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Diagnostic Radiography

Course rules


Master of Diagnostic Radiography

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register:

Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code Course title
MADIARAD-01 Master of Diagnostic Radiography

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time only.

3 Masters type

The masters degree in these resolutions is a professional masters course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

4 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on academic merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
Admission to candidature for the Master of Diagnostic Radiography requires a PhD, masters or bachelors degree from an Australian institution or equivalent.

5 Requirements for award

The units of study that may be taken for this course are set out in the Table of Units of Study for Master of Diagnostic Radiography.
To qualify for the award of the Master of Diagnostic Radiography a candidate must complete 96 credit points of core units of study.

6 Credit for previous study

The Coursework Policy specifies the general conditions for the granting of credit for previous study for this course, except that credit will not be granted for recognised prior learning older than 5 years at the time of first enrolment.
Credit will not be granted for any unit of study for which a result of Terminating Pass or Pass (Concessional) has been awarded.

7 Requirements for students undertaking clinical placements

Certificate of competency in CPR
Students must provide proof they hold an Australian current Cardiopulmonary (CPR) Certificate prior to attending their placement and that it is valid for the duration of the placement. Please refer to our University Placements web site for further information:
Student clearance for clinical placements
The NSW Ministry of Health requires that all students obtain clearance in order to undertake clinical placements. This involves a criminal record check. Please refer to the University's Placements web site for further information:
Students must have evidence of vaccinations and immunisation against certain infectious diseases prior to undertaking clinical placements. The requirements are consistent with Australian public health policy and NHMRC guidelines. Please refer to the University's Placements web site for further information:
Working with Children check
Students undertaking 'child-related' placements as part of their course are subject to the requirements of the NSW Child Protection (Working with Children) Act 2012 and the Working with Children Procedures 2014. For further information:
NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act (2002)
Students must familiarise themselves with the content of the NSW Health Privacy Management Plan and comply with the NSW Ministry of Health Code of Conduct, NSW Health Records and Information Privacy Act 2002 and Privacy and Personal Information Protection Act 1998. Please refer to the University's Placements web site for further information: 

8 Satisfactory progress

The Faculty will monitor students for satisfactory progress towards the completion of their award course. In addition to the common triggers used to identify students not meeting academic progression requirements (as set out in the provisions relating to progression in the Coursework Policy), students must pass the following clinical educational fieldwork/professional experience units of study which are critical to progression through the course:
MRSC5026 Clinical Studies Radiography 1
MRSC5027 Clinical Studies Radiography 2
MRSC5028 Clinical Studies Radiography 3
MRSC5029 Clinical Studies Radiography 4
Students must meet all requirements of clinical placement components of any unit of study undertaken. Performance in clinical placements will be monitored in accordance with the requirements specified in the unit of study outline, and any relevant University policy or provision.
Students who have failed two units of study specified in Clause 8 (1) or twice failed the same unit of study identified in Clause 8 (1) will result in a student being asked to Show Good Cause as to why they should be allowed to re-enrol in their award course.
Students must complete at least one core unit per semester where core units are available for study in the normal progression pattern. Students who fail a core unit of study must repeat the failed unit at the first opportunity.
Students whose conduct or work towards their award is unsatisfactory, may, on the recommendation of the highest delegated authority, be refused permission by the Faculty to undertake or continue the clinical educational fieldwork/professional experience component of their award. The Faculty reserves the right not to place a student in any clinical placement or other professional experience setting in any instance where the performance, personal or professional conduct of the student does not meet the required standard of the professional organisation, regardless of the fact that the student may be enrolled in the unit of study.

9 Transitional provisions

These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.
Candidates who commenced prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.

Professional Accreditation

The Master of Diagnostic Radiography is accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia and is an approved program of study, with conditions, for general registration.

"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.

The current registration conditions for this degree program require graduates to complete a program of supervised practice to be eligible for general registration