Master of Medical Imaging Science – MAMDIMGS1000

 

Master of Medical Imaging Science


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Course resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course  and stream title

GCMDIMGS-01

Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science

GNMDIMGS-01

Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science

MAMDIMGS-01

Master of Medical Imaging Science

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is full time or part time according to candidate choice. All units of study are only available in distance mode.

3 Master's type

This master's degree is an advanced learning master's course, as defined by the Coursework Rule.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(1)
the Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science
(2)
the Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science
(3)
the Master of Medical Imaging Science
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admissions criteria.
(1)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate of Medical Imaging Science requires:
(a)
A bachelor’s degree or higher award in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent.
(b)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(2)
Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma of Medical Imaging Science requires:
(a)
A bachelor’s degree or higher award in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Sydney, or a qualification deemed by the faculty to be equivalent, or
(b)
Completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate in this discipline or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent.
(c)
In exceptional circumstances the Dean may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.
(3)
Admission to candidature for the Master of Medical Imaging Science requires:
(a)
A master’s degree in Medical Radiation Sciences or
(b)
A pass bachelor’s degree with a credit average, or an honours bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, in Medical Radiation Sciences or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent; or
(c)
Completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma or graduate certificate in this discipline, or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Faculty of Health Sciences Postgraduate Tables for Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of Medical Imaging Science.
(2)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate of Medical Imaging Science a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
6 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
A minimum of 12 credit points of elective units of study;
(c)
A maximum of 6 credit points of research elective units of study from the Medical Imaging Science Research Elective Table
(3)
To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Medical Imaging Science a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:
(a)
18 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
A minimum of 12 credit points of elective units of study. With the permission of the Course Director a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Medical Imaging Science Elective Table;
(c)
A maximum of 12cp of elective units of study from the Medical Imaging Science Research Elective Table
(4)
To qualify for the award of the Master of Medical Imaging Science a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:
(a)
18 credit points of core units of study;
(b)
A minimum of 12 credit points of elective units of study. With the permission of the Course Director a maximum of 12 credit points can be taken as elective units from units of study outside those listed in the Medical Imaging Science Elective Table;
(c)
At least 6 credit points of capstone units of study

7 Specialisations

Completion of a specialisation is not a requirement of the course. Candidates enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Medical Imaging Science have the option of completing up to two specialisations. A specialisation requires the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed in the table for that specialisation. Units of study counted towards one specialisation may not count toward any other specialisation completed. The specialisations available are:
(1)
Breast Imaging
(2)
Computed Tomography
(3)
Hybrid Imaging
(4)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
(5)
Radiographic Image Interpretation
(6)
Research Studies

8 Recognition of Prior Learning

(1)
Waivers and credit may be granted or the volume of learning may be reduced in recognition of prior learning.
(2)
Credit may be granted for up to 50% of course requirements for relevant incomplete postgraduate qualifications.
(3)
Candidates offered direct admission to the Graduate Diploma or Master of Medical Imaging Science may be eligible for a reduction in the volume of learning of up to 24 credit points, subject to the following:
(a)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for a qualification at level 8 of the Australian Qualifications Framework in a relevant discipline as defined by the Faculty of Health Sciences.
(b)
The maximum permissible reduction in the volume of learning is 24 credit points for relevant professional work experience deemed by the Faculty of Health Sciences to have conferred a volume of learning equivalent to that of a Graduate Certificate in a relevant discipline.
(4)
The maximum combined credit and reduction in the volume of learning for prior study granted to a candidate will not exceed 50% of the requirements of the course.

9 Course transfer

A candidate for the master's degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, with the approval of the Dean, and provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.