Radiography and Medical Imaging - M3006

Radiography and Medical Imaging

Bachelor degree (honours)

In the Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) course you will develop the skills to become a registered radiographer. Radiographers facilitate patient diagnosis and management by using X-rays – including CT scanning, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – to create diagnostic images for analysis and interpretation. Radiographers are also responsible for implementing best practice imaging protocols.

The program prides itself on the exceptional links it creates between the classroom and the clinical workplace. The practical skills you acquire will be reinforced by placements in a wide variety of clinical institutions, ranging from Victorian rural and regional hospitals to metropolitan Melbourne hospitals and private radiology practices.

This is an integrated course in which radiographic physics, imaging technique and methods, radiologic biology and professional skills are closely related and integrated with clinical placements. You'll be instructed by experts in radiography, benefit from a thriving research environment, and have access to general radiography laboratories and the ultrasound skills lab.

You will gain core knowledge and competencies in the following areas:

  • assessing and managing patients
  • general radiography
  • digital subtraction angiography
  • computed tomography
  • general ultrasound
  • magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

The program incorporates clinical placements in each semester concluding with a 24-week paid placement in year four. It is characterised by innovative teaching approaches, including a computer-mediated case-based learning program to assist in clinical decision making; a personal learning and assessment system that includes a clinical e-portfolio; a clinical-relevant scenario-based program focusing on cultural, ethical and moral issues; and a simulated learning environment, where students engage with 'avatars' to support clinical training.

Completion of the course will enable you to apply for registration as a radiographer with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. Graduates from Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) are also eligible to apply for a Statement of Accreditation from the Australian Institute of Radiography.

Show more

At a glance

ATAR

97.90 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
88.55 Note 2018 lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC1

Subject prerequisites

English Maths Sciences / Other
Tick Tick Tick

Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Clayton: Full time
Duration
  • 4 years (full time)
Start date First Semester (February)
Qualification Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours)
Course Handbook

Considering a degree in radiography?

Hear from our staff and students about what it's like to study radiography and health sciences here at Monash.

Ready to enter the profession

“This course allows me to graduate and begin working immediately as a radiographer in a range of clinical environments including large metropolitan hospitals, private clinics and rural sites.” Jessica, Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging student

Hands-on radiography experience

“I’ve enjoyed going on clinical placements, as I get to apply my theoretical knowledge in a clinical setting. In a case where a two-minute chest x-ray could be a life changing event, being the “eyes of the doctors” becomes an important job.” Amanda

“Each placement allowed us to rotate through different modalities such as CT, Ultrasound and MRI. The best part is meeting and interacting with a variety of patients and learning from highly experienced radiographers and other medical professionals.” Rin, Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging student

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (Domestic students)

Qualifications

Equivalent Australian Year 12

ATAR requirements

ATAR

97.90 Note Lowest Selection Rank to which an offer was made
88.55 Note 2018 lowest ATAR to which an offer was made RC1

Subject prerequisites

All applicants must satisfy the following prerequisites or their equivalents.

Australian VCE subjects

English
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or 30 in English other than EAL

Maths
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics

Sciences/Other
Units 3 & 4: a study score of at least 25 in Biology or Physics

IB subjects

English
At least 5 in English SL or 4 in English HL or 6 in English B SL or 5 in English B HL

Maths
At least 4 in Mathematics SL or 3 in Mathematics HL or 3 in Further Mathematics HL

Sciences/Other
At least 4 in Physics or Biology SL or 3 in Physics or Biology HL

Non-school leaver applicants and current Monash Students will be required to submit a supplementary application form. Short-listed applicants may be required to undertake an interview.

Non-school leavers and current Monash Students are also required to have a minimum average of 70% to be eligible for admission. Studies must have been completed within seven years of intended commencement.

Supplementary form: Non-school leavers and internal course transfer applicants must complete an online supplementary form. For information on the submission deadline and to complete this supplementary form go to https://vtac-supp.adm.monash.edu/SupplementaryVTAC/form.aspx.

Interview (Non-school leavers and Transfer Students): Only some applicants will be shortlisted for interview based on their educational history and demonstrated completion of a supplementary form. For details about the interview dates see: http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/prospective-students-undergraduate.html

Multiple pathways to this course

There are many ways to gain entry to a course at Monash. If you don't meet our entry requirements, there are pathways to help. More about alternative pathways...

Additionally, we recognise that some applicants may have experienced difficulties that have disadvantaged them when applying for university. We offer a range of special admissions schemes that may help you gain entry to your chosen course. More about special admissions schemes...

English requirements

Applicants must also meet the English language requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Extra Requirements

Extra requirements for all applicants:

Police Check, Working with children check and Immunisation: Successful Applicants will be required to hold a valid Police Check, Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this course.
For more information see: https://www.monash.edu/admissions/checks and
http://www.workingwithchildren.vic.gov.au/

Immunisation: Students must satisfy the Faculty's immunisation requirements.

First Aid Course:
Students are required to undertake a Level 1 first aid course (including CPR) before undertaking clinical placements

Making the application

Future students

Note: Please make sure you read the extra requirements before you apply.

Semester one (February)

Applications for on campus studies should be made online through the Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Semester two (July)

This course is not available for Second Semester (July) entry.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

The average annual student contribution amount is:

A$9185

Note: see information on how average fee is calculated.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth supported student, you may be able to either:

Full fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$39,300

Scholarships

We offer over 200 types of scholarships, valued at up to $70,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other fees

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

The course develops professional expertise through studies in human biology, the digital technology underpinning radiography and medical imaging, radiographic and medical imaging science with extended periods of evidence based professional practice and research.