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Programme: PGDip (General Ultrasound)

Code Faculty Department
10220007 Faculty of Health Sciences Department: Radiology
Credits Duration NQF level
Minimum duration of study: 2 years Total credits: 120 NQF level:  08

Admission requirements

  1. MBChB (or equivalent) degree
  2. Registration as a medical doctor with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) or registration with the Licensing authority in the country of origin

Other programme-specific information

Select one of the following at the end of the first semester:

  •  Cardiac ultrasound
  •  Obstetrics
  •  General
  •   Vascular

Examinations and pass requirements

  1. Students must obtain a minimum mark of 50% in all the practical assessments and assignments assigned every semester.
  2. A practical examination (ULT 751) will take place at the end of the two-year programme.
  3. The final written examination (ULT 750) takes the form of a portfolio of the continuous written assessments completed during each module.
  4. A minimum final mark of 50% is required in both the portfolio and the practical examination to pass.

Pass with distinction

An average of at least 75% in all modules is required to obtain the diploma with distinction.


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