Duration
Full-time: 4 years
Next start date
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Grafton
Points
480
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

Our Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours) (BMedImag(Hons)) is the first undergraduate Medical Imaging programme and the only honours degree in Medical Imaging to be offered by a university in New Zealand.

Our graduates are eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB).

You will benefit from a combination of academic and clinical studies. The programme is evidence-based and research-led. The extensive hands-on clinical experience throughout is supported by experienced Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) in radiology departments. The programme offers practical experience in simulation labs, hospitals and outpatient radiology facilities. So you will be well prepared to apply your learning in the clinical workplace.

Study with us towards a rewarding and patient-centred career as a Medical Imaging Technologist.

There are Undergraduate and Graduate entry categories into the BMedImag(Hons).

Special entry quotas are available for domestic UTAS applicants, domestic MAPAS applicants and domestic applicants of Regional/Rural origin.

 

 

Programme structure

The Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours) is a four-year qualification (480 points).

You will initially need to complete the first year of a BSc in Biomedical Science, taking prescribed courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics, as well as a General Education course. Graduate entrants may be directed to include some or all of the Part I courses depending on their background. In subsequent years (Parts II–IV) you will complete courses in radiographic positioning and image acquisition, the physical principles and technology of medical imaging, image optimisation and evaluation, patient care and safety, sectional imaging anatomy and pathology, professional and evidence-based practice, and specialised imaging.

You will also gain clinical experience in simulation labs, hospitals and outpatient radiology facilities, and produce a final-year dissertation that develops your analytical and research skills in Medical Imaging.

Sample programme structure

Part I 120 points

  • Code:
    BIOSCI 101
    Name:
    Essential Biology: From Genomes to Organisms
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BIOSCI 106
    Name:
    Foundations of Biochemistry
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    PHYSICS 160
    Name:
    Physics for the Life Sciences
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    POPLHLTH 111
    Name:
    Population Health
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    BIOSCI 107
    Name:
    Biology for Biomedical Science: Cellular Processes and Development
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    CHEM 110
    Name:
    Chemistry of the Living World
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDSCI 142
    Name:
    Biology for Biomedical Science: Organ Systems
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    General Education Course***
    Name:
    General Education Course***
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Part II 120 points

  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 199
    Name:
    English Language Competency
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    0 pts
  • Code:
    CLINIMAG 201
    Name:
    Radiographic Clinical Practice I
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    HLTHPSYC 122
    Name:
    Behaviour, Health and Development
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 201
    Name:
    Fundamentals of Medical Imaging
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 202
    Name:
    Medical Imaging Science
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 203
    Name:
    Radiographic Imaging I
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDSCI 201
    Name:
    Human Structure and Function
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDSCI 203
    Name:
    Mechanisms of Disease
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDSCI 205
    Name:
    The Physiology of Human Organ Systems
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Part III 120 points

  • Code:
    CLINIMAG 301
    Name:
    Radiographic Clinical Practice II
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    CLINIMAG 302
    Name:
    Radiographic Clinical Practice III
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 301
    Name:
    Radiographic Imaging II
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 302
    Name:
    Sectional Imaging Anatomy and Pathology
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 303
    Name:
    Physiology and Pharmacology for Medical Imaging
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 304
    Name:
    Advanced Radiographic Imaging
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 305
    Name:
    Professional Practice in Medical Imaging
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 306
    Name:
    Specialised Medical Imaging
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts

Part IV 120 points

  • Code:
    CLINIMAG 401A/B
    Name:
    Radiographic Clinical Practice IV
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Code:
    MEDIMAGE 740A/B
    Name:
    Research in Medical Imaging
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    30 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course*
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course*
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course*
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Stage VII Course*
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Programme requirements

You must have completed one year of study (120 points) as part of the University of Auckland's Bachelor of Science (BSc) (Biomedical Science), including the following six core courses:

  • BIOSCI 101
  • BIOSCI 106
  • BIOSCI 107
  • CHEM 110
  • PHYSICS 160
  • MEDSCI 142

The remaining 30 points must comprise of:

  • POPLHLTH 111
  • One 15 point General Education course listed in the Open or EMHSS Schedule (excluding BIOSCI 100G, MEDSCI 100G, MEDSCI 101G, POPLHLTH 103G, POPLHLTH 104G).

Interview eligibility

Applicants must complete the prerequisite undergraduate courses (above) and achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) or Grade Point Equivalent (GPE) of 5.0 (B average) in order to be eligible for interview consideration.

Interview ranking

All applicants deemed eligible are ranked for interview invitation according to the grades achieved in the core courses only.

Please note:

  • Interviews are conducted in late November and early December each year.
  • If your final grades are not available, an interim grade (highest possible) will be temporarily assigned for the interview ranking only. Official final results will be used for the final selection.
  • The minimum GPA or GPE required for an admission interview is determined once we have received and reviewed the entire applicant pool for the admission period. It can vary from year to year.

Graduate entry

In order to apply for the BMedImag(Hons) under the Graduate entry category, you must have completed a relevant degree/degrees on a full-time basis at a recognised university (or similar institution), with the last year of full-time study no more than five years prior to the year of application. Relevant degrees include, but are not limited to, undergraduate programmes in health sciences and biomedical science.

A minimum of 105 points over Semesters One and Two per academic calendar year are required if you are to be considered for admission as a full-time BMedImag(Hons) student. A typical academic calendar year is 120 points.
Depending on the nature of your previous studies, the faculty may admit you to Part II of the BMedImag(Hons) programme, or may require you to undertake part or all of the Undergraduate courses initially. If you are required to take Part I courses, you must pass all these courses within one year in order to proceed to Part II.

Interview eligibility

You must have achieved a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) or Grade Point Equivalent (GPE) of 5.0 to be eligible for interview consideration.

Interview ranking

Eligible applicants are ranked for interview invitation consideration according to their GPA or GPE from the last two academic years of full-time study, with each year weighted equally.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

Overseas entry requirements

There are currently no places in the programme for international students.

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

How much does a Bachelor of Medical Imaging (Honours) cost per year?

2018 fees

Domestic students
NZ$6,920.40 – $9,092.40*
International students
NZ$42,606*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. Fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.78 per point, estimated at $813.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

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Scholarships and awards

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Student loans and allowances

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Cost of living

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Key dates

Classes start 4 March 2019.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2019
1 October 2018

How to apply

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Where could this programme take you?

Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) can work in a variety of roles either in public hospitals or private radiology practices. Most will begin their career in general radiographic imaging (x-ray) with opportunities to also work in computed tomography (CT), angiography and mammography. MITs may subsequently choose to pursue additional studies to practise in specialisations such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound and nuclear medicine.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Academic or researcher
  • Clinical application specialist
  • Manager in a medical imaging department
  • Medical imaging technologist

Some career paths may require further study.

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