Nuclear medicine technologists provide a clinical service within a multidisciplinary team. They are responsible for preparing and administering radioactive substances, called radiopharmaceuticals, in order to evaluate the function of an organ or body system to diagnose and/or treat disease. Using specialised equipment and computer systems they acquire patient images, analyse quantitative data and work closely with nuclear medicine physicians who interpret the images and data collected.
The Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Nuclear Medicine) with Honours prepares you for a rewarding career as a nuclear medicine technologist. 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.