Master of Science in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science
Sept 2020 Entry
Programme code: 55005
Duration & Credit Requirement
1 year (Full-time)
2.5 years (Part-time)
For local students
For non-local students
HK$4,500 per credit for local students
HK$5,000 per credit for non-local students
Dr Lawrence Chan
B.Eng, Ph.D (HKU)
Deputy Programme Leader
Dr Charles Chan
Ph.D, Pg.D, M.Phil, A.Cert, B.Sc
- This programme is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology.
- We have a limited quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged.
Aims & Characteristics
This award is offered within the Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology, which aims to provide professionals in Medical Imaging, Radiotherapy, Medical Laboratory Science, Health Technology, as well as others interested in health technology, with an opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills.
The award in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (MIRS) is specially designed for professionals in medical imaging and radiotherapy and has the following aims:
A. Advancement in Knowledge and Skill
- To provide professionals in Medical Imaging and Radiotherapy, as well as others interested in health technology, with the opportunity to develop advanced levels of knowledge and skills;
- To develop specialists in their respective professional disciplines and enhance their career paths;
- To broaden students' exposure to a wider field of health science and technology to enable them to cope with the ever-changing demands of work;
- To provide a laboratory environment for testing problems encountered at work;
- To equip students with an advanced knowledge base in a chosen area of specialisation in medical imaging or radiotherapy to enable them to meet the changing needs of their disciplines and contribute to the development of medical imaging or radiation oncology practice in Hong Kong; and
- To develop critical and analytical abilities and skills in the areas of specialisation that are relevant to the professional discipline to improve professional competence.
B. Professional Development
- To develop students' ability in critical analysis and evaluation in their professional practices;
- To cultivate within healthcare professionals the qualities and attributes that are expected of them;
- To acquire a higher level of awareness and reflection within the profession and the healthcare industry to improve the quality of healthcare services; and
- To develop students' ability to assume a managerial level of practice.
C. Evidence-based Practice
- To equip students with the necessary skill in research to enable them to perform evidence-based practice in the delivery of healthcare service and industry.
D. Personal Development
- To provide channels through which practising professionals can continuously develop themselves while at work; and
- To allow graduates to develop themselves further after graduation.
The Medical Imaging and Radiation Science award offers channels for specialisation and the broadening of knowledge for professionals in medical imaging and radiotherapy. It will appeal to students who are eager to become specialists or managers in their areas of practice. Clinical experience and practice in medical imaging and radiotherapy are integrated into the curriculum to encourage more reflective observation and active experimentation.
Recognition & Prospects
The Postgraduate Scheme in Health Technology consists of the following awards:
- MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (MScMIRS)
- MSc in Medical Laboratory Science (MScMLS)
To be eligible for the MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (MScMIRS), students are required to complete 30 credits:
- 2 Compulsory Subjects (6 credits)
- 3 Core Subjects (9 credits)
- 5 Elective Subjects (15 credits)
Apart from the award of MScMIRS, students can choose to graduate with one of the following specialisms:
- MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Computed Tomography)
- MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Magnetic Resonance Imaging)
- MSc in Medical Imaging and Radiation Science (Ultrasonography)
To be eligible for the specialism concerned, students should complete 2 Compulsory Subjects (6 credits), a Dissertation (9 credits) related to that specialism, a specialism-related Specialty Subject (3 credits), a Clinical Practicum (3 credits) and 3 Elective Subjects (9 credits).
Core Areas of Study
- Research Methods & Biostatistics
- Multiplanar Anatomy
- Advanced Radiotherapy Planning & Dosimetry
- Advanced Radiation Protection
- Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Computed Tomography *
- Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Magnetic Resonance Imaging *
- Advanced Technology & Clinical Application in Nuclear Medicine Imaging
- Advanced Topics in Health Technology
- Advanced Ultrasonography *
- Clinical Practicum (CT/MRI/US)
- Digital Imaging & PACS
- Imaging Pathology
* Specialty Subject
- Bioinformatics in Health Sciences
- Professional Development in Infection Control Practice
Having selected the requisite number of subjects from the Core Subject list, students can choose the remaining Core Subjects or other subjects available in this Scheme as Elective Subjects.
The two awards within the Scheme share a similar programme structure, students can take subjects across disciplines. For subjects offered within the Scheme by the other discipline of study, please refer to the information on the MSc in Medical Laboratory Science.
- A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in radiography or a related health sciences discipline from a recognised institution. Other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis;
- Post-qualification work experience in healthcare or a related field is preferred.
If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.
For further information, please contact:
Ms Candy Yung (tel: (852) 3400 8578; fax: (852) 2362 4365; email: firstname.lastname@example.org);
or visit our website at www.polyu.edu.hk/hti/index.php/en/study/programmes/taught-postgraduate-degree/msc-in-medical-imaging-radiation-science-55005.
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