Use advanced imaging technology to improve lives.
At UON we prepare diagnostic radiography students for a dynamic career using advanced imaging technology. Learn how create medical images to diagnose and manage patient health, combining sophisticated technology and medical expertise to save and improve lives.
What is diagnostic radiography? Diagnostic radiography is an important first step to diagnosing, treating and managing injuries and disease. Along with pathology, diagnostic radiography is the largest diagnostic test performed. The medical images you produce will allow patients to be diagnosed accurately, and can directly impact a patient's treatment plan and overall recovery.
Why study with us?
- Our graduates get jobs: 94% of our diagnostic radiography students from 2016 secured employment within four months of graduating.
- Hands-on experience: Complete 40 weeks of clinical placements in public and private centres, preparing you for a successful career in diagnostic radiography.
- World-class facilities: Hone your skills using advanced multimodality imaging and post-processing facilities, including CT, MRI, ultrasound, angiography and mammography facilities.
- Learn from research leaders keeping you on the forefront of breaking research discoveries.
- Tick the boxes for professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
What will you study?
UON's Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Diagnostic Radiography) has a strong foundation in physical, biomedical and behavioural sciences. You will:
- Build essential clinical reasoning and patient management skills using our latest technologies and facilities, including 2D, 3D and 4D imaging technology.
- Gain professional diagnostic radiography skills through case-based training, integrating learning into real situations and interactive team work activities.
- Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the field of diagnostic radiography.
Areas of study include:
- anatomy and physiology
- clinical education
- radiation protection
All UON medical radiation science students graduate with Honours, giving you a distinct advantage when seeking employment. As part of the honours component you can choose from two study pathways.
Our diagnostic radiography graduates are very employable and highly regarded. About 94% of our graduates find work before, or soon after, finishing their studies.
UON diagnostic radiography graduates are qualified to register and work as diagnostic radiographers, working closely with patients and other health professionals to diagnose and manage illnesses and injuries using medical images. You may find yourself working in settings such as accident and emergency wards and operating theatres. Diagnostic radiographers play an important role in medicine and health care, and contribute significantly to improving community health.
Take a look below for some common roles for medical radiation science graduates.
- cardiac technologist
- chief radiographer
- diagnostic radiographer
- echocardiography technologist
- medical technician
- technical sales representative
- technical Writer
- university lecturer/academic