Radiography and Medical Imaging - M3006

Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) course develops 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.

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. This registration is national and recognised in all states and territories of Australia. Graduates from this course are eligible to apply for a Statement of Compliance from the Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMIRT).

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At a glance

Subject prerequisites
English Maths Sciences / Other
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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

Deliver collaborative health care

Radiographers play an important role in diagnosis and treatment. But it takes a whole team of different health professions working together to get the best outcomes for patients.

A day in the life of a radiography student

What's it really like to study radiography and medical imaging at Monash University? Follow a day in the life of third year student Ama and find out.

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

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

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.

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

Apply through VTAC

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$9527

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$42,100

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Other costs and fees

For information on other study costs and fees, see other study costs.