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The Master of Medical Imaging degree is available to graduates who have achieved a B grade average or higher in the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging (PGDipMI), including a grade of B+ or higher for the research methods component.
It is a research master’s programme that allows candidates to develop self-directed research skill and undertake a thesis in their area of specialisation.
Department of Radiology, University of Otago, Christchurch
Regulations for the Master of Medical Imaging (MMI)
Admission to the Programme
- Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Programme Academic Co-ordinator or nominee.
- Every applicant shall
- have been awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging or comparable qualification and have achieved a grade of B or higher across the qualification, and
- present evidence of ability for advanced-level academic study, and
- have undertaken Level 8 research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points and achieved a grade of B+ or higher.
Structure of the Programme
- The programme of study shall consist of the preparation and submission of a thesis, to the value of 120 points, embodying the results of supervised research on an approved topic in medical imaging.
- A candidate may not present a thesis that has previously been accepted for another degree.
- The programme of study, the topic of the thesis and the supervisors of the research shall be approved by the Programme Academic Co-ordinator or nominee.
- The research should be of a kind that a diligent and competent student can complete within the equivalent of one year of full-time study.
Duration of the Programme
- A candidate for the degree shall follow a programme of study for not less than one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
- A candidate for the degree will be expected to complete the requirements within four years.
Examination of the Thesis
- The Programme Academic Co-ordinator (or nominee) will be the Convener of Examiners.
- The thesis shall be assessed by at least two examiners, at least one of whom shall be external to the University.
- The candidate’s supervisor shall not be an examiner but may make a report on the work of the candidate to the Convener of Examiners.
- Each examiner shall supply a written report on the thesis and recommend a mark and grade on the basis of the work submitted and an overall result selected from the options in clause (e) below.
- The examiners may recommend that a thesis
- be accepted without amendments;
- be accepted subject to amendments made at the discretion and to the satisfaction of the Convener of Examiners;
- does not meet the criteria for the award of the degree, but may be revised and resubmitted for examination;
- does not meet the criteria for the award of the degree, and should be rejected without right of resubmission.
- Amendments (regulation 4(e)(ii)) and revisions (regulation 4 (e)(iii)) shall be completed by a specified date to be determined by the Convener of Examiners, in accordance with established procedures.
- A candidate shall be permitted to revise and resubmit a thesis for examination once only.
- If a revised and resubmitted thesis is finally accepted, the result shall be either ‘Pass’ or ‘Fail’ (i.e. ungraded) and without eligibility for the award of the degree with distinction or credit.
- Where examiners cannot agree on a result, the Convener of Examiners shall engage in established mediation procedures, and if unresolvable, so report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences), who shall arrive at a decision after consulting a referee, who should normally be external to the University.
Level of Award of the Degree
The degree may be awarded with distinction or credit.
The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may, in exceptional circumstances, approve a course of study that does not comply with these regulations.