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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.
The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) is an AQF level 8 Bachelor Honours program.
Nuclear Medicine uses a mix of sophisticated medical imaging technology such as scintigraphy, SPECT, hybrid PET/CT, people skills and radioactive chemical compounds (radiopharmaceuticals) to image and/or treat a wide variety of injuries or diseases ranging from elite athletes with sports injuries, to cardiac and brain studies, to cancer patients.
Program learning outcomes
On successful completion of the program students will have:
- Competently applied advanced knowledge, attitudes and clinical skills to evaluate and implement modern and evolving diagnostic imaging and treatment strategies as registered practitioners.
- Demonstrated the ability to work independently or as part of a multi-disciplinary healthcare team.
- Demonstrated effective communication skills to provide clear and coherent information and ideas to individuals, groups and healthcare teams.
- Demonstrated skills to design and undertake research and competently apply evidence-based knowledge and clinical reasoning to deliver safe and effective professional practice.
- Demonstrated 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 used technology in clinical practice and professional education
- Demonstrated the ability to take responsibility for reflection on their own clinical practice, and ongoing learning and professional development.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the operation and clinical utility of advanced medical imaging techniques, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
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Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree
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Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students.
- Admission information for Australian students and residents
- Admission information for international students
During the admission process adjustment factors may be applied to your Selection Rank. Find out if you are eligible.
Current Australian Year 12 students:
Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on your Selection Rank or interstate equivalent.
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.
All International Students
Apply directly to International Admissions. International applicants must satisfy an English Language proficiency requirement.
Minimum English language proficiency requirements
All Applicants 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 here.
Applicants for this program must satisfy a minimum English Language Proficiency Standard equivalent to an IELTS overall minimum of 7.0 with no subtest result below 7.0.
Additional selection criteria
- Special Selection Procedures - Special selection procedures apply for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. For details call (02) 4921 6863.
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, visit the University's credit website for more information on applying for credit.
Compulsory program requirements
Students will complete approximately 42 weeks of practical experience throughout the program in a variety of settings both locally and nationally. 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.
Senior First Aid Certificate
Students must hold a current Workcover approved Senior First Aid Certificate.
NSW Health Verification Requirements
Mandatory NSW Health Verification Requirements must be met. For more information please visit www.newcastle.edu.au/health-medicine-placement.
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.
MRSC1330 - Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 1B
MRSC2330 - Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 2A
MRSC2380 - Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 2B
MRSC3330 - Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 3A
MRSC3380 - Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 3B
MRSC4160 - Medical Radiation Science Professional Practice 4B
MRSC4330 - Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IVA
Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency
UON nuclear medicine 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.
Academic requirements for program completion
Total units required
4 years full-time.
International students studying this program on campus are required to enrol full time to comply with their student visa requirements and complete their study in the standard minimum program duration. International students requiring enrolment advice should review the program plan corresponding to the semester and year of commencement and can contact their Program Advisor at ProgramAdvice@newcastle.edu.au
Qualification for the award of Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) requires completion of 320 units consisting of:
- 300 units of Core Courses; and
- 20 units of Elective Courses for Non-Graded Honours or 20 units of Research Project courses for Graded Honours.
All registered health practitioners and education providers have a professional and ethical obligation to protect public health and provide safe healthcare. Students enrolled in this course should be aware that under the National Law (http://www.ahpra.gov.au/About-AHPRA/What-we-do/Legislation.aspx) there is a mandatory obligation for education providers and practitioners to report a student with an impairment that may place the public at substantial risk of harm while undertaking a professional practice placement. For more information please see the UON Student Placement Website or AHPRA Mandatory Notifications.
Download a program plan from the list below for the year/term that you commenced or transitioned into this program.
The Program Plan provides information on the structure and rules of your program. Used in conjunction with your Program Handbook, it is designed to be used as an enrolment guide.
You can track your progress by ticking off the courses you have completed and plan your current and future enrolment.
- 2015 - 2020 Program Plan - for students who commenced in 2015 - 2020 196.3 KB
- 2021 Program Plan - for students commencing in Semester 1 2021 193.6 KB
From 2021 onwards INDH2490 Foundations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health will be replacing MRSC1060 Medical Radiation Science 2A. Students who have previously completed MRSC1060 will not be required to complete INDH2490.
STAT1070 will be offered to Year 2 MRS students in Semester 1 2021, and Year 3 MRS students in Semester 1 2021. From 2022 onwards STAT1070 will remain in Semester 1 for MRS students.
MRSC2580 Nuclear Medicine Instrumentation 2B will be replaced by MRSC2560 Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation 2B (students who have successfully completed MRSC2560 will not be required to complete MRSC2580).
MRSC4380 Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IVB will be replaced by MRSC4160 Medical Radiation Science Professional Practice IVB (students who have successfully completed MRSC4380 will not be required to complete MRSC4160).
To ensure you enrol correctly, please refer to your program plan for the year you commenced your degree.
Students are advised to read their program handbook information in conjunction with the program plans for course sequence/enrolment advice. Please refer to the Program Plan for the year that you commenced, or transitioned into, this program - Program Plans are available above.
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Complete the following core courses to fulfil the requirements of this program.
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|HLSC1000||Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice||10 units|
|HUBS1105||Musculoskeletal Anatomy||10 units|
|HUBS1401||Human Bioscience||10 units|
|MRSC1010||Medical Radiation Science 1A||10 units|
|MRSC1330||Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 1B||10 units|
|MRSC1350||Nuclear Medicine Methods 1||10 units|
|PHYS1250||MRS Physics and Radiation Protection||10 units|
|STAT1070||Statistics for the Sciences||10 units|
|HUBS2103||Neural and Visceral Anatomy||10 units|
|HUBS2203||Introductory Pharmacology||10 units|
|INDH2490||Foundations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health||10 units|
|MRSC2300||Nuclear Medicine Methods IIA||10 units|
|MRSC2330||Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 2A||10 units|
|MRSC2350||Nuclear Medicine Methods IIB||10 units|
|MRSC2380||Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 2B||10 units|
|MRSC2501||Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation IIA||10 units|
|MRSC2560||Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation 2B||10 units|
|PSYC2505||Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals||10 units|
|MRSC3020||MRS Cross-Sectional Imaging 1||10 units|
|MRSC3080||MRS Cross-Sectional Imaging 2||10 units|
|MRSC3305||Nuclear Medicine Methods IIIA||10 units|
|MRSC3330||Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 3A||10 units|
|MRSC3355||Nuclear Medicine Methods IIIB||10 units|
|MRSC3380||Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice 3B||10 units|
|HLSC4120||Research Methodology and Design||10 units|
|MRSC4040||MRS Image Interpretation||10 units|
|MRSC4050||MRS Transition to Practice||10 units|
|MRSC4080||MRS Advanced and Future Practice||10 units|
|MRSC4160||Medical Radiation Science Professional Practice 4B||10 units|
|MRSC4330||Nuclear Medicine Professional Practice IVA||10 units|
Students in the Graded Honours Stream must take HLSC4310A and HLSC4310B. Students in the Ungraded Honours Stream must take 20 units of Electives.
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  section 5.2.2. Enquiries concerning eligibility for Graded Honours should be directed to the Program Convenor.
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.
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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.
AccessAbility provides advice and reasonable adjustments to Students with a medical or health condition or disability. If you require adjustments to undertake your program, contact the Student Support Advisors - AccessAbility before semester or early in the semester. They will work with the College or School to ensure that this happens 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. More information is available online.
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