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
Medical imaging technologists (MITs) seeking a clinical training position in nuclear medicine may commence their study before securing a training position. They can begin by enrolling in the PGCertHSc(Medical Imaging) and completing four specific courses. Should they obtain a clinical training position within five years of completing the PGCertHSc, these courses can be transferred into the PGDipHSc(Nuclear Medicine) qualification.

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) programme, a student must be a medical imaging technologist, or have an undergraduate degree in an allied health profession or biomedical science related field, and provide evidence that they have obtained a clinical training position in nuclear medicine. This is an employed position in a nuclear medicine practice in New Zealand and it is the responsibility of the student to find and secure this position.

For further information, please view the Admission Criteria -PGDipHSc(Nuclear Medicine) flowchart below.

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.

For more information

If you want further information, please see the Postgraduate Medical Imaging Handbook.