Postgraduate study in Medical Resonance Imaging

What can you study in Medical Resonance Imaging?

You can study this specialisation in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Medical Resonance Imaging (MRI).

The areas of study include:

  • MRI technology and its application
  • MR imaging appearances
  • Protocol selection and development
  • Reflection on clinical practice

Students who successfully complete this programme, including a clinical competency assessment at an approved workplace, will be eligible for registration with the MRTB in the MRI Scope of Practice.

Medical Imaging Technologists (MIT’s) seeking a clinical training position in MRI may commence their study before securing a training position by enrolling in the PGCertHSc(Medical Imaging) and completing four courses. Should they obtain a clinical training position within five years of completing the PGCertHSc, any completed courses can be transferred into the PGDipHSc(MRI) qualification.

Courses in this subject area are offered in a flexible learning format (online delivery) with an optional annual Medical Imaging symposium also held at the School of Medical Sciences, Grafton Campus.

Entry requirements

To gain admission to the PGDipHSc(MRI) a student must:

  • Have completed an undergraduate degree (or equivalent qualification) in Medical Imaging
  • Be currently registered with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board or be registered as a Medical Imaging Technologist in their country of residence
  • Have a clinical training position in MRI from an approved clinical centre and a completed University of Auckland Clinical Training Position Agreement prior to admission to the programme (It is the responsibility of the student to obtain this training position.)

For further information, please view the Admission Criteria - PGDipHSc(MRI) flowchart.

Where can postgraduate study in MRI take you?

A postgraduate qualification in MRI can be beneficial for a range of medical professionals.

Jobs related to MRI

  • Medical radiation technologist
  • Medical practitioner
  • Medical physicist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • Researcher
  • Nurse

Further study options

  • Master of Health Sciences