Monash University

Postgraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2015 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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Managing facultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Offered bySchool of Biomedical Sciences


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


Medical radiations and radiation therapy as taught at Monash offer courses to facilitate entry into the radiation therapy profession as well as post-graduate course work and research programs for qualified practitioners. Students are prepared for effective and ethical professional practice in radiation therapy and to pursue careers in radiation therapy, research and management. Students are also actively encouraged to engage in a process of lifelong learning and contribute to the development of radiation therapy as a research-based profession.

Topics covered include:

  • applications of radiation therapy,
  • the use of imaging in radiation therapy; including computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography and medical ultrasound
  • anatomy, pathophysiology, oncology
  • radiation therapy physics, equipment and quality assurance
  • radiation biology and radiation safety
  • health ethics, medical law and psychology
  • professional skills, including communication and cultural competence and reflective practice
  • clinical practice
  • patient care and management
  • research and evidence based practice.


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.

Contact details

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

Research Degrees Office: telephone +61 3 9905 4313; email or visit

Relevant courses

  • M6001 Master of Advanced Health Care Practice
  • 2970 Master of Biomedical Science (Part 1)*
  • 2977 Master of Biomedical Science*
  • 3889 Master of Medical Radiations
  • 3433 Master of Medical Ultrasound
  • 3438 Master of Philosophy*
  • 3852 Doctor of Medicine (Supervised)*
  • 0047 Doctor of Philosophy*

* By research.