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Medical Imaging Science

Course resolutions

The course resolutions detailed in this page apply to all courses included in the table below under section 1 (course codes). 

These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2021 (the 'Coursework Policy'), the Learning and Teaching Policy 2019, the Resolutions of the Faculty, University of Sydney (Student Academic Appeals) Rule 2021, the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Current versions of all policies are available from the Policy Register: http://www.sydney.edu.au/policies

1  Course codes

Code Course and stream title
GCMDIMGS-01 Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science
GNMDIMGS-01 Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science
MAMDIMGS-01 Master of Medical Imaging Science

2  Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for this course is part time. All units of study are only available in online mode.

3  Masters type

This masters degree is an advanced learning masters course, as defined by the Coursework Policy.

4  Embedded courses in this sequence

The embedded courses in this sequence are:

(1)  the Graduate Certificate in Medical Imaging Science

(2)  the Graduate Diploma in Medical Imaging Science

(3)  the Master of Medical Imaging Science

Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the longest award completed will be conferred.

5  Admission to candidature

Available places will be offered to qualified applicants based on merit, according to the following admission criteria.

(1)  Admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate of Medical Imaging Science requires:

(a) A bachelors degree or higher award in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Sydney, or qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent.

(b) In exceptional circumstances the relevant delegate may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

(2)  Admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma of Medical Imaging Science requires:

(a) A bachelors degree or higher award in Medical Radiation Sciences from the University of Sydney, or a qualification deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent, or

(b) Completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate certificate in this discipline or qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent.

(c) In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may admit applicants without these qualifications who, in the opinion of the Faculty, have qualifications and evidence of experience and achievement sufficient to successfully undertake the award.

(3)  Admission to candidature for the Master of Medical Imaging Science requires:

(a) A masters degree in Medical Radiation Sciences or

(b) A pass bachelors degree with a credit average, or an honours bachelor’s degree from the University of Sydney, in Medical Radiation Sciences or qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent; or

(c) Completion of the requirements of the embedded graduate diploma or graduate certificate in this discipline, or qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent.

6  Requirements for award

(1)  The units of study that may be taken for these courses are set out in the Unit of Study Tables for the Graduate Certificate / Graduate Diploma / Master of Medical Imaging Science and the School of Health Sciences Postgraduate electives tables.

(2)  To qualify for the award of the Graduate Certificate of Medical Imaging Science a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:

(a) 6-12 credit points of core units of study;

(b) 12-18 credit points of elective units of study; ,from the Medical Imaging Science elective unis of study.

(3)  To qualify for the award of the Graduate Diploma of Medical Imaging Science a candidate must complete 48 credit points, including:

(a) 12 credit points of core units of study;

(b) 36 credit points of elective units of study from the Medical Imaging Science elective units of study table. Selection of these units may count towards one specialisation;

(4)  To qualify for the award of the Master of Medical Imaging Science a candidate must complete 72 credit points, including:

(a) 12 credit points of core units of study;

(b) 42-54 credit points of elective units of study, from the Medical Imaging Science elective units of study table. Selection of these units may count towards up to two specialisations; and

(c) 0-12 credit points from the School of Health Sciences Postgraduate electives table; and

(d) 6 credit points of capstone units of study.

7  Specialisations

Completion of a specialisation is not a requirement of the course. Candidates enrolled in the Graduate Diploma may complete one specialisation. Candidates enrolled in the Master of Medical Imaging Science have the option of completing up to two specialisations. A specialisation requires the completion of 24 credit points chosen from units of study listed in the table for that specialisation. Units of study counted towards one specialisation may not count toward any other specialisation completed. The specialisations available are:

(1)  Breast Imaging

(2)  Computed Tomography

(3)  Hybrid Imaging

(4)  Magnetic Resonance Imaging

8  Credit for previous study

(1)  The Coursework Policy specifies the general conditions for the granting of credit for previous study for these courses, except that credit will not be granted for recognised prior learning older than 5 years at the time of first enrolment.

9  Course transfer

A candidate for the masters degree or graduate diploma may elect to discontinue study and graduate with a shorter award from this embedded sequence, provided the requirements of the shorter award have been met.

10  Transitional provisions

(1)  These resolutions apply to students who commence their candidature after 1 January 2023, and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2023 who elect to proceed under these resolutions.

(2)  Students who commenced prior to 1 January 2023 may complete requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.