ATAR cut-off
91.10
93.90 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

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UAC code

483355
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

Find out more about IELTS.

Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40002
CRICOS code: 088060E

Study diagnostic radiography at UON

Use advanced imaging technology to improve lives.

At UON we prepare diagnostic radiography students for a dynamic career using advanced imaging technology. Learn how create medical images to diagnose and manage patient health, combining sophisticated technology and medical expertise to save and improve lives.

What is diagnostic radiography? Diagnostic radiography is an important first step to diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and disease. Along with pathology, diagnostic radiography is the largest diagnostic test performed. The medical images you produce will allow patients to be diagnosed accurately, and can directly impact a patient’s treatment plan and overall recovery.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs: 96% of our diagnostic radiography students from 2015 secured employment within four months of graduating.
  • Hands-on experience: Complete 40 weeks of clinical placements in public and private centres, preparing you for a successful career in diagnostic radiography.
  • World-class facilities: Hone your skills using advanced multimodality imaging and post-processing facilities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiography and mammography facilities.
  • Learn from research leaders keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
  • Tick the boxes for professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
UON radiography student takes an x-ray of a patient.

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96% Employed ? within four months of graduation
20+ years experience training diagnostic radiographers
40 Weeks clinical placement
ERA 5 ? well above world standard for health and medicine research

What you will study

UON’s Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) has a strong foundation in physical, biomedical and behavioural sciences. You will:

  • Build essential clinical reasoning and patient management skills using our latest technologies and facilities, including 2D, 3D and 4D imaging technology.
  • Gain professional diagnostic radiography skills through case-based training, integrating learning into real situations and interactive team work activities.
  • Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the field of diagnostic radiography.

Areas of study include:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • clinical education
  • instrumentation
  • physics
  • radiation protection
  • research

All UON medical radiation science students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment.  As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Our diagnostic radiography graduates are very employable and highly regarded. About 96% of our graduates find work before, or soon after, finishing their studies.

UON diagnostic radiography graduates are qualified to register and work as diagnostic radiographers, working closely with patients and other health professionals to diagnose and manage illnesses and injuries using medical images. You may find yourself working in settings such as accident and emergency wards and operating theatres. Diagnostic radiographers play an important role in medicine and health care, and contribute significantly to improving community health.

Take a look below for some common roles for medical radiation science graduates.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

UON diagnostic radiography graduates are eligible to apply for registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Your accreditation allows you to work in Australia and overseas.

Practical experience

Practical experience

All UON diagnostic radiography students complete 40 weeks of professional practice during their degree, starting in first year. During your placement, you are mentored and supervised by qualified diagnostic radiographers. You may undertake placements in public and private hospitals and practices located in the Hunter Region, NSW, interstate or overseas. You will participate in metropolitan, regional and rural placements as part of this degree.

On-campus facilities

During your degree, you will have access to the latest diagnostic radiography technologies on campus. This includes multimodality imaging and post-processing facilities, with CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiography and mammography facilities.