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Unitec’s medical imaging under-graduate programme provides you with the theoretical and clinical knowledge to work as a medical imaging technologist (MIT). You'll also get an introduction to more advanced imaging systems such as ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Block periods of time working in a radiology/x-ray department means lots of hands-on experience which ensures you graduate work-ready as a medical imaging technologist with a sound understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology and physics.
And if you’re already qualified, you can take your career further with a postgraduate programme. They’re designed in partnership with clinical colleagues to make sure they meet current industry needs. We offer flexible study options so you can fit professional development around your job and equip yourself for future practice.
Programmes and study path
|PROGRAMME||LEVEL||DURATION||CAREER OPTIONS||START DATES|
|New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)||3||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available||This programme prepares you for further study at certificate or diploma level.||February or July|
|Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4)||4||Full-time for 16 weeks or part-time options available||This programme prepares you ready for degree-level study at universities, institutes of technology and polytechnics in New Zealand.||February or July|
|Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging)||7||Full-time for three years||Medical imaging technologist (requires registration with MRTB)||February|
|Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice (Health Science)||8||Domestic students: Full-time for six months plus half-time for six months or part-time for one to four years. Not open to international students.||Advanced practitioner, Clinical teacher, Healthcare professional, Healthcare team leader, Hospital manager||March or July|
|Master of Applied Practice (Health Science)||9||Domestic students: Full-time for 18 months or part-time for two to six years. Not open to international students.||Advanced practitioner, Clinical teacher, Healthcare professional, Healthcare team leader, Hospital manager||March or July|
The Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) is accredited by the New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board.
At Unitec, we think the best way to learn is a mixture of thinking and doing. You'll spend block periods of time working in a radiology/x-ray department as well as developing your medical knowledge so you can easily transition to the workplace. Our staff will help you find suitable clinical placements. We currently have students placed in public and private providers in Auckland and Whangarei.