Postgraduate study in Nuclear Medicine

You can study this specialisation in the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (Nuclear Medicine).

The areas of study include:

  • Nuclear medicine technology and its application
  • Radiopharmaceuticals and safe handling
  • Nuclear medicine imaging appearances
  • Reflection on clinical practice

Courses in this subject area are offered in a flexible learning format (online delivery).
The following courses may be suitable for postgraduate students with an interest in nuclear medicine who are enrolled in other programmes:

  • MEDIMAGE 720 - Fundamentals of Clinical Nuclear Medicine (15 Points)
  • MEDIMAGE 708 - Nuclear Medicine Technology (15 Points)

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

Entry requirements

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

  • Have completed an undergraduate qualification in medical imaging, or an approved undergraduate degree from a biomedical science related field or allied health profession such as nursing or physiotherapy.
  • Have a clinical training position in nuclear medicine 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(Nuclear Medicine) flowchart.

Where can postgraduate study in Nuclear Medicine take you?

Students who successfully complete the PGDipHSc(Nuclear Medicine) programme, including a clinical competency assessment at an approved workplace, will be eligible for registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) in the Nuclear Medicine scope of practice.