Campuses and locations
The University of Newcastle is a multi-campus institution offering programs in a number of locations.
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.
4 years full-time.
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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.
UON’s Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) has a strong foundation in physical, biomedical and behavioural sciences. You will:
Areas of study include:
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.
Download a program plan for further details on your degree's structure and what courses 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.