Bachelor of Applied Science - Medical Radiations

RMIT University

Medical radiations is a rapidly advancing healthcare discipline involving the application of ionising and non-ionising radiation for the diagnosis and treatment of injury and disease. RMIT has a multidisciplinary approach to medical radiations, with the option to study all medical radiations disciplines at degree level. Areas of specialisation include nuclear medicine, medical imaging and radiation therapy with a focus on supervised clinical practice to ensure you're job-ready. Medical imaging - Through medical images such as x-rays, MRI, and ultrasound, radiographers assist in the diagnosis and care of patients. This program combines knowledge of physical and biomedical sciences with technical expertise and patient care. Nuclear medicine - Nuclear medicine uses very small amounts of radioactive materials to diagnose and treat disease. Common nuclear medicine applications include cardiac stress tests to analyse heart function, bone scans for orthopaedic injuries, and lung scans for blood clots. Radiation therapy - Radiation therapy is one of the main treatment options for patients diagnosed with cancer, and contributes to the high cancer cure rates in Australia. Radiation therapists combine knowledge of the physical and biomedical sciences in order to design and verify appropriate treatment plans, as well as conduct research.

Course Fee:

Australian: $126,720

Entry Requirements:

Radiation Therapy and Medical Imaging - Current Year 12 prerequisites units 1 and 2 or units 3 and 4 - Biology or Chemistry, and units 3 and 4 - and a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (any) or Specialist Mathematics; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL). Nuclear Medicine - Current Year 12 prerequisites units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 20 in one of Mathematical Methods (CAS) or Specialist Mathematics, and Chemistry; and a study score of at least 25 in any English (except EAL) or at least 30 in English (EAL).


Year 1 - You'll study a general introduction to the practice and physical principles of clinical nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and medical imaging. Common courses include anatomy and physiology, technology and physics of medical radiations, and an introduction to research and the professional streams of medical radiations practice. The second semester courses focus on your area of specialisation and you'll undertake your first clinical placement. Years 2 and 3 - You'll specialise in your chosen discipline (stream). Common learning modules are also studied and these include imaging anatomy, pathology, hospital law and ethics, psychology and advanced medical physics, and instrumentation. The third year is designed to explore the complementary nature of the medical radiations disciplines. You'll examine techniques and case studies that highlight the multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment. You'll also learn the specialised areas of CT, MRI and ultrasound.

Subjects you can Study:

Anatomy and physiology, Clinical studies, Computed tomography, Magnetic resonance imaging, Medical imaging methods and technique, Medical radiations science, Medical radiations technology, Pathology, Ultrasound.

Further information:

The type of careers this qualification leads to may include Radiographer, Medical imaging technologist


To practise in Victoria, you must fulfil the criteria for registration by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia (MRPBA). All students will be registered as students with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) during the program. Upon successful completion of this program, you will be eligible to apply for provisional registration through the MRPBA. You will also be eligible to apply for the Supervised Practice Program that is overseen by the MRPBA. Completion of the Supervised Practice Program is required before you can apply for full accreditation through the MRPBA.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00122A

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bundoora 88.35 No Full time 3 years

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