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Master of Medical Imaging - 340JA

Course Code: 340JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Health
Discipline(s): Discipline of Medical Radiation
UAC Code: 880845
CRICOS Code: 088964J
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.

An accelerated diagnostic radiography pathway

If you’re a graduate but considering a career change, then the UC Master of Medical Imaging course offers an accelerated learning program that condenses a comprehensive three-year course into an internationally recognised Medical Imaging qualification in only 2.5 years.

Highly focused, engaging and interactive, the UC Master of Imaging course will help you become proficient in diagnostic radiography graduating six months earlier – thus gaining a highly competitive advantage over other similar courses elsewhere.

Successful completion of the course will allow you to apply for registration to practice as a Diagnostic Radiographer from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) and you’ll be ready to forge ahead in your career as a competent and professional diagnostic radiographer.

The UC Master of Medical Imaging is an approved program of study by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) allowing graduates to gain registration as a diagnostic radiographer for employment in both public hospitals and private radiology practices in any state or territory in Australia and around the world.

The course is highly career-focused and includes ongoing Work Integrated Learning (WIL), offering specialised opportunities across multiple fields of diagnostic radiography, such as general radiography, mammography, angiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and medical ultrasound.

Study a Master of Medical Imaging at UC and you will:

 

  • gain advanced knowledge of scientific principles and concepts of all medical imaging techniques
  • operate diagnostic radiographic instrumentation to optimise image quality and minimise radiation dose or other potential patient hazards
  • understand protocols and methods associated with diagnostic and interventional radiographic examination procedures
  • learn anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiation protection, biology, and dosimetry relevant to diagnostic radiography
  • become familiar with normal and abnormal imaging appearances within current diagnostic radiographic procedures
  • understand the role of a diagnostic radiographer within the wider healthcare team in Australia and internationally
  • work with patient information management systems.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL is a vital part of the Master of Medical Imaging program and has been created to give students hands-on experience using a broad range of x-ray units within a simulated and controlled lab environment.

This approach builds confidence and has been designed to ensure that all UC students are familiar with using real-world technology by the time they reach their first clinical placements.

As part of the training, each student will get to participate in clinical placements and residencies throughout the course. Each off-site WIL experience will give you the opportunity to interact with patients from a range of ethnic, age, gender and disability backgrounds – while also networking and building professional relationships with experienced industry professionals.

Please note: in some placements you may find your physical and emotional fortitude challenged as you come across potentially confronting medical images in detail, or work with those you may be severely injured or at the end stage of a terminal illness.

Career opportunities

A UC Master of Medical Imaging qualification is a globally recognised and respected degree that will allow graduates to progress competently and confidently into a career in any of the following positions:

  • general radiographer
  • mammographer
  • angiographer
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiographer
  • computed tomography (CT) radiographer
  • clinical educator
  • clinical researcher
  • research manager
  • vendor application specialist
  • sonographer*

To gain accreditation in this field*, further postgraduate study is necessary.

Course-specific information

The Master of Medical Imaging is an approved program of study by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA), and upon graduation, you will be able to apply for registration to practice in Australia as a Diagnostic Radiographer.

As part of the application you will be required to participate in an interview process and must:

 

  • hold a completed bachelor’s degree in any discipline, and
  • have completed a minimum of two bachelor’s degree-level units in human anatomy and physiology (0.25 EFTSU).

Assumed knowledge for entry is introductory psychology, introductory physics and introductory statistics at bachelor’s degree level.

There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible, you must have an academic IELTS of 7.0 overall, or equivalent, with no band score below 7.0.

Applicants will also be required to:

  • undertake a National Police Check
  • obtain Working with Vulnerable People registration
  • provide your immunisation history
  • have qualifications in first aid/CPR.

This course has an early closing date and:

  • international students need to submit applications by 30 June every year
  • domestic students need to submit applications by 31 October every year.

Graduating students will also be able to apply for a Statement of Compliance and membership with the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASIMRT).

 

Enquiries

Current and Commencing Students
Email student.centre@canberra.edu.au
Prospective Domestic Students
Email study@canberra.edu.au or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email international@canberra.edu.au or Phone +61 2 6201 5342

Admission Requirements

This course has an early closing date:
- International students to submit applications by 30 June of every year and
- Domestic students to submit applications by 31 October of every year.

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
A) a completed bachelor degree in any discipline
B) a minimum of two degree level units of anatomy and physiology.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum of two degree level units of anatomy and physiology can meet these requirements by completion of the following units (as non-award study):

- 6529 Systemic Anatomy and Physiology
- 9808 Regional Anatomy and Physiology

Further information on non-award study is available from https://www.canberra.edu.au/future-students/apply-now/cross-institutional-and-non-award-applications

Admission to this course is competitive. Applications will be assessed on the basis of academic merit and the number of available places.
Please be advised that if you submit your application after the advertised closing date, your application may not be considered.

Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants will be required to participate in an interview process.

Police clearance checks including working with children, immunisation and a current first aid certificate.

Assumed Knowledge

Assumed knowledge for entry is introductory psychology, introductory physics and introductory statistics at bachelor degree level.

Periods Course is Open to New Admissions

Year Location Domestic International
2019 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2020 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2021 UC - Canberra, Bruce Semester 1
Semester 1
2022 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.

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

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Medical Imaging M MedImaging

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

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Information for Fee Paying Students

Year Domestic International
2020 $34,300 $40,000
2019 $33,000 $39,000

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.

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;
- 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; and
- Due to government requirements, wear clothing during clinical placements that does not cover the elbows and forearms.

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 advanced 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.
UC Graduates are Professional and can:
- employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills and
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict.
UC Graduates are Global Citizens and can:
- 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 cognitive, technical and creative skills:
- to 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;
- 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;
- in the operation of diagnostic radiographic instrumentation to optimise image quality and minimise radiation dose or other potential patient hazards;
- in designing, implementation and management of quality assurance programs for medical imaging applications;
- a high level of autonomy, accountability, professional attitudes and attributes as a reflective practitioner;
- to maintain professional development and be proactive in the profession of diagnostic radiography; and
- in effective communications, problem solving and critical analysis.
UC Graduates are Professional and can:
- employ up to date and relevant knowledge and skills;
- communicate effectively;
- use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real?world problems;
- work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict;
- display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload; and
- take pride in their professional and personal integrity.
UC Graduates are Global Citizens and can:
- communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings; and
- behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives.
UC Graduates are Lifelong Learners and can:
- 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.
- adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas.

Course Duration

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

Honours

None.

Government Support

Year CSP Places Available Eligible for Student
Income Support (Centrelink)
2020 NO NO
2019 NO YES

Offerings

  • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

Enrolment Numbers

View the number of student enrolments for this course for the previous full year. Please note that course numbers are indicative only and in no way reflect individual class sizes.

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