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Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the program students will be able to:


Course Learning Outcome

Graduate Quality


Apply knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, pathology of body systems to the role of medical imaging for registration as a diagnostic radiographer role

Depth of disciplinary expertise


Apply knowledge of personal, patient and departmental radiation safety and protection

Depth of disciplinary expertise


Demonstrate an application of contemporary modalities and instrumentation to the clinical scenarios

Depth of disciplinary expertise


Undertake critical inquiry, synthesise information presented in the context of medical imaging and apply knowledge to improve health care outcomes.

Critical thinking and Problem solving


Communicate in oral and written forms to a range of audiences to provide effective health care practice as a Diagnostic Radiographer

Communication (oral and written)


Interpret and evaluate information from a range of data and digital sources

Information and Digital literacy


Adapt technique, patient care and clinical decision making to optimise health care delivery



Provide culturally competent health care in a range of intercultural settings

Cultural competence


Engage in interprofessional practice in a variety of settings, especially in acute care and complex clinical settings. Undertake shared care roles and multidiscplinary team decision making related to medical imaging.

Interdisciplinary effectiveness


Be a reflective and ethical practitioner through engaging in continued professional development and upholding professional standards

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity


Undertake continuing education and professional development to enhance professional practice

Integrated professional, ethical and personal identity


Show responsibility, self-awareness and leadership in the practice of diagnostic radiography



The Bachelor of Applied Science (Diagnostic Radiography) is accredited by the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia and is an approved program of study for general registration.

"Diagnostic Radiographer" is a protected title in Australia. Graduates of diagnostic radiography programs are required to register with the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia.

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