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Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging (MRI)

Approved Abbreviation: GDAdvImage(MRI)

Western Sydney University Course Code: 4768.1

AQF Level: 8

The Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging aims to evaluate regional human anatomy and pathological findings to distinguish normal and pathological Magnetic Resonance (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 is offered as part-time study and provides two weeks clinical training in a WSU endorsed MRI clinical site for each of the clinical units (ie a total of six weeks).

◾ Director of Academic Program - Dr Kate McBride

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

Inherent requirements

There are inherent requirements for this course that you must meet in order to complete your course and graduate. Make sure you read and understand the requirements for this course online.

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 must have completed an Undergraduate degree in medical science, engineering, or other health practitioner degrees.

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

It is to be noted that graduates with Graduate Certificate and / or Graduate Diploma would not be eligible to seek Pre-development clinical placement and / or employment as an MRI Practitioner without completing the Master Degree.

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 Department of Education, Skills and Employment 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

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

Clinical practice is essential to complement course objectives. It is expected that students will use workplace hours to meet the clinical practice requirements. However, if students do not currently work in the field, or are unable to organise their own clinical placement at an authorised accredited site, an optional work-based practical training unit located at Blacktown-Mount Druitt Hospital or other approved location has been developed.

Supervision requirements are by placement agreement, covering contact and learning requirements, including assessment. The Teaching team will check in with students during the course of their practicum.

International students should also refer to the link below for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Work Integrated Learning

Course Structure

Graduate Diploma in Advanced Imaging (MRI)

Year 1


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)

Year 2


401324Advanced MR Theory
401325MR Neurology - Head, Neck and Spinal Imaging


401326MR Musculoskeletal Imaging (MSK)
401327MR Body and Pelvis Imaging

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