UAC Undergraduate Course Description

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B Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) 1

University of Newcastle

CampusType of
UAC codePattern of attendance 2013 cut-offStart dateMajor offer round
Newcastle – Callaghan CSP  480690  3F 91.40 3 Mar 2014 16 Jan 2014

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Assumed knowledge: Any two units of English plus Mathematics or Physics. Applicants who have not studied Mathematics or Physics are encouraged to take a bridging course/s before the commencement of the university year. Read 'Bridging courses' for further information.

Major studies: Diagnostic radiography.

Practical experience: Students will complete 25 weeks of professional practice over the course of the program starting in Year One. You may undertake placements in the Hunter region, NSW or overseas. All students undertake metropolitan, regional and rural placements as part of the program, and a rural placement is mandatory. On your professional placements, you are mentored by qualified diagnostic radiographers. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for professional experience will be the responsibility of students.

Honours: B Health Science (Honours) is available to students who achieve the required grade point average.

Professional recognition: The degree is accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography. A professional year is required after graduation.

Career opportunities: Examples include positions in public and private medical imaging and radiation oncology (cancer care) facilities. Medical radiation science professionals also work in management, research and higher education.

Diagnostic radiographers produce images of the structure and function of the body to assist medical diagnosis and decision-making. They use a large range of imaging technologies such as plain x-rays, Computer Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound, angiography and mammography, in various medical settings including accident and emergency departments, and operating theatres.

Additional information: This program requires students to participate in clinical placements in NSW Health facilities. Students will be subject to policies and procedures laid down by the NSW Ministry of Health, including criminal record checks. These requirements may or may not include a WorkCover-approved first aid certificate, a National Police Certificate, a Prohibited Employment Declaration, NSW Health Code of Conduct agreement as well as fulfilling any required immunisations in order to obtain a NSW Health Certificate of Compliance.

All students will be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).

The B Medical Radiation Science program and future professional practice is both mentally and physically demanding. Applicants who may be unsure of their ability to complete the program and work in the profession should contact the program officer prior to applying for the program.

All strands of the program require students to undertake extensive practical/clinical practice. While attending these centres, students are responsible for all travel, accommodation and related expenses. Applicants should be aware of this requirement when applying for entry to the B Medical Radiation Science program.

The award of this degree is dependent upon the student satisfactorily completing and passing all academic and practical components.

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