Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Medical Imaging

The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences (PGCertHSc) in Medical Imaging  is designed for Medical Radiation Technologists (MRTs) seeking to extend their understanding of Medical Imaging and contribute to the improvement of clinical health services by implementing their knowledge and expertise within Medical Imaging services. Upon completion of the PGCertHSc in Medical Imaging students can progress to the PGDipHSc in Medical Imaging.

For more information on the CT pathway, click here.

For more information on the Image Evaluation (Cert) pathway, click here 

Entry


To gain admission to the PGCertHSc (Medical Imaging), a student must: 

  • have completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Imaging or an equivalent qualification
  • hold a current registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board or as a Medical Radiation Technologist in their country of domicile

Content


Students are required to enrol in, and complete the following courses:

Courses from MEDIMAGE 707-720 encompass Technology courses in MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography, CT and Nuclear Medicine. These courses do not require a clinical position although some may require access to a department with the specialist imaging modality. These courses also include a range of Image Evaluation courses.

Courses from CLINIMAG 701-718 encompass Clinical Practice courses in MRI, Ultrasound, Mammography, CT and Nuclear Medicine. Students will need to be employed in an appropriate clinical role at a site approved by The University of Auckland in order to enrol in the majority of CLINIMAG courses.

Computed Technology (CT) pathway

The following pathway has been specifically designed for practising CT Technologists:

* These courses will be delivered subject to demand and availability.

Image Evaluation pathway

The following pathway has been specifically designed for practitioners choosing to specialise in this area:

  • MEDIMAGE 701 Imaging Anatomy and Pathology (15 Points)
  • MEDIMAGE 702 Professional Issues in Medical Imaging (15 Points)
  • MEDIMAGE 711 Musculoskeletal Trauma Image Evaluation (15 Points)*
  • MEDIMAGE 712 Musculoskeletal Pathology Image Evaluation (15 Points)*

*These courses will be delivered subject to demand and availability.

Duration and points value


Points required: 60
Time to complete: Within one semester if enrolled full-time, within two years in enrolled part-time
Start semester: One or Two

The programme is designed to be completed part-time and primarily by distance learning.



New students, to ensure you enrol on time, please visit our step-by-step guide to applications, admission, and enrolment.

To apply for this programme click on the red APPLY NOW button.

Important information


This programme has a total enrolment clause of 80 points. This is the maximum number of points you can enrol in (including failed or withdrawn courses) towards this programme.

Regulations


Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and the schedule of courses can be found in the University's Calendar Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences.

For more information please contact:


Medical Imaging Clinical Liaison Team

Department of Anatomy with Radiology
School of Medical Sciences
Email: MIClinical@auckland.ac.nz