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, computed tomography(CT), magnetic resonance imaging(MRI), ultrasound, angiography and mammography, in settings such as xray departments, 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: $136,120

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 (on-campus) 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 methods, diagnostic radiography professional practice, human biosciences, physics, psychology/sociology, research methods and statistics.

Study Pathways:

All graduates receive an honours degree. Students achieving a sufficiently high grade point average by the end of the third year of the program may 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 therefore each student must be able 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:


Related Careers:

Radiation Therapist,
Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Callaghan 78.15 No Full time 4 years

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