Medical radiation science is a diverse, challenging and progressive field that combines science, health and anatomy/physiology. The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science from Charles Sturt University offers you the theoretical knowledge and professional skills to practise as a qualified medical radiation scientist. Taught by industry-based professionals, this medical radiation science degree has a high success rate in industry employment.
You can also choose to specialise in one of three areas: nuclear medicine and molecular imaging, diagnostic radiography, or radiation therapy. You’ll enrol directly into your specialisation, but build a strong foundation of core knowledge in your first year.
High industry demand
There is an increasing demand for highly educated and adaptable medical radiation science professionals in response to Australia's ageing population and organic growth of the industry. Our degree puts you at the cutting edge of the industry, giving you a competitive advantage in the employment market.
Equipped for success
Equipment used by medical radiation scientists has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade and detailed knowledge of equipment function, operation and computer interfacing is required. With an emphasis on the techniques and equipment used in diagnostic radiography, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy, this degree will provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a rewarding and fulfilling career. You’ll learn across a wide range of subject areas, including general radiography, screening, computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), hybrid systems (SPECT/CT, PET/CT, PET/MRI), simulation and planning systems, linear accelerators, and state of the art computer/software systems.
Become a well-rounded professional
You’ll complement your clinical skills with a range of highly sought-after soft skills, such as communication and collaboration. These skills align with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency. Achieve your goals by becoming complete health professional.
CRICOS code: Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Diagnostic Radiography) - 071461E / Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) - 071461E / Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) in Wagga Wagga - 071461E / Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Radiation Therapy) in Bathurst - 010599C.