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Master of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)

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Master of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)

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Advance your medical radiation science expertise and skills to further your career in a rapidly evolving industry with our Master of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations).

A flexible postgraduate degree for practising professionals, this course is offered across five specialisation areas: computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiographic image interpretation, nuclear medicine and molecular imaging. If your preference is to gain a deeper holistic knowledge of the field, CSU also offers a generic Master of Medical Radiation Science supporting radiographers, radiotherapists and nuclear medicine scientists.

  • Why study this course?

    Each specialisation and the generic course in this master's program offers you the choice between two study pathways – the research or the coursework option.

    Join the research cutting edge

    Our research option includes the study of subjects relevant to the specialisation, a research proposal and project.  You will complete a paper that is suitable for submitting to a publication / journal for peer-reviewed publication.

    Build expertise in your key area of interest

    Our coursework option offers you the opportunity to focus on theory and practice subjects specific to your specialisation. Designed for practising medical radiation scientists to advance both their technological expertise and academic understanding of the chosen specialisation, this course is offered online. The on-campus offering at Wagga Wagga is open to international students only, with specialisations in computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging only.

    Choose your pathway

    On completion of 64 points of study (including any credit granted), you may elect to exit the course with a graduate diploma. The Graduate Diploma of Medical Radiation Science does not include research project subjects generally found in the master's degree.

    Learn from industry leaders

    Designed, developed and delivered in partnership with industry leaders, this course responds to emerging sector requirements and expectations.

  • Career opportunities

    Public and private health

    Influence practices and standards of care and treatment within your own health service.

    Research

    Extend and evolve industry capability through detailed investigations into various technologies and the impact of these on patient treatment and diagnosis.

    Policy development

    Combine your professional experience with your academic insights to extend and evolve industry practices and scope of practice.

  • Credit and pathways

    You may be eligible for entry credit of up to 32 points (equivalent to four subjects) with appropriate background. You may also gain credit for specialisation subjects successfully completed at other institutions. Enquiries about credit should be directed to the Program Leader by calling 1800 334 733.

  • Subjects

    Students in this course can choose from one of five specialisations or a generic stream.

    Computed Tomography

    Recent advances in computed tomography (CT) have made this well-established imaging modality an even more important tool in patient management. The Master of Medical Radiation Science CT specialisation has been developed for those working in the field of CT. This specialisation covers all aspects of modern CT practice. Students have the opportunity to research an aspect of CT for their final project.

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    This specialisation explores the rapidly evolving field of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and is designed to support practitioners working within the clinical MRI environment. The specialisation provides a theoretical grounding in the principles and applications of MRI scanning to include instrumentation, underpinning physics, safety, patient care, scan techniques, service provision and emerging developments. The course will prepare students to respond to the ever-increasing diagnostic capabilities of this exciting modality.

    Molecular Imaging

    This is a new specialisation that explores the burgeoning field of molecular imaging. It caters specifically to the medical radiation scientists engaged in imaging across the modalities that comprise molecular imaging: PET, SPECT, CT, MRI and ultrasound. Medical imaging and nuclear medicine students will learn the principles and applications of imaging and hybrid imaging technologies in the assessment of biological activity in the body at the molecular level, including oncology, neurological and cardiovascular diseases. Recent innovation and development in imaging technology, radiopharmacy (molecular probes) and image-guided therapy are the prime focus of this specialisation and will provide you with a sound platform of knowledge to apply clinically in molecular imaging.

    Nuclear Medicine

    The Nuclear Medicine specialisation has been developed for those working in the field of nuclear medicine. The course covers all aspects of modern nuclear medicine practice including advanced instrumentation, radiopharmacy and procedures and CT for nuclear medicine. Elective subjects include areas such as clinical education and management. Students have the opportunity to undertake original research into an aspect of nuclear medicine.

    Radiographic Image Interpretation

    This specialisation will meet the needs of students working in Australia and overseas. It is designed to give students an in-depth appreciation of medical images, in order to enhance their radiographic practice and allow them to make more informed decisions regarding radiography. This specialisation will also better equip students to give informal verbal radiographic opinions to referring clinicians, within the scope of professional codes of conduct. It will prepare the student for a radiographic reporting role if that is appropriate for the country in which they are working. This specialisation may be done entirely by coursework or may include the research project subjects.

    Generic course

    If you choose to study the generic stream of CSU's Master of Medical Radiation Science, you can tailor the program to best suit your individual professional needs and preferences. This flexibility allows you the option of selecting a range of electives from two groups. 

    Group A includes subjects specific to the Master of Medical Radiation Science such as processes of pathology, image guided therapy, digital imaging technology, MRI, CT and image interpretation subjects.

    Group B offers a wide range of subjects from the allied health, marketing and information technology areas such as clinical issues in health, clinical teaching techniques, perspectives on health care systems, ethics, law and medical science, marketing management, systems analysis, ethics and information technology. You will have the option to complete the degree entirely by coursework or by including a research project if desired. 

    In addition to being available to radiographers and nuclear medicine technologists, the generic course is also open to radiotherapists.

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The 96-point Master of Medical Radiation Science program is made up of a generic Master of Medical Radiation Science course and specialisations in Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Radiographic Image Interpretation, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging. Each is run by distance education mode. The CT and MRI specialisations comprise both DE and Internal programs, with the latter catering to targeted groups of international and domestic clientele. The generic course and each DE specialisation consist of core compulsory subjects, along with a small group of restricted electives. In contrast to the specialisations, the generic course has only a small number of core subjects and a large number of restricted electives. The Internal versions of the CT and MRI specialisations only contain compulsory core subjects with no electives.

    The generic course and all DE specialisations will have two alternative study pathways, one of which is chosen by the student. These pathways are called the “research option” and the “coursework option”. This option of pathway is not available in the Internal CT and MRI programs. The generic course and all DE specialisations will have three entry levels. These are the zero-point, 16-point and 32-point credit entry levels. These will be referred to as Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3, respectively. The subject points to be earned for a Masters qualification would be: 96 points for Level 1 (zero-point credit entry), 80 subject points for Level 2 (16-point credit entry) and 64 subject points for Level 3 (32-point credit entry). The generic course and all DE specialisations of the Masters course are articulated sets, as they each possess a Graduate Diploma exit point only course. This however, is not the case with the Internal versions of the CT and MRI specialisations, for which there is no Graduate Diploma exit. Students exiting the Masters with a Graduate Diploma will require 64 subject points for Level 1 entry and 48 subject points for Level 2 entry. No Graduate Diploma exit is possible for students with Level 3 entry.

    Restricted elective subjects used in the course may be chosen from two banks. These are defined as “Group A” and “Group B”, as discussed in Part A, Field 2.6. The general listings are shown, with the session(s) of offering (Session 1/Session 2/Session 3) of each subject shown in brackets as (1, 2 or 3). Group A consists of subjects taught within the Masters course in different specialisations. These subjects become a restricted elective, when not compulsory in a specialization. The choice of the elective depends on the session and on the specialisation. Conditions that have to be met before doing some elective subjects are indicated. Group B comprises non medical radiation science subjects which have relevance to medical radiation science professionals. These subjects are taught from other schools/faculties.

    Group A Electives
    BMS511 Processes of Pathology (dual session, 1 + 2)
    MRS580 Image Guided Therapy (dual session, 1 + 2)
    MRS513 Digital Imaging Technology (1)
    MRS555 Advanced Principles in MRI* (dual session, 1 + 2)
    MRS565 Advanced Principles in CT* (dual session, 1 + 2)
    MRS575 Appendicular & Axial Skeleton Image Interpretation (dual session, 1 + 2)
    MRS554 MRI Practice & Trends* (dual session, 1 + 2)
    MRS564 CT Practice & Trends* (dual session, 1 + 2)
    MRS574 Chest & Abdomen Image Interpretation (dual session, 1 + 2)
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment & Decision Making (1, 2)
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound** (1)
    MRS432 Computed Tomography (a) (2)
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging (b) (2)

    *To do these subjects, clinical access to MRI/CT is required.
    **,(a),(b) These electives are not allowed if they (or their equivalents) have previously been successfully
    completed at U/G degree level.
    (a) Cannot be chosen, if wishing to do MRS565
    (b) Cannot be chosen, if wishing to do MRS555

    Group B Electives
    HLT510 Clinical Issues in Health (1, 2)
    HSM401 Perspectives on Health Care Systems (1, 2)
    HSM402 Human Resources Management (Health Services) (2)
    HSM404 Management of Health & Aged Care Services (1, 2)
    HSM406 Resourcing Health and Aged Services (1)
    PHL401 Critical Reasoning (1, 2)
    PHL402 Ethical Theory (1, 2)
    SSC502 Ethics, Law and Medical Science (1)
    BMS513 Laboratory Quality Control (1)
    MKT501 Marketing Management (1)
    MGT501 Management Theory & Practice (1)
    MGT536 Leadership and Entrepreneurship (2)
    MGT540 Management of Change (2)
    ITC475 Ethics and Information Technology (1, 2, 3)
    ITC544 Computer Organisation and Architecture (1)

    The combination of the above electives that may be chosen from Groups A and B are defined for each specialization and will be detailed in Enrolment Pattern Section, following.

    The structure of each of the five DE Masters specialisations and the generic Master of Medical Radiation Science course, will first be presented. Following this, the structure of the two Internal mode programs within the CT and MRI specialisations will be given. While the latter are classed as versions of the CT and MRI specialisations, they are specially mounted programs for targeted international and domestic clientele and are not alternative pathways for normal DE students entering the CT and MRI specialisations. For this reason they are presented separately.

    1. Computed Tomography specialisation.

    Level 1:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48 points)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    MRS565 Advanced Principles in Computed Tomography (16)
    MRS564 Computed Tomography Practice and Trends (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    5 Elective subjects, two from Group A, one from Group B and two from Group A or B, above


    Level 2:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48 points)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    MRS565 Advanced Principles in Computed Tomography (16)
    MRS564 Computed Tomography Practice and Trends (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (24 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)
    or:
    3 Elective subjects from either Group A or Group B
     

    Level 3:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (32 points)
    MRS565 Advanced Principles in Computed Tomography (16)
    MRS564 Computed Tomography Practice and Trends (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (24 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)
    or:
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    1 Elective subject from either Group A or Group B
     

    2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging specialisation.

    Level 1:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48 points)
    MRS513 Digital Imaging Technology
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    MRS555 Advanced Principles in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (16)
    MRS554 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practice and Trends (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    and
    4 Elective subjects from either Group A or B, above
     

    Level 2:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48 points)
    MRS513 Digital Imaging Technology
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    MRS555 Advanced Principles in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (16)
    MRS554 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practice and Trends (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (24 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)
    or:
    2 Elective subjects from Group A or B, above
    and
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    or
    1 Elective subject from either Group A or B, above
     

    Level 3:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (32 points)
    MRS555 Advanced Principles in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (16)
    MRS554 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practice and Trends (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (24 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)
    or:
    MRS513 Digital Imaging Technology
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    and
    1 Elective subject from either Group A or B, above


    3. Radiographic Image Interpretation specialisation.

    Level 1:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48 points)
    MRS575 Appendicular and Axial Skeleton Image Interpretation (16)
    MRS574 Chest and Abdomen Image Interpretation (16)
    BMS511 Processes of Pathology (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    and
    3 Elective subjects from either Group A or B, above
     

    Level 2:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48 points)
    MRS575 Appendicular and Axial Skeleton Image Interpretation (16)
    MRS574 Chest and Abdomen Image Interpretation (16)
    BMS511 Processes of Pathology (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (24 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)
    or:
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    and
    1 Elective subject from either Group A or B, above

    (Note there is no Level 3 program for RII).
     

    4. Nuclear Medicine specialisation.

    Level 1:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48 points)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    NMT500 Advanced Practice in Nuclear Medicine (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    5 Elective subjects, two from Group A and three from Group A or B, above
     

    Level 2:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (32 points)
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    NMT500 Advanced Practice in Nuclear Medicine (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    3 Elective subjects, from either Group A or B, above
    and
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    or
    1 Elective subject from Group A or B, above
     

    Level 3:
    Restricted Electives 1 (16 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    and
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    or
    1 Elective subject from Group A or B
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (24 points)
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    NMT500 Advanced Practice in Nuclear Medicine (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (24 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)
    or:
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    1 Elective subject from Group A or B, above


    5. Molecular Imaging specialisation.

    Level 1:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48 points)
    MRS580 Image Guided Therapy (16)
    NMT500 Advanced Practice in Nuclear Medicine (16)
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    MRS555 Advanced Principles in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (16)
    or
    MRS565 Advanced Principles in Computed Tomography (16)
    and
    1 Elective subject from Group B, above
    and
    MRS554 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practice and Trends (16)
    or
    MRS564 Computed Tomography Practice and Trends (16)
     

    Level 2:
    Restricted Electives 1 (16 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    and
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    or
    1 Elective subject from Group A or B, above
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (40 points)
    MRS580 Image Guided Therapy (16)
    NMT500 Advanced Practice in Nuclear Medicine (16)
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    Restricted Electives 2 (24 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)
    or:
    1 Elective subject from Group A or B, above
    and
    MRS554 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practice and Trends (16)
    or
    MRS564 Computed Tomography Practice and Trends (16)
     

    Level 3:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (32 points)
    MRS580 Image Guided Therapy (16)
    NMT500 Advanced Practice in Nuclear Medicine (16)
    Restricted Electives 2 (24 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT508 Health Masters Project (16 points)
    or:
    1 Elective subject from Group A or B, above
    and
    MRS554 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practice and Trends (16)
    or
    MRS564 Computed Tomography Practice and Trends (16)
     

    6. Generic Master of Medical Radiation Science course.

    Level 1:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (48points)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    4 Elective subjects, two from Group A and two from Group A or B, above
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    5 Elective subjects, two from Group A and three from Group A or B, above
     

    Level 2:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)

    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (32points)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    2 Elective subjects from Group A or B, above
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    5 Elective subjects, four from Group A and one from Group A or B, above
     

    Level 3:
    Restricted Electives 1 (8 points)
    HLT505 Research Methods in Health Science A
    or
    BMS500 Biomedical Research Methods
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (16points)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    Restricted Electives 2 (40 points)
    Either:
    HLT506 Health Masters Proposal
    and
    HLT509 Health Masters Dissertation (32 points)
    or:
    5 Elective subjects, two from Group A and three from Group A or B


    7. Internal Mode Program in the Computed Tomography specialisation

    Level 1 (only):
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (96 points)
    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    MRS513 Digital Imaging Technology
    HLT430 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    MRS565 Advanced Principles in Computed Tomography (16 points)
    MRS564 Computed Tomography Practice and Trends (16 points)
    MRS590 Medical Radiation Science Clinical Placement (32 points)


    8. Internal Mode Program in the Magnetic Resonance Imaging specialisation

    Level 1 (only):
    Compulsory Specialisation Subjects (96 points)

    MRS544 Clinical Sectional Anatomy
    HLT511 Clinical Judgment and Decision Making
    MRS513 Digital Imaging Technology
    HLT430 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    MRS555 Advanced Principles in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (16 points)
    MRS554 Magnetic Resonance Imaging Practice and Trends (16 points)
    MRS590 Medical Radiation Science Clinical Placement (32 points)
     

    See Master of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations) enrolment pattern

  • Admission information

    The three levels of admission into the Masters course will be referred to as Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3, for zero-point, 16-point and 32-point entry credit, respectively. The requirements for admission into the Masters course will vary with each level of entry, as well as with the chosen specialisation. These requirements are detailed below.

    All applicants must possess a Statement of Accreditation (issued by the AIR or the ANZSNM), (or equivalent, for medical radiation science applicants from overseas). Applicants from acceptable non medical imaging/nuclear medicine backgrounds (see Level 1 admission criteria for the Generic course and RII specialisation below) must also be accredited in their fields.
     

    (A) Requirements for Level 1 admission (with zero-point entry credit):
     

    Generic course

    (a) 2-year Medical Imaging or Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy Diploma plus a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent clinical
    work experience (for onshore students, this could be the Professional Development Year (PDY) plus 2 years clinical work experience),

    or
        
    (b) 3-year Medical Imaging or Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy Bachelor Degree plus 1 to 2 years full-time equivalent clinical
    work experience.
     

    Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) specialisations (DE version)

    (a) 2-year Medical Imaging Diploma plus a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience (for onshore students, this
    could be the PDY plus 2 years clinical work experience),

    or
        
    (b) 3-year Medical Imaging Bachelor Degree plus 1 to 2 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience.
     

    Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) specialisations (Internal Tutorial mode version)

    (a) International onshore students only,

    (b) 3-year Medical Imaging Bachelor Degree (or equivalent) plus a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience in medical imaging
    clinical practice,

    (c) IELTS of 7.0 in all bands.

    (Note: zero-point credit entry is the only level of entry into the Internal version of the CT and MRI specialisations).
     

    Radiographic Image Interpretation (RII) specialisation

    (a) 2 year Medical Imaging Diploma plus a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience (for onshore students, this
    could be the PDY plus 2 years clinical work experience),

    or

    (b) 3 year Medical Imaging Bachelor Degree plus 1 to 2 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience,

    or

    (c) A Medical degree, or a 3-year Allied Health degree (e.g. in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic or Podiatry), plus a minimum of 2
    years clinical experience.
     

    Nuclear Medicine (NM) specialisation

    (a) 2-year Nuclear Medicine Diploma plus a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience (for onshore students, this could be the PDY plus 2 years clinical work experience),

    or

    (b) 3-year Nuclear Medicine Bachelor Degree plus 1 to 2 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience.
     

    Molecular Imaging specialisation

    (a) 2-year Medical Imaging or Nuclear Medicine Diploma plus a minimum of 3 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience (for
    onshore students, this could be the PDY plus 2 years clinical work experience),

    or

    (b) 3-year Medical Imaging or Nuclear Medicine Bachelor Degree plus 1 to 2 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience.

    Note: Clinical access to MRI and to CT will be necessary in Year 3, for students doing the coursework option.


     

    (B) Requirements for Level 2 admission (with 16-point entry credit):
     

    Generic course and Molecular Imaging specialisation

    (a) 3-year Medical Imaging or Nuclear Medicine Bachelor Degree plus a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience,

    or

    (b) 4-year Medical Imaging or Nuclear Medicine Bachelor Degree plus a minimum of 1-year full-time equivalent clinical work experience.

    Note: For the Molecular Imaging specialisation, clinical access to MRI or to CT will be necessary in Year 2, for students doing the coursework option.
     

    Computed Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Radiographic Image Interpretation (RII) specialisations

    (a) 3-year Medical Imaging Bachelor Degree plus a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience. For CT and MRI, the clinical work experience must have been predominantly in CT or MRI,

    or

    (b) 4-year Medical Imaging Bachelor Degree plus a minimum of 1-year full-time equivalent clinical work experience. For CT and MRI, the clinical work experience must have been predominantly in CT or MRI.
     

    Nuclear Medicine (NM) specialisation

    (a) 3-year Nuclear Medicine Bachelor Degree plus a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalent clinical work experience,

    or

    (b) 4-year Nuclear Medicine Bachelor Degree plus a minimum of 1-year full-time equivalent clinical work experience.


     

    (C) Requirements for Level 3 admission (with 32-point entry credit):

    Generic course, CT, MRI, NM and Molecular Imaging specialisations

    Under very strict guidelines, 32-point entry credit can be given for admission into the generic Masters course and the above specialisations.

    The Radiographic Image Interpretation (RII) specialisation does not possess a Level 3 entry program (but only Level 1 and Level 2), as recommended by the external advisory panel for this specialisation (see RII external advisory report in  Appendix 4).

    The criteria for Level 3 admission into the generic course and all specialisations, except RII, are:

    (a) Appropriate 4-year degree (generic and molecular imaging specialisations: nuclear medicine or medical imaging degree; nuclear
    medicine specialisation: nuclear medicine degree; CT and MRI specialisations: medical imaging degree),

    plus

    (b) A minimum of 2 years (full-time equivalent) of appropriate clinical work experience (for CT and MRI specialisations, the clinical
    experience must have been entirely in CT or MRI, respectively),

    plus

    (c) An active CPD portfolio including seminar/conference presentations, posters and publications.

    Note: For the Molecular Imaging specialisation, clinical access to MRI or to CT will be necessary in Year 2 for students doing the coursework option.
     

    See standard CSU admission criteria

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    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate, students must successfully complete a total of 96 subject points in the generic Masters course or in any one of the five chosen specialisations. This total will include either a 32 point- or 16 point- credit package awarded upon admission (in recognition of specific previous academic and clinical experience), or a zero point credit entry level for other minimum acceptable qualifications and experience. Students entering with the 32 point credit package (Level 3 entry) must complete 64 subject points (at Pass level or better) during enrolment in the course. Students entering with 16 point entry credit (Level 2 entry) must successfully complete 80 subject points, and students entering with zero credit (Level 1 entry) must successfully complete a full 96 subject points to graduate.

  • How to apply
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    International students from Canada should select the Planned Course of Study with Code CSSC when completing an online application.

    Apply direct to CSU

    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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    CRICOS Code(s)

    077421J (Wagga Wagga)

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  • About the School

    School of Dentistry and Health Sciences

    The School of Dentistry and Health Sciences brings together CSU’s rich history of health professional education in dentistry, oral health therapy and medical radiation science. The School is committed to research, high quality teaching and service to students and to rural and regional communities. Students have the opportunity to develop their hands-on skills in CSU’s state-of-the-art simulation clinic, dental technology / clinical support laboratory, biodental science learning suite and anatomy teaching facilities. The School operates out of facilities at several CSU campuses, largely in Orange and Wagga Wagga. Albury-Wodonga, Bathurst and Dubbo campuses are also home to additional dental clinical facilities.

  • Preparing for Study

    We recommend the following Study Link subjects for this course:

    • SSS011 - Introductory Physics
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing - Style and Structure
  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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