University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine)

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Nuclear medicine graduates from the University of Newcastle are sought after worldwide. In this rewarding and challenging degree, you will learn to diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases such as cancer using radioactive substances – giving patients the best chance of living a full and healthy life. Nuclear medicine students learn how to conduct nuclear medicine scans of a person’s body using radioactive material called radioisotopes. Radioisotopes are typically ingested or injected, travelling through the affected area to create images of the inside of your body. These images can diagnose life-threatening diseases such as cancer and help monitor a patient’s health.


300 units of compulsory courses20 units of electivesComplete 42 weeks of clinical placements in public and private centres, preparing you for a successful career in nuclear medicine.


  • Anatomy
  • molecular imaging
  • nuclear medicine instrumentation and radiopharmacy
  • nuclear medicine theory
  • patient care
  • physiology
  • psychology
  • research

Standard entry requirements

Year 12 HSC or ATAR equivalentEnglish language proficiencyIELTS overall minimum - 7.0IELTS section minimum - 7.0

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $152,086
  • ATAR: 72
  • Full-time : 4 years

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