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Postgraduate Diploma in Health Sciences in Medical Imaging

This course is available

On-Campus, Online

Level of Study

Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma

Duration

1 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024

Campus

Grafton Campus

Summary

The PGDipHSc (Medical Imaging) programme 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.

Entry

To gain admission to the PGDipHSc (Medical Imaging) a student must:

Have completed an undergraduate degree in Medical Imaging.

Hold a current registration with the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (MRTB) in the Medical Imaging Technologist scope of practice, or provide evidence of registration (or other evidence of the right to work) as a medical imaging technologist in their country of domicile.

Programme structure

Students are required to enrol in, and complete the following courses:

MEDIMAGE 701 Imaging Anatomy and Pathology (15 Points)

MEDIMAGE 702 Professional Issues in Medical Imaging (15 Points)

At least 60 points from:

CLINIMAG 705 - Nuclear Medicine Clinical Applications

CLINIMAG 706 - Nuclear Medicine Specialised Clinical Applications

CLINIMAG 707 - CT Clinical Practice

CLINIMAG 710 - MRI Clinical Applications

CLINIMAG 711 - MRI Specialised Clinical Applications

CLINIMAG 713 - Ultrasound in Women’s Health

CLINIMAG 719 - Ultrasound Abdominal Clinical Application

CLINIMAG 720 - Ultrasound Specialised Clinical Applications

MEDIMAGE 708 - Nuclear Medicine Technology

MEDIMAGE 711 - Musculoskeletal Trauma Image Evaluation

MEDIMAGE 714 - Fundamentals of Clinical MRI

MEDIMAGE 715 - MRI Technology

MEDIMAGE 716 - Fundamentals of Clinical Ultrasound

MEDIMAGE 717 - Ultrasound Imaging Technology

MEDIMAGE 720 - Fundamentals of Clinical Nuclear Medicine

MEDIMAGE 721 - MRI Safety

MEDIMAGE 723- Research Methods

Up to 30 points of courses from the Master of Health Sciences Schedule.

MEDIMAGE courses do not require a clinical position although some may require access to a department with the specialist imaging modality.

Students will need to be employed in an appropriate clinical role at a site approved by the University of Auckland in order to enrol in the majority of CLINIMAG courses.

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.

MRI Pathway (for international students)*

MEDIMAGE 701 - Imaging Anatomy and Pathology (15 Points)

MEDIMAGE 702 - Professional Issues in Medical Imaging (15 Points)

MEDIMAGE 714 - Fundamentals of Clinical MRI* (15 Points)

MEDIMAGE 715 - MRI Technology (15 Points)

MEDIMAGE 721 - MRI Safety (15 Points)

CLINIMAG 710 - MRI Clinical Applications I (15 Points)

CLINIMAG 711 - MRI Clinical Applications II (15 Points)

POPLHLTH 701 - Research Methods in Health (15 Points)

Ultrasound Pathway (for international students)*

MEDIMAGE 701 - Imaging Anatomy and Pathology (15 Points)

MEDIMAGE 702 - Professional Issues in Medical Imaging (15 Points)

MEDIMAGE 716 - Fundamentals of Clinical Ultrasound* (15 Points)

MEDIMAGE 717 - Ultrasound Imaging Technology (15 Points)

CLINIMAG 719 - Ultrasound Abdominal Clinical Applications (15 Points)

CLINIMAG 713 - Ultrasound in Women’s Health (15 Points)

CLINIMAG 720 - Ultrasound Specialised Clinical Applications (15 Points)

POPLHLTH 701 - Research Methods in Health (15 Points)

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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