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The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) is an AQF level 7 Bachelor program.
Diagnostic Radiographers produces images of the structure and function of the body to assist medical diagnosis and medical decision making. Diagnostic Radiographers use a large range of advanced imaging technologies such as plain x-rays, Computer Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Ultrasound, Angiography and Mammography, in settings such as accident and emergency, wards and operating theatres. Diagnostic radiography plays an important role in medicine and health care, and contributes significantly to improving health outcomes for the population.
Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.
Current Australian Year 12 students:
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on ATAR or interstate equivalent.
You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).
Year 12 Bonus Point Scheme:
1. Physics (Band 5 – 6 ) 2 points
2. Mathematics (Band 5 – 6) 2 points OR
Ext 1 (Band 3 - 4) 4 points OR
Ext 2 (Band 2 – 4) 4 points
3. English (Advanced) (Band 6) 2 points OR
English Ext 1 (Band 3 - 4) 4 points OR
English Ext 2 (Band 2 – 4) 4 points
Non school leavers and previous Australian Year 12 students:
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on:
- Previous year 12 studies
- Higher education, tertiary or post-secondary qualifications and/or
- Overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications.
International students currently undertaking:
- an Australian Year 12 in Australia
- an Australian Year 12 outside Australia
- an International Baccalaureate (IB) in Australia
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry based on ATAR or equivalent.
All other international students: Apply direct to International Admissions. Entry based on overseas qualifications considered equivalent to Australian qualifications, as well as satisfying English language requirements.
Students who completed their education in a non-English speaking country must have an IELTS of 7.0 on admission in line with University policy.
English and Mathematics or Physics. Applicants who have not studied these courses should consider taking relevant bridging courses before the commencement of the University year.
Students must meet NSW Ministry of Health verification requirements to attend clinical placements in this program. For information on these requirements please visit: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/health-medicine-placement
Students must hold a current WorkCover approved Senior First Aid Certificate.
If you wish to apply for credit for studies completed at another institution or if you are changing programs within the University and wish to transfer your credit to a new program go to: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/credit-transfer/ for further information on how to apply for credit.
Please note that time restrictions apply to the granting of credit in this program.
Bachelor of Health Science (Honours) is available as an additional one-year full-time program or equivalent part-time. Candidates for Honours are selected on the basis of academic achievement.
Students will complete approximately 25 weeks of practical experience through the program in a variety of settings both locally and nationally, including mandatory rural placements. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for work-integrated learning/placements will be the responsibility of the student.
Australia is recognised as a world leader in Medical Radiation Science (MRS) education and practice. Our program is accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia who act under auspices of Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). A professional year is required after you graduate from university. After satisfying professional accreditation, you can practice across the world.
Graduates of the program are eligible to apply for registration with the Medical Radiation Board of Australia in partnership with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
International students must comply with the University of Newcastle's English language proficiency requirements. All International Students enrolled in the program will be provided with an orientation to familiarise them with the rules, expectations, facilities and services offered by the University. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/students/international/student-support/ to find out more about the support services available to international students.
Students who have impaired function in their hands or arms, or a audio/visual impairment will have difficulty pursuing this program. It is highly advisable for any prospective student with such a disability to contact the Faculty to discuss the issue.
Students with disabilities who require reasonable adjustments to undertake their program should contact the Disability Support Service before semester or early in the semester. Some adjustments need up to 4 weeks lead time to organise, so it is imperative that early contact is made.
Please note: All students must fulfil the inherent requirements of the programs and courses they are undertaking. While reasonable adjustments can be made, these adjustments cannot compromise academic integrity. It is the student¿s responsibility to check all the requirements of courses, and consider the effects of any medical condition or disability on their ability to complete course requirements. Please visit http://www.newcastle.edu.au/service/disability/ for more info.
Diagnostic Radiographers are required to provide a safe environment for patients, staff and themselves. They need to be able to lift and support the movement of equipment and patients and move freely and quickly around departments and hospitals. The profession can be physically challenging. All applicants need to be able to complete all parts of the clinical placement program to both complete the course and become accredited with the profession.
All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at: http://www.newcastle.edu.au/about-uon/governance-and-leadership/divisions/academic-division#ctl
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students can draw on the assistance and support provided by the Indigenous Student Support and Development service through the Wollotuka Institute.
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Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science requires the completion of 240 units of approved courses.
The program is available in full-time mode only.
Except with the permission of the Pro Vice-Chancellor, a candidate shall complete the program within five years of study from the date of commencement.
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