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Unitec’s medical imaging undergraduate 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).
You'll get extensive experience in our simulation lab at Waitākere Hospital, plus block periods of time working in a radiology/x-ray department. This means lots of hands-on experience, which ensures that you graduate work-ready as a Medical Imaging Technologist with a sound understanding of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and physics.
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||Entry into further study at certificate or diploma level.||February or July|
|Certificate of University Preparation (Level 4)||4||Full-time for 16 weeks||Programme no longer offered|
|Bachelor of Health Science (Medical Imaging)||7||Full-time for three years||Medical imaging technologist (requires registration with MRTB)||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, which may be in Auckland, as well as other regional centres throughout New Zealand.