Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)


Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography)

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Program Code


AQF Level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC Codes

Mode of Delivery

  • Face to Face


Domestic - 4 years full time.

International - 4 years full time.

ATAR (2016)

Cut-off Median
Callaghan Campus91.1093.90

Assumed Knowledge

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.

Term Type


Relevant University rules and policies



The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) is an AQF level 8 program.

Diagnostic Radiographers produce 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.

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Admission Information

Admission Requirements

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.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants who do not speak English as a first language must demonstrate that they meet the University's English proficiency requirement. Further information regarding English language proficiency requirements can be found at the English Language Proficiency for Admission Policy at

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.

Additional Selection Criteria

  • Special Selection Procedures - Special selection procedures apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details call (02) 4921 6863.

Assumed Knowledge

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.

Credit Transfer

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 the new program, go to and click on 'How to Apply for Credit'.

Compulsory Program Requirements

Students will complete approximately 40 weeks of practical experience throughout the program in a variety of settings both locally and nationally, including mandatory rural placements. Travel, accommodation and related expenses for clinical placements will be the responsibility of the student.

Students will attend on-campus simulation classes in state-of-the-art training laboratories to prepare for, and supplement, the clinical placement experience.

Post-admission Requirements

  • NSW Health Verification Requirements

    Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. For more information please visit

  • Senior First Aid Certificate

    Students must hold a current Workcover approved Senior First Aid Certificate.

Compulsory Program Requirements - Review of Progress

In addition to meeting the University's overall requirements for academic progression, students must satisfactorily complete the following courses in order to progress in their program.

MRSC1110 - Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 1

MRSC2110 - Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 2A

MRSC2160 - Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IIB

MRSC3111 - Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 3A

MRSC3160 - Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 3B

MRSC4110 - Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IVA

MRSC4160 - Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IVB

Academic Requirements for Program Completion

Total Units required

320 units

Program Duration

4 years full time up to 6 years maximum.

International student visa holders who are studying the program on campus are required to enrol full time as per student visa requirements.

Program Requirements

Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours)(Diagnostic Radiography) requires completion of 320 units consisting of:

  • 300 units of Core Courses; and
  • 20 units of Elective Courses for Non-Graded Honours (of which at least 10 units must be at 2000 level or above); or 20 units of Research Project courses for Graded Honours.

Not all courses are offered each semester.

Program Structure

Core Courses

Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.

HLSC1000Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1105Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1401Human Bioscience
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
MRSC1010Medical Radiation Science 1A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1060Medical Radiation Science 1B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1110Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 1
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1150Diagnostic Radiography Methods 1
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1250MRS Physics & Radiation Protection
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2103Neural and Visceral Anatomy
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2203Introductory Pharmacology
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan Online)
10 units
MRSC2100Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIA
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2110Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 2A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2150Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIB
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2160Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IIB
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2501Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation IIA
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2560Diagnostic Radiography Instrumentation 2B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC2505Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3020MRS Cross-Sectional Imaging 1Not currently offered10 units
MRSC3080MRS Cross-Sectional Imaging 2Not currently offered10 units
MRSC3105Diagnostic Radiography Methods 111ANot currently offered10 units
MRSC3111Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 3A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3155Diagnostic Radiography Methods IIIBNot currently offered10 units
MRSC3160Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice 3B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4120Research Methodology and Design
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC4040MRS Image InterpretationNot currently offered10 units
MRSC4050MRS Transition to PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MRSC4080MRS Advanced and Future PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MRSC4110Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IVANot currently offered10 units
MRSC4160Diagnostic Radiography Professional Practice IVBNot currently offered10 units


Students in the Graded Honours Stream must take HLSC4310A and HLSC4310B. Students in the Ungraded Honours Stream must take 20 units of Electives.

Graded Honours Stream

Complete the following courses to fulfil the requirements of the Graded Honours stream.

Graded Honours Stream
HLSC4310AResearch Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4310BResearch Project B
  • Semester 2 - 2016 (Callaghan)
10 units
Ungraded Honours Stream

Complete 20 units of Electives to fulfil the requirements of the Ungraded Honours stream.


Complete 20 units of electives to fulfil the requirements of the program. Electives can be used to extend and complement your core studies with more courses in the same field of study, or from areas that might be of interest to you. Electives can be chosen from all courses available at the University that do not have any other conditions (such as a course requisite) applied to them.

20 units


All students who complete the requirements of the program will be eligible for Ungraded Honours. High performing students (minimum cumulative GPA of 5.5 at the end of Year 3) may be selected for admission into a Graded Honours stream. Positions within the Graded Honours stream are limited and entry is not guaranteed. Students selected into the Graded Honours stream are required to successfully complete 20 units of research courses as detailed in the Program Plan.The criteria for the determination of class of Honours are detailed in the Bachelor Honours policy [000990] section 5.2.2. Enquiries concerning eligibility for Graded Honours should be directed to the Program Convenor.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Competently apply advanced knowledge, atitudes and clinical skills to evaluate and implement modern and evolving diagnostic imaging procedures as registered pratitioners.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills to provide clear and coherent information and ideas to individuals, groups and healthcare teams.
  • Demonstrate skills to design and undertake research and competently apply evidence-based knowledge and clinical reasoning to deliver safe and effective professional practice.
  • Demonstrate professional and personal behaviours consistent with a commitment to legal and ethical behaviour, accountability in practice, and the promotion and development of the profession.
  • Effectively use technology in clinical practice and professional education
  • Demonstrate the ability to take responsibility for reflection on their own clinical practice, and ongoing learning and professional development.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the operation and clinical utility of advanced medical imaging techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Additional Information

All students can access additional learning development mechanisms provided by the Centre for Teaching and Learning at

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.

International Students

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 to find out more about the support services available to international students.

Special Needs

Students with a disability 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. The Disability Support Service and relevant Faculty and School officers will work together to ensure reasonable adjustments are provided in a timely manner.

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 for more information.

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