What will I learn?

Diagnostic radiography is an important first step to diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and disease. Along with pathology, diagnostic radiography is the largest diagnostic test performed. The medical images you produce will allow patients to be diagnosed accurately, and can directly impact a patient’s treatment plan and overall recovery.

What you will study

UON’s Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) has a strong foundation in physical, biomedical and behavioural sciences. You will:

Build essential clinical reasoning and patient management skills using our latest technologies and facilities, including 2D, 3D and 4D imaging technology.

Gain professional diagnostic radiography skills through case-based training, integrating learning into real situations and interactive team work activities.

Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the field of diagnostic radiography.

Areas of study include:

  • anatomy and physiology
  • clinical education
  • instrumentation
  • physics
  • radiation protection
  • research

Career opportunities

Our diagnostic radiography graduates are very employable and highly regarded. About 94% of our graduates find work before, or soon after, finishing their studies.

UON diagnostic radiography graduates are qualified to register and work as diagnostic radiographers, working closely with patients and other health professionals to diagnose and manage illnesses and injuries using medical images. You may find yourself working in settings such as accident and emergency wards and operating theatres. Diagnostic radiographers play an important role in medicine and health care, and contribute significantly to improving community health.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health and Medicine

CRICOS

088060E

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$34,030.00 (US$ 22,790) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2021

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC). TOEFL paper-based test score of 550; TOEFL internet based score of 79; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5; PTE GSE score of 58; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 58.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 589; TOEFL internet based score of 94; IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0; PTE GSE score of 65; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 67.

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About this uni

The University of Newcastle is ranked in the top 10 universities in Australia.

  • The university’s quality of education is par excellence
  • Ten of its subjects are placed in the world’s top 200
  • Ranked 8th in Australia by Excellence in Research Australia
  • At AUD 100.8M, it is 9th in Australia for research income