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Master of Diagnostic Radiography

Course Overview

In the Master of Diagnostic Radiography, students will learn how to work with innovative imaging technologies ranging from small mobile X-ray machines to larger units, such as MRI and CT scanners, to sophisticated cardiac units, to enable accurate patient diagnosis and treatment.

Students will develop the skills and knowledge to produce medical images and critically analyse both these images and the data generated to determine whether they are diagnostically adequate and appropriate for radiological interpretation.

During this two-year degree, students will complete a number of clinical research and professional placement opportunities, allowing you to combine your theoretical study with the practical capabilities required of the diagnostic radiography profession. Clinical placements are undertaken across both the public and private sectors, providing the opportunity to practically apply your knowledge and develop invaluable industry experience.

To qualify for the award of the Master of Diagnostic Radiography, students must complete 96 credit points of core units of study.

Professional Accreditation

"Diagnostic Radiographer” is a protected title in Australia. Graduates of diagnostic radiography programs are required to register with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA) in order to practise and use this professional title. The MRPBA’s registration webpage provides more information about the process of registration.

The Master of Diagnostic Radiography is currently accredited by the MRPBA and is an approved program of study for provisional registration. Provisional registration means that a period of twelve months supervised practice after graduation is required before you can qualify for general registration as a diagnostic radiographer. More information is available on the MRPBA’s supervised practice webpage.

Current students should be aware that members of the public may make a notification to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) about concerns relating to the conduct, health or performance of a practitioner or the health of a student enrolled in this degree program.

Practitioners, employers and education providers are all mandated by law to report notifiable conduct relating to a registered practitioner or student (defined in the Glossary index). AHPRA’s complaints or concerns webpage provides more information about this process.

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