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Medical Radiation Science

Medical Radiation Science

Step-up to a rewarding career in the highly specialised and rapidly growing field of medical imaging.

As an important first step in diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and disease, you’ll learn how to produce medical images utilising the latest technology to assist medical practitioners in driving investigations to improve the health and wellbeing of individuals.

Upon graduation, you can explore career opportunities in general radiography, angiography, mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and medical ultrasound.

State-of-the-art facilities

Benefit from the opportunity to practice your skills through the University of Canberra Hospital and simulated learning labs and develop the valuable skills to succeed.

Graduate in-demand

You’ll graduate in-demand with the advanced technical skills required to operate high tech medical imaging equipment including X-ray, fluoroscopy and CT facilities and hands-on radiography experience through a range of placements across the public and private sector.

Professional recognition

Our Medical Imaging programs are accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration to practice in Australia as a Diagnostic Radiographer.

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound is accredited by the Australian Sonographer Accreditation Registry (ASAR).*

Career opportunities

Study medical radiation science to work in a variety of roles.

  • General radiographer
  • Mammographer
  • Angiographer
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiographer
  • Computed tomography (CT) radiographer
  • Clinical educator
  • Clinical researcher
  • Research manager
  • Vendor application specialist
  • Sonographer, with further study*


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Dr Chris Hayre Discipline Lead
Dr Chandra Makanjee Senior Lecturer, Medical Imaging Course Convenor
Ms Karen Pollard Lecturer, Ultrasound Course Convenor
Tony Vaness Lecturer
Ms Melanie GreenLecturer
Mr Peter Preston Senior Lecturer
Ms Kate LearySenior Lecturer
Ms Courtney Luck Lecturer
Mr Justin FarrugiaLecturer
Ms Natalie MetzLecturer
Ms Dawn MbogoLecturer