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Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) – conversion course - Distance

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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging), offered by distance education, focuses on the techniques and equipment used in diagnostic radiography and in other imaging modalities, to prepare graduates for a career in this highly technical area of health care.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) – conversion course
  • Course description
    About the course

    The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) conversion course allows qualified radiographers who hold non-Australian qualifications and whose qualifications are not recognised as being an Australian three-year, full-time degree equivalent or qualified diagnostic radiographers who hold a three-year full-time Associate Diploma or Diploma in Diagnostic Radiography, awarded by an Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent to upgrade to academic degree level.

    Due to the diverse range of primary academic qualifications and experience possessed by applicants, there are three levels of entry. See Admission criteria / credit below.

    Prospective students should note that the course structure is currently being reviewed and there may be substantial changes to some subject offerings and entry level requirements. These changes are aimed at further enhancing subject content and graduate outcomes.

    Professionals teaching you professional skills

    The course is taught by dedicated professionals with many years of collective experience in clinical radiography. They are accredited radiographers, qualified physicists and sonographers.

    Credit

    Applicants who have completed recognised academic courses in specialist areas of Medical Imaging, in addition to their basic qualification, may seek credit for some subjects in the course.


    Entry at Level 1
    Applicants assessed as having successfully completed a two-year, full-time equivalent, academic program (for example, Australian Associate Diploma, British DCR or equivalent). Upon admission, students are awarded a credit package of 128 points.

    Entry at Level 2
    Applicants assessed as having an academic qualification of more than two but less than three years full-time equivalent (for example, Hong Kong PDDR, Canadian CAMRT Certification who have further completed appropriate advanced certificates and extensive ongoing CPE courses in relevant areas and/or other relevant experience). Upon admission, students are awarded a credit package of 144 points.

    Australian entrants - Entry at Level 3
    Applicants assessed as having an academic qualification of three years full-time equivalent (for example, Diploma of Health Science (Medical Imaging) awarded by Charles Sturt University, or an equivalent diploma from another Australian institution, British HDCR, Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent). Upon admission, students are awarded a credit package of 160 points.

    Normal course duration

    Level 1: Part-time 2 years (4 sessions)
    Level 2: Part-time 1.5 years (3 sessions)
    Level 3: Part-time 1 year (2 sessions)

    Professional recognition

    The academic content of this course is accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR). The course does not include a clinical practice competence requirement. Graduates of the conversion program may be eligible to practice in Australia providing they are able to gain a Statement of Accreditation from the Australian Institute of Radiography and meet the AIR clinical practice competence requirements. Inquiries regarding this statement must be directed to the Australian Institute of Radiography.

    Residential schools

    There are no residential school requirements for this course. Students will not be required to attend practicums or lecture/tutorial sessions at the University.

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate with the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) students must complete a total of 192 points. This is made up as follows:

    Students entering at Level 1 are awarded a 128 credit point package and must complete eight 8 point subjects (64 points).

    Students entering at Level 2 are awarded a 144 credit point package and must complete six 8 point subjects (48 points).

    Students entering at Level 3 are awarded a 160 credit point package and must complete four 8 point subjects (32 points).
    Clinical requirements

    Refer to the Clinical Requirements section following for information on:

        * Criminal Record Clearance
        * First Aid Certificate
        * Immunisation
        * English language requirements

     
    Graduate comment

    "The research and methodology subjects brought to my attention concepts of research processes and practicalities in using them. Pathology reinforced my knowledge but also gave me new ideas. It showed me how to tie things together."

    Daryl Brennan
    Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging)

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