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Master of Medical Imaging Science

Learn more about postgraduate education in diagnostic radiography at the University of Sydney.

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Overview

Education based on pioneer cutting-edge research for the delivery of optimal patient care. The Master of Medical Imaging Science is a flexible and technologically sophisticated online program that cultivates research aptitude alongside technical expertise. Graduate with the skills necessary to advance high quality evidence-based practice across the medical imaging sciences and within your field.


The rapid evolution of medical imaging technology calls for expert researchers to develop optimised imaging techniques and advance diagnostic efficacy. Graduating with and technical expertise enhanced research skills, you will be poised to lead the next generation of medical imaging application and research.

Why study medical imaging science with us?

  • Study online from anywhere in the world through state-of-the-art distance education, tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Gain further professional development and qualifications
  • Choose from a range of specialisations and become an expert in your field
  • You will be highly employable
  • Learn from leading experts in the field of medical imaging
  • Gain recognition of prior learning

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.

Specialisations

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.

Your fee

How to apply

What you'll study

Throughout this one and a half year degree, you will cover 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 or specialise in one or two areas such as computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, hybrid imaging, radiographic image interpretation, breast imaging and research skills. As part of your studies, you may have the opportunity to operate imaging technology remotely through the internet for experimental measurement and testing principles. Finally, you will complete a capstone unit that builds on your previous learning by developing a proposal to create evidence for best practice.

Units of Study

Admission requirements

Admission to candidature for the Master of Medical Imaging Science requires: 

  • a master's degree in Medical Radiation Sciences; or
  • 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
  • completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma or graduate certificate in this discipline, or qualifications deemed by the faculty to be equivalent; or
  • a master's degree in Medical Radiation Sciences.

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 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.

Future study options

The Master of Medical Imaging Science with a research specialisation provides an entry pathway to a research higher degree, e.g. Master of Applied Science or Doctor of Philosophy, for students with a distinction average grade and the completion of appropriate research electives and investigative project.

Graduate opportunities

This course is designed for medical radiations practitioners looking to specialise in:

  • CT
  • MRI
  • Hybrid imaging (PET & SPECT/CT or PET/MR)
  • Radiographic image interpretation
  • Breast imaging

 

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.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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, protected 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 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.

Credit card surcharge


Please note that a surcharge of 0.8% will apply for payments made by Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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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