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Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) - 319JA

Course Code: 319JA
Course Version: 2
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Medical Radiation
UAC Code: 365273
CRICOS Code: 087833F
English Language Requirements:

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an overall IELTS Academic score (or equivalent) of 7.0, with no band score below 7.0. For alternate/equivalent ways of meeting the English requirements for this course please view the English Proficiency Requirements document on the university website.


Graduates of the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) will work as diagnostic radiographers either in public hospitals or private radiology practices in any state of Australia. Following successful accreditation of the new program by the Medical Radiations Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA), graduates will be able to gain registration to practice as Diagnostic radiographers. Graduates will also be able to apply for a Validated Statement of Accreditation (VSoA) and be eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR). Graduates will also be able to apply to work in any country.

Specialised career opportunities exist for diagnostic radiographers in general radiography, angiography, mammography, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and in medical ultrasound.

Diagnostic radiography is a growing field with a unique opportunity to mix technology and patient care in professional activities. Applicants for the course will need a mix of technical enquiry and good people skills.


Current and Commencing Students
Please contact the Faculty of Health faculty office, email
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification

We also offer a number of entry initiatives that give you the opportunity to gain entry to the University via alternate pathway programs and admissions schemes.
More information is available on our Alternative Entry page:

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places. To ensure your application is considered, we recommend applying by the 31st October as the first offers will be released in December.
Please be advised that if you submit your application after the advertised closing date, your application may not be considered.

Additional Admission Requirements

Police clearance checks
Current First Aid certificate

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for entry is to HSC equivalent of Biology, Physics and Mathematics.

Inherent Requirements:
Clinical practice and/or clinical laboratories during the medical imaging course require students to:
- be involved in encounters where students must physically interact with patients and/or other students coming from a range of ethnic, age, gender and disability backgrounds;
- be physically capable to independently lift and move patients and equipment and to wear lead gowns (heavy) for extended periods of time;
- be involved in patient encounters where patients may be severely injured or be at the end stage of terminal illnesses;
- work in environments which may be highly stressful;
- have vision able to visualise detail within medical images;
- due to government requirements, wear clothing during clinical placements that does not cover the elbows and forearms;
- attend clinical workplaces, for extended periods of time, in interstate, metropolitan, regional and rural areas.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2023 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Notes for Domestic Applicants

This course is only available for full-time enrolment.

Notes for International Applicants

This course is only available for full-time enrolment.

Information for Current Students

There are previous versions of this course. As a current student you will complete the requirements for the course that were in place when you commenced. Click on the relevant link below to view the requirements of your version of the course.

In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course


Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) B MRS(MI)
Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) (Honours) B MRS(MI)(Hons)

Alternate Exit Awards

Diploma of Health Studies Associate Degree of Health Studies

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

The University offers a wide range of delivery options to help you balance study with other commitments. Units within this degree may be available to be studied in the following delivery modes:

    UC - Canberra, Bruce

      Flexible: The unit combines online study with optional on-campus, face to face activities.
      Intensive: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face in concentrated time blocks.
      Placement: The unit involves an internship, practicum or other work place experience program. Some on-campus, face to face activity may also be required.
      On Campus: The unit is delivered on-campus and face to face, supplemented with online content. Most classes are run on weekdays and during business hours.
      Online: The unit is studied completely online. On-campus, face to face interaction is not required.

To find out more about delivery modes that are available for units in this course please visit

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International



The fees detailed above are the annual fee rates for the course. The annual rate is the fee that applies to standard full-time enrolment, which is 24 credit points. The final fee charged is based on the proportion of 24 credit points in which a student enrols. Students enrolled in a Commonwealth Support Place (CSP) are required to make a contribution towards the cost of their education, which is set by the Commonwealth Government. Information on Commonwealth Supported Places, HECS-HELP and how fees are calculated can be found here.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) through the Medical Radiation Practice Accreditation Committee (MRPAC), the accreditation committee of the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA). Graduating students will be eligible to apply for registration as a Diagnostic Radiographer with the MRPBA.

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Graduates of the course will be expected to possess knowledge of: -
The scientific principles and concepts of all medical imaging techniques currently used in diagnostic radiographic clinical practice;
The protocols and associated techniques associated with diagnostic and interventional radiographic examinations procedures;
Anatomy, physiology and pathology relevant to the practice of diagnostic radiography;
The normal and abnormal imaging appearances within current diagnostic radiographic procedures;
Sociological aspects of illness and health-care;
The role of the diagnostic radiographer in the health-care team in Australia and internationally;
Patient information management systems and digital imaging principles including their effective application in medical imaging; and
Radiation protection, biology and dosimetry applicable to diagnostic radiography.
Up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills; and
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.

Global Citizens:
Think globally about issues in their profession;
Adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries; and
Make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives.
Graduates will be able to demonstrate: -
A high level of ethical and interpersonal skills with patients from diverse background/cultures and with other health professionals so to effectively function as part of a health-care team;
Skills in undertaking all routine diagnostic radiographic procedures including the selection of protocol consistent with the patient's medical condition to optimise image quality and minimise radiation dose or other potential patient hazards;
Skills in the operation of diagnostic radiographic instrumentation to optimise image quality and minimise radiation dose or other potential patient hazards;
Skills in designing, implementation and management of quality assurance programs for medical imaging applications;
Professional attitudes and attributes as a reflective practitioner;
A willingness to maintain professional development and be proactive in the profession of diagnostic radiography; and
Effective communications, problem solving and critical analysis.
Communicate effectively;
Work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
Take pride in their professional and personal integrity;
Up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills;
Use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems; and
Display initiative and drive, and use their organisational skills to plan and manage their workload.

Global Citizens:
Communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings;
Behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.

Lifelong Learners:
Evaluate and adopt new technology;
Reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development;
Be self-aware; and
Adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.
Graduates of the honours component of this course will:
1. Obtain a coherent and advanced understanding of the key values, theories, perspectives and concepts that underpin the profession of medical imaging.
2. Be able to use their advanced knowledge, skill, understanding and professional application of the clincal and educational tools relevant to the ethical practice of medical imaging.
3. Be able to communicate clearly and coherently in a diverse and varied range of medical imaging settings with a range of stakeholders.
4. Have the cognitive ability to read, critique, evaluate, apply and gain evidence from research and science into the practices of health care and health services.

Course Duration

This course is an accelerated course and can be completed in seven semesters and winter terms full-time. Maximum eighteen semesters. This course is only available for full-time enrolment.


Eligible students who wish to complete honours will enrol in and complete honours units for the embedded 4th Year Honours option. Entry Requirements: Attain a GPA of at least 5.5 in the first 2 years of the course and Obtained supervisor project approval and availability to supervise the Honours project.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

In order for the Diploma of Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 24 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 b) completed a minimum of 12 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 12 credit points in any of the health disciplines. In order for the Associate Degree in Health Studies to be awarded the student must have: a) completed 48 credit points with at least 12 credit points at Level 1 and 12 credit points at Level 2 b) completed a minimum of 24 credit points at UC and c) obtained a minimum of 24 credit points in any of the health disciplines.


  • Past Offerings
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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