Bachelor of Medical Imaging - CG92
Study the Bachelor of Medical Imaging and equip yourself with skills and knowledge to launch a rewarding career in diagnostic imaging. As a diagnostic radiographer, you will be responsible for providing safe and accurate imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical environments using a variety of imaging modalities and techniques so that appropriate management and treatment of patients and clients can proceed. You will benefit from extensive clinical training in purpose-built labs using the latest imaging equipment and complete clinical placements to build your skills and experience working with clients in real-world settings.
The Bachelor of Medical Imaging is accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia allowing you to apply for registration as a health practitioner with AHPRA and then practise as a qualified diagnostic radiographer.
4 years full-time
No pre-requisites required
English (Units 3 and 4, C)
CQUniversity's Bachelor of Medical Imaging is designed to prepare you to work as a Radiographer and enables you to provide safe and accurate imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical environments.
You will be trained in a new state-of-the-art, purpose-built environment based at CQUniversity Mackay and use the latest technology to ensure you graduate work-ready.
Your education and training will focus on developing key competencies so you become confident in digital technology, community engagement and remote and rural innovation.
By completing extensive work placements you will gain practical experience and be able to apply your skills and knowledge in a real-world setting. There may also be international exchange opportunities if you wish to travel and study. This is the only medical imaging course in Australia that offers you the option of studying the first year of the course by online study, providing you with the flexibility to balance your study, work and life commitments.
|Core Units||25||Major Units||None|
Course structureYou are required to complete 25 core units. The units within this course are scheduled over Term 1, 2 and 3 so you will be required to study in all three terms.
Unit informationFor information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.
Credit transfer informationIf you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.
Your courseThe Bachelor of Medical Imaging equips you with the skills, knowledge and experience to perform radiographic and computed tomography imaging procedures, and tailor the procedure to the individual patient in a safe, caring and effective manner.
Through this course, you will develop high-level communication skills so that you can interact positively with patients and other health professionals in the clinical work environment. You will be exposed to simulation-based learning and real clients in authentic scenarios during clinical placements to enhance your work readiness and career outcomes.
Real-world opportunitiesThroughout your studies, you will have opportunities to learn in a safe and simulated environment in purpose-built labs using the latest imaging equipment.
You will complete five block clinical placements throughout your course, where you will have the opportunity to train with real patients in authentic scenarios. This exposure to real clients and scenarios allows you to apply your discipline knowledge and graduate work-ready with valuable industry connections and networks.
Your placements commence in your second year, where you will complete two five-week block placement, one in Term 2, and another in Term 3. In your third year, you will complete two 12-week placements; one will take place over Terms 2 and 3, and another will start partway through Term 3 and end during Term 1 of your fourth year. Your final placement is a 16-week placement held over Term 1 and 2 of your final year. Some of your block placements may start and/or end outside CQUni’s standard term dates.
You will be required to attend placements at a range of locations and facility types allowing you to gain experience in a variety of settings. Placements are located throughout Queensland, and while we aim to keep you close to home, your placements may require you to travel, and any travel required is at your own cost. Your placements will be organised for you by CQUniversity and are generally unpaid.
Your careerThe Bachelor of Medical Imaging is accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia allowing you to apply for registration as a health practitioner with AHPRA and then practise as a qualified diagnostic radiographer.
As a radiographer, you will find a wealth of employment opportunities in public and private hospitals, clinics and community healthcare services.
What does a diagnostic radiographer do?As a diagnostic radiographer, you will be responsible for providing safe and accurate imaging examinations in a wide range of clinical environments using a variety of imaging modalities and techniques so that appropriate management and treatment of patients and clients can proceed.
Radiographers require professional judgement to determine how to achieve the best diagnostic outcome while providing optimal patient care. You will be involved with non-invasive and interventional procedures, health surveillance screening and research.
As this is a rapidly changing technological field, radiographers need to be adaptable and committed to life-long learning.
|Term 1 - 2023||Mackay|
|Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 4||MEDI14006||Students complete eleven weeks of clinical experience as block placement in one or two diagnostic imaging facilities. Students perform general radiography, mobile and adaptation imaging and computed tomography (CT) under the direct supervision of a qualified radiographer. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.|
|Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 2||MEDI13004||Students complete a five week block placement in a diagnostic imaging facility. Students perform general radiography under direct supervision of a qualified radiographer. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.|
|Medical Imaging Clinical Practicum||MEDI14005||Students complete sixteen weeks of clinical experience as a block placement in one or more diagnostic imaging facilities. Students perform a wide range of radiographic procedures, progressing to independent practice in preparation for entry to professional practice. Students also consolidate their skills in two other areas of radiographic practice. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.|
|Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 1||MEDI12004||Students complete a five week block placement in a diagnostic imaging facility. Students perform general radiographic procedures under direct supervision of a qualified radiographer. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.|
|Medical Imaging Clinical Placement 3||MEDI13005||Students complete eleven weeks of clinical experience as block placement in one or two diagnostic imaging facilities. Students perform general radiography, mobile and adaptation imaging and computed tomography (CT) under the direct supervision of a qualified radiographer. Students are supported on-site by a clinical supervisor and by the academic unit coordinator at CQUniversity.|
The rank threshold is the minimum competitive rank required for your application to be considered for entry to this course.
SR 75 | ATAR 75.0
The lowest selection rank refers to the lowest rank to which an offer was made for an intake or term and includes adjustment factors applied to an applicant's ATAR such as the Regional Adjustment Scheme and Educational Access Scheme. An ATAR with adjustment factors applied is referred to as a selection rank.
The lowest selection rank (includes adjustment factors) for Term 1, 2022 was: SR 83.35
If you would like to know more about entry scores for applicants with recent secondary education and the student profile for this course view our Course and Entry Score Profile for Term 1, 2021.
To find out about CQUniversity's Undergraduate Profile for Term 1, 2021 view our Institute Profile.
When applying, you must demonstrate that you have met the listed Entry Requirements and English Language Proficiency requirements.
After you have applied and enrolled in this course, you will need to be able to meet the Security and Health Requirements as these generally relate to work-integrated learning activities that form part of your course. You will be provided with more information about security and health requirements after enrolling in the relevant units that these relate to.
COVID-19 Vaccination RequirementThe COVID-19 vaccination is mandatory to be eligible to attend a WIL placement for this course. Students will be required to provide evidence of having completed a COVID-19 vaccination schedule by the closing date prior to a WIL placement. The vaccine received must be a vaccine approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of Australia.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion within the last 5 years of:
- a secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
- bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA of 4.0
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United states of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores as below:
- an International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 7.0 overall with a minimum 7.0 for Reading and Writing and 7.0 for Speaking and Listening, or
- an Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Each student will be assessed individually.
Security RequirementsStudents attending clinical placements in Queensland must obtain a Blue Card (Working with Children Check).
Health RequirementsStudents must provide evidence of completion of vaccinations as stipulated prior to placement attendance, in accordance with the state Department of Health requirements for clinical students. Students must also maintain a current CPR certificate and complete an annual occupational health and safety induction. Students must also complete a fitness to practice declaration prior to each clinical placement.
English, Physics, Maths
The Bachelor of Medical Imaging prepares you to pursue a career as a Diagnostic Radiographer. Employment opportunities may exist in areas such as:
- public and private hospitals
- community health care services.
This course is approved and accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.
|2022 Indicative Fees|
|Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee||$8,016.00|
The indicative first year fee is an approximate cost of enrolling in this course for one academic year. It is based on a standard full-time study load (generally this is two terms of study, with four units studied per term). Your actual fees may vary, depending on the units that you select to study and the number of units you study per term. You can view unit fees in the Cost Per Unit table. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.
|Fee Category||Commonwealth Supported Place|
|What is a Commonwealth Supported Place?||A Commonwealth Supported Place is subsidised by the Government so that you are only required to pay a Student Contribution amount rather than tuition fees.|
|Am I eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place?||
You are eligible to be Commonwealth supported if you are:
|Fee Type||Student Contribution|
|What is a Student contribution?||As a Commonwealth supported student, you will contribute towards the cost of your education by paying a Student Contribution. The Student Contribution is calculated for each term of enrolment based on the individual units you have enrolled in, not the course you are studying.|
|What is my Student Contribution?||
Your Student Contribution fee is charged per unit of study and is dependent on the Student Contribution Band for each unit. Student Contribution Bands are categorised by study disciplines and help provide an estimate of course fees.
The majority of units within this course fall within Band 2. Some units may fall within Band 1 and/or 3.
|HECS-HELP and payment options||
HECS-HELP is the loan scheme provided the Australian Government to help eligible Commonwealth supported students pay their student contributions through a loan. Eligible students can use a HECS-HELP loan to pay for all or some of their Student Contribution amount. If you elect to use a HECS-HELP loan, this means that you will defer payment of your Student Contribution amount and repay your HECS-HELP loan when your income is above the compulsory repayment threshold.
If you are not eligible for a HECS-HELP loan, or you are required to pay your Student Contribution upfront, you will need to pay your fees no later than the census date for the term in which you are studying.
|Other Fees||You will also incur a Student Services and Amenities Fee.|
|Other study costs||You may have other study costs such as travel expenses related to residential schools or work placements if they are a requirement of your course. There are also textbooks, stationery and other sundry costs associated with studying. Incidental fees are applicable for clinical placement forfeiture and clinical placement supplementation if this occurs.|
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- Option 2: Ideal if you have studied our Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program or Tertiary Entrance Program (TEP).
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- You have successfully completed or are completing CQUniversity's Skills for Tertiary Entrance Preparatory Studies (STEPS) program.
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