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Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Conversion)

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging) students must complete a total of 192 points. This is made up as follows:Students entering at Level 1 are awarded a 128 credit point package and must complete eight 8 point subjects (64 points).Students entering at Level 2 are awarded a 144 credit point package and must complete six 8 point subjects (48 points).Students entering at Level 3 are awarded a 160 credit point package and must complete four 8 point subjects (32 points).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Conversion), offered by distance education, focuses on the techniques and equipment used in diagnostic radiography and in other imaging modalities, to prepare graduates for a career in this highly technical area of healthcare.

CSU's Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging Conversion) course allows qualified radiographers who hold non-Australian qualifications and whose qualifications are not recognised as being an Australian three-year, full-time degree equivalent or qualified diagnostic radiographers with an academic qualification of three years full-time equivalent, for example the Diploma of Health Science (Medical Imaging) previously awarded by Charles Sturt University, or equivalent to upgrade to academic degree level.

Due to the diverse range of primary academic qualifications and experience possessed by applicants, there are three levels of entry.

The course does not include a clinical practice competence requirement.

Your course is recognised by industry

The academic content of this course may be considered by the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) in application for a Statement of Accreditation. Graduates may be eligible to practise in Australia providing they are able to gain the Statement of Accreditation and meet the AIR clinical practice competence requirements. Inquiries regarding this statement must be directed to the Australian Institute of Radiography.

Professionals teaching you

The course is taught by dedicated professionals with many years of collective experience in clinical radiography.They are accredited radiographers, qualified physicists and sonographers.

Credit

Applicants who have completed recognised academic courses in specialist areas of Medical Imaging, in addition to their basic qualification, may seek credit for some subjects in the course.

Entry at Level 1

Applicants assessed as having successfully completed a two-year, full-time equivalent, academic program (for example, Australian Associate Diploma, British DCR or equivalent). Upon admission, students are awarded a credit package of 128 points.

Entry at Level 2

Applicants assessed as having an academic qualification of more than two but less than three years full-time equivalent (for example, Hong Kong PDDR, Canadian CAMRT Certification who have further completed appropriate advanced certificates and extensive ongoing CPE courses in relevant areas and/or other relevant experience). Upon admission, students are awarded a credit package of 144 points.

Australian entrants - Entry at Level 3

Applicants assessed as having an academic qualification of three years full-time equivalent (for example, Diploma of Health Science (Medical Imaging) awarded by Charles Sturt University, or an equivalent diploma from another Australian institution, British HDCR, Singapore's Nanyang Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent). Upon admission, students are awarded a credit package of 160 points.

Normal course duration

Level 1: Part-time 2 years (4 sessions)
Level 2: Part-time 1.5 years (3 sessions)
Level 3: Part-time 1 year (2 sessions)

Clinical requirements

Refer to the Clinical Requirements section for information on:

  • Criminal Record Clearance
  • Immunisation  
  • Senior First Aid Certificate

No Residential Schools

There are no residential school requirements for this course. Students will not be required to attend practicums or lecture/tutorial sessions at the University.

Course structure

Course structure

The course is 192 points consisting of the following:

  1. Level 1 entry (96 point credit package) or the equivalent of 12 x 8 point subjects.
  2. Level 2 entry (128 point credit package) or the equivalent of 8 x 8 point subjects.

Common

Level 1 entry

Directed Pathway Electives:

MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16)
or
PHY109 Foundation Physics of Medical Imaging (16)

Core:

MRS203 Imaging Anatomy (8)
HLT430 Research methods (8)
MRS341 Image Interpretation and Correlation (16)
MRS403 Digital Image Processing and Informatics (8)
PHY200 Radiation Detectors (8)
MRS426 Ultrasound (8)
MRS360 Radiation, Biology & Protection (8)
MRS434 MRI (8)
MRS432 CT (8)

Level 2 entry

Directed Elective (8)
Directed Elective (8)
Directed Elective (8)
HLT430 Research methods (8)
MRS426 Ultrasound (8)
MRS403 Digital Image Processing and Informatics (8)
MRS434 MRI (8)
MRS432 CT (8)

Students will be allocated electives based on their previous studies from the following restricted electives

MRS203 Imaging Anatomy (8)
MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16)
PHY200 Rad. Det. & Devices (8)
MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16)
MRS360 Radiation, Biology & Protection (8)

Enrolment pattern

LEVEL 1 credit package

Stream one (for students assessed to need a greater understanding of physics content required at undergraduate level)

Session 1 (30)
PHY109 Foundation Physics of Medical Imaging (16)
MRS203 Imaging Anatomy (8)

Session 2 (60)
PHY109 continued (16)
PHY200 Rad. Det. & Devices (8)

Session 3 (30)
MRS360 Radiation, Biology & Protection (8)
MRS403 Digital Image Processing and Informatics (8)

Session 4 (60)
HLT430 Research methods (8)
MRS432 CT (8)

Session 5 (30)
MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16)
MRS426 Ultrasound (8)

Session 6 (60)
MRS341 continued (16)
MRS434 MRI (8)

Stream two (for students assessed to need a greater understanding of pathology content required at undergraduate level)

Session 1 (30)
MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16)
MRS203 Imaging Anatomy (8)

Session 2 (60)
MRS211 continued (16)
PHY200 Rad. Det. & Devices (8)

Session 3 (30)
MRS360 Radiation, Biology & Protection (8)
MRS403 Digital Image Processing and Informatics (8)

Session 4 (60)
HLT430 Research methods (8)
MRS432 CT (8)

Session 5 (30)
MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16)
MRS426 Ultrasound (8)

Session 6 (60)
MRS341 continued (16)
MRS434 MRI (8)

LEVEL 2 credit package

Students are directed as to the electives most suited to them based on their previous qualifications from the list of restricted electives below

Session 1 (30)
Directed Elective (8)
Directed Elective (8)

Session 2 (60)
Directed Elective (8)
HLT430 Research methods (8)

Session 3 (30)
MRS426 Ultrasound (8)
MRS403 Digital Image Processing and Informatics (8)

Session 4 (60)
MRS434 MRI (8)
MRS432 CT (8)

Restricted electives

MRS203 Imaging Anatomy (8)
MRS211 Imaging Pathology (8)
PHY200 Rad. Det. & Devices (8)
MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16)
MRS360 Radiation, Biology & Protection (8)

LEVEL 1 credit package (fulltime equivalent)

Stream one (for students assessed to need a greater understanding of physics content required at undergraduate level)

Note that a minimum 3 subjects per semester is necessary for student visa requirements for fulltime study. The following enrolment pattern accommodates this, the fact that international students have visas issued for two years (and they want to stay for the whole two years) and the limitations surrounding several 16 point subjects which limit flexibility.

Session 1 (30)
PHY109 Foundation Physics of Medical Imaging (16)
MRS203 Imaging Anatomy (8)
MRS403 Digital Image Processing and Informatics (8)

Session 2 (60)
PHY109 continued (16)
HLT430 Research methods (8)
PHY200 Rad. Det. & Devices (8)

Session 3 (30)
MRS360 Radiation, Biology & Protection (8)
MRS426 Ultrasound (8)
MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16)

Session 4 (60)
MRS432 CT (8)
MRS434 MRI (8)
MRS341 continued (16)

Stream two (for students assessed to need a greater understanding of pathology content required at undergraduate level)

Session 1 (30)
MRS211 Imaging Pathology (16)
MRS203 Imaging Anatomy (8)
MRS360 Radiation, Biology & Protection (8)

Session 2 (60)
MRS211 continued (16)
HLT430 Research methods (8)
PHY200 Rad. Det. & Devices (8)

Session 3 (30)
MRS403 Digital Image Processing and Informatics (8)
MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16)
MRS426 Ultrasound (8)

Session 4 (60)
MRS432 CT (8)
MRS341 continued (16)
MRS434 MRI (8)

LEVEL 2 credit package (fulltime equivalent on campus)

Students are directed as to the electives most suited to them based on their previous qualifications from the list of restricted electives below

Session 1 (30)
Directed Elective (8)
Directed Elective (8)
MRS426 Ultrasound (8)
MRS403 Digital Image Processing and Informatics (8)

Session 2 (60)
Directed Elective (8)
HLT430 Research methods (8)
MRS432 CT (8)
MRS434 MRI (8)

Restricted electives

MRS203 Imaging Anatomy (8)
MRS211 Imaging Pathology (8)
PHY200 Rad. Det. & Devices (8)
MRS341 Image Interpretation & Correlation (16)
MRS360 Radiation, Biology & Protection (8)
 

Professional recognition

There is no requirement for the Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging) to be accredited with the Australian Institute of Radiography.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Wagga Wagga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

1-2 years distance education

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

TBA

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