University of South Australia (UniSA)

Master of Medical Sonography - Vascular (IMSO)

University of South Australia (UniSA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00121B

The Master of Medical Sonography (Vascular) is for medical radiation or other allied health professionals who want to broaden their career prospects. Vascular sonographers specialise in the circulatory system including the arteries and veins that carry blood around the body. In three years of part-time study, students extend their knowledge, practical skills and understanding of medical sonography, with the opportunity to learn advanced clinical skills, or pursue research. With practical learning a major focus, students embark on 2,000 vascular ultrasound cases and associated clinical placements. The degree is offered online, with attendance at an on-campus final clinical assessment and is studied part-time, over a minimum of three years. This qualification may also suit qualified sonographers seeking to upskill in an area of interest.


  • 54 units of study
  • satisfactory completion of 2000 clinical examinations of vascular ultrasound across various pathologies.


  • Medical Sonography
  • Vascular Sonography

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants are required to meet the following criteria:Professional PracticeCurrent registration as a Vascular Sonographer with the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (or overseas equivalent, where accreditation was awarded following completion of a recognised degree)ORHigher Education Study Complete a letter of support confirming a training position within an ultrasound department or vascular laboratory that will be supervised by an accredited medical sonographer who is registered with ASAR (Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry) or who has an equivalent registration
  • AND A Bachelor Degree or higher in an approved Field of EducationApproved Fields of EducationHigher Education Study applicants are required to have completed a program of study (at Bachelor level or higher) in one of the following approved Fields of Education (FOE): Medical Studies Nursing Pharmacy Radiography Rehabilitation Therapies (excluding Audiology and Massage Therapy) Dentistry Optometry Human Movement Paramedical Studies Health ScienceApplicants with a qualification from a FOE not listed above may be considered on a case by case basis. Note: Applicants who are not already registered with ASAR as a vascular sonographer are advised that the program requires the completion of 2000 supervised clinical vascular sonography experiences across various pathologies. Applicants are responsible for organising and maintaining an ongoing training position to acquire the requisite experience
  • Progression through the program is conditional upon meeting prescribed milestones.


This program enables graduates to apply for full professional accreditation from the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR) under the Vascular Sonography category. Evidence of scanning experience in an Australian or New Zealand clinical setting is required for such accreditation.

Study pathways

Students can use this qualification as a pathway to further learning, including Masters by Research and Doctor of Philosophy.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
City East International: $47,850 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years
UniSA Online International: $47,850 No
  • Full-time : 1.5 years

Further information

Applicants are responsible for organising their own training position in an ultrasound department in order to acquire the scanning experience. There is a separate program for Australian citizens residing overseas not planning to reside in Australia for at least one course; or New Zealand citizens, or Australian permanent residents, not based in Australia for the entire duration of their studies.

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