Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) aims to advance the knowledge, skills, and attributes of medical radiation professionals in their field of specialisation, and to broaden their exposure to the wider field of health sciences. This course is designed to provide an opportunity for advanced study in an area of current practice. Students who successfully complete the graduate diploma are eligible for full credit for their study and can articulate to the master's course.

The course is suitable for professionals in related areas, such as doctors, physicists and other health professionals who would like to gain a further understanding of radiography, such as radiographic anatomy. The course is also suitable for recent graduates from medical radiation sciences who are looking to specialise, however it is recommended that they have a minimum of one-year post-qualification clinical experience.

Specialisation areas include computed tomography, radiographic image interpretation, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

Units of study

Further course information

Study plan

You will follow a prescribed course of study with a total 36 credit points (cp) incorporating one core unit of study (6cp) and five elective units (30cp).

Graduate opportunities

This course allows medical radiation scientists to obtain a certificate of specialisation if they complete five relevant subjects as part of the university award. These certificates may be recognised in the workplace and may contribute to professional advancement.

Admission

Admission requirements

A successful applicant for admission to the candidature for the Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences), the Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) and the Master of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) requires:

* a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
* the Graduate Certificate of Health Science (Medical Radiation
Sciences) from the University of Sydney or equivalent
qualification from another university
* other evidence of general and professional qualifications
and/or experience, to satisfy the Faculty that the applicant
possesses the educational capacity to pursue graduate
studies, and satisfy such additional requirements for
admission to the program, if any, as may be prescribed by
the Faculty.

Students who entered the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences) with an undergraduate diploma or less will be required to achieve at least a credit average to be able to articulate to the Master of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences). Acceptance into the MRS graduate program and articulation from any level of the program to any higher level is at the discretion of the academic advisor and program coordinator. The lower level award will be relinquished on achieving the higher award; however, full credit transfer will be given for the 4 units of study completed in the Graduate Certificate or the 6 units completed in the Graduate Diploma, leaving only a further four or two units of study respectively to be completed to achieve the Masters.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Applications for the Sydney Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Medical Radiation Science) are made through the Faculty of Health Science. On-time applications for the March Semester close on the last working day of October. There is no July intake for this course.

International students

How to apply

Overseas applicants apply directly to the Faculty of Health Sciences - please click on the 'Apply Now' button above to apply.

This course does not meet the CRICOS requirements for obtaining an Australian student visa, however international students can complete by distance modules from their home country.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount

Indicative postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences).

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount

Annual review for postgraduate student contribution amount not available for Graduate Diploma of Health Science (Medical Radiation Sciences).

Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee

This 2014, tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student represents the fee that is payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2013 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review for postgraduate domestic tuition fee

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information in this prospectus, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

The academic requirements that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney, and you are referred to those documents

Please note that if you are classified by the University as a Research Training Scheme student in accordance with the Other Grants Guidelines (Research) 2010, you will be exempt from the payment of any SCA or tuition fees for courses undertaken as part of a Research Masters degree and Research Doctoral degree. More information about your eligibility for this Scheme is available here.

International students

International tuition fees for postgraduate students

This 2014, tuition fee for international postgraduate students represents the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2014, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). If your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL your fee will differ.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. The University's Future Students' webpage has further information about these additional incidental fees for postgraduate coursework students and postgraduate research students.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.