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.

You will be selected on the basis of academic merit and personal qualities exhibited during the admission interview (MMI).

There are two application categories for entry into the BMedImag(Hons):

  • Undergraduate entry: Undergraduate applicants may apply from either BSc (Biomedical Science) at the University of Auckland or the HSFY at the University of Otago
  • Graduate entry

Please note:

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

2019 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Undergraduate Entry

To apply for BMedImag(Hons) as an undergraduate student, you must complete the first year of the Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biomedical Science at the University of Auckland, or the Health Sciences First Year at the University of Otago. This must be completed on a full-time basis and must include the following courses:

Option A: Bachelor of Science (BSc) Biomedical Science, University of Auckland:

The remaining 30 points must comprise of:

  • POPLHLTH 111: Population Health
  • One 15 point General Education course listed in the Open or EMHSS Schedule (excluding BIOSCI100G, MEDSCI100G, MEDSCI101G, POPLHLTH103G, POPLHLTH104G).

Option B: Health Sciences First Year, University of Otago:

Interview eligibility

You will need to achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 across all 8 first year courses, with no fails, to be eligible for consideration for an admission interview (MMI – Multi Mini Interviews).

Interview ranking

If eligible you will be ranked for interview invitation. This ranking will be based on your grades in the core courses (in BOLD above). If your final grades are not available at the time of interview ranking, an interim grade (highest possible) will be temporarily assigned. Official final results will be used for the final selection.

Final Selection Ranking

Applicants will be offered admission to the programme according to the rank order until the available places in the category are filled. Interviewed applicants’ final ranking is based on a weighting of the following components:

  • GPA for core course: 50% (A minimum overall GPA of 5.0 is required.)
  • Multi Mini Interview: 50% (A minimum threshold will apply, this will be determined year to year.)

Please note that selection criteria may change from year to year. For further information, refer to our FAQs or contact the Faculty directly on fmhs@auckland.ac.nz.

Graduate entry

To apply for the BMedImag(Hons) under the Graduate entry category, domestic applicants must have completed a relevant degree/degrees on a full time basis at a recognised university. Your last year of full time study must be no more than five years prior to the year of application. A minimum of 105 points over Semesters One and Two per academic calendar year is required to be considered as full time for BMedImag(Hons) admission. A typical academic calendar year is 120 points.

Depending on your previous study you may need to undertake part or all of the First Year courses before commencing Part II. If you are required to take Part I courses, you must pass all these courses clearly within one year in order to proceed to Part II. This will be assessed as part of your application for admission.

Interview eligibility

Applicants will need to achieve a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 5.0 across 3 years of full time study to be eligible for consideration for an admission interview (MMI – Multi Mini Interviews). If a graduate applicant has completed more than three years of full time study, the best three years of study will be used for GPA calculations.

Interview ranking

Eligible applicants are ranked for interview invitations based on the GPA from their last two academic years of full time study in completed qualification/s. If your final grades are not available at the time of interview ranking, an interim grade (highest possible grade) will be temporarily assigned. Official final results will be used for the final selection.

Final Selection Ranking

Applicants will be ranked for selection based on a weighting of the following components:

  • GPA for last two years of study: 50% (a minimum overall GPA of 5.0 is required)
  • Multi Mini Interview: 50% (a minimum threshold will apply, this will be determined year to year)

Please note that selection criteria may change from year to year. For further information, refer to our FAQs or contact the Faculty directly on fmhs@auckland.ac.nz.

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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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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