Bachelor of Applied Science (Nuclear Medicine Technology) Conversion

This conversion course allows clinically qualified nuclear medicine technologists who hold a recognised certificate, associate diploma or diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology awarded by an Australian tertiary institution, or equivalent, to upgrade to degree level status.

Enrolment through

Wagga Wagga Campus

Study mode

Distance education

Normal course duration

This course has two levels of entry:
  • Level 1, Part-time 2 years (4 sessions), and
  • Level 3, Part-time 1 year (2 sessions)
  • (The intermediate Level 2 is not applicable to Australian applicants).

    Admission requirements

    The University will admit any applicant it believes can undertake the proposed course with reasonable prospect of success, under the following provisions:

    (a) applicants must be currently/recently practising Nuclear Medicine Technologists and must be clinically accredited in the Nuclear Medicine field (by the ANZSNM), and

    (b) applicants must hold full diploma, associate diploma, or certificate in Nuclear Medicine Technology from a recognised Australian tertiary institute, or equivalent. Holders of approved overseas qualifications may also be eligible to study the course. The University may permit students with qualifications from recognised overseas - and other Australian - institutions to follow a slightly different program to that specified, depending on the subjects they have previously studied.

    Since the Conversion Course is purely an academic qualification upgrade, and requires students to be already clinically accredited, the level of entry of an applicant into the program is essentially dependent upon the academic level of his/her base qualification(s).

    Entry at Level 1:

    Holders of an Australian certificate and/or associate diploma in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

    Under exceptional circumstances, holders of other relevant qualifications may be considered, provided they have substantial professional experience in Nuclear Medicine and are clinically accredited by the professional body (ANZSNM).

    Entry at Level 3:

    Holders of a full Australian diploma qualification in Nuclear Medicine Technology.

    Credit for previous study

    In special cases, applicants entering the 8 subject program (Level 1 entry) may be eligible for subject credit, depending on the submission of clear evidence of appropriate background knowledge/qualifications in the subject(s). In some cases,

    subject credit may be granted only if an applicant successfully passes a proficiency exam in the subject.

    Professional recognition

    The full-time, three-year Nuclear Medicine Technology degree course (from which appropriate subjects have been selected for the Conversion Course), has been professionally accredited by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM).

    Graduates of this course can practise in Australia provided they hold a statement of Technologist Accreditation from the ANZSNM.

    Course requirements

    To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete a minimum of eight subjects (or 64 credit points) for Level 1 entry, and a minimum of four subjects (or 32 credit points) for Level 3 entry. There are no residential school requirements for this course.

    For both entry Levels 1 and 3, the course has one intake per year, commencing at mid-year (July).

    Course structure

    Level 1 Session 1 (Spring)
  • RAD224 Research in Medical Imaging
  • BMS321 Clinical Neuroscience

  • Session 2 (Autumn)
  • MIS302 Imaging Pathology
  • PHY323 Nuclear Medicine Physics & Instrumentation 2

  • Session 3 (Spring)
  • PHY210 Radiation Dosimetry, Biology & Protection
  • RAD326 Diagnostic Ultrasound

  • Session 4 (Autumn)
  • RAD392 Digital Image Processing
  • NMT302 Nuclear Medicine Methodology
  • Level 3 Session 1 (Spring)
  • RAD224 Research in Medical Imaging
  • BMS321 Clinical Neuroscience

  • Session 2 (Autumn)
  • MIS302 Imaging Pathology
  • PHY323 Nuclear Medicine Physics & Instrumentation 2
  • Inquiries

    Mr Paul Richards
    Course Coordinator
    School of Medical Radiation Science
    Telephone: (02) 6933 4094
    Facsimile: (02) 6933 2915