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Course Overview

Master a fulfilling career in diagnostic radiography
The Master of Medical Imaging – on successful accreditation by the Medical Radiation Practice Boardof will enable you to gain registration as a diagnostic radiographer for employment in both public hospitals and private radiology practices in any country. The course is highly career-focused and includes ongoing Work Integrated Learning (WIL), offering specialized opportunities across multiple fields of diagnostic radiography, such as general radiography, mammography, angiography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT) and medical ultrasound.

The Master of Medical Imaging is an accelerated three-year course completed in 2.5 years. The degree’s accelerated learning program allows you to graduate midway through the year due to classes being taught in the winter term. You’ll join the graduate job market earlier than many other similar university courses, giving you and your future employment prospects a competitive advantage. Download Course Catalog.

 

Study a Master of Medical Imaging at KIU and you will:

  • Gain advanced knowledge of scientific principles and concepts of all medical imaging techniques
  • Operate diagnostic radiographic instrumentation to optimize image quality and minimize radiation dose or other potential patient hazards
  • Understand protocols and techniques associated with diagnostic and interventional radiographic examination procedures
  • Learn anatomy, physiology, pathology, radiation protection, biology and dosimetry relevant to diagnostic radiography
  • Become familiar with normal and abnormal imaging appearances within current diagnostic radiographic procedures
  • Understand the role of a diagnostic radiographer within the wider healthcare team internationally
  • Work with patient information management systems.

 

Work Integrated Learning
WIL is a major component of this course, and you’ll be required to engage in clinical practice and/or clinical laboratories. From day one, your coursework will be immersive, with ongoing simulated learning experiences in the lab using a broad range of x-ray units designed to make you familiar with real-world technology. Your clinical placements and residencies across all three years of the course will give you the opportunity to interact with patients from a range of ethnic, age, gender and disability backgrounds, and you’ll experience those who may be severely injured or at the end stage of a terminal illness. You’ll work in environments which will require you to examine real medical images in detail, and will test your capability, both physically and mentally.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
MRMI 501 Imaging Anatomy 4
MRMI 502 Introduction to MRS Research 4
MRMI 503 Physical Principles of MRS 4
MRMI 504 Radiographic Imaging 1 4
MRMI 505 Informatics and Image Processing 4
MRMI 506 Computed Tomography 4
MRMI 507 Imaging Pathology 4
MRMI 508 Radiation Biology and Dosimetry 4
MRMI 509 General Medicine & Pathology 4
Course Code Second Semester Courses
MRMI 511 Medical Imaging Physics 4
MRMI 512 Radiographic Imaging 2 4
MRMI 513 Diagnostic Imaging Technique & Radiography 4
MRMI 514 Clinical Practice (Imaging Procedures) I 4
MRMI 515 Research Methodology & Biostatistics 4
MRMI 516 MRS Residency Practicum 1 (3 Months) 10
MRMI 517 Medical Imaging Research Project A 4
Course Code Third Semester Courses
MRMI 601 Advanced Clinical Practice II (Imaging Procedures) 4
MRMI 602 Medical Imaging Research Project B 4
MRMI 603 Cross-Sectional Image Interpretation 4
MRMI 604 General Medicine & Pathology 4
MRMI 605 Diagnostic Imaging & Radiation Medicine 4
MRMI 606 Clinical Practice (Imaging Procedures) II 4
MRMI 607 Entrepreneurship 4
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses
MRMI 611 MRS Residency 2 (6 Months) 10
MRMI 612 Research Thesis / Dissertation 12
TOTAL CREDITS 120

 

Course-specific information
The Master of Medical Imaging is undergoing accreditation by the Medical Radiation Practice Board. Applicants will be required to participate in an interview process and must: Hold a completed bachelor’s degree in any medical discipline (most especially Radiology, MD or MBBS, and have completed a minimum of 180 bachelor’s degree credit level with units in human anatomy and physiology. Assumed knowledge for entry is introductory psychology, introductory physics and introductory statistics at bachelor’s degree level. There are non-standard English language requirements for this course. To be eligible you must have an academic IELTS or TOEFL, or equivalent.Applicants will be required to: undertake a National University Education equivalent of their certificate from the university commission of their country.

Career Opportunities

  • General radiographer.
  • Mammographer.
  • Angiography radiographer.
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) radiographer.
  • Computed tomography (CT) radiographer
  • Clinical educator
  • Clinical researcher
  • OVendor application specialist
  • Sonographer*
  • To gain accreditation in this field*, further postgraduate study is necessary.

 

Contact KIU:

  • study@kesmondsuniversity.org
  • admissions@kesmondsuniversity.org
  • www.kesmondsuniversity.org