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CG92 - Bachelor of Medical Imaging

About Medical Imaging

The Medical imaging Program is a four year undergraduate degree. It is fulltime and the academic component is based in the Mackay campus of the University. A total of 58 weeks of clinical education is carried out at suitable health providers throughout Queensland. This will be divided into specific clinical courses with developing levels of expertise expected, leading to mastery in the final component. The design of the total program will incorporate reflective learning as each stage of the clinical will reflect those skills and knowledge taught in the preceding term. Graduates will be recognized as practitioners of the highest calibre, fully component upon graduation, with full accreditation from their professional bodies and who meet the needs of the local and national community.  There will be a distinct focus on the regional and rural community whilst ensuring graduates are fully conversant with the latest technology and well prepared to work flexibly and creatively in a rapidly changing technological environment. There will be international exchange opportunities at student and faculty level.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

Diagnostic radiographers are responsible for providing safe and accurate imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical environments using a variety of imaging modalities and techniques so that appropriate management and treatment of patients and clients can proceed. They may function twenty four hours a day and have to be prepared for medical emergencies that may occur during examination and treatment. Radiographers require professional judgment to determine how to achieve the best diagnostic outcome. Radiographers are involved with non invasive and interventional procedures, health surveillance screening and research and in a rapidly changing technological field, need to be adaptable and committed to life long learning.

Radiographers are employed in public and private health systems and can be single handed or part of a large department. Career prospects in Queensland are excellent where an expanding and ageing population will keep demand high of the foreseeable future

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 4 years full-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - MKY; External((Only 1st year course can be taken in External mode))
International - MKY
Courses/Units of Credit 26 courses/192 units of credit
Faculty Sciences, Engineering & Health
How to Apply

Domestic students - QTAC

QTAC codes: 841681 Mackay

International students direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements

Recommended Study: English, Physics, Maths

Professional Accreditation

This program is provisionally accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography.

Residential School

There are several first year courses that include compulsory residential schools/workshops attached to the following program when taken in the EXTERNAL mode. See Residential Schools

Practicum/Work placement

Students will need to attend a total of 58 weeks clinical study in the workplace.

Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal BMedImag 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 072158D - QLD

Program Aims

  • Prepare radiography professionals to serve in the hospitals, clinics and community health care services of Queensland and Australia
  • Educate Radiography professionals to contribute to caring and cost effective health care, to initiate improvements and collaborate in inter-disciplinary teams
  • Challenge and equip students to be critical and independent learners, experienced in evidence-based practice and collaborative problem solving in inter-cultural health care
  • Educate students to critically evaluate and apply research as they create a stimulating and supportive professional environment
  • Provide an intellectually challenging education in the discipline of medical imaging to enable graduates to make a positive contribution to health and social fabric of Australian society
  • Provide a rigorous intellectual climate that encourages the promotion and use of advanced imaging technologies, assisting in the remediation of disease
  • Enable radiographers to make a lifetime contribution to knowledge and understanding in medical imaging in national and international settings
  • Create a centre of excellence in teaching and learning, scholarship and community service in health sciences and imaging in Central Queensland and beyond
  • Create life long learners who will be prepared for the multiple imaging modalities present now and in the future through an innovative curriculum and post graduate opportunities.

Program Structure

Students must complete 26 courses (192 units of credit).

Courses Offered

Program Structure

Note: Some of the clinical periods may extend beyond limits of the term due to availability of clinical placements.

This program is very intensive due to the theory and clinical requirements of the University and external professional accreditation bodies.

Year 1
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
BMSC11001 Human Body Systems 1
MEDI11001 Fundamentals of the Imaging Professions
SCIE11023 Science Communication
Term 2
BMSC11002 Human Body Systems 2
MEDI11002 Physics for Health Sciences
MEDI11003 Relational Anatomy
MEDI11004 Professional Practice


NURS11149 is no longer a core course in this program. If you have already enrolled in this course for Term 1 2012, please drop this course immediately. An email has been sent to your student account in relation to this. If you have not received this, please contact the Student Contact Centre on 13 27 86.

Year 2
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
BIOH12008 Human Pathophysiology
MEDI12001 Radiation Science
MEDI12002 Science and Instrumentation 1
MEDI12003 Imaging Procedures 1
Term 2
MEDI12004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1
MEDI12005 Science and Instrumentation 2
MEDI12006 Imaging Procedures 2
MEDI12007 Radiation Dose, Safety and Quality Assurance
Please note:  Medical Imaging Clinical Course 1 in Term 2 may commence one week prior to the start of Term 2.
Year 3
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
MEDI13001 Science and Instrumentation 3
MEDI13002 Imaging Procedures 3
MEDI13003 Comparative Imaging
MEDI13004 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 2
Term 2
MEDI13005 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 3
NURS13117 Research in Health Care
Please note: Medical Imaging Clinical Course 2 in Term 1 may commence 2 weeks prior to the start of Term 1.
Year 4
Course Code Course Name
Term 1
MEDI14001 Medical Imaging Independent Clinical Project
MEDI14002 Medical Imaging Clinical Course 4
1 x Elective chosen from the following:  
MEDI14003 Image Interpretation of Spine and Extremities
MEDS12001 Physics of Ultrasound
MEDI14004 Principles of Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Term 2
MEDI14005 Medical Imaging Clinical Practicum
Please note: Medical Imaging Clinical Practicum will run for 20 weeks.

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