This course has been developed to meet the education and development needs of contemporary sonographers.
Our students benefit from our blended learning model, which combines online and face-to-face learning, together with experience in a clinical practice. Support by industry partners ensures that learning involves experience with state-of-the-art imaging equipment.
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Cardiac sonography at Western
This course provides graduate entry training in cardiac sonography (echocardiography). From the first year of study our students spend extensive time within clinical environments, where you will develop essential skills such as image acquisition and measurement and interpretation. Through our comprehensive learning framework including real-world experience, our students develop the necessary analytical and theoretical skills to draw conclusions and produce reports.
The Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Sonography will provide you with the confidence and skills to perform professionally as a Cardiac Sonographer, through continual professional development (CPD) and exposure to advanced and leading edge imaging technologies throughout the course. This includes fostering strong communication skills, which are essential when working closely with colleagues and patients in a professional environment.
On successful completion of this program, graduates will be eligible for registration by the Australian Sonographers Accreditation Registry.
Fees and delivery
Delivery: On campus
This course is only available to domestic students. Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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As a graduate of this course, you can look forward to career opportunities in cardiac sonography within a hospital or clinic setting.
Cardiac sonographers, or echocardiographers, are experts in the heart and cardiac conditions. You will perform ultrasound imaging of the heart and use your specialist skills to evaluate heart structure and health and identify any abnormalities.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.