Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)
480700 - Newcastle (Callaghan)
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Nuclear Medicine uses a mix of sophisticated medical imaging technology such as scintigraphy, SPECT, hybrid PET/CT, people skills and radioactive chemical compounds (radiopharmaceuticals) to image and/or treat a wide variety of injuries or diseases ranging from elite athletes with sports injuries, to cardiac and brain studies, to cancer patients.
Students have access to the latest technology in nuclear medicine and learn essential skills prior to professional placement. Students will also attend public and private facilities and be mentored by qualified nuclear medicine scientists.
You will study nuclear medicine theory, nuclear medicine instrumentation and radiopharmacy, underpinned by anatomy, physiology, psychology, patient care and research. These domains are strongly integrated with the 25 weeks of professional practice completed over the three years. This means you undertake professional practice in each year of the program where you will have hands on experience to further develop your professional skills.
Graduates of the Nuclear Medicine program are highly regarded and most are employed in public and private medical imaging practices prior to completing their studies. Nuclear Medicine Scientists assume clinical roles from graduate practitioners through to experts and specialists. They assume upper level management roles such as Chiefs or Directors of Medical Imaging Services in both the public and private sectors. Nuclear Medicine Scientists also assume roles in higher education and undertake research.
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 to 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, and New Zealand.
Australia is recognised as a world leader in Nuclear Medicine education and practice. Our program is accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine. A professional year is required after you graduate from university and after satisfying professional accreditation you can work and travel 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 i
Nuclear Medicine Scientists are required to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and themselves. They need to be able to lift and support the movement of equipment and patients, and 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 (Nuclear Medicine) requires the completion of 240 units.
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