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Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging (PGDipMI)

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Apply for the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging (PGDipMI) through the Christchurch campus in 2018

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Overview

The Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging (PGDipMI) is open to graduates with a Bachelor of Medical Imaging degree or an undergraduate degree in the health sciences in a relevant field. It teaches radiodiagnosis based around physiological systems such as the cardiovascular system, musculoskeletal system, the respiratory system and others.

Candidates completing the Ultrasound paper as part of the programme and wishing to become a registered sonographer would undertake an additional, separate clinical component through the Australasian Society for Ultrasound in Medicine (ASUM).

The Master of Medical Imaging (MMI) degree is available to graduates who achieve a B grade average or higher in the PGDipMI, including a grade of B+ or higher for the research methods component.

Contact details

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

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Programme Requirements

Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging

Papers

The programme of study shall consist of papers to the value of 60 points comprising:

  • MEIM 401 Radiodiagnosis of Body Imaging (30 points)
  • Further approved MEIM papers to the value of 30 points

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Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging

Papers

The programme of study shall consist of papers to the value of 120 points comprising:

  • MEIM 401  Radiodiagnosis of Body Imaging (30 points)
  • MEIM 402  Radiodiagnosis of Reproductive and Pregnancy Imaging (15 points)
  • MEIM 403  Radiodiagnosis of Head, Neck and Musculoskeletal System (15 points)
  • Note: MEIM 401 is a prerequisite for MEIM 402 and MEIM 403.

Approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points

One or more of

  • MEIM 410  Imaging Technology - Ultrasound (15 points)
  • MEIM 411  Imaging Technology - Computed Tomography (15 points)
  • MEIM 412  Imaging Technology - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (15 points)

Other approved papers up to the value of 15 points.

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Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging (PGDipMI)

  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 a bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging or have a health sciences qualification in a relevant field requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study, and
      2. present evidence of ability for advanced-level academic study.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. The programme of study shall consist of papers to the value of 120 points as above.
      1. MEIM 401 Radiodiagnosis of Body Imaging (30 points)
        MEIM 402 Radiodiagnosis of Reproductive and Pregnancy Imaging (15 points)
        MEIM 403 Radiodiagnosis of Head, Neck and Musculoskeletal System (15 Points)
        Note: MEIM 401 is a prerequisite for MEIM 402 and MEIM 403.
      2. approved research methods paper(s) to the value of 30 points
      3. one or more of
        MEIM 410 Imaging Technology - Ultrasound (15 points)
        MEIM 411 Imaging Technology - Computed Tomography (15 points)
        MEIM 412 Imaging Technology - Magnetic Resonance Imaging (15 points)
      4. other approved papers up to the value of 15 points.
    2. With prior approval, 400-level papers worth up to 30 points in a relevant or related subject area offered by the University of Otago or another university or tertiary institution may be credited to the diploma.
    3. With prior approval, a candidate who has completed the requirements for a Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Imaging or a comparable health sciences qualification at the University of Otago or another university or tertiary institution may be exempted from papers worth a maximum of 60 points.
  3. Duration of the Programme

    1. A candidate for the diploma shall normally follow a programme of study for not less than one year of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
    2. A candidate for the diploma will be expected to complete the requirements within four years of admission to the programme.
  4. Level of Award of the Diploma

    The diploma may be awarded with distinction or credit.

  5. 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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