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Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Singapore

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The MRI in Practice Course has been presented annually in Australia since 2004.

For 2021 our Australian course will be offered online. Live courses will resume when the COVID 19 pandemic has ended.

The Course

The course is presented by MRI in Practice authors Catherine Westbrook and John Talbot. Cathy and John are both qualified educators holding Masters degrees in MRI and are both Doctors of (medical) education. They have specialised in distance-learning via webinar for the last 15 years, having taught a Masters degree in MRI via distance-learning delivery. As such, they are ideally placed to offer the very highest quality educational experience in magnetic resonance imaging, both live and on-line.
Since its first publication in 1992 our book MRI in Practice has been the best-selling book in its field. This course is based on the book and will help you to grasp all of these important topics with ease. The new 5th edition has been completely redesigned to follow the course topics and we therefore recommend that you purchase a copy as it will provide you with a comprehensive set of "course notes".

The Content

The content is primarily aimed at radiographers, however we also welcome veterinary practitioners, radiotherapy practitioners, physicians, radiologists, cardiologists and neurologists. The online course features the same lecture-format as is presented in all of our other international locations and is therefore applicable to a multidisciplinary audience.

The online course format is exactly the same as the live course with streaming lectures each day and live Q&A and revision sessions. The full programme is shown below and a detailed breakdown of the lecture topics can be found on the course information page.

The Format

The online course uses a blend of HD streaming video and live webinar sessions.
After application we will send you a link that allows you to enrol on our members-only site When you have registered with that site, you will be able to access a course information page that explains how the course works and also allows you to test out your computer hardware to make sure you can access our streaming content. It is very important to do this as soon as possible before the course begins. All of the streaming content is delivered synchronously - just like a live course - but with the added bonus of extra time built into the programme that will allow you to revisit, re-watch and revise any parts of the lectures that you wish to see again. This is a major advantage that can only be realised using online delivery and our participants really love it. The face-to-face sessions are delivered via Zoom webinar. We will send you all the necessary links shortly before the course begins.
If you are interested in how the course was developed from an educational perspective, there is a blog post here.

Radiotherapy and Radiation Oncology Professionals

The proliferation of new hybrid MRI/Linac machines has resulted in a big influx of radiotherapy professionals to our courses. We are the preferred education provider for both Elekta and Philips Medical Systems who make these machines, so be reassured you are choosing the right course with MRI in Practice Online!


Please note that due to technological restrictions the online course is only available to people who are physically located in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Singapore. Please do not apply if you will be in any other geographical location when the course is presented. This is due to time-zone synchronisation with Our website automatically serves the content at the programme times according to AEDT.

Example Programme Timings

LocationProgramme StartsProgramme Ends
Perth (AWST)05:00am15:00pm
Darwin (ACST)06:30am16:30pm
Brisbane (AEST)07:00am17:00pm
Sydney (AEDT)08:00am18:00pm
Wellington (NZDT)10:00am20:00pm
Papua New Guinea07:00 am17:00pm

The only other compulsory requirement is that you have a webcam that is fully operational for the duration of the course and a microphone - this is also to conform with CPD requirements.

If you have any queries please contact


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Course Content

Our Programme - Compact, Stuctured and Varied

MRI in Practice (Live) in Sydney is a four-day course.

The first two days cover the underpinning fundamentals of MRI and are essential for everyone - irrespective of previous experience.
The second two days cover some additional concepts.

MRI in Practice Online is a three day course - containing the same lectures as the 4 day course, but without the need for a revision session. Start and end times are earlier and later to accommodate all of the lectures over three days. Regrettably the on-line course cannot offer "Free-Beer Friday". We are as sorry as you are about that.

You can find more details about the lecture content in our brochure and on our courses page.

Here is our programme…

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MRI in Practice - Online

MRI in Practice 4 day Programme

Getting Here…

In addition to the online course we also present the live course in Sydney. The live courses will resume when the COVID19 crisis is over. The venue is:

Novotel Sydney Central
169-179 Thomas Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Tel:(+61) 2 9281 6888

The price of the course does not include accommodation, but delegates can find reasonably priced hotels and guest houses within easy distance of the venue. The venue may also offer special room rates when agreed with the local organiser.

Get directions from the map below - the star shows the exact venue location. Click the "Get Directions" button to plan your route (not supported on all browsers).

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Sydney Venue: Novotel City Central
-33.881794, 151.202684

Transport Advice


Use the get directions tab on the map above.

GPS Coordinates -33.881873, 151.202646


The hotel is 5 minutes walk from Central Station. Follow Railway Colonnade drive to the junction with Lee St./George St. Directly opposite is Quay St. Walk two blocks and turn left at Thomas St. The Hotel is directly on your left.


Sydney International Airport is just 10km from the Hotel.

Feedback from our Australian course participants, [feedback-G22].

We started collecting anonymous statistics about the Australian course in 2019. The course participants have each given us a score out of ten for the elements described below.

Our current level of satisfaction for the course as a whole is [feedback-F1]/100. This is the average participant rating for all of our most recent international courses

The scores for our latest Australian course (data collected from [feedback-A27] participants on [feedback-A23]) are shown below.

The Course

The Venue

Our delegates described the course as...

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Delegate comments about recent Sydney courses

  • Analogies used to explain concepts were fantastic. CGI images were exceptional. Wonderful delivery of lectures from both Catherine and John.

  • The course was excellent. Your ability to keep the interest in the subject without making it feel like the course is dragging, is a testament to the ability of the presenters. Blown away by the whole course.

  • I wish my undergrad MRI physics was presented like this.

  • I really liked the pace and accent the lecturers spoke. I enjoyed the CGI and 3D graphics. As a trainee physicist, I really found this course helpful as there are not many MR experienced physicist in Australia, so this was very helpful. Thank you!

  • Easiest explanation of MRI I had so far. Good balance between lectures and breaks. Very good graphics. Easy to follow lecturers.

  • John & Catherine explained this course really well, I completed my Master in MRI but I was very lack of the actual understanding in the physics.
    Thank you so much for explaining so well and easy for us :)

*statistics and testimonials collected via Mentimeter anonymous on-line survey of course participants.


In total, our course has been accredited and endorsed by the following prestigious institutions:

Accreditatiebureau ADAP onderdeel van Stichting Kwaliteitsregister Paramedici
The American Society of Radiologic Technologists
The Australian Institute of Radiology
The British Institute of Radiology
The European Federation of Radiographic Societies (EFRS)
The Forum for Professional Development - Norwegian Society of Radiographers
The Ghana Society of Radiographers
The IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society, Croatia
The Institute for Professional Development of Physicians in Sweden
The Kuwait Institute of Medical Specialisation
The Malta MRI Radiographers Society
Norsk Radiografforbund
The Qatar Health Congress
The Romanian Radiology Society/College of Physicians,
The Romanian Society of MRI Radiologists
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
The Society of Radiological Technicians and Nuclear Medicine Technicians of Serbia.
Trinity College Dublin
The UK College of Radiographers (CPD NOW)
The University of Malta
The University of Sharjah (Emirates),
The University of Zagreb

We do not believe that any other MRI course in the World has so many affiliations, and we are very proud to have the support and accreditation from these institutions.

Our Participants!

If you have attended one of our recent Australian courses, you might just find yourself in one of the photos below. Visit our Flickr page if you would like the full size copy as a souvenir!

Previous Courses in Australia






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