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The University of Queensland

Brisbane , Queensland ,Australia

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Graduate Certificate in Magnetic Resonance and Positron Emission Tomography (GCMRPET)

Advance your imaging expertise and be at the forefront of medical diagnosis.

Medical imaging is developing rapidly and hybrid medical imaging systems are becoming more commonplace. Blending high-resolution Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and the physiological data of Positron Emission Tomography (PET), the operation of this new hybrid system requires an understanding of both the MRI and PET stand-alone technologies.

This six month full-time (or part-time equivalent) program is designed for professionals such as nuclear medicine technologists and diagnostic radiographers who require a more in-depth knowledge of the operation of a MR-PET system, including hardware, software, preparation and calibration. 

You'll gain an understanding of MRI methodology and safety, patient preparation and screening, common clinical indications and MRI protocols used when imaging various parts of the human body. Plus you'll explore the use of contrast agents and the factors affecting the accuracy of MRI images.

An exciting feature of this Graduate Certificate program is the one-week of on-campus attendance, where you can operate MRI scanners and practise scanning on human volunteers.

Program highlights

  • Develop in-depth understanding of the operation of a MR-PET system.
  • Apply your knowledge and skills during a week-long on-campus practical immersion.
  • Be eligible for Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy continuing professional development (CPD) points accrual.
  • Organise your study around professional and personal commitments, with all courses in this program able to be completed online.

Campus Information

St Lucia

Situated on 114 hectares of Brisbane River-bound land, UQ’s main campus is a vibrant mix of majestic sandstone buildings and contemporary architecture, landscaped gardens and lakes. Fanning out from the heritage-listed Great Court, you’ll find modern teaching and research facilities, including laboratories, lecture theatres, and Queensland’s largest research library. The expansive grounds are also home to a variety of sporting facilities, museums, cafes, and those famous Jacaranda trees. The St Lucia campus is only seven kilometres from Brisbane’s city centre, making it an appealing place to study, work or visit.


  • Feb
  • July

Application Processing Time in Days: 28

Application Process


Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

Career possibilities
Postgraduate study can take you anywhere. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Diagnostic radiographer
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Medical imaging researcher

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Bachelor degree in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, medical imaging, medical radiation, radiography, allied health, biomedical engineering, engineering, computer science or a relevant discipline.
Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and two years work experience in a related field will be individually assessed.

UQ equivalent GPA of 4 or above on a 7 point scale