Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Medical Imaging

The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) 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.

For more information on the Nuclear Medicine pathway, click here

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

 

Entry


To gain admission to the PGDipHSc (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; and
  • a clinical training position in their chosen specialisation from an approved clinical centre and a completed University of Auckland Clinical Training Position Agreement prior to admission to the programme (if enrolling in the Nuclear Medicine pathway).

Content


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

Courses from MEDIMAGE 703-722 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.

Nuclear Medicine pathway

The following pathway has been specifically designed for Nuclear Medicine Technologists interested in applying for registration with the MRTB. Students will need to be employed in an appropriate role at a site approved by The University of Auckland in order to enrol in this programme of study. It is the responsibility of the student to obtain this position. A signed Clinical Training Position Agreement from your employer confirming that a sufficient number and range of examinations can be accessed is also required prior to admission.

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

In addition, assessment of clinical competency will occur in the student’s workplace throughout the duration of the student’s enrolment within this programme. Failure to demonstrate sufficient clinical progression and a minimum level of competency at specific time points may result in the student being unable to proceed to the next stage in the programme.

Image Evaluation pathway

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

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

Computed Tomography (CT) pathway

The following pathway has been specifically designed for practising CT Technologists and other interested MRTs:

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

 

Duration and Points Value


Points value: 120
Time to complete: Within one year if enrolled full-time, within four years if enrolled part-time
Start semester: One or Two

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

Important information


This programme has a total enrolment clause of 160 points. This is the maximum number of points you can enrol in (including failed or withdrawn courses) towards this programme.

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.  

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 Diploma in Health Sciences or the following flowchart.

For more information please contact:


Medical Imaging Team

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