What will I learn?

Medical radiation scientists use radiation on the human body to help diagnose, treat and monitor medical conditions or provide cancer therapy.

Curtin offers the only on-campus course in medical radiation science in Western Australia. This course allows you to specialise in one of two majors: either Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy.

This course combines subjects from health sciences and science, providing you with a general grounding in the healthcare environment, along with foundation studies required for medical radiation science practice including medical physics, anatomy and physiology, and evidence-based practice.

The first year is interprofessional and taken with other health science and science students. From the second year, your study will focus on your elected major. You will be prepared to accept responsibility for the care of individual patients by developing the necessary ethical, medico-legal, cultural awareness and communication abilities. These skills will enable you to establish appropriate interpersonal relationships with patients and colleagues so that you can work effectively and sensitively as a healthcare professional.

You will gain essential fieldwork experience throughout the course, including extensive clinical experience in hospitals and private practices, and one rural clinical placement.

Medical Imaging

Medical imaging professionals work with a range of sophisticated diagnostic imaging modalities, including computed and digital radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography and angiography equipment. They produce images that are used to confirm or exclude a medical diagnosis, to advise on a treatment or illness, monitor patient progress, or provide medical screening.

Radiation Therapy

Radiation therapists play an integral role in the treatment, care and management of patients undergoing radiation therapy treatment, primarily in treating a range of cancer types. They design, develop and deliver radiation therapy treatment using a range of complex technologies and equipment.

Why study Bachelor of Science (Medical Radiation Science)

  • Curtin offers the only on-campus programs in medical imaging or radiation therapy in Western Australia.
  • We offer purpose-built medical imaging and radiation therapy learning environments that enable development of real knowledge and skills.
  • The medical imaging and radiation therapy fields are rapidly advancing and expanding.

Career information

Medical imaging professionals work with a range of sophisticated diagnostic imaging modalities including computed and digital radiography, fluoroscopy, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, mammography and angiography equipment. They produce images which are used to confirm or exclude a medical diagnosis, to advise on a treatment or illness, monitor patient progress or provide medical screening. A genuine interest in managing a wide range of patients and their needs is an important function of the professional.

Radiation therapists play an integral role in the treatment, care and management of patients undergoing radiation therapy treatment, primarily in treating a range of cancer types. Graduates must balance a genuine interest in patients and their welfare with the technical requirements necessary to undertake radiation therapy procedures. Radiation therapy increasingly incorporates high-end imaging technologies as integral requirements of patient treatment.

  • Medical Imaging Technologist
  • Medical Radiation Therapist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

088215B

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$35,200.00 (US$ 24,485) per year
Indicative year 1 fee: USD $36,600 for 2020

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

Start date

29 July 2019, 24 February 2020

Venue

Curtin University

Bentley Campus,

Kent Street,

BENTLEY,

Western Australia,

6102, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

United States High School Diploma or a High School Diploma based on a US curriculum with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 (or an average grade of B) and a Total score (Evidence-based Reading and Writing section and Math section) of at least 1000 out of 1600 in the SAT from the same sitting, a minimum of 400 in Evidence-based Reading and Writing section, and 400 in Math section is required. This qualification does not satisfy any course prerequisites. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58, Reading, Listening, Speaking, Writing - 50; C1 Advanced (CAE) - 176 with 169 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking; C2 Proficiency (CPE)- 190 with 176 in Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.

For international students

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12
and a scaled mark of at least 50 in English, Literature, or English as an Additional Language or Dialect.

Course prerequisites: Physics and mathematics (including calculus).

English Language Requirements:

IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 7.0; Overall band score 7.0; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Curtin College
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