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Bachelor of Medical Imaging

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Summary

Combine your interest in science and technology with the rewards of working with people in a health setting.

Using x-rays and other equipment to take images of people's injuries and possible diseases you will learn how to perform radiography and understand how CT scanning, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, nuclear medicine, mammography, contribute to patient diagnosis and treatment.

You will also develop the communication skills needed to deal with patients in a compassionate way.

To meet the demanding standards the profession requires, our degree combines clinical practice with theory to make your training more valuable and assist with the transition from trainee stage to becoming a qualified Medical Radiation Technologist.

You will be on clinical placement for approximately 60 weeks during your studies. We have a wide range of clinical sites in cities around New Zealand.

To get an insight into medical imaging careers prior to your application for this programme you can make a request to take part in a work shadowing experience in the radiology department at the hospital.

Career Opportunities

This globally-recognised qualification enables you to register with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board to practice as a Medical Radiation Technologist (MRT) in public or private hospitals and health care facilities in New Zealand.

After one year's work experience in New Zealand, graduates can work as a MRT in the United Kingdom and Australian health systems

Study Pathways

Postgraduate opportunities in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Nuclear Medicine, Ultrasound and Mammography training positions are available (not available at Ara).

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