Medical Radiation Science

There is a growing need for qualified medical radiation scientists to work in our public and private hospitals.

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Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)

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Start your degree in Tasmania, then gain experience in New South Wales.

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Gain an accredited qualification

Accredited by AHPRA Medical Radiation Science Practice Board, through our collaboration with Charles Sturt University.

Graduates work as diagnostic radiographers and medical imaging technologists, either in public hospitals or private radiology practices in any state of Australia. They can also apply to work in other countries. Graduates from this course can qualify for further study and training to enter a career in ultrasound or MRI.

Work as a nuclear medicine scientist or CT radiographer in any state of Australia. Graduates can also apply to work in other countries. Other opportunities include management, research, industry (application specialists) and higher education. Graduates from this course can qualify for further study and training to enter a career in ultrasound or MRI.

Work as a radiation therapist in public hospitals or private radiation oncology practices. Graduates can also apply to work in any country. Other opportunities include management, research, industry (application specialists) and higher education. Graduates from this course can qualify for further study and training to enter a career in tomotherapy and IMRT.

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Career opportunities

This degree prepares you for work in either Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine or Radiation Therapy departments. You’ll 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.

Medical Radiation Science skills are in high demand. Here are some of the careers projected to grow into 2025.^

15.1%

Medical Imaging Professionals
Title

Predicated job growth to 2025

Strong

Medical Radiation Therapist:
Future Demand

National Skills Commission - 2021 Skills Priority List (June 2021)

Strong

Nuclear Medicine Technologist:
Future Demand

National Skills Commission - 2021 Skills Priority List (June 2021)

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.

Student Experience

Devoting her career to helping cancer patients.

"I absolutely love it and I can’t imagine doing anything else. It’s been a rollercoaster, but it’s been fantastic.” Hannah Martin, Medical Radiation Science Alumna

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