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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.

Master an advanced career in medical ultrasound

A one-year fulltime Masters qualification offered nowhere else in Australia (or the world for that matter), this course offers you a unique-to-UC-pathway which will build your expertise in the clinical specialty of your choice (cue, high demand health practice qualifications!) or you can choose the traditional research pathway (which is also a savvy career choice).

Further develop your sonography skills in the medical ultrasound sector via a focus on research planning, quantitative and qualitative practice and developing a significant research project OR choose the clinical pathway where you can focus on clinical sonography itself, as well as explore epidemiology and electives involving the obstetric, musculoskeletal and paediatric specialties.

With high-level careers available in the public and private health care service, radiology practices and in community health, you’ll esteem yourself as the master of your own destiny!

Study a Master of Medical Ultrasound and you will:

  • be able to synthesise and apply your understanding of research principles and/or clinical evidence based practice in the performance of medical ultrasound research or practice
  • via the Research Pathway, be able to critically appraise and synthesize the literature in an area of medical ultrasound research, design and undertake research in an area of medical ultrasound and prepare and publish your findings from research undertaken in medical ultrasound
  • via the Clinical Specialty Pathway, be able to select and synthesise information from a broad range of sources relevant to an advanced clinical speciality, demonstrate clinical expertise in the chosen area of an advanced clinical speciality and prepare and publish evidence of your advanced clinical findings and/or skills.

Work-integrated learning

In this course, you will undertake a specialised research project or develop advanced practice in the Clinical Specialty Pathway, as part of the Faculty of Health’s commitment to supporting work-integrated learning, which will enhance your employability and ensure you’re armed with the right mix of skills and knowledge to take a super-confident leap into your future career.

Career opportunities

A range of career opportunities exist for Master of Medical Ultrasound graduates, in a range of sectors including in:

  • Public Hospitals
  • Private Hospitals
  • Private Radiology Practices
  • Community Health Care Services.

Course specific information

Students must have a Graduate Diploma in Medical Ultrasound or the equivalent, and can demonstrate that they are working within medical sonography or using medical ultrasound within their health practice. 


Current and Commencing Students
Prospective Domestic Students
Email or Phone 1800 UNI CAN (1800 864 226)
Prospective International Students
Email 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

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
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.

Course Requirements

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
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

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.
      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.

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.




  • Past Offerings
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2020->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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