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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Medical Imaging

This course is available

Online, On-Campus

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma


1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


University of Auckland


The Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences (PGDipHSc) in Medical Imaging is designed for Medical Imaging Technologists (MITs) seeking to extend their understanding of Medical Imaging and contribute to the improvement of clinical health services by implementing their knowledge and expertise within Medical Imaging services.

MRTB Accredited

The Nuclear Medicine pathway within the PGDipHSc(Medical Imaging) programme is approved and accredited by the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB).

Students who successfully complete the requirements for this pathway, including a clinical competency assessment at an approved workplace, will be eligible for registration with the MRTB in the nuclear medicine scope of practice.

The Image Evaluation pathway provides an opportunity for medical imaging technologists to extend their professional knowledge of radiographic image evaluation enabling them to adapt to, and contribute confidently within, a rapidly changing health care environment.

Alternatively, students may select a range of courses based on their personal preferences.

International medical imaging technologists working in MRI or ultrasound and wanting to study the theoretical aspects relevant to their imaging modality may complete an MRI pathway for international students or an Ultrasound pathway for international students within the PGDipHSc(Medical Imaging) programme.

Generic Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences

One course from the approved research method courses list (15 points)

Advanced level courses covering various fields in health sciences, listed in the Master of Health Sciences Schedule (105 points)

Completed within one year if enrolled full-time or four years if enrolled part-time.

Where could this programme take you?

Many graduates continue to work within their health profession while others work in health-related fields, social services, or local or central government. Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, possible into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline. We advise that the University of Auckland is not involved in the employment of graduates and can make no guarantee of post-qualification registration or employment in New Zealand or any other country.

Further study options

Master of Health Sciences

Doctor of Philosophy

Entry criteria

You must have completed an undergraduate degree at a recognised university (or similar institution) in a health-related discipline such as health sciences, medicine, nursing, optometry, pharmacy, psychology, or social work. You will need a Grade Point Average (GPA) or Grade Point Equivalent (GPE) of at least 2.5. You must be a health professional currently working in these service areas.

You must have completed an undergraduate degree in medical imaging (or similar) at a recognised university (or similar institution) and have registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.

English language requirements:

IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.

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