Bachelor of Science - Medical Radiation Science

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

This program includes three majors: Medical Imaging, Medical Sonography and Radiation Therapy. Medical Imaging graduates work with several diagnostic imaging modalities including Computed and Digital Radiography, Fluoroscopy, Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Mammography and Angiography equipment. They produce images which are used to confirm or exclude a medical diagnosis, to advise on a treatment or illness, monitor patient progress, or provide medical screening. A genuine interest in managing a wide range of patients and their needs is an important function of the professional. Medical Sonography graduates will complete an Honours degree as required for professional accreditation. Medical Sonographers are highly skilled professionals whose role involves a framework of skills encompassing, anatomical imaging, interpreting clinical information and manipulating the clinical examination to aid with diagnosis or treatment plans. Sonography uses real time data obtained from high definition ultrasound equipment. A genuine interest in managing a wide range of patients and their needs is an important function of the professional. Radiation Therapists play an integral role in the treatment, care and management of patients undergoing radiation therapy treatment, primarily in treating a range of cancer types. Graduates must balance a genuine interest in patients and their welfare with the technical requirements necessary to undertake Radiation Therapy procedures. Radiation Therapy increasingly incorporates high end imaging technologies as integral requirements of patient treatment.

Structure

The course contains majors/streams.

Subjects

  • Medical imaging
  • Medical sonography
  • Radiation therapy

Standard entry requirements

  • Applicants will indicate their selected major. Prerequisites: Physics 3A/3B and Mathematics 3C/3D or Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D
  • Plus meet clinical placement requirements: Senior First Aid Certificate or equivalent
  • Current criminal screening check/Police Clearance
  • Screening for and vaccination against a range of infectious diseases and valid Working With Children Check. STAT is not accepted for entry to this course.

Recognition

Graduates from the Bachelor of Science (Medical Imaging Science) are currently accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA), which enables the graduate to obtain employment anywhere in Australia. Changes incorporated into the Bachelor of Science (Medical Radiation Science) will require review and approval from the MRPBA, and the University has commenced this process. The Medical Sonography and Radiation Therapy majors are seeking accreditation approval from their respective accrediting authorities, the MRPBA and Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR).

Study pathways

The Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy majors offer a Pass and Honours stream in fourth year, while the Medical Sonography major students can only take Honours as a condition of professional accreditation which requires a course level of AQF 8. Students are invited to join the Honours stream in third year, and will generally be those who have a Course Weighted Average which falls within the High Distinction range.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $140,800
  • ATAR: 87
No No information available

Further information

All graduates regardless of having completed the Pass or Honours stream will be eligible for registration with the MRPBA or ASAR once accreditation has been gained. Curtin Univesity course code: B-SCIMRS

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