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  • Objectives
    CSU’s Master of Medical Radiation Science is designed for practising medical radiation scientists to advance both their technological expertise and academic understanding of their chosen specialisation.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Medical Radiation Science - with specialisations - Canada
  • Course description
    Including:
    Graduate Diploma of Medical Radiation Science (exit point only)

    About the course

    The Master of Medical Radiation Science is offered in four specialist areas: computerised tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, radiographic image interpretation and nuclear medicine.

    In addition students may opt to enrol in the generic course rather than one of the specialisations. The generic Master of Medical Radiation Science course is aimed at radiographers, radiotherapists and nuclear medicine scientists.

    This postgraduate course is designed for practising medical radiation scientists to advance both their technological expertise and academic understanding of the chosen specialisation, whilst continuing clinical work in these areas. The Australian Radiography and Nuclear Medicine professional bodies recognise the value of postgraduate study as a means of keeping pace with rapidly changing technology in these fields, as well as of enhancing research.

    On completion of 64 points of study (including any credit granted), students may elect to exit the course with a Graduate Diploma. This option applies to the generic course and to all specialisations except Nuclear Medicine. The Postgraduate Diploma does not include research project subjects generally found in the Masters.

    The specialisations

    Master of Medical Radiation Science (Computerised Tomography)

    Recent advances in computerised tomography (CT) have made this well-established imaging modality an even more important tool in patient management. A Master of Medical Radiation Science (CT) degree has been developed for those working in the field of CT. This specialisation covers all aspects of modern CT practice. Students have the opportunity to research some aspect of CT for their final project.

    Master of Medical Radiation Science (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)

    The Master of Medical Radiation Science (MRI) has been developed for those working in magnetic resonance imaging. This specialisation informs students of today’s technology and also prepares them for the advances of tomorrow. In the final year, students have a chance to research a topic from MRI.

    Master of Medical Radiation Science (Radiographic Image Interpretation)

    This specialisation will meet the needs of students working in both Australia and overseas. It si designed to will give students an in-depth appreciation of medical images, in order to enhance their radiographic practice and allow them to make more informed decisions regarding radiography. This specialisation will also better equip students to give informal verbal radiographic opinions to referring clinicians, within the scope of professional codes of conduct. It will prepare the student for a radiographic reporting role if that is appropriate for the country in which they are working. This specialisation may be done entirely by coursework or may include the research project subjects.

    Master of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)

    The Master of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) specialisation has been developed for those working in the field of Nuclear Medicine. The course covers all aspects of modern nuclear medicine practice including advanced instrumentation, radiopharmacy and procedures and CT for Nuclear Medicine. Elective subjects include areas such as clinical education and management. Students have the opportunity to undertake original research in some aspect of Nuclear Medicine.

    Master of Medical Radiation Science – generic course

    The generic Master of Medical Radiation Science course provides students with a high degree of flexibility in their choice of subjects. It allows them to pick from a wide variety of suitable medical radiation science and health electives. Students can tailor their course to best suit their individual professional needs and preferences. Further, they have the option of doing the course entirely by coursework or by including the research project subjects if desired.

    In addition to being available to Radiographers and Nuclear Medicine Technologists, the generic Master course is also open to Radiotherapists.

    Credit for previous study

    Candidates who satisfy the 16 point credit entry requirements will be granted a credit package of 16 points (equivalent to two subjects) and will be required to complete a further 80 points of study (equivalent to 10 subjects) to qualify for the award. Candidates who satisfy the zero credit entry requirements will be required to complete 96 points of study (equivalent to 12 subjects) to qualify for the award.

    Course requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points ( the equivalent of 12 subjects) comprising any credit awarded upon admission (in recognition of previous study and experience) and, during enrolment in the course, different combinations of compulsory specialisation subjects, restricted electives and project subjects. The actual subjects required for graduation vary with the specialisation and are under course structure.

    Residential schools

    There are no residential schools associated with this course.

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