Radiography and medical imaging - XS0146

Radiography and medical imaging

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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.

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