Medical Radiation Science professionals are usually employed in departments of large teaching hospitals, private or country hospitals, and in private clinics.
Medical imaging professionals may be involved in a variety of areas in the medical imaging/radiology department including: general radiography, operating theatres, emergency and casualty departments, intensive and coronary care units, obstetric, neonatal and paediatric departments, neurological and cardiovascular units, computed tomography units, and magnetic resonance imaging.
Radiation therapists play an integral role in the treatment, care and management of patients undergoing radiation therapy treatment, primarily in treating a range of cancer types. They may be involved in external beam radiation therapy treatment and planning, and in brachytherapy.
All medical imaging and radiation therapy students will graduate with the necessary clinical competence to work within their chosen field. In the course of their program students will gain experience working in the private and public sectors, small clinics to large medical imaging/radiation therapy units, and in the rural community. A comprehensive range of experience is provided to ensure graduates are prepared to take up employment in any medical imaging/radiation therapy department in Australia.
The School of Molecular and Life Sciences has an active clinical placement program for Medical Radiation Science students. There are extensive clinical periods in third and fourth year involving periods outside the academic year. Administrative functions for participating clinic staff to manage Curtin students on clinical placements are provided in the menu on the left of this page.
A clinic user name and password is required for each clinic to access this online platform (SONIA).