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Student profile: Diagnostic radiography

Meet Austen Yu
We caught up with diagnostic radiography student Austen Yu, to find out why he chose his degree and what it's like studying at the University of Sydney.
Diagnostic radiography student at the University of Sydney

Why did you choose Diagnostic Radiography?

Medical imaging provides an essential diagnostic approach to the medical field. Common imaging types include x-ray, CT, MRI, mammography and ultrasound, which significantly improve the patient’s healthcare quality. I feel proud of becoming a healthcare provider.

What does a typical day at uni look like for you?

The diagnostic radiography course is geared towards developing our hands-on experience. After each lecture, we have a relative practical class that follows, which further strengthens our clinical skills.

What has surprised you most about your degree?

The course provides lots of placement opportunities in various clinical settings, including rural, metropolitan, private or public hospital settings, which ensures students are equipped with experience in all areas, and so become an all-rounded radiographer.

What do you like most about studying at Usyd?

USYD actually provides lots of resources for the health students to get enough practice. We can freely use the x-ray or ultrasound machine to practice.

What advice would you give other students just starting out?

Cherish each practical class that you’ve been allocated. Jump out of your comfort zone and prepare early, don’t cram for the exam as there is a lot of content.