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Graduate Certificate in Radiographic Practice

Course code: 3857 ~ Course abbreviation: GradCertRadPractice ~ Total credit points required: 24 ~ 2 semesters part-time ~ Managing faculty: Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Study mode and course location

Off-campus (Clayton - P/T only)

Course description

This course, offered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, is designed to provide radiographers with the academic framework for the development of a range of supervisory, problem-solving and leadership skills in relation to specific technologies. The course is offered in two streams: computed tomography (CT), or general radiography.

Course objectives

A graduate from the Graduate Certificate in Radiographic Practice will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following: the principles underpinning digital imaging in diagnostic medicine and single slice helical and multi-slice computed tomography (CT), including dose reduction strategies; key anatomical structures on images and relationships in three dimensions; the risks and benefits related to the use of contrast media; and the characteristics of critical and reflective practitioners; as well as to demonstrate the capacity to apply logical and critical thought to the analysis and resolution of workplace challenges and issues; apply an analytical approach to the exercise of clinical judgement and decision making in the context of the delivery of radiographic services that is evidence-based; implement and monitor quality assurance programs; the capacity to apply research findings to practice; and to consider how Australian radiography standards may differ from those in other countries.

Course structure

Course requirements

Computed tomography (CT) stream

Semester 1
  • MRP4002 Computed tomography: science and technology
  • MRP4003 Clinical and cross sectional imaging anatomy*
Semester 2
  • MRP4010 Contemporary professional practice
  • MRP4011 CT clinical methods

General radiography stream

Semester 1
  • MRP4001 Digital imaging in radiographic practice
  • MRP4003 Clinical and cross sectional imaging anatomy*
Semester 2
  • MRP4010 Contemporary professional practice

Elective units

Students in this stream may select one elective to study in semester two from the following list of Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences postgraduate units:

  • CPE7603 Contemporary issues in health informatics
  • CRH1000 Rural health issues and practice
  • MEU0001 Teaching and learning in health professional education**
  • MRP4011 CT clinical methods

    *Cross-institutional study in BIOL5004 Sectional anatomy at the University of South Australia will be taken as an equivalent for this unit.
    ** This unit is offered by on-campus mode only.


Assessment includes written examinations, practical skills examinations, and theoretical essays and clinical workbook.

Contact details

School of Biomedical Sciences office: telephone +61 3 9905 8635; email or visit

Course coordinator

Mr Jonathan McConnell