Radiographers facilitate patient diagnosis and management by using X-rays, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging modalities to create diagnostic images for analysis and interpretation. They play a pivotal role in selecting and implementing the most appropriate examination protocols to answer clinical questions. In the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging (Honours) course you will develop the knowledge and skills to enter the radiography profession.
Throughout the course all imaging and methods, radiologic biology and professional skills units are closely related and integrated with the clinical studies. The study of the biological sciences are closely integrated with radiologic science so you study sectional anatomy when learning about generating sectional images. You will learn how to assess and manage patients, while studying general radiography, digital vascular imaging, computed tomography, general ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging, and developing clinical competency in general radiography and computed tomography.
The program prides itself on the strong links it creates between the classroom and the clinical work place; periods of related clinical studies commence in first semester of first year and continue throughout all four years of the course. State of the art on-campus facilities include general radiography laboratories and an ultrasound skills lab enable you to gain practical experience before entering clinical centres and undertake experiments around radiation sciences. You will gain practical experience at a wide variety of clinical institutions ranging from Victorian rural and regional hospitals to major metropolitan Melbourne hospitals and private radiology practices, and there are also opportunities for interstate placements.
In the final year, you will complete either a research project in an aspect of medical imaging and radiation sciences of interest to you or extended study in either CT, ultrasound, paediatric imaging, MRI or hybrid imaging, and an in-depth literature review of a selected medical imaging topic.
The course incorporates novel teaching approaches including a case-based learning program to assist in clinical decision making (iSAP - Integrating Science and Practice), a personal learning and assessment system which includes a clinical e-portfolio (PebblePad), a clinical relevant scenario-based program focusing on cultural, ethical and moral issues (Values Exchange) and the Health Workforce Australia Simulated Learning Environment (SLE) where students engage with 'avatars' to support clinical training.
Completion of the course will enable you to apply for registration as a radiographer with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. This registration is national and recognised in all states and territories of Australia. Graduates from this course are eligible to apply for a Statement of Accreditation from the Australian Institute of Radiography.
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