Bachelor of Health Science/Medical Radiation Science (M3L)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Medical Radiation (M3L) has now been updated to:

Please visit this course page for more information to study in 2018


A five year combined degree training program in Medical Radiation Science (with specialisation in Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy) in conjunction with Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Wagga Wagga, NSW.  Students undertake the first two years of the Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)  in Launceston, including four units specific to Medical Radiation Science, and then transfer for the next two years, undertaking 2nd and 3rd year subjects of the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Medical Radiation Science) on campus at Charles Sturt University.  In the fifth year students undertake workplace learning units in a medical radiation science facility and two distance coursework units.  Students will no longer be required to undertake a professional development year as it is now incorporated in the course.  This course includes structured clinical practicums in appropriate medical radiation science departments.  The degree will provide a recognised professional qualification in radiography.   A quota of twelve (12) students per intake is applied

This degree is designed to prepare students for work in either Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy departments, which provide diagnostic services that are an integral part of the health care system.  Medical Imaging provides valuable information that aids in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.  Nuclear Medicine involves the use of radioactive substances in the diagnostics and treatment of disease. Radiation Therapy involves the design and delivery of radiation treatment plans for people diagnosed with cancer and other pathological conditions.

Students may use this degree to enter postgraduate courses throughout Australia.

Career outcomes

Medical Imaging specialisation:

Graduates work as diagnostic radiographers/medical imaging technologists either in public hospitals or private radiology practices in any state of Australia. Graduates can also apply to work in any country. Following successful accreditation of the new course by the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR), graduates will be eligible for a Statement of Accreditation from the AIR and be eligible for registration by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia

Nuclear Medicine specialisation:

Graduates work as nuclear medicine scientists either in public hospitals or private nuclear medicine practices in any state of Australia. Graduates can also apply to work in any country. Following successful accreditation of the new course by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM) graduates will be eligible for a Statement of Accreditation from the ANZSNM and be eligible for registration by the soon-to-be-formed national registration board.

Radiation Therapy specialisation:                                                                                         

Graduates work as radiation therapists either in public hospitals or private practices in any State of Australia. Following successful accreditation of the new Course by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency, graduates will be eligible for registration by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

Professional Recognition

This course is currently provisionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography (full accreditation in process) and graduates are expected to be as a Medical Radiation Science Professional in Tasmania.

Course structure

A five-year (10 semester) course described in the following schedule.    Note: The unit sequence in Years 1 and 2 will vary in different years due to the nature of the alternate year offering of some units.

This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the modalities and instrumentation used in medical radiation science professions. Students are introduced to the modalities and instrumentation in the areas of Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy. The unit covers the different types of devices…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce you to knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body at the chemical and cellular level. Concepts in biological chemistry, cell metabolism, microscopy, cell biology and molecular and descriptive genetics will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the fundamental principles of radiation science and the medical professions that utilise radiation. Students are introduced to the professions of Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy. The unit covers types of radiation and their uses, image…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management. The unit then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students entering the health sciences area or allied health training. This unit introduces students to the nature and importance of written communication skills essential for both study and professional practice within the health sciences.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces a systematic study of the structure and functioning of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic and defence systems.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives students a basic understanding of microbiology in relation to disease processes, transmission and treatment. It covers the structure and function of microbes, their role in the infectious disease process within the human body, how microbes can be…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

An introductory physics course for health science professionals. This subject provides an introduction to the topics of mechanics, waves, fluids and thermodynamics, sound, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. CXA115 aims to provide a basic understanding of physical processes and physical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the pathological processes underlying various human diseases. Students learn about common pathological conditions, their causes, including environmental factors and their consequences. A group project and presentation allows in-depth study of one disease process, its causes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to analysis of human movement. The focus is on functional musculoskeletal anatomy and the physical laws that control motion. The unit focuses both on the application of kinesiology to physical activities of daily living and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Continues the study of the structure and functioning of the various systems of the human body begun in CXA172, including the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, urinary system and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance, reproductive and digestive systems.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a structured introduction to the practical aspects of the clinical environments within a medical radiation science department and basic techniques in medical radiation science. The unit introduces general aspects of the clinical environment, patient care, safety including…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australian Health Care system and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically examine and review the current and emerging trends in health care delivery and includes topics such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to the types of research which informs our understanding of normal and abnormal functions of the human body and of treatment and preventative health care. The unit also covers basic pharmacological and toxicological principles, the use and monitoring…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces the determinants of health and wellbeing including lifestyle factors. Students are introduced to the types of measures that are used in reporting health information and the ways in which this information is presented and utilised. Students will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is designed to introduce you to knowledge relevant to the structure and function of the human body at the chemical and cellular level. Concepts in biological chemistry, cell metabolism, microscopy, cell biology and molecular and descriptive genetics will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

An introductory physics course for health science professionals. This subject provides an introduction to the topics of mechanics, waves, fluids and thermodynamics, sound, optics, atomic and nuclear physics. CXA115 aims to provide a basic understanding of physical processes and physical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is an introductory unit for students entering the health sciences area or allied health training. This unit introduces students to the nature and importance of written communication skills essential for both study and professional practice within the health sciences.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Introduces a systematic study of the structure and functioning of the human body, including the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic and defence systems.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit gives students a basic understanding of microbiology in relation to disease processes, transmission and treatment. It covers the structure and function of microbes, their role in the infectious disease process within the human body, how microbes can be…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management. The unit then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the fundamental principles of radiation science and the medical professions that utilise radiation. Students are introduced to the professions of Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy. The unit covers types of radiation and their uses, image…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This subject introduces the modalities and instrumentation used in medical radiation science professions. Students are introduced to the modalities and instrumentation in the areas of Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy. The unit covers the different types of devices…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit introduces students to the pathological processes underlying various human diseases. Students learn about common pathological conditions, their causes, including environmental factors and their consequences. A group project and presentation allows in-depth study of one disease process, its causes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to analysis of human movement. The focus is on functional musculoskeletal anatomy and the physical laws that control motion. The unit focuses both on the application of kinesiology to physical activities of daily living and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Continues the study of the structure and functioning of the various systems of the human body begun in CXA172, including the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, urinary system and fluid, electrolyte and acid-base balance, reproductive and digestive systems.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides a structured introduction to the practical aspects of the clinical environments within a medical radiation science department and basic techniques in medical radiation science. The unit introduces general aspects of the clinical environment, patient care, safety including…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit aims to broaden students understanding of the Australian Health Care system and its operation. It provides the opportunity for students to critically examine and review the current and emerging trends in health care delivery and includes topics such…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces students to the types of research which informs our understanding of normal and abnormal functions of the human body and of treatment and preventative health care. The unit also covers basic pharmacological and toxicological principles, the use and monitoring…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Years 3 - 5 (Charles Sturt University) For all students

Students transfer to Charles Sturt University and enter year 2 in either the Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) or Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine). Details are available at http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/medical_radiation_science/course-overview
Years 3 - 5 as per Charles Sturt University curriculum for Medical Radiation Science http://www.csu.edu.au/courses/undergraduate/medical_radiation_science/course-structure
Please note that Year 5 is a placement year at a public or private facility 

Entry requirements

Minimum University requirements including Physical Sciences TQA3, plus Mathematics Applied TQA3 or Mathematics Methods TQA3 or equivalent.   An ATAR score of 80 will normally be required.

Safety in Practice Requirements

All students enrolling in College of Health and Medicine programs which include a professional experience placement component, laboratory and/or field activity are required to establish and maintain their capacity to practice safely via Safety in Practice Requirements documentation.

Please visit http://www.utas.edu.au/health/professional-experience-placement/safety-in-practice-requirements to see what's required.

Minimum University requirements including Physical Sciences TQA3, plus Mathematics Applied TQA3 or Mathematics Methods TQA3 or equivalent. AnATAR score of 80 will normally be required.In order to commence workplace learning outside of the University of Tasmania (including clinical placements and visits) students are required to demonstrate compliance with the Faculty of Health Science and the School of Human Life Sciences policies relevant to workplace based learning. These include the Police Check Policy and Procedures, Infectious Disease Policy, Code of Conduct,Safe to Practise Policy and Safety in Practice Agreement. Students who do not comply with these policies will not be placed or will be removed from placements and therefore will not be able to complete this course. Students who have not complied or are unsure of the policies should seek guidance from the School.

On completion of the second year at University of Tasmania, students will transfer to Charles Sturt University to undertake 2nd and 3rd year of Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science and complete workplace learning practical units in their fifth year.  Students will graduate with BMedRadSc (Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy) conferred by Charles Sturt University and Bachelor of Health Science conferred by University of Tasmania.  If students do not wish to transfer to Charles Sturt University  they may continue to third year Bachelor of Health Science units at University of Tasmania to graduate with Bachelor of Health Scienc.

Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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