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 Imaging Technologists (MITs) seeking to extend their understanding of Medical Imaging and contribute to the improvement of clinical health services by applying their knowledge and expertise within Medical Imaging services.

Zoe and Donna image evaluation
Medical Imaging postgraduate student Zoe Campton and MRI graduate Donna Young review knee radiographs

The Computed Tomography (CT) pathway provides an opportunity for Medical Imaging Technologists to explore this imaging modality in more depth and advance their professional knowledge.

The Image Evaluation pathway provides an opportunity for Medical Imaging Technologists to extend their professional knowledge of radiographic image evaluation enabling them to adapt to, and contribute confidently within, a rapidly changing health care environment.

Medical Imaging Technologists seeking a clinical training position in MRI, ultrasound or nuclear medicine may commence their study before securing a training position by enrolling in the PGCertHSc(Medical Imaging). Should they obtain a clinical training position within 5 years of completion of the PGCertHSc, any completed courses may be eligible for transfer into the PGDipHSc qualification.

Alternatively, students may select a range of courses based on their personal preferences.

Upon completion of the PGCertHSc(Medical Imaging), students can progress to the PGDipHSc(Medical Imaging).

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 Imaging Technologist in their country of domicile

For further information, please view the Admission Criteria - PGCertHSc(Medical Imaging) flowchart.

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 705-720 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.

Jenny (CT)
PGCertHSc(Medical Imaging) CT pathway graduate Jenny Furniss positions CT patient

Computed Technology (CT) pathway

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

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)*
  • MEDIMAGE 718 Acute Chest Image Evaluation (15 Points)*
  • MEDIMAGE 719 Paediatric Image Evaluation (15 Points)*

     * Students select 2 of these course options for a PGCertHSc(Medical Imaging).

Pre-MRI pathway

The following pathway has been specifically designed for Medical Imaging Technologists seeking a clinical training position in MRI:

Pre-ultrasound pathway

The following pathway has been specifically designed for Medical Imaging Technologists seeking a clinical training position in ultrasound:

Duration and points value


Points required: 60
Time to complete: Within one semester if enrolled full-time, within two years if 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.

Some courses will require an enrolment concession request to be submitted.

Regulations


This programme has a total enrolment clause of 90 points. This is the maximum number of points you can enrol in (including failed or withdrawn courses) towards this programme.

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 Team

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