ATAR cut-off
78.90
83.08 (Median ATAR)
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UAC code

483375
Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
Mode of delivery

Face to Face

Duration

4 years full-time.

Location

Newcastle

Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 26 Feb 2018
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0

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Duration

4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 40010
CRICOS code: 088062C

Program handbook

Description

The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Radiation Therapy) is a 4 year AQF level 8 Bachelor Honours program.

Radiation Therapy is one of the main treatment options for patients diagnosed with cancer. Radiation Therapists are the health care professionals who use anatomical and functional imaging studies to design courses of treatment for patients with malignant disease, and use a range of advanced technology to implement daily treatment. Radiation Therapists have a large responsibility to monitor patients' health and well-being during treatment. Radiation Therapy contributes significantly to the high cancer cure rates in Australia.


Program learning outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will have:

  • Applied advanced knowledge, attitudes and clinical skills to evaluate and implement modern and evolving 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).

Details

Information correct as at22nd Oct 2017 9:49am
Program code40010
AQF level

Level 8 Bachelor Honours Degree

Locations and UAC codes
Mode of delivery
  • Face to Face
Duration
  • Australian students - 4 years full-time.
  • International students - 4 years full-time.
ATAR (2017)
LocationCut-offMedian
Callaghan Campus78.9083.08

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Assumed knowledgeEnglish 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 typeSemesters
Fees
Managing faculty
  1. Faculty of Health and Medicine
Contributing schools
  1. School of Biomedical Sciences and Pharmacy
  2. School of Health Sciences
  3. School of Psychology
  4. School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Relevant University rules and policies
CRICOS Code088062C

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Admission information

Admission requirements

Admission to this program is available to Australian students, residents and international students. 

You may also be eligible to receive bonus points if you will be receiving an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR).  Find out if you are eligible for bonus points.

Current Australian Year 12 students:

Apply for entry through UAC. Entry is based on ATAR 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.

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.

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, visit the University's credit website 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, accomodation and related expenses for clinical placements will be at 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

  • Senior First Aid Certificate

    Students must hold a cirrent 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.

MRSC1220 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 1B

MRSC2220 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2A

MRSC2270 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2B

MRSC3220 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3A

MRSC3270 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3B

MRSC4220 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IVA

MRSC4270 - Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IVB


Professional recognition

Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

UON radiation therapy 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

320 units

Program duration

4 years full-time.

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) (Radiation Therapy) 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.

Not all courses are offered each semester.

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 http://www.ahpra.gov.au/Notifications/Make-a-complaint/Mandatory-notifications.aspx.


Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study. Please refer to the program plan for the year that you commenced or transitioned into this program.


Program structure

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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Core Courses

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

CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HLSC1000Transition to Health Sciences Education and Practice
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS1105Musculoskeletal Anatomy
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS1401Human Bioscience
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
MRSC1010Medical Radiation Science 1A
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1060Medical Radiation Science 2A
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1201Basic Radiation Therapy Methods IB
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC1220Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 1B
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PHYS1250MRS Physics & Radiation Protection
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
STAT1070Statistics for the Sciences
  • Summer 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Central Coast)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Central Coast)
10 units
HUBS2103Neural and Visceral Anatomy
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
HUBS2203Introductory Pharmacology
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Online)
10 units
MRSC2200Radiation Therapy Methods IIA
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2220Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2A
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2250Radiation Therapy Methods IIB
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2270Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2B
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2501Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation IIA
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC2570Radiation Therapy Instrumentation 2B
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
PSYC2505Foundations of Psychology and Sociology for Health Professionals
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3020MRS Cross-Sectional Imaging 1
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3080MRS Cross-Sectional Imaging 2
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3205Radiation Therapy Methods 111A
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3220Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3A
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3260Radiation Therapy Methods IIIB
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC3270Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3B
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4120Research Methodology and Design
  • Summer 2 - 2018 (Online)
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Online)
  • Summer 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
MRSC4040MRS Image InterpretationNot currently offered10 units
MRSC4050MRS Transition to PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MRSC4080MRS Advanced and Future PracticeNot currently offered10 units
MRSC4220Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IVANot currently offered10 units
MRSC4270Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IVBNot currently offered10 units

Honours

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
Graded Honours Stream
CodeTitleTerm / Location Units
HLSC4310AResearch Project A
  • Semester 1 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 1 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
HLSC4310BResearch Project B
  • Semester 2 - 2018 (Callaghan)
  • Semester 2 - 2017 (Callaghan)
10 units
Ungraded Honours Stream

Complete 20 units of Electives to fulfil the requirements of the Ungraded Honours Stream

Electives

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

Honours

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.


Additional information

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

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 our International Students website to find out more about the support services available to international students.


Additional support

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 Faculty 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