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Medical Radiations, Bachelor

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    Application Deadline
  • 42 months
    Duration
University rank #238 (QS) Melbourne, Australia
Medical radiations is a rapidly advancing healthcare discipline involving the application of ionising and non-ionising radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. The Medical Radiations program at RMIT University has a multidisciplinary approach to medical radiations, with the option to study all medical radiations disciplines at degree level.
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Overview

This Medical Radiations program at RMIT University allows you to enrol directly into one of three specialised streams:

Medical imaging

Through medical images such as x-rays, MRI, and ultrasound, radiographers assist in the diagnosis and care of patients. This program combines knowledge of physical and biomedical sciences with technical expertise and patient care.

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease. Common nuclear medicine applications include cardiac stress tests to analyse heart function, bone scans for orthopaedic injuries, and lung scans for blood clots.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is one of the main treatment options for patients diagnosed with cancer, and contributes to the high cancer cure rates in Australia. Radiation therapists combine knowledge of the physical and biomedical sciences in order to design and verify appropriate treatment plans, as well as conduct research.

Career

Graduates work as skilled practitioners in the healthcare sector. They specialise as nuclear medicine technologists, radiation therapists, or diagnostic radiographers.

Medical imaging

Radiography or medical imaging includes X-rays, CT scans, digital subtraction angiography, MRI and ultrasound.

Radiographers use medical imaging techniques to help diagnose and manage disease or injuries. They combine knowledge of physical and biomedical sciences with technical expertise and patient care.

Nuclear medicine

Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials (radiopharmaceuticals) to diagnose changes in the body and treat disease.

Radiopharmaceuticals are detected using special cameras (gamma camera technology and positron emission tomography) that work with computers to provide images. During treatment, the radiopharmaceuticals go directly to the organ being treated.

Nuclear medicine technologists work closely with patients and other health professionals in the treatment of disease. They carry out tests, which may include cardiac stress tests to analyse heart function, bone scans for orthopaedic injuries and lung scans for blood clots.

Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy is one of the main treatment options for patients diagnosed with cancer.

Radiation therapists work closely with doctors to design, plan and administer radiation treatment for cancer patients. They use highly sophisticated equipment to work out the dose required for each patient and then deliver the treatment to their patients.

Graduates are employed in either the public or private healthcare sectors as:

  • nuclear medicine technologists;
  • radiation therapists;
  • or diagnostic radiographers.

Graduates can undertake further study in the specialist fields of MRI, CT, ultrasound, position emission topography (PET), and specialist areas in radiation therapy.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Radiations Physics 
  • Foundations of Professional Practice
  • Introduction to Human Biosciences
  • Medical Imaging 
  • Limb and Trunk Anatomy
  • Research in Health Science

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

CRICOS code: 098574G

  • You must meet the minimum academic entry requirements for this program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee you entry due to the competitive nature of this program. Overseas qualifications will be assessed for Australian equivalence.

Tuition Fee

  • Domestic Students: Commonwealth supported places

Living costs for Melbourne

  • 1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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