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Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science

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Overview

The Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science provides a flexible and technologically sophisticated online program that cultivates technical expertise founded on evidence-based practice..

Why study this course?

The rapid evolution of medical imaging technology calls for expert practitioners to implement optimised imaging techniques and advance diagnostic efficacy. The Medical Imaging Science program provides an opportunity for further advancement in the field of medical imaging sciences, extending previous knowledge and professional experience.

The flexible delivery of the course allows you to study at your own pace, learning from leading experts in the field of medical imaging. In this program, you can study online from anywhere in the world through state-of-the-art distance education, tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals.

Students can choose from a range of specialisations including:

  • Computed tomography
  • Magnetic resonance imaging
  • Hybrid imaging 
  • Breast imaging
  • Radiographic image interpretation
  • Research

How will you learn?

Study online from anywhere in the world through state-of-the-art distance education, tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals.

Who should study this course?

This degree is ideal for recent medical radiation science graduates who wish to specialise, professionals already working in the field, and graduates from other related science and clinical disciplines who wish to gain advanced knowledge and skills.

Subject areas

Specialisations allow students to investigate an area of interest relevant to their professional practice or area of expertise. A minimum of 4 units of study (24 credit points) are required for each specialisation and each unit of study can only be used for one specialisation.

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

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The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

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What you'll study

Throughout this one year degree, you will complete 48 credit points of study, including 18 credit points of core units which develop an understanding of current concepts in medical imaging, medical image optimisation, and medical image perception.

You will also pursue elective units across the medical imaging sciences, with the opportunity to specialise in up to two of the following areas:

  • computed tomography 
  • magnetic resonance imaging 
  • hybrid imaging
  • radiographic image interpretation
  • breast imaging

You will take a minimum of 12 credit points of electives units of study from the discipline and a maximum of 6 credit points can be taken as elective units more broadly from the Faculty of Health Sciences.

As part of your studies, you may have the opportunity to operate imaging technology remotely through the internet for experimental measurement and testing principles.

Units of Study

Admission criteria

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 completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate in this discipline or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent. 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.

The academic criteria that are displayed are applicable to currently available courses only, and are updated annually in October and may be changed without notice. The handbooks online 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.

Course opportunities

Study medical imaging sciences at different levels to suit your professional and personal needs. The programs are embedded, allowing you to step from one course to the next at your own pace.

Course options:

Future study options

Students enrolled in the graduate diploma can easily move on to the Master of Medical Imaging Science with credit for completed study.

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Domestic students

Indicative Postgraduate Student Contribution Amount


The student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the amount payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Tuition Fees website.

Annual review and fee increases


Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and will increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Indicative Postgraduate Domestic Tuition Fee


The tuition fee for a domestic postgraduate student is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increase


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

Additional incidental costs


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the student contribution and/or course fee. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protected clothing and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

International students

Indicative International Tuition Fees for Postgraduate Students


The tuition fee for international postgraduate students is an indication only of the fees payable in Year 1 for a standard full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). Depending on the calendar year in which you undertake your study, and if your study load is more or less than the 1.0 EFTSL, your tuition fee will differ from the indicative amount.

Annual review and fee increases


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

Additional incidental costs and health insurance


For some courses there are incidental costs additional to the tuition fees. Some of these incidental costs are significant, for example, course-specific materials, tools, protective clothing, and equipment. Further information about these costs is available from https://sydney.edu.au/students/materials-and-equipment.html. 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 a government approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government. Further information is available from https://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/living-costs/health-insurance.html.

Visa/MasterCard/American Express/JCB surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 1.53% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard, American Express or JCB. The surcharge is subject to review and may change. Information about payment methods and the surcharge is set out at: http://sydney.edu.au/study/finances-fees-costs/fees-and-loans/paying-your-fees.html.

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 so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about fees.

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