Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography)
480690 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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Diagnostic Radiographers produces images of the structure and function of the body to assist medical diagnosis and medical decision making. Diagnostic Radiographers use a large range of advanced imaging technologies such as plain x-rays, Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, Angiography and Mammography, in settings such as accident and emergency, wards and operating theatres. Diagnostic radiography plays an important role in medicine and health care, and contributes significantly to improving health outcomes for the population.
Clinical practice is undertaken in each year of the program. Students have access to the latest technologies in diagnostic radiography on campus and learn essential professional skills prior to professional placement. Students will also attend public and private (both hospital based and community based) facilities and be mentored by qualified diagnostic radiographers.
The program involves the learning of professional diagnostic radiography, underpinned by the relevant physical, biomedical and behavioural sciences. Areas of study include clinical education, anatomy and physiology, radiation protection, physics and instrumentation and research.
Graduates of the program are highly regarded and mostly employed prior to completion of the program. Graduates are mainly employed in public and private medical facilities. Medical Radiation Science (MRS) professionals assume clinical roles from graduate practitioners through to experts and specialists, and upper level management roles such as Chiefs or Directors of MRS services in both the public and private sectors. They also take on roles within higher education, industry, and research. Seniority depends on years of service, and the specialist skills, further education, and knowledge of individuals.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/what-can-i-study/undergraduate-programs/how-to-get-in/ for information on how to gain entry.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR). Please visit
Current Australian Year 12 students - Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on ATAR or interstate equivalent.
Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students - Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on
- previous year 12 studies
- higher education, tertiary or post-secondary qualifications and/or
- overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.
International students currently attempting Year 12 in Australia: Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on ATAR or interstate equivalent.
All other international students: Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirements.
Students who completed their education in a non-English speaking country must have an IELTS of 7.0 on admission in line with University policy.
English, and Mathematics or Physics
- National Police Certificate
- Prohibited Employment Declaration
Fulfill the requirements of the NSW Health immunization policy. Special selection procedures apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to new program go to http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ and click on How to apply for credit.
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade-point average.
Students will be placed within the Hunter and in locations across NSW, other states of Australia.
Australia is recognised as a world leader in MRS education and practice. Our program is accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography. A professional year is required after you graduate from university and after satisfying professional accreditation, you can practice across the world.
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a audio/visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student¿s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more info.
Diagnostic Radiographers are required to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and themselves, and they need to be able to lift and support the movement of equipment and patients, move freely and quickly around departments and hospitals. The profession can be physically challenging. All applicants need to be able to complete all parts of the clinical placement program to both complete the course and become accredited with the profession.
There are approximately 25 weeks (1000 hours) of professional placement within the program.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at http://www.newcastle.edu.au/unit/ctl/lsp/
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science requires the completion of 240 units.
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