Radiographers (also known as medical imaging technologists) play an important role in the healthcare sector, providing vital information to assist with the diagnosis and treatment of medical disorders. A radiographer generally works in a team environment with other health professionals. Using techniques such as X-ray, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), they produce high-quality medical images which are then used by medical specialists to diagnose and monitor an injury or disease.
This course is taught by registered, practising radiographers which ensures the content incorporates the latest diagnostic techniques and equipment. The course is embedded with practical experience, with sessions in the on-campus laboratories starting during your first year.
In addition to important foundation studies in anatomy and medical radiation physics, you will complete advanced units that focus on the specialist techniques of trauma radiography, and ward and operating radiography. Sessions in the medical imaging laboratories at QUT’s Gardens Point campus will allow you to develop important pre-clinical skills in patient positioning and image production. Our anatomy laboratory and pathology specimen museum will help strengthen your confidence and knowledge.
During your studies, you will learn skills in angiography and interventional techniques, and the applications of X-ray, CT, MRI and digital image processing. You will have the opportunity to practise these new skills with extensive placements in clinical departments. This supervised clinical practice is embedded throughout the program with significant time in the third and fourth years.
At the end of the second year of study in this course, you will have the option to apply for the Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours). Entry to the program is competitive, based on grade point average. On entry to the course you will retain all of the credit you have successfully completed in the Bachelor of Medical Imaging and will complete a further two years of full-time study which will include an honours research project.
Radiographers play a key role in patient care by providing referring medical practitioners with additional diagnostic information to assist in patient management and treatment. You may become a team member in a radiology department in a hospital, private radiology practice or health department, or you may be employed in medical equipment sales.
Course accreditation is being sought in 2014 for this new program with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
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Before you start this course we assume you have sound knowledge in these areas:
We assume that you have knowledge equivalent to four semesters at high school level (Years 11 and 12) with sound achievement (4, SA).
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