International engagements

International Engagements

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International ultrasound delegation meets with Monash University

The prestigious Chulabhorn Royal Academy of Sciences in Thailand is establishing a sonographer school and seeking to collaborate with an Australian University to develop the first professional entry ultrasound program in Thailand. A very high level delegation from Thailand including radiologists, sonographers and medical radiations academics came to Monash University on the 29 June 2016 to meet with representatives from the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences and Monash International. Professor Marilyn Baird outlined the success the Department has recently had in providing collaboration with medical radiations program development and delivery internationally in the UAE and suggested a number of possible strategies for co-operation. It is expected the preferred Australian University collaborator will be announced later this year.

From L-R: Dr Surachate Siripongsakul, Prof. Jiraporn Laothamatas, Mr Paul Lombardo, A/Prof Michal Schneider, Ms Cynthia Cowling, Prof. Marilyn Baird, Dr Napapong Pongnapang & Dr Nicharin Supakul.


Fatima College of Health Sciences, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences Department has a deep commitment to international cooperation and collaboration and wherever possible engages students to participate in overseas events. The current Medical Imaging program is being taught in Abu Dhabi and the challenges of contextualizing for a different culture enables the domestic program to better reflect the multi cultural environment of Melbourne. Staff regularly attend the Fatima College of Health Sciences in Abu Dhabi to assist with the delivery of the undergraduate program there.

Students at the Fatima College of Health Sciences enjoying World Radiography Day, Abu Dhabi, 2014.
Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences staff members Ms Cynthia Cowling and Mrs Imelda Williams with Dr. Abdullatif, former head of the Institute of Applied Technology, UAE.

The International Society of Radiographers and Radiologic Technologists (ISRRT) World Congress,  Helsinki, Finland

Faculty and students are encouraged to present at international venues and the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash Univerisity had a cohort of seven attending the ISRRT World Congress which was held in Helsinki in June 2014. The University also funded a fourth year student to visit and present at the international conference.



Teachers from around the globe at the ISRRT Education Summit. June 2014 , Helsinki, Finland.



Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, Monash University staff at the ISRRT World Congress June 2014, Helsinki, Finland. L-R: Imelda Williams, Kristie Matthews, Caroline Wright, Michal Schneider, Marilyn Baird and Cynthia Cowling.


International Competition Day, Taichung, Taiwan

Students also have opportunities to participate in overseas ventures. In November 2014 a team of three second year BMedRad students attended the International Competition Day held at the Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taichung, Taiwan for Radiography Skull Positioning. The students competed against 17 Universities from 9 different countries in the Asian region, winning a well-deserved second place.



Second year students Jason Vuong, Jessica Woods and Morris Ngo in Taichung, Taiwan, 2014.