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Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)

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Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (with specialisations)

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Combining the realms of science, health and anatomy, medical radiation science offers a diverse, challenging and progressive career path. A fast-evolving field, medical radiation science capitalises on emerging technologies to drive sophisticated investigations into the health and wellbeing of individuals.

CSU's Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science offers you the theoretical knowledge and professional skills to practise as a qualified medical radiation scientist. Taught by industry-based professionals, this degree offers a high success rate in industry employment.

  • Why study this course?

    High industry demand

    There is an increasing demand for highly educated and adaptable medical radiation science professionals (medical imaging, radiotherapy and nuclear medicine) in response to our ageing population and organic growth of the industry. Our degree is designed to anticipate industry demands and is in a unique position to offer you a competitive advantage in the employment market.

    We'll equip your for success

    Equipment used by medical radiation scientists has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade and a detailed knowledge of equipment function, operation and computer interfacing is required. With an emphasis on the techniques and equipment used in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy including general radiography, screening, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), sonography, positron emission tomography (PET), this degree will provide you with a rewarding and fulfilling career.

    Learning facilities

    To make sure you are experienced in using the equipment and techniques found in the workplace, our facilities include CR units, a clinical ultrasound machine, Philips PRISM 1000 Gamma camera and multiple Odyssey VP/FX/LX computers, Vita medical technegas ventilation equipment, GE 400AC SPECT Gamma Camera and camstar computer, fully equipped radiopharmacy laboratory and ADAC - Sun Sparc Ultra - 10 interfaced computer system for image analysis.

  • Career opportunities

    Medical imaging

    Become a diagnostic radiographers / medical imaging technologists either in public hospitals or private radiology practices in any state or territory of Australia. You could also apply to work in some overseas countries and will be eligible to register with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA).

    Nuclear medicine

    Work as a nuclear medicine scientist either in public hospitals or private nuclear medicine practices in any state of Australia. You can also apply to work in some overseas countries and will be eligible to register with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA).

    Radiation therapy

    Explore a career as a radiation therapist in public hospitals or private radiation oncology practices in any state of Australia, as well as overseas. Career options may also include specialisation in areas such as tomotherapy and IMRT. CSU is seeking accreditation of this course so that graduates will be eligible to register with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA).

  • Professional recognition

    In September 2008, the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medcial Imaging) has again been awarded Full Accreditation for 5 years.

    In 2013 Nuclear Medicine received accreditation and Medical Imaging and Radation Therapy are currently undertaking accrediation with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

  • Credit and pathways

    CSU credit rules apply

  • Workplace learning

    Clinical studies are an essential element of the course. Many clinical skills are gained and enhanced by practising in the clinical workplace through our clinical placement scheme.

    Over the four years of academic study, medical radiation science students will be required to undertake 64 weeks of clinical placement (including a fourth year residency). The extent of clinical experience is required to ensure students gain the equivalent experience of the traditional professional development year (PDY) within their undergraduate studies. Students graduate with a 'job ready' status, eligibility for full (rather than interim) accreditation and a competitive advantage in the employment market.

    Travel, accommodation and any other costs associated with clinical studies are the responsibility of the student.

    The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science involves physical demands on students, particularly in clinical placements. These demands include lifting of patients and equipment, moving equipment, standing and walking for most of the working day and looking at monitor screens and bright light x-ray viewing boxes.

    Any students who believe that they may have difficulty with these requirements are advised to contact the Course Coordinator or Student Equity Officer via info.csu on 1800 334 733 before enrolling.

    Please note: students are required to have a current First Aid Certificate to go on work placements.

    Immunisation

    NSW Health is committed to ensuring the health and safety of all clients in health care settings and providing a safe and healthy working  environment for all staff and other clinical personnel, including students  undertaking workplace learning. This commitment includes adopting an assessment, screening and vaccination policy Occupational Assessment, Screening and Vaccination Against Specific Infectious Diseases (PD2011_005) that minimises the risk of acquiring infectious diseases. Compliance with this  policy is mandatory for all health facility staff, including students on clinical placement.

    Students must comply with NSW Health immunisation and vaccination requirements and be verified prior to being allocated to a workplace learning facility. This applies to all students regardless of state or territory. All students must undergo vaccination against infectious diseases prior to being allocated to a facility within NSW or other states. Results of these vaccinations are kept on a  personal record card (available from the School through which the student is  studying). This card must be presented, upon request, by NSW Health, or other health facility staff, whilst the student is attending workplace learning.

    The Policy requires that you consult your local doctor to  obtain written proof of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis,  measles, mumps, rubella, varicella and hepatitis B.

    NOTE: It is the student's responsibility to ensure that the requirements of this policy have been met, and failure to comply with the requirements may jeopardise completion of your studies.

    As a full course of vaccinations may take several months to complete, you are advised to consult your local medical practitioner well in  advance of the commencement of your studies.

    PLEASE NOTE that, as many courses involve workplace learning in the first year of study, the hepatitis B immunisation should be commenced early to meet NSW Health requirements.

    Further information is available from NSW Health.

    Working with Children Check

    Students must have a Working with Children Check. To apply for this Working with Children Check, fill in an online application form. Once the form has been submitted, follow the instructions for collection.

    Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum 1
    MRS370 Radiological Imaging 2
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals
    MRS322 Nuclear Medicine Science 3
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Science Residency
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Science Residency
    MRS270 Radiological Imaging 1
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2
    MRS222 Nuclear Medicine Science 1

  • Subjects

    This course offers a general qualification in medical radiation science or you can choose one of the following specialisations (students at CSU's Port Macquarie Campus can select the medical imaging or nuclear medicine specialisations only):

    Medical imaging

    This specialisation will prepare you to produce high-quality medical images of the human body for medical diagnosis through the operation of specialist equipment, such as administering ionising radiation (x-rays), or MRI pulses to the patient. As a radiographer, you'll also be responsible for the care and welfare of your patients and will seek to minimise their radiation exposure.

    Nuclear medicine

    The training undertaken in this course involves biological tracers (radiopharmaceuticals) used for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases. This specialisation details the administration and imaging of these radiopharmaceuticals within the patient to detect physiological abnormalities and deliver appropriate treatment. This specialisation requires formal training and education in clinical, instrumentation and computing aspects of single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), PET, CT, MRI, ultrasound and newer hybrid systems (SPECT/CT and PET/CT).

    Radiation therapy

    Radiation therapy involves the design and delivery of radiation treatment plans for people diagnosed with cancer and other pathological conditions. Advanced academic knowledge and clinical skills are needed to ensure quality patient treatment. As a radiation therapist you will develop radiation therapy treatment plans tailored specifically for each patient's condition, work as part of a team to ensure the accurate, safe delivery of radiation to treat the patient, and be involved in the care and wellbeing of people diagnosed with cancer and other pathological conditions.

    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 course consists of 256 credit points comprising:
    * core subjects in the Pass or Honours stream: 200 points
    * and compulsory subjects in the specialisation in the one of the following specialisation areas:
    ◦ Medical Imaging – 56 points
    ◦ Nuclear Medicine – 56 points
    ◦ Radiation Therapy – 56 points


    Medical Imaging Pass stream compulsory subjects:
    BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
    BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
    HLT330 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS110 Introductory Medical Radiation Science (16 points)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16 points)
    MRS233 Digital Image Processing and Informatics
    MRS270 Radiologic Imaging 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16 points)
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    MRS370 Radiologic Imaging 2 (16 points)
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (48 points)
    PHY107 General Physics
    PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science

    Medical Imaging Honours stream compulsory subjects:
    BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
    BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
    HLT430 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS110 Introductory Medical Radiation Science (16 points)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16 points)
    MRS233 Digital Image Processing and Informatics
    MRS270 Radiologic Imaging 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16 points)
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    MRS370 Radiologic Imaging 2 (16 points)
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (32 points)
    PHY107 General Physics
    PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science

    Nuclear Medicine Pass stream compulsory subjects:
    BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
    BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
    HLT330 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS110 Introductory Medical Radiation Science (16 points)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16 points)
    MRS222 Nuclear Medicine Science 1 (16 points)
    MRS233 Digital Image Processing and Informatics
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS322 Nuclear Medicine Science 3 (16 points)
    MRS323 Nuclear Medicine Science 2
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (48 points)
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    PHY107 General Physics
    PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science

    Nuclear Medicine Honours stream compulsory subjects:
    BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
    BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
    HLT430 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS110 Introductory Medical Radiation Science (16 points)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16 points)
    MRS222 Nuclear Medicine Science 1 (16 points)
    MRS233 Digital Image Processing and Informatics
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS322 Nuclear Medicine Science 3 (16 points)
    MRS323 Nuclear Medicine Science 2
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (32 points)
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    PHY107 General Physics
    PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science

    Radiation Therapy Pass stream compulsory subjects:
    BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
    BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
    HLT330 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS110 Introductory Medical Radiation Science (16 points)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16 points)
    MRS233 Digital Image Processing and Informatics
    MRS251 Radiation Therapy 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (16 points)
    MRS355 Radiation Therapy Technology (16 points)
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (48 points)
    PHY107 General Physics
    PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science
    PSY214 Health Psychology

    Radiation Therapy Honours stream compulsory subjects:
    BMS191 Human Bioscience 1
    BMS192 Human Bioscience 2
    HLT430 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (16 points)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS110 Introductory Medical Radiation Science (16 points)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16 points)
    MRS233 Digital Image Processing and Informatics
    MRS251 Radiation Therapy 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (16 points)
    MRS355 Radiation Therapy Technology (16 points)
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (32 points)
    PHY107General Physics
    PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science
    PSY214 Health Psychology
     
    Key Subjects for Medical Imaging Pass:
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS270 Radiologic Imaging 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS370 Radiologic Imaging 2 (16 points)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (48 points)

    Key Subjects for Medical Imaging Honours:
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS270 Radiologic Imaging 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS370 Radiologic Imaging 2 (16 points)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (32 points)

    Key Subjects for Nuclear Medicine Pass:
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS222 Nuclear Medicine Science 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS322 Nuclear Medicine Science 3 (16 points)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (48 points)

    Key Subjects for Nuclear Medicine Honours:
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS222 Nuclear Medicine Science 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS322 Nuclear Medicine Science 3 (16 points)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (32 points)

    Key Subjects for Radiation Therapy Pass:
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS251 Radiation Therapy 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (16 points)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (48 points)

    Key Subjects for Radiation Therapy Honours:
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (16 points)
    MRS251 Radiation Therapy 1 (16 points)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (16 points)
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (16 points)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (32 points)

    Enrolment pattern

    Session 1 (30)
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (commence)
    MRS110 Introductory Medical Radiation Science (commence)
    PHY107 General Physics
    BMS191 Human Bioscience 1

    Session 2 (60)
    MRS100 Professional Fundamentals (complete)
    MRS110 Introductory Medical Radiation Science (complete)
    PHY115 Physics for Medical Radiation Science
    BMS192 Human Bioscience 2

    Specialisations commence at the completion of first year. Honours commence at the completion of second year for eligible students.

    Medical Imaging specialisation
    Session 3 (30)
    MRS270 Radiologic Imaging 1 (commence)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (commence)
    MRS233 Digital Image Processing and Informatics
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (commence)

    Session 4 (60)
    MRS270 Radiologic Imaging 1 (complete)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (complete)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (complete)

    Pass Stream (MI)
    Session 5 (30)
    MRS370 Radiologic Imaging 2 (commence)
    MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (commence)
    HLT330 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    MRS432 Computed Tomography

    Session 6 (60)
    MRS370 Radiologic Imaging 2 (complete)
    MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (complete)
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Session 7 (30)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (commence)
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Session 8 (60)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (complete)
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound

    Honours stream (MI)
    Session 5 (30)
    MRS370 Radiologic Imaging 2 (commence)
    MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (commence)
    HLT430 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    MRS432 Computed Tomography

    Session 6 (60)
    MRS370 Radiologic Imaging 2 (complete)
    MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (complete)
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Session 7 (30)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (commence)
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (commence)
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Session 8 (60)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (complete)
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (complete)
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound

    Nuclear Medicine specialisation

    Session 3 (30)
    MRS222 Nuclear Medicine Science 1 (commence)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (commence)
    MRS233 Digital Image Processing and Informatics
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (commence)

    Session 4 (60)
    MRS222 Nuclear Medicine Science 1 (complete)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (complete)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (complete)

    Pass stream (NM)
    Session 5 (30)
    MRS323 Nuclear Medicine Science 2
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    HLT330 Research Methods in Health Sciences

    Session 6 (60)
    MRS322 Nuclear Medicine Science 3
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Session 7 (30)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (commence)
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Session 8 (60)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (complete)
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound

    Honours stream (NM)
    Session 5 (30)
    MRS323 Nuclear Medicine Science 2
    PHM412 Radiopharmacy
    MRS432 Computed Tomography
    HLT430 Research Methods in Health Sciences

    Session 6 (60)
    MRS322 Nuclear Medicine Science 3
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Session 7 (30)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (commence)
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (commence)
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Session 8 (60)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (complete)
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (complete)
    MRS426 Diagnostic Ultrasound

    Radiation Therapy specialisation
    Session 3 (30)
    MRS251 Radiation Therapy 1 (commence)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (commence)
    MRS233 Digital Imaging Processing and Informatics
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (commence)

    Session 4 (60)
    MRS251 Radiation Therapy 1 (complete)
    MRS290 Medical Radiation Science Practicum (complete)
    MRS203 Imaging Anatomy
    MRS211 Imaging Pathology (complete)

    Pass stream (RT)
    Session 5 (30)
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (commence)
    MRS355 Radiation Therapy Technology (commence)
    HLT330 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    MRS432 Computed Tomography

    Session 6 (60)
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (complete)
    MRS355 Radiation Therapy Technology (complete)
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    PSY214 Health Psychology

    Session 7 (30)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (commence)
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Session 8 (60)
    MRS490 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (complete)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

    Honours stream (RT)
    Session 5 (30)
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (commence)
    MRS355 Radiation Therapy Technology (commence)
    HLT430 Research Methods in Health Sciences
    MRS432 Computed Tomography

    Session 6 (60)
    MRS351 Radiation Therapy 2 (complete)
    MRS355 Radiation Therapy Technology (complete)
    MRS360 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
    PSY214 Health Psychology

    Session 7 (30)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (commence)
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (commence)
    MRS434 Magnetic Resonance Imaging

    Session 8 (60)
    MRS491 Medical Radiation Sciences Residency (complete)
    HRS417 Science Honours Project / Dissertation (complete)
    IKC100 Indigenous Health

  • Admission information
    Indicative ATAR

    7000

    HSC subjects, or interstate equivalent, are not specified as a prerequisite for entry to the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science. However, assumed knowledge includes NSW HSC mathematics and physics, or interstate equivalent.

    For those without a background in HSC physics but accepted into the course, the University offers an eight-week STUDY LINK course in basic physics by distance education during December/January, and at other times throughout the year. This non-compulsory, fee paying short course is thoroughly recommended to anyone without a physics background. Contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call) for more information.

    Physical capability

    The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science involves physical demands on students, particularly in clinical placements. These demands include lifting of patients and equipment, moving equipment, standing and walking for most of the working day and looking at monitor screens and bright light x-ray viewing boxes.

    Any students who believe that they may have difficulty with these requirements are advised to contact the Course Coordinator or the Student Equity Officer via info.csu on 1800 334 733 before enrolling.

    Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science course.
    Assumed knowledge for entry is to HSC equivalent of Physics and 2U Mathematics

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

  • Course details
    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    UACOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNN214100
    UACOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYNN214294
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaFPOSYNNISBR
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieCGSYNNKSMP
    DirectOn CampusWagga WaggaCGSYNNKSBR
    DirectOn CampusPort MacquarieFPOSYNNISMP

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    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

    For successful completion of the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging), Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) or Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) course, students must complete all subjects (256 points) at Pass level or better. Students must also complete clinical requirements of the course including both Practicums and Residency.

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    CRICOS Code(s)

    012007E (Port Macquarie)
    071461E (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 Studylink subjects for this course:

    • SSS008 - Mathematics for the Sciences
    • SSS011 - Introductory Physics
    • SSS025 - Introduction to Bioscience

    If you wish to improve the areas of writing and grammar, we recommend any of the following:

    • SSS024 - Grammar Essentials for Writing at University
    • SSS030 - Academic English for Australian Tertiary Studies (International and English as Second Language Learners)
    • SSS031 - Academic Writing Skills (Face-to-Face Workshop)
    • SSS034 - Essay Writing – Style and Structure
    • SSS035 - Critical Thinking
  • 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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