Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science - (Honours) Radiation Therapy

University of Newcastle

is program combines theoretical and scientific knowledge with practical learning. Throughout their studies in medical radiation science, students will have access to the latest technologies in radiation therapy, including patient treatment labs on campus. Students develop essential clinical skills, patient communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team with the following theoretical knowledge: anatomy; behavioural science; clinical methods; imaging and treatment technologies; oncology; physiology and research. This program involves the learning of professional radiation therapy knowledge and skills underpinned by relevant biomedical and behavioural sciences. Students will complete substantial supervised clinical practice in several settings both locally and nationally as part of the program. Centres can include major teaching hospitals, rural hospitals, and private practices.

Course Fee:

International: $136,120

Entry Requirements:

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


320 units of compulsory courses over 4 years of full-time study (on-campus), involving an integrated approach to the theoretical, practical and clinical components of the program. Students will complete approximately 42 weeks of practical experience through the program in a variety of settings both locally and nationally.

Subjects you can Study:

Radiation therapy methods, radiation therapy 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 67.6 No Full time 4 years

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