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Master of Medical Imaging (MMI)

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Apply for the Master of Medical Imaging (MMI) through the Dunedin campus in 2018

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Overview

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.

Contact details

Sam Gurney
Departmental Administrator
Department of Radiology, University of Otago, Christchurch
Email sam.gurney@otago.ac.nz

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Regulations for the Master of Medical Imaging (MMI)

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Programme Academic Co-ordinator or nominee.
    2. Every applicant shall
      1. 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
      2. present evidence of ability for advanced-level academic study, and
      3. have undertaken Level 8 research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points and achieved a grade of B+ or higher.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. 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.
    2. A candidate may not present a thesis that has previously been accepted for another degree.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. 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.
    2. A candidate for the degree will be expected to complete the requirements within four years.
  4. Examination of the Thesis

    1. The Programme Academic Co-ordinator (or nominee) will be the Convener of Examiners.
    2. The thesis shall be assessed by at least two examiners, at least one of whom shall be external to the University.
    3. 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.
    4. 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.
    5. The examiners may recommend that a thesis
      1. be accepted without amendments;
      2. be accepted subject to amendments made at the discretion and to the satisfaction of the Convener of Examiners;
      3. does not meet the criteria for the award of the degree, but may be revised and resubmitted for examination;
      4. does not meet the criteria for the award of the degree, and should be rejected without right of resubmission.
    6. 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.
    7. A candidate shall be permitted to revise and resubmit a thesis for examination once only.
    8. 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.
    9. 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.
  5. Level of Award of the Degree

    The degree may be awarded with distinction or credit.

  6. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Health Sciences) may, in exceptional circumstances, approve a course of study that does not comply with these regulations.

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