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4 years full-time.
- Semester 1 - 24 Feb 2020
$32,410 (indicative annual fee, 2019)
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- IELTS overall minimum - 7.0
- IELTS section minimum - 7.0
4 years full-time.
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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).
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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.
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.
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. 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.
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
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
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) (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.
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.
- 2016 Program Plan - for students who commenced in 2016 754.3 KB
- 2017 - 2019 Program Plan - Students commencing in 2017 - 2019 756.1 KB
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|
|MRSC1060||Medical Radiation Science 2A||10 units|
|MRSC1201||Basic Radiation Therapy Methods IB||10 units|
|MRSC1220||Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 1B||10 units|
|PHYS1250||MRS Physics & Radiation Protection||10 units|
|STAT1070||Statistics for the Sciences||10 units|
|HUBS2103||Neural and Visceral Anatomy||10 units|
|HUBS2203||Introductory Pharmacology||10 units|
|MRSC2200||Radiation Therapy Methods IIA||10 units|
|MRSC2220||Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2A||10 units|
|MRSC2250||Radiation Therapy Methods IIB||10 units|
|MRSC2270||Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 2B||10 units|
|MRSC2501||Medical Radiation Science Instrumentation IIA||10 units|
|MRSC2570||Radiation Therapy 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|
|MRSC3205||Radiation Therapy Methods 111A||10 units|
|MRSC3220||Radiation Therapy Professional Practice 3A||10 units|
|MRSC3260||Radiation Therapy Methods IIIB||10 units|
|MRSC3270||Radiation Therapy 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|
|MRSC4220||Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IVA||10 units|
|MRSC4270||Radiation Therapy Professional Practice IVB||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.
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.
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 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.