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7 reasons to study medical imaging science at the University of Sydney

11 October 2017
Thinking about a specialist career in medical imaging science?
As medical imaging technology rapidly evolves, we need expert researchers to develop optimised imaging techniques and advance diagnostic efficacy. Find out why you should study medical imaging science here.

1. Study online from anywhere in the world

Our medical imaging science degrees are taught entirely online by distance education, tailored to meet the needs of busy professionals. No matter where you live - domestically or internationally - you can gain a qualification in medical imaging science.

Your learning will take place via online lectures, webinars and discussion forums and have access to an extensive online library containing eTextbooks, eJournals and video resources in the field of medical imaging science. You will also have remote access to a computed tomography (CT) scanner and magnetic resonance equipment to complete tutorial work and develop a deeper understanding of the underlying physics and use of equipment.

2. Learn at your own pace

As a medical imaging science student, you can study in your own time, at your own pace. You have the option to undertake our degrees either full-time or part-time, allowing you to fit your study around family, work and social commitments. You will only be charged for the number of units of study in which you enroll and invoiced each semester.

3. Gain further professional development and qualifications

If you are a recent medical radiation science graduate looking to specialise; a professional already working in the field; or a graduate from a related science and clinical discipline wishing to advance your knowledge and skills, our medical imaging science courses can provide you with a pathway to enhancing your career in healthcare.

4. Choose from a range of specialisations and become an expert in your field

Our courses are designed for medical radiation practitioners looking to specialise in a range of fields, including:

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

This allows you to select specialisations and electives that match your learning interests and needs. Up to two specialisations can be completed in the masters degree. By studying a specialisation, you will demonstrate to prospective employers that you have advanced knowledge and expertise within your area.

5. You will be highly employable

University of Sydney graduates are highly employable, which is why we are ranked no.1 in Australia and 5th in the world for graduate employability.* Many of our students secure positions in the field even before they graduate and with a rise in government investments towards person-centred service models, this will only continue.

6. Learn from leading experts in the field of medical imaging

Our medical imaging science courses are based on evidence, excellence and innovation. You will learn from academics who are publishing and presenting their research in national and international peer reviewed journals and conferences. Many hold leadership roles in the professional societies and government bodies that support the field of medical imaging science.

7. Gain recognition of prior learning

We recognise prior learning and offer credit for students with a related masters, undergraduate honours or relevant work experience.

*QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019.

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