Australasia. The GDMU has been specifically designed and developed to ensure graduates are equipped with the knowledge, skills and attributes required by the growing profession of sonography. Upon successful completion candidates will be awarded the Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography and can commence their professional life as an Accredited Medical Sonographer (AMS). Candidates will have advanced knowledge and skills to plan, perform and interpret medical ultrasound and diagnostic screening tests.

As this course includes clinical practice, course duration is dependent on each individual student and their circumstances.

Please refer to clause 7 of the GDMU regulations for more information.

To enrol in the GDMU you must have a three year degree in radiography, nursing or midwifery, or a medical or health science discipline relevant to the practice of diagnostic medical ultrasound issued by an appropriate authority in Australia or New Zealand recognised by the ASUM Council or you must be registered as a radiographer, nurse or midwife in Australia or New Zealand.
Candidates will need to complete the their units through self-directed learning which includes studying the required texts and completing recommended learning activities and online assessments on the myASUM e-learning portal.
ASUM’s 10550NAT Graduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasonography offers many resources to candidates to support their learning. These include:

  • Course syllabi
  • Student learning plans
  • Skills acquisition plans
  • Reading lists
  • Logbook templates
  • Assessment marking guidelines
  • Learning guides, including learning activities
  • Textbooks
  • Clinical skills workshop, which includes lectures from Australia’s leading sonographer educators, PowerPoint presentations, handouts and one on one training in clinical skills development. Many of these documents are on the myASUM e-learning portal.

Candidates will be able to access these materials once they have enrolled in the course.

ASUM uses competency-based assessment that is work focused and criteria referenced against sonographer industry competence standards to assess the theoretical and practical learning objectives in the GDMU course. Their inclusion contributes to a high quality education course that will equip learners with the appropriate Australia Qualifications Framework (AQF) level 8 outcomes – the knowledge, skills and attributes to become a competent, accredited general sonographer. Assessments are aligned with the sonographer industry recognised competency outcomes for sonographers.

GDMU assessments consist of:

  1. Online assessments (multiple choice, short answer and extended response questions)
  2. Case-based Assignments
  3. Clinical Supervisor Assessments
  4. Reflective Journal
  5. Research Methodology Assessment
  6. Logbook
  7. Case-based Discussion
  8. Mini-Clinical Examination (Mini-CEX)
Download the current fee schedule here.

Course Overview

Theory Units

DMUPIA801AApply Principles of Physics, Instrumentation and Image Acquisition to Sonography

DMUPIS802AApply Professionalism and Ethics to Sonography

DMUAPE803AApply Health Information to General Sonography
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Clinical Skills Units

DMUCSA804AConduct a sonographic assessment of the upper abdomen

DMUCSA805AConduct a sonographic assessment of the female reproductive system

DMUCSA806AConduct a sonographic assessment of pregnancy

DMUCSA807AConduct a sonographic assessment of small parts

DMUCSA808AConduct a sonographic assessment of the musculoskeletal system

DMUCSA809AConduct a sonographic assessment of the vascular system

DMUCSA810AConduct a paediatric sonographic assessment

Theory Units

DMUPIA801AApply Principles of Physics, Instrumentation and Image Acquisition to Sonography

DMUPIS802AApply Professionalism and Ethics to Sonography

DMUAPE811AApply Health Information to Cardiac Sonography

DMUCHD812AApply Knowledge of Cardiac Haemodynamic Assessment to Sonography
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Clinical Skills Units

DMUCSA813AConduct assessment of Ventricular Function, Chamber Quantification and Ischemic Heart Disease

DMUCSA814AConduct a sonographic assessment of Valvular Heart Disease

DMUCSA815AConduct a sonographic assessment of Cardiomyopathies & Cardiac Diseases Due to Systemic Illness

DMUCSA816AConduct a sonographic assessment of Pericardial Disease and Cardiac Masses

DMUCSA817AConduct a sonographic assessment of Hypertensive Heart Diseases and Diseases of the Aorta

DMUCSA818AConduct a sonographic assessment of Congenital Heart Disease

Theory Units

DMUPIA801AApply Principles of Physics, Instrumentation and Image Acquisition to Sonography

DMUPIS802AApply Professionalism and Ethics to Sonography

DMUAPE819AApply Health Information to Obstetric Sonography
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Clinical Skills Units

DMUCSA820AConduct a Gynaecological sonographic assessment

DMUCSA821AConduct a sonographic assessment of First Trimester Pregnancy

DMUCSA822AConduct a sonographic assessment of Mid-Trimester Pregnancy

DMUCSA823AConduct a sonographic assessment of Third Trimester Pregnancy

DMUCSA824AConduct a sonographic assessment of the Neonatal Head, Spine, Organs and Maternal Abdomen

Theory Units

DMUPIA801AApply Principles of Physics, Instrumentation and Image Acquisition to Sonography

DMUPIS802AApply Professionalism and Ethics to Sonography

DMUAPE825AApply Health Information to Vascular Sonography

DMUVHD826AApply Knowledge of Vascular Haemodynamic Assessment to Sonography
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Clinical Skills Units

DMUCSA827AConduct a Cerebrovascular Sonographic Assessment

DMUCSA828AConduct a Peripheral Arterial Sonographic Assessment

DMUCSA829AConduct a Peripheral Venous Sonographic Assessment

DMUCSA830AConduct an Abdominal Arterial and Venous Sonographic Assessment
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