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Medical Radiation Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
Curtin University offers the only on-campus Medical Radiation Science course in medical radiation science in Western Australia. This course allows you to specialise in one of two majors: either Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy.

About

This course combines subjects from health sciences and science, providing you with a general grounding in the healthcare environment, along with foundation studies required for medical radiation science practice including medical physics, anatomy and physiology, and evidence-based practice.

The first year is interprofessional and taken with other health science and science students. From the second year, your study will focus on your elected major. You will be prepared to accept responsibility for the care of individual patients by developing the necessary ethical, medico-legal, cultural awareness and communication abilities. These skills will enable you to establish appropriate interpersonal relationships with patients and colleagues so that you can work effectively and sensitively as a healthcare professional.

You will gain essential fieldwork experience throughout the course, including extensive clinical experience in hospitals and private practices, and one rural clinical placement.

Medical Imaging

Medical imaging professionals work with a range of sophisticated diagnostic imaging modalities, including computed and digital radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography and angiography equipment. They produce images that are used to confirm or exclude a medical diagnosis, to advise on a treatment or illness, monitor patient progress, or provide medical screening.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapists play an integral role in the treatment, care and management of patients undergoing radiation therapy treatment, primarily in treating a range of cancer types. They design, develop and deliver radiation therapy treatment using a range of complex technologies and equipment.

Why study the Medical Radiation Science course from Curtin University

  • Curtin offers the only on-campus programs in medical imaging or radiation therapy in Western Australia.
  • We offer purpose-built medical imaging and radiation therapy learning environments that enable development of real knowledge and skills.
  • The medical imaging and radiation therapy fields are rapidly advancing and expanding.

Career information

Medical imaging professionals work with a range of sophisticated diagnostic imaging modalities including computed and digital radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography and angiography equipment. They produce images which are used to confirm or exclude a medical diagnosis, to advise on a treatment or illness, monitor patient progress or provide medical screening. A genuine interest in managing a wide range of patients and their needs is an important function of the professional.

Radiation therapists play an integral role in the treatment, care and management of patients undergoing radiation therapy treatment, primarily in treating a range of cancer types. Graduates must balance a genuine interest in patients and their welfare with the technical requirements necessary to undertake radiation therapy procedures. Radiation therapy increasingly incorporates high-end imaging technologies as integral requirements of patient treatment.

  • Medical Imaging Technologist
  • Medical Radiation Therapist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    Part-time
  • Credits
    800 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Medical Radiation Science 
  • Foundations for Professional Health Practice 
  • Human Structure and Function 
  • Radiation Physics and Instrumentation 
  • Medical Anatomy 
  • Indigenous Cultures and Health Behaviours 
  • Evidence Informed Health Practice 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

CRICOS code: 088215B

  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent
  • English Language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    35200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 35200 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Commonwealth supported: $9,370

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