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Unitec’s medical imaging courses teach you the ins and outs of x-rays, mammograms, ultrasound and computed tomography images. You’ll spend at least two days a week practising what you learnt in the classroom in a radiology facility. It’s a great networking opportunity and a chance to build up lots of hands-on experience.

All this ensures you graduate with the theoretical and clinical knowledge you need to work as a medical imaging technologist (MIT), including 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 need. We offer flexible study options, too, so you can fit professional development around your job and equip yourself for future practice.

Postgraduate Qualifications in Applied Practice

Our new Applied Practice postgraduate programmes address the changing needs of our workforce and communities. The Master of Applied Practice, the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Practice, and the Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Practice are applied and flexible qualifications that have been designed for practitioners working in New Zealand’s health and social practice sector. There are specialisations (or prescribed pathways), if that’s what best suits your needs, or you can design a learning pathway customised to achieve your specific goals. Find out more about these exciting new programmes.

Programmes and study path

Start with a programme that suits your qualifications and/or experience, then progress to a level that achieves your goals.
Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging)7Full-time for three years
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science8Full-time for one year or part-time for two yearsHealth professional working in teaching or supervision role
Master of Health Science9Full-time for two years or part-time for three to five yearsAcademic or clinical educator, Clinical manager, Senior or advanced healthcare professional

Industry connections

Industry accreditation

The Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging) is endorsed by the New Zealand Institute of Medical Radiation Technology and recognised by the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.

Industry opportunities

Study medical imaging at Unitec and you'll spend at least two days each week in a radiology/x-ray department, applying the theories and techniques you've learnt in class. You'll also have the chance to do work experience in your clinical department between semesters.