Postgraduate study in Mammography

What can you study in Mammography?

You can study this specialisation in the Postgraduate Certificate of Health Sciences in Mammography.

The areas of study include:

  • Mammographic technology and its application
  • Patient care in the mammography environment
  • Mammographic imaging appearances
  • Technique evaluation and adaptation
  • Reflection on clinical practice


Courses in this subject area are offered in a flexible learning format (online delivery).

The following course may be suitable for postgraduate students within an interest in mammography who are enrolled in other programmes:

Please contact the Medical Imaging Postgraduate Academic Coordinator at to determine your eligibility.

Entry requirements

To gain admission to the PGCertHSc(Mammography) a student must:

  • have completed a qualification in medical imaging or radiation therapy, and
  • hold current registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) in the Medical Imaging Technologist or Radiation Therapist scope of practice, or provide evidence of registration (or other evidence of the right to work) as a medical imaging technologist or radiation therapist in their country of domicile, and
  • confirm that they have secured employment in a clinical training position approved by the Programme Director (or delegate).

For further information, please view the Admission Criteria - PGCertHSc(Mammography) flowchart.

Where can postgraduate study in Mammography take you?

Students who successfully complete the PGCertHSc(Mammography) programme, will be eligible to work for BreastScreen Aotearoa (BSA).
This qualification is also an MRTB approved pathway for radiation therapists to practise in mammography, and a return to work pathway for medical imaging technologists to work in mammography only.