Medical Radiation Science

Medical radiation scientists provide vital diagnostic and treatment services as part of coordinated multi-disciplinary delivery, and are in high demand around the country, and overseas.

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Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science)

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Start your studies in Tasmania, then gain experience and complete your degree in New South Wales

Practical learning with real equipment

Get a hands-on education with real imaging and treatment equipment, delivered by experts in the field

Undertake a full year of professional practice

Your final year is conducted in a hospital or private practice, providing genuine professional development

Study options in this degree

Graduates work as a diagnostic radiographer and medical imaging technologists, producing high quality medical images that assist healthcare
professionals to describe, diagnose, monitor and treat a patient’s injury or illness. You'll learn to use a range of medical imaging technology including general X-rays, CT, angiography and mammography.

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging involves the preparation and administration of radioactive substances in the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

You'll learn to use a range of imaging technology including the gamma camera, SPECT, PET, CT, SPECT/CT, PET/CT and radiopharmacy. The skills you develop in this specialisation are used to diagnose conditions related to the function of the body, targeting a particular organ of interest.

Radiation therapy involves the design and delivery of treatment plans for people diagnosed with cancer, and other pathological conditions. You'll learn to use advanced computer software to design treatment for cancer patients, as well as how to utilise advanced technologies, including linear accelerators to implement those treatment plans as part of a coordinated healthcare plan.

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Career opportunities

This degree prepares you for work in either Diagnostic Radiography, Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, or Radiation Therapy departments. You’ll provide diagnostic services that are an integral part of the health care system.

Diagnostic Radiography

Work in public hospitals or private radiology practices anywhere in Australia, producing high quality medical images that assist healthcare professionals to describe, diagnose, monitor and treat a patient’s injury or illness.

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging

Learn to diagnose conditions related to the function of the body, targeting a particular organ of interest through the preparation and administration of radioactive substances in. Other opportunities include management, research, industry (application specialists) and higher education. Graduates can qualify for further study and training to enter a career in ultrasound or MRI.

Radiation Therapy

Forge a career in a range of larger public and private hospitals, and smaller private facilities, leading 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

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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