Medical imaging professionals (diagnostic radiographers) are responsible for producing high quality medical images with various types of radiation to monitor and diagnose injuries and illnesses. Their work includes general radiography such as x-rays; fluoroscopy, which requires real-time imaging of the body’s internal organs; or emergency imaging in a variety of locations, including the general department, operating theatre or hospital ward.
The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Medical Imaging) with Honours prepares you for a rewarding career as a medical imaging professional. As a student and future professional you will need to demonstrate care and empathy for patients. Along with your technical skills, patient skills are developed through extensive clinical placement opportunities. As part of your studies you will also independently develop a research proposal, conduct a research project and write a thesis under the supervision of University of South Australia researchers.
Graduates of this program may be eligible to apply for postgraduate medical sonography programs. Successful completion of your honours program may provide a pathway into higher research degrees such as a PhD.
Under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (South Australia), all students enrolled in a program leading to professional registration must be registered with the relevant National Board. The registration process is undertaken by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) with the University providing notification to AHPRA following a student’s enrolment in the program. No fee applies for student registration.