Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging)

Combine your love of people and technology in this rewarding career

Diagnostic radiography is a growing field with the unique opportunity to apply both technical interests and people skills on a daily basis. Our Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) is designed for you to work as a diagnostic radiographer in both public hospitals and private radiology practices nationally and internationally.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

3.5 years

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Career Outcomes

Study a Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) at UC and you will:

  • gain a high level of ethical and interpersonal skills for interacting with patients from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • learn to effectively function as part of a health care team
  • acquire and apply clinical reasoning, treatment and evaluation skills to basic and life sciences
  • develop skills to undertake all routine diagnostic radiographic procedures
  • learn to operate diagnostic radiographic instrumentation to optimise image quality and minimise radiation dose or other potential patient hazards
  • develop skills in designing, implementation and management of quality assurance programs for medical imaging applications
  • acquire professional attitudes and attributes as a reflective practitioner.

Career Opportunities

  • General radiography
  • Angiography
  • Mammography
  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Medical ultrasound

Work Integrated Learning

At UC we believe WIL is an essential component of preparing highly employable graduates. Throughout your course you will have the opportunity to engage in internships, clinical placements, industry and community projects, professional mentoring and simulated workplace settings.

Course details

Sample study plan

Year 1

  • Foundations of Professional Planning
  • Introduction to Medical Radiation Science
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Regional Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introductory Physics
  • Professional Practice in Health
  • Psychology for Health Professionals
  • Systemic Anatomy and Physiology

Year 2

  • Imaging Anatomy
  • Introduction to MRS Research
  • Physical Principles of MRS
  • Radiographic Imaging 1
  • Informatics and Image Processing
  • MRS Practicum
  • Computed Tomography
  • Imaging Pathology
  • Radiation Biology and Dosimetry
  • Radiographic Imaging 2

Year 3

  • Radiographic Image Interpretation
  • Radiographic Imaging 3
  • Radiographic Imaging 4
  • MRS Practicum 2
  • Radiographic Imaging Capstone
  • MRS Residency 1

Year 4

  • MRS Residency 2

Course specific

Following successful accreditation of this program by the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA), graduates will be able to gain registration to practice as a diagnostic radiographer. Graduates will also be eligible for membership of the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT) and eligible to apply for a Statement of Compliance.


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