Graduates of the University of Newcastle’s diagnostic radiography degree are highly regarded, and many students gain employment prior to completing the degree.
Diagnostic radiography is the professional practice of conducting a range of imaging examinations on patients. These diagnostic imaging examinations produce images of the structure and function of the body and assist health providers to make important decisions about the care of patients.
It is a fast moving and continually changing health profession, and the equipment used in this field is on the cutting edge of new technology in the medical field.
Diagnostic radiography incorporates many different progressive technologies such as plain X-Rays, computer tomography, MRI, and ultrasound, in settings such as accident and emergency and in operating theatres or in private practice.
A diagnostic radiographer produces a range of high quality 2D, 3D or 4D images in order to confirm or exclude a diagnosis, assist or monitor patient progress, for medical screening or for research.
Australia is recognised as a world leader in Medical Radiation Science (MRS). Our degree is accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography. A professional year is required after you graduate before applying for full professional accreditation. After this you can practice around the world.
Graduates will be eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Please be aware that the current standard English Language Competency for registration as a practitioner in your chosen health discipline in most states of Australia is an IELTS of 7.0.