Radiography, Medical Imaging, MRI, Radiation Science, Sonography courses at undergraduate bachelor, postgraduate diploma master, PhD doctorate research degree levels in Australian universities are listed here. You will find useful information below if you are keen on Radiographer or X Ray technical officer related jobs. Keep in mind that in recent times, the applications for Radiography courses had risen resulting in higher entrance requirements (ATAR). Also job vacancies for graduates are not as plentiful as it used to be. For other non-XRay courses, click here .
- Besides ATAR, what are the prerequisite subjects at HSC Year 12 ?
- Which uni offers Medical Imaging, Radiography, Sonography or MRI courses ?
- What does a Radiographer, Sonographer or MRI technician do?
- Where can I study to be a Radiographer or Sonographer ?
- Basically, a radiographer is a technical officer who takes X-Ray pictures for medical investigation. Skill is necessary to determine optimum angle, appropriate radiation dosage as per specifications of the doctor ordering the X Ray.
- The list below focuses primarily on Radiography imaging. Universities that offer Radiography courses often also offer advance imaging courses such as Magnetic Resonance Imaging or Sonography.
- Note that Radiology is not the same as Radiography.
- Radiation Therapist technicians assist doctors in administering ionizing radiation to destroy cancers cells in radiotherapy.
- Similarly, Sonographers take sonar pictures of body’s interior using non ionizing Ultrasonic waves. MRI uses powerful magnetic fields ( non ionizing) and is suited for images of soft tissues (not bones).
- Nuclear medicine professionals handles dangerous radioactive materials for diagnosis and treatment of diseases.
- Bachelor university degrees in Radiography or Radiation science will offer grads employment opportunities in Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy ( radiation oncology) and diagnostics as a Radiographer or Radiation Therapist. (If you wish to pursue a career in Nuclear Medicine, please be aware there are very limited job openings in this specialised field within the Australian economy under current conditions. Job prospects are probably much better for Radiography and Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy. Please seek proper advice from relevant people in the industry to confirm this.
- Radiation diagnostics often necessitates using X-Rays to determine the cause and extent of illness and injuries. Radiation Therapy involves the use of radiation from radioactive materials and / or X rays to treat cancers and tumors. To discover how you can use Australian degree in Radiography to work as a registered Radiographer, go here. The next step in career progression is employment in Ultrasound Sonography ( role = Sonographer) and MRI ( Magnetic Resonance Imaging). Specialized areas like these are available as post grad courses.
- Radiography is not Radiology. Radiologists are medical professionals with a degree in medicine and further post graduate qualifications that allow them to specialize in Radiology. A Radiologist will examine X-Ray pictures, analyse and interpret them and make subsequent recommendations as to the nature of the problem and treatment options. Radiographers are generally concerned with deciding the type of X Ray machine and takes the best picture from the optimum angle, less with image interpretation.
Typical admission requirements for Radiography, Sonography :
- Physics, Biology, Maths, English proficiency
New South Wales: NSW
- Courses at Charles Sturt University : CSU
Bach of Medical Radiation Science ( with specialisations )
Bach. of Medical Radiation Science ( Nuclear Medicine )
- Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science ( Medical Imaging )
- Postgraduate Diploma of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Postgraduate Diploma of Computerized Tomagraphy
Postgraduate Diploma of Medical Radiation Science
Postgraduate Diploma of Radiographic Interpretation
- Postgraduate Diploma of Medical Ultrasound
Master of Medical Radiation Science (Computerised Tomography CT)
Master of Medical Radiation Science (Magnetic Resonance Imaging MRI )
Master of Medical Radiation Science (Radiographic Interpretation)
Master of Medical Radiation Science – by course work or research
Master of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine)
Master of Medical Ultrasound
- Medical Radiation Science courses at University of Newcastle
- Medical Radiation science courses at University of Sydney
- Medical and Radiation Science degree at University of Wollongong : UOW
Queensland : QLD
- Medical Radiation Sciences at Queensland University of Technology : QUT
- Bachelor of Medical Sonography and Graduate Diploma of Medical Sonography : CQU
- Radiotherapy, Medical Imaging and Ultrasound Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma at QUT
Tasmania : TAS
- Bach of Health Science / Bach of Medical Radiation Science – Medical Imaging : UTAS
Victoria : Vic
- Master of Medical Radiations at Monash University
- – entry into the Radiation Therapy and Medical Ultrasound ( Sonography) professions
– distance education options available
- Radiography and Medical Imaging, Bachelor degree (honours) at Monash University
- Bachelor, Master and PhD Medical Radiations at RMIT
South Australia : SA
- Bachelor of Medical Radiation science (Medical Imaging) IBRS : UNISA
- Graduate Diploma in Medical Sonography at UNISA
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