Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences in Medical Imaging

The PGCertHSc (Medical Imaging) programme 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.

Entry

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

  • Have completed a qualification in medical imaging, and
  • Hold current registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) in the medical imaging technologist scope of practice, or provide evidence of registration (or other evidence of the right to work) as a medical imaging technologist in their country of domicile.
Eligible* students seeking a clinical training position in MRI or ultrasound, who are not medical imaging technologists, may apply to enrol in the Health Sciences specialisation of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences programme and complete some of the medical imaging courses.

*To confirm eligibility, please send a copy of your academic transcript(s) to medicalimaging@auckland.ac.nz

Programme structure

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

  • MEDIMAGE 701 - Imaging Anatomy and Pathology (15 Points)
  • MEDIMAGE 702 - Professional Issues in Medical Imaging (15 Points)

At least 15 points from:

Up to 15 points of courses from the Master of Health Sciences Schedule.

MEDIMAGE courses do not require a clinical position, although some may require access to a department with the specialist imaging modality.

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.

For individual course planning advice, please email medicalimaging@auckland.ac.nz.  

Computed Technology (CT) pathway

Note: this pathway will not be offered for students commencing in or after 2023. MEDIMAGE 710 and CLINIMAG 717 will be delivered for the last time in 2022.

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

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:

  • MEDIMAGE 701 - Imaging Anatomy and Pathology (15 Points)
  • MEDIMAGE 702 - Professional Issues in Medical Imaging (15 Points)
  • MEDIMAGE 716 - Fundamentals of Clinical Ultrasound (15 Points)
  • MEDIMAGE 717 - Ultrasound Imaging Technology (15 Points)

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.

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

Detailed information on admission criteria, programme structure and content, and the schedule of courses can be found in the University Calendar regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Sciences. These should also be read in conjunction with the University's General Regulations - Postgraduate Certificates.

Contact

Medical Imaging Team

Department of Anatomy and Medical Imaging
School of Medical Sciences
Email: medicalimaging@auckland.ac.nz