Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) (UG:Bachelor (Hons))

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The award
UG:Bachelor (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
AUD 30865 per year

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About Bachelor of Medical Radiation Science (Honours) (Nuclear Medicine) at University of Newcastle, Australia

A radioactive way to save and improve lives.

UON is Australia's leading nuclear medicine trainer. Our graduates are sought after worldwide. In this rewarding and challenging career, you will diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases such as cancer using radioactive substances - giving patients the best chance of living a full and healthy life.

What is nuclear medicine? Nuclear medicine technologists conduct nuclear medicine scans of a person's body using radioactive material called radioisotopes. Radioisotopes are typically ingested or injected, travelling through the affected area to create images of the inside of your body. These images can diagnose life-threatening diseases such as cancer and help monitor a patient's health.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs: 91% of our nuclear medicine students from 2016 secured employment within four months of graduating.
  • World leader in medical radiation science: You are taught by the best and brightest minds in their fields and get to celebrate, and possibly participate, in groundbreaking research discoveries that define your practice.
  • Hands-on experience: Complete 40 weeks of clinical placements in public and private centres, preparing you for a successful career in nuclear medicine.
  • World-class facilities: Hone your skills in our $1.5 million on-campus radiopharmacy laboratory - the largest of its kind in the southern hemisphere.
  • Tick the boxes for professional registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

What will you study?

This degree equips you with specialised scientific knowledge and gives you practical medical radiation experience using world-class facilities and technology. You will:

  • Build essential clinical reasoning and patient management skills using our state-of-the-art radiopharmacy labs located on campus.
  • Develop communication and interpersonal skills to provide a high level of care to patients.
  • Gain professional nuclear medicine skills, learning how to use imaging technology and radioisotope to diagnose illnesses and determine the best course of treatment for patients.
  • Develop critical research skills that will set you in good stead for life-long learning in the field of nuclear medicine.

Areas of study include:

  • anatomy
  • molecular imaging
  • nuclear medicine instrumentation and radiopharmacy
  • nuclear medicine theory
  • patient care
  • physiology
  • psychology
  • research

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 nuclear medicine graduates are very employable and highly regarded. Many of our graduates have advanced rapidly in their careers and are now in management roles in Australia and overseas.

UON nuclear medicine graduates are qualified to register and work as nuclear medical technologists, working closely with patients and other health professionals to diagnose life-threatening diseases such as cancer and help monitor a patient's health. You may find yourself working in clinical positions in private and public hospitals, in upper management roles such as director of services, or in higher education and research roles.

Take a look below for some common roles for medical radiation science graduates.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardUG:Bachelor (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsFebruaryDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesAUD 30865 per year

Entry requirements

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.

What students think about University of Newcastle, Australia

    Real-World Experiences

    Testimonial from Real-World Experiences, student at University of Newcastle, Australia

    "Engineering degrees at the University of Newcastle are very much focused on providing life-long, real-world, professional skills that will set me up for my future career."

    On campus I can participate in industry guest lectures and live projects sponsored by business. I also get exposure to real-world challenges and critical engineering applications with 12-weeks of industrial experience.

    Newcastle is one of only three universities in Australia in the Global E³ which gives me learning opportunities with the best universities all over the world. Universities like Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University which ranks in the top 10 in the world.

    I like that engineering is such a broad field and I could end up working not only designing buildings, but also transport systems and tunnels. I feel like studying at the University of Newcastle is giving me the best possible start.”

    Neruiben, Newcastle
    Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Civil), 2017

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    Testimonial from Pathways to University, student at University of Newcastle, Australia

    "The University of Newcastle's English Language Centre was the perfect platform for me to start studying in Australia."

    I decided to come to the University of Newcastle as I really wanted to study a quality psychology degree in Australia. Before starting the degree, I attended the University’s English Language Centre where I undertook an English Language Intensive Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS).

    This course really helped me develop my English skills and prepare me for studying full-time.
    I really liked how my English teachers had a passion for helping each student. They provided a friendly and supportive atmosphere. Many of the teachers had even taught in a variety of Asian countries.

    I’m looking forward to finishing my four-year degree in Newcastle as university life here is serene and enjoyable.”

    Kenneth, Hong Kong
    Bachelor of Psychology (Honours), 2017

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    Testimonial from Ways of Teaching, student at University of Newcastle, Australia

    "Studying Medicine at the University of Newcastle has helped me prepare for the real-world."

    I transferred from the International Medical University in Malaysia half way through my Bachelor of Medicine degree. I’m proud to have completed my degree and really enjoyed my time at the University of Newcastle.

    The University’s medicine program is world-class. The program includes several different clinical placements that helped prepare me for the real-world. I’ve had the opportunity to learn and work at various general practitioners, the John Hunter Hospital, the Singleton District Hospital, and the Mater Hospital. I’ve also been able to travel to different places in Australia to learn new things, including a nursing home in Adelaide.

    I’ve graduated with the medical expertise and skills to help maintain and promote individual and community health around the world. I was offered a job at Tamworth Rural Referral Hospital.”

    Pearl, Malaysia
    Bachelor of Medicine, 2017

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