Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science - (Honours) Diagnostic Radiography

University of Newcastle

This course will enable students to develop essential clinical reasoning and patient management skills. They learn using real case-based examples, integrating learning into real situations, and engaging with other students in team work activities. Students will graduate with the confidence and competence to undertake professional practice as a diagnostic radiographer. Diagnostic radiographers create images of the structure and function of the body to assist medical diagnosis and decision making. They use 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.

Course Fee:

International: $123,460

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; Recommended studies: English and Physics or Mathematics; Meet NSW Ministry of Health placement requirements


320 units of approved courses. The program is conducted over 4 years of full-time study and involves an integrated approach to the theoretical, practical and clinical components of this discipline. Students will complete approximately 42 weeks of practical experience through the program in a variety of settings both locally and nationally, including mandatory rural placements.

Subjects you can Study:

Diagnostic radiography

Study Pathways:

Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program will be invited to undertake the graded honours stream in the fourth year of the program.

Further information:

Clinical centres include major teaching hospitals, rural and remote hospitals and private practices. This degree requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW health facilities, and there is a requirement to meet NSW Ministry of Health placement verification requirements. These may include criminal record checks, screening and immunisations. Students must comply with these requirements prior to undertaking clinical placements. This course and future professional practice is mentally and physically demanding. The award of this degree is dependent upon the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.


Graduates of this program are eligible to apply for registration with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia, under the National Registration and Accreditation Scheme administered by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00109J

Related Careers:

Radiation Therapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 90.85 No Full time 4 years
The University of Newcastle is rated in the top 250 universities in the world and in 2014 was ranked number 1 in Australia of universities under 50 years of age.

The University of Newcastle has campuses in the Newcastle CBD, at Callaghan, on the Central Coast at Ourimbah, serving a regional community of more than 750,000. There is also a campus in the Sydney CBD and in Singapore in partnership with PSB Academy.

The University offers over 100 undergraduate and 150 postgraduate programs through five Faculties as well as a number of enabling programs including Open Foundation (for students aged over 21), Newstep (for students aged 17 to 21) and Yapug, a pre-degree preparation program for Indigenous students.

The student population is over 42,000 with international student enrolment growing annually. This year over 7,000 students from more than 60 countries will study both on and off-shore in teaching, nursing, medicine, engineering, science, technology and business.

Each faculty offers a wide range of postgraduate programs on campus, by distance, online or in combinations of all three. So too, does the University's main centre for graduate business programs, the Newcastle Graduate School of Business. The Graduate School is the postgraduate coursework unit that delivers online postgraduate programs and is now recognised as a leader in the field, offering one of the most flexible, student-focused, and least complicated delivery systems in Australia.

The University is well known for its research excellence and is ranked in the top 10 of Australian research universities. Problem-based learning, pioneered by Newcastle's medical faculty some 25 years ago, has been refined and now also underpins its programs in Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management, Nursing and Law.

Provider CRICOS: 00109J

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