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Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging (MRI)

Approved Abbreviation: GDAdvImage(MRI)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4768.1

AQF Level: 8

Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging aims to evaluate regional human anatomy and pathological findings to distinguish normal and pathological MR images; to analyse the principles, techniques, procedures and aspects of MR imaging practices and image formation. Graduates will become equipped with the skills to design MR protocols relevant to patients’ clinical needs and employ the technology to provide quality imaging with high diagnostic confidence. There will be face-to-face or video-conferencing intensive workshops and interactions with specialists from different medical disciplines

The course provides two weeks clinical training in a WSU endorsed MRI clinical site for each of the clinical units.

Graduates will be offered optional eight weeks additional clinical training, especially for those who do not have an opportunity for ongoing MRI practical experience.

Study Mode
One year full-time or two years part-time

Course Advice

Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.


CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
OnlineFull TimeOnline See above
OnlinePart TimeOnline See above

Inherent requirements

Inherent requirements for this course will be similar to the inherent requirements applicable to the Doctor of Medicine course 4758.


Applicants must be a Registered medical practitioner, registered dentist, (with AHPRA) or Vet registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of NSW or equivalent;

Or Registered Medical Radiation Practitioner (with AHPRA):

Or Undergraduate degree in medical science, engineering, or other health practitioner degrees

Candidates may exit the course at the Graduate certificate level (40 Credit Points)

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University. Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English. Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to the University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Applicants seeking admission on the basis of work experience must support their application with a Statement of Service for all work experience listed on the application.

Statement of Service

Course Structure

Note: All units will be offered in both semesters to enable both Full-time and Part-time undertaking.

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging (MRI)

401320Multi-sectional and 3D Human Anatomy
401321Evidence Based Imaging and Clinical Pathways
401323MRI Physics

Students may exit at this point with a Graduate Certificate in Advanced Imaging (MRI)

401324Advanced MR Theory
401325MR Neurology - Head, Neck and Spinal Imaging
401326MR Musculoskeletal Imaging (MSK)
401327MR Body and Pelvis Imaging

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