This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
|Managing faculty||Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences|
|Total credit points required||72|
|Standard duration of study (years)||2 years FT|
|Study mode and location||Off-campus (Clayton)|
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3889|
School of Biomedical Sciences: telephone +61 3 9902 9400 or +61 3 9905 8635; email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.med.monash.edu.au/radiography/postgrad/
Ms Caroline Wright (Radiation therapy); Mr Paul Lombardo (Medical ultrasound)
This course, offered by the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences, aims to prepare suitably qualified graduates to assume practice as accredited/registered medical radiation practitioners who are able to work in the public and private health care environments. Specialist streams of study are offered in radiation therapy and medical ultrasound. Students undertake comprehensive professional clinical experience as part of the course.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html.
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to:
Assessment includes written assignments, case reports, examinations, clinical skills, examinations, student portfolios and presentations.
Students must refer to the information available on the special requirements outlined below. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they have the correct documentation.
Students must have a current Police check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Information available at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/police-checks.html.
Students must have a current Working with Children check regarding their suitability to undertake placements. Information available at http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/wwc-check.html.
For the protection of other students, patients and themselves, students in the Master of Medical Radiations course should comply with certain precautionary procedures.
This policy is in accordance with the National Health and Medical Research Council advice that educational institutions training students in health sciences should ensure that such students are protected as far as possible by vaccination against risks of infection.
Students enrolled in the Master of Medical Radiations are required to meet the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Immunisation and Infection Risk Policy (http://www.med.monash.edu.au/current/immunisation/). Students should accept the responsibility for having a satisfactory immunisation status prior to the commencement of the clinical components.
Upon enrolment, students are provided with detailed written information and, as appropriate, counselling about the effect that HIV or hepatitis B infection may have on the ability of health care workers to practise their profession. It is recommended that students discuss any concerns with their doctor or the University Health Service. Immunisations include diphtheria, tetanus, polio, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis B.
The professional component of this course consists of up to five clinical attachments for a total of 62 weeks over the two years.
Monash University has clinical placement agreements and is therefore able to secure clinical placements for the radiation therapy stream in Western Australia, Tasmania, Queensland and Victoria. Please contact the School of Biomedical Sciences for further information.
Students are responsible for all travel and accommodation expenses during clinical placement. Uniforms and accessories are required for clinical placements and students will be notified regarding purchase arrangements upon commencement.
Students may be eligible to receive a scholarship, grant or payment from clinical centres during the program. Students who enter into such agreements or contracts with clinical centres do so outside any academic course requirements and any such arrangements are between the student and clinical centres.
The radiation therapy stream of study is approved by the Australian Institute of Radiography, and upon successful completion of the course, graduates meet the requirements for the 'Statement of Accreditation' issued by the AIR and professional registration in Victoria, Western Australia, Tasmania and Queensland.
The medical ultrasound stream of study is approved by the Australasian Sonographers Accreditation Registry.
All students will be reqistered as student practioners with the Medical Radiations Practice Board through the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.
This course consists of 10 units of study, encompassing academic and professional components.
Master of Medical Radiations (Medical Ultrasound)
Master of Medical Radiations (Radiation Therapy)
Where more than one award is listed the actual award conferred may depend on units/majors/streams/specialisations studied, the level of academic merit achieved, or other factors relevant to the individual student's program of study.