Study veterinary ultrasound online

This graduate certificate course provides training in veterinary abdominal ultrasound with an emphasis on image optimisation, description and interpretation of the findings. 

On completion of the course you will be competent in describing and interpreting abdominal ultrasound findings in the general practice setting.

Course Description

Abdominal ultrasound is a vital tool in the investigation of disease processes in small animal veterinary medicine. The ability to obtain diagnostic images and the interpretation of these images in the context of the clinical case is considered a postgraduate skill in Veterinary Education.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • acquire diagnostic ultrasound images of the abdomen of dogs and cats,
  • describe the abnormalities identified during the ultrasound examination of the abdomen,
  • interpret the abnormalities identified with respect to the patient’s other clinical information,
  • obtain fine needle aspirates or biopsy samples as indicated by the ultrasound examination,
  • communicate your findings and interpretation orally and in the form of a written ultrasound report
  • single subject study is available under the Community Access Program 

Course Start Dates

  • Semester 2, 2016 (12 teaching weeks) including:  Monday 25 July - Sunday 23 October 2016
  • Semester 1, 2017 (12 teaching weeks) including:  Monday 27 February to Sunday 28 May 2017

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