Medical Imaging

For postgraduates

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The PGCertHSc (Medical Imaging), PGCertHSc (Mammography) and PGDipHSc (Medical Imaging) programmes offer courses suitable for registered Medical Imaging Technologists who wish to advance their career and/or own professional development.

Within the Medical Imaging specialisations, specific pathways are defined for Computed Tomography (CT), Image Interpretation and Nuclear Medicine.

Alternatively, students can choose to pursue a generic Medical Imaging programme by selecting courses tailored to their own personal requirements.

Further courses are currently being developed to support role development and the future introduction of Advanced Practice roles to the profession.

Postgraduate qualifications are required for regulatory registration purposes in the imaging technology sub-specialties of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasound and Nuclear Medicine.

The PGDipHSc (MRI), PGDipHSc (Ultrasound) and PGDipHSc (Medical Imaging – Nuclear Medicine pathway) programmes provide a route to registration for Magnetic Resonance Technologists, Sonographers and Nuclear Medicine Technologists in New Zealand.

Entry to these programmes is restricted to students who have already obtained a relevant clinical training position in a University of Auckland approved Radiology/Medical Imaging department. 


All of these programmes are predominantly comprised of courses selected from the Medical Imaging (MEDIMAGE) and/or Clinical Imaging (CLINIMAG). These courses will present the state of the art in each discipline, be research-led and supported by the cutting-edge clinical and educational facilities offered in the faculty.

A clinical competency assessment requirement must be successfully completed for the specialty modalities of Mammography, MRI, Nuclear Medicine, and Ultrasound. For the postgraduate diploma programmes, this will enable registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) in the appropriate Scope of Practice.

All MEDIMAGE and CLINIMAG courses are worth 15 points, and are available by distance learning (with the exception of the on-campus ultrasound course CLINIMAG 709).

For more detailed information about our programmes and courses including eligibility for entry, the admission process, regulations and fees please refer to the Medical Imaging Postgraduate Handbook


All of our programmes include an optional annual on-campus Medical Imaging symposium. This symposium is delivered at the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences at the Grafton Campus.

Many of the MEDIMAGE courses are suitable for a broad range of students such as those with an interest in clinical Medical Imaging, allied health professions, medical physics or bio-engineering.

The Clinical Imaging (CLINIMAG) courses offered are primarily for Medical Imaging Technologists with an appropriate undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification.

Additionally, entry to some of the CLINIMAG courses requires the student to have obtained a relevant clinical training position.

Please refer to individual course outlines for specific requirements of courses requiring a clinical position. 

Elective courses may be selected from the postgraduate courses listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule, and include a wide range such as:

  • Research Methods in Health
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Health Management
  • Health Leadership
  • Health and Public Policy
  • Health Psychology
  • Principles of Health Informatics
  • Foundations of Maori Health
  • Pacific Health