Graduate Certificate in Breast Imaging
You're considered an Australian student if you are any of the following:
This graduate certificate in only offered online and is only available to New Zealand residents studying in New Zealand. If you reside elsewhere, please see Graduate Certificate in Breast Imaging.
This is the only accredited graduate certificate of its type in Australia and New Zealand, and with flexible online learning options it’s a popular choice if you're looking to extend your learning in the area of breast imaging and sonography.
This qualification is designed to provide diagnostic radiographers and other relevant health professionals with the ability to develop new skills and theoretical knowledge in the area of breast ultrasound.
During your studies you will complete supervised training, which will be complemented by in-depth theoretical learning taught by our award-winning teachers and researchers.
New Zealand students are still required to attend a compulsory on-campus workshop for the mammography course run by Breastscreen SA.
This graduate certificate is a great option for those wanting the flexibility that comes with online learning – we offer accessible digital learning facilities and dedicated support staff who are with you every step of the way.
Together with teaching staff who are above world-class researchers in the field1 and industry experienced you are assured the very best in academic resources, learning facilities and support.
As Australia's university of enterprise we are No. 1 in South Australia for student satisfaction2, the largest university in South Australia with more than 31,000 students and are ranked 26th in the world’s top 50 under 503.
Our commitment to research with an industry focus is unprecedented in South Australia. In the 2015 nationwide Excellence in Research for Australia evaluation, 97 per cent of our assessed research was rates world-class or above.
We are also fast becoming a renowned centre of innovation and enterprise in the sectors that will drive Australia's future, including health and biomedicine. It's a very good time to choose UniSA for your postgraduate study.
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Learn from world-class researchers and experienced breast imaging professionals via our online discussion forum and virtual classrooms.
These important virtual classes not only offer the opportunity for you to learn from clinicians in the field, but also enables and encourages the building of important industry networks and relationships.
During your studies you will complete clinical placements where you will be supervised by practicing clinicians. This is an opportunity to further develop your practical skills and to grow your industry network.
This degree is offered online. This means that you:
With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment, you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle.
Please note that for some degrees, some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any applicable requirements will be detailed on the degree webpage.
Mammography and breast sonography are progressive speciality areas at the forefront of female health development. Professionals in this area should have a strong medical interest and practical skills in the area of applied radiography.
With an Australia-wide shortage, demand for breast sonographers and mammographers is at an all-time high. In fact, it is predicted that employment prospects for medical imaging professionals in Australia is expected to increase by 29.7 per cent over the next three years1.
Graduates can work in a variety of settings and roles, including:
1Australians Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015
This graduate certificate will provide you with advanced practical skills and knowledge in the specialist field of mammography and breast sonography.
Practical learning is a major focus, with students embarking on ultrasound training and associated clinical placements. You will also be required to complete a logbook of specified breast ultrasound scans. Here you will gain valuable real-world skills and important industry contacts.
You will complete a range of specialist courses relating to mammography and breast ultrasound, including:
For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums. So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week.
Your studies will incorporate practical, professionally focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:
Enrich your studies and your life – make overseas study part of your qualification. Australian and international students may have the option to do an exchange, short-term program or study tour overseas. We have links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests.
Take a look at the global opportunities available.
Are you interested in studying a postgraduate Sonography or Breast Imaging program at UniSA? Hear from the program director and successful graduates and find out more about what you can expect in the program and the career opportunities in the field.
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As a breast imaging student you will have access to:
Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, tech zones, and areas that simulate real work environments. You’ll also find student gyms and campus sport activities to keep you active. We also offer flexible study options, with online resources available for accessing lecture recordings, virtual classrooms, library resources and learning support.
Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, a perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.
Our student support services can make your life at university easier. We provide a full range of support services including academic and personal counselling. You can also access a range of services through our students association, USASA. When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.
Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.