Use technology to produce world-class medical imaging and provide excellent patient care. In the Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) you will learn to use high tech equipment ranging from small mobile X-ray machines to larger units; from MRI and CT scanners to sophisticated cardiac units, enabling timely and accurate patient diagnoses.
As a diagnostic radiography student, you will learn to work closely with other medical and allied health practitioners and to employ a range of technologies to produce medical images that will, to create images that can help provide an accurate diagnosis and sound patient care. Diagnostic radiographers work closely with cardiologists in imaging heart disease, with surgeons during a range of operations, and with emergency doctors in the emergency room.
During this four year degree, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of radiography including imaging technology, radiographic science and radiographic evaluation. You will undertake significant clinical and professional fieldwork opportunities, providing hands-on experience with real clients in a supervised environment. This allows you to combine the academic components of the course with the practical abilities required of the profession.
This degree program is accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) and is an approved program of study for general registration as a diagnostic radiographer. Completion of this course, and then gaining registration by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia, will enable you to work as a diagnostic radiographer. Graduates have the opportunity to work in a range of settings, such as small regional clinics, large metro imaging departments, and emergency wards.