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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Biomedical Sciences
Course coordinatorAssociate Professor Marilyn Baird


The Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences is committed to providing students with an excellent education in the field of radiography. The overall aim of the Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging is to prepare students for effective and ethical professional practice in a diverse range of modern medical imaging modalities and to pursue careers in medical imaging, research and management. Students will be actively encouraged to engage in a process of lifelong learning and contribute to the development of radiography as a research-based profession. In keeping with community expectations of health care professionals, a commitment to high professional standards will be expected from students. The course provides students with a wide range of academic and clinical experiences. In all its aspects, the course conforms to the expectations the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR) has of its graduate practitioners.

The Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR). Graduates are eligible to apply for registration as radiographers with the Medical Radiation Practitioners Board of Victoria.

Students study a program of units covering topics including:

  • methodologies of radiographic, medical, sonographic and breast imaging
  • digital image processing
  • radiologic physics and biology
  • dosimetry and safety
  • pharmacology
  • professional skills and cinical studies
  • research and advanced topics in medical imaging.


For the schedule of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant Courses

1963 Bachelor of Radiography and Medical Imaging