Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

185507 v.2 Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science


Course CRICOS Code: 007868B
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course extends the range of options available for radiographers. It provides an opportunity for senior positions in radiology and radiotherapy departments to be awarded to radiographers who are able to demonstrate proven academic and practical ability. The course is designed to permit reasonable flexibility to make it adaptable to individual needs, but at the same time provide advanced knowledge in the basic disciplines of medical and physical sciences and medical imaging procedures.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A qualification in therapeutic or diagnostic radiography at least at diploma level from a recognised institution, and at least two years continuous work experience at an appropriate level. Applicants without two years work experience are permitted to undertake fundamental units and proceed to graduate studies units and project after completing appropriate work experience.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis. Published works, internal reports, conference papers and consulting work may also form the basis for recognition of prior learning application.

Duration and Availability

This fee paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. However the majority of students undertake the course on a part-time basis.

Course Organisation

Students select from a number of broad areas or streams. They are the areas of advanced technique, administration and education. Within the advanced technique stream, a range of options available to cater for the variety of specialisation areas now emerging (ultrasound, nuclear medicine, CT and MRI). Irrespective of the stream or option selected, students must undertake a program which conforms with the following components: a range of common fundamental units a range of graduate studies units, and a medical radiography project and/or clinical experience group of units. The course also permits a variable range of core or fundamental units and graduate studies units according to the particular stream selected. A greater range of fundamental units havealso been included. The content of these units will vary according to the particular option being undertaken.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Course Structure



Year 1

285520 v.3   Advanced Techniques Stream (PG Dip MIS)   200.0
300251 v.2   Advanced Techniques Special Option Stream (PG Dip MIS)   200.0
285505 v.4   Education Stream (PG Dip MIS)   200.0
285501 v.3   Administration Stream (PG Dip MIS)   200.0


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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