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MEIM402 Radiodiagnosis of Reproductive and Pregnancy Imaging

Provides advanced knowledge to enable image evaluation of the obstetric and gynaecological systems, the breast, and embryology of the foetus with a systematic, critical approach.

MEIM 402 is a compulsory paper for the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Imaging (PGDipMI) and follows on from MEIM 401. The PGDipMI is available to graduates with a Medical Imaging degree.

Paper title Radiodiagnosis of Reproductive and Pregnancy Imaging
Paper code MEIM402
Subject Medical Imaging
EFTS 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,373.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,745.00

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MEIM 401
Limited to
Limited to: PGCertMI, PGDipMI
Includes a compulsory five-day on-campus block course in Christchurch.
Learning Outcomes
At completion students will be able to:
  1. Critically examine approaches for the selection of suitable imaging modalities as part of the patient's care pathway
  2. Demonstrate advanced understanding of anatomy for the selected anatomical systems and explain common pathologies and their risk factors and symptoms
  3. Evaluate the clinical course of a selected pathology and compared images from a choice of imaging modalities
  4. Illustrate an enhanced ability to analyse medical images logically, consider different diagnostic and management pathways with other clinicians and make informed decisions regarding patient care and personalised imaging
  5. Illustrate enhanced ability to communicate information, arguments and analyses effectively - orally and in writing - to a range of health care professionals
  6. Have a commitment to ongoing acquisition of new knowledge and new skills
  7. Display enhanced ability to apply specific skills in acquiring, organising, analysing, evaluating and presenting imaging and clinical information, in particular recognising increased prominence of digital-based activity
Teaching staff
Convenor: Dr Alex McHaffie
  • Anatomy: Moore KL, Dalley AF, Agur AMR. Clinically oriented anatomy. 7th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2013. ISBN-13: 9781451119459
  • Embryology: Moore KL, Persaud TVN, Torchia MG. Before we are born: Essentials of embryology and birth defects. 8th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2012. ISBN-13: 9781437720013
  • Pathology: Cross, SS. Underwood's pathology: A clinical approach. 6th ed. London: Elsevier Health Sciences; 2013. ISBN-13: 9780702046728
Teaching Arrangements
One 5-day compulsory on-campus block course in Christchurch in the second semester, as well as online tutorials and email contact.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Critical thinking, Ethics, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Paper Structure
Lecture, discussion and reading programme, covering seven modules:
  • Human embryology
  • Male and female breast
  • Male pelvis
  • Female pelvis
  • Fetal circulation and changes at birth
  • Neonatal physiology
  • Growth disorders
Applicants must have an appropriate undergraduate qualification (ie Bachelor of Medical Imaging) or a comparable health sciences undergraduate qualification requiring at least three years of full-time tertiary study.

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Not offered in 2018

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system