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Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography

Overview

Advance your imaging expertise and be at the forefront of medical diagnosis.

Medical imaging is developing rapidly and hybrid medical imaging systems are becoming more commonplace. Blending high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and the physiological data of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), the operation of this new hybrid system requires an understanding of both the MRI and PET stand-alone technologies.

This six month full-time (or part-time equivalent) program is designed for professionals such as nuclear medicine technologists and diagnostic radiographers who require a more in-depth knowledge of the operation of a MR-PET system, including hardware, software, preparation and calibration. 

You'll gain an understanding of MRI methodology and safety, patient preparation and screening, common clinical indications and MRI protocols used when imaging various parts of the human body. Plus you'll explore the use of contrast agents and the factors affecting the accuracy of MRI images.

An exciting feature of this Graduate Certificate program is the one-week of on-campus attendance, where you can operate MRI scanners and practise scanning on human volunteers.

Location
External, St Lucia
Duration
Half Year (or part time equivalent)
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Program Code
5654
AQF
Level 8
Location
External, St Lucia
Fees
A$21496 (2023 indicative per year)
Duration
Half Year
Start Semester
Semester 1 (20 Feb, 2023), Semester 2 (24 Jul, 2023)
Semester dates for 2024 are yet to be confirmed
Program Code
5654
CRICOS Code
092060D
AQF
Level 8

Program highlights

Program highlights

  • Develop in-depth understanding of the operation of a MR-PET system.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills during a week-long on-campus practical immersion.
  • Be eligible for Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy continuing professional development (CPD) points accrual.
  • Organise your study around professional and personal commitments, with all courses in this program able to be completed online.

1 in Queensland for life sciences and medicine

QS World University Rankings 2022

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How you'll learn

Due to the way they are taught, certain programs and plans are not offered online in Semester 1, 2023.

See the list of programs you can't commence online.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Online study

What you'll study

At UQ, degrees are called 'programs' and subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study in this program:

  • MR-PET Hardware and Software Integration
  • Clinical Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • MR Safety & Monitoring
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Fundamentals

Career possibilities

Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Diagnostic radiographer
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Medical imaging researcher

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (postgraduate)

$78K–$90K

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements

To be eligible for entry, you'll need:

  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • post-secondary study and 2 years of work experience in medical imaging, physics, or molecular imaging. Applications based on post-secondary study and/or work experience will be assessed individually.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.
  • a bachelor's degree (or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (see below), or
  • post-secondary study and 2 years of work experience in medical imaging, physics, or molecular imaging. Applications based on post-secondary study and/or work experience will be assessed individually.
You must have a grade point average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7-point scale in your previous qualification.

Relevant disciplines for previous qualifications

Relevant disciplines include mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medical imaging, medical radiation, radiography, allied health, biomedical engineering, engineering and computer science.

English language requirements

IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ

TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.

TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5.

Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands.

BE - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills.

CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands.

OET is not accepted.

 

There are other ways to meet the English language requirements. For some programs, additional conditions apply.

Learn how to meet the English language requirements

Student visas

International students who are accepted into full-time study in the Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography are eligible to apply for an Australian student visa (subclass 500).

There are a number of requirements you must satisfy before a visa is granted, including the genuine temporary entrant (GTE) requirement.

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Need help meeting the entry requirements?

We can help you meet the academic or English language requirements for your preferred program.

If you haven’t completed the prerequisites, we can help.

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Fees and Scholarships

Indicative annual fee

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Reduced fees (CSPs)

We offer a limited number of Commonwealth supported places (CSPs) for this program based on academic merit. We allocate CSPs after the closing date for applications and before Orientation.

Fee information for this program is not yet available.

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Approximate yearly cost of tuition (8 units). Your fees will vary according to your selected courses and study load. Fees are reviewed each year and may increase.

AUD $21,496

2023

Learn more about postgraduate fees

Financial aid

As an international student, you might be eligible for financial aid – either from your home country, or from the Australian Government.

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Centrelink support

Scholarships

Make your university experience more affordable with a scholarship. Opportunities include:

How to apply

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 2 - May 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Important dates

The closing date for this program is:

  • To commence study in semester 1 - January 31 of the year of commencement.
  • To commence study in semester 2 - June 30 of the year of commencement.

To learn more about UQ dates, including semester start dates, view the Academic Calendar.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants

For support with applying - or if you have any questions about Uni - get in touch with our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit.

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