Faculty of Health and Social Sciences

Sept 2024 Entry


2 years



  • We have a limited quota for admissions. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Application Deadline
Local - Full-time
Sept 2024 Entry: Closed
Non-local - Full-time
Sept 2024 Entry: Closed
About Programme
How to Apply
Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims

The programme strives to equip students with the comprehensive theoretical knowledge and skills needed to practice as entry-level diagnostic radiographers. It emphasises the following.

  • Fundamental Knowledge: Students will gain an in-depth grasp of the subjects underpinning medical imaging theories and clinical skills.

  • Practical Abilities: We foster the development of the hands-on skills vital for conducting and understanding medical imaging procedures.

  • Professional Development: We prepare students to responsibly care for patients, honing their communication, psychosocial and professional abilities. This ensures effective collaboration with patients, peers and the broader community.

  • Critical Thinking & Innovation: The course cultivates 

    • independent decision-making and problem-solving in clinical scenarios

    • the capacity to connect learned concepts

    • a holistic understanding of a radiographer's role in the wider healthcare landscape

  • Lifelong Learning & Research: We encourage a commitment to continuous learning, acknowledging the evolving nature of the field. The programme also introduces students to research as both a tool for profession advancement and a pathway to further education and qualifications.



The Master of Medical Imaging programme is designed to offer foundational education and training in medical imaging. Our goal is to nurture diagnostic radiographers skilled in top-tier medical imaging services, research engagement and problem-solving in clinical practice.


The clinical practicum, a pivotal part of the curriculum, is facilitated through Hospital Authority departments. Over the programme’s 2-year span, students gain 1,344 hours of hands-on clinical experience. This extensive clinical training is mandatory for accreditation by the Hong Kong Radiographers Board. Per government ordinance, this accreditation is essential for Radiographer (Category: Diagnostic) roles in Hong Kong.


Dedicated clinical educators and mentors from medical imaging departments collaborate with our university’s academic team, ensuring rigorous student supervision. Distinct learning objectives, tailored to align with the evolving clinical learning phases, are set for each specific clinical block. To evaluate student performance holistically, we have implemented a structured assessment system that encompasses progress reports, worksheets, clinical assessments and objective-structured clinical examination (OSCE), capturing cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal proficiencies.

Recognition & Prospects

Graduates are eligible for registration in Part II of the Register of the Radiographers Board of Hong Kong. They are also recognised by many overseas registration bodies, including those in the UK, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia (after gaining 1 year of clinical experience).*


Our graduates can find employment with the Hospital Authority, which recognises the degree as an entry qualification. Employment opportunities are also available in private hospitals, in clinics and laboratories, and in the commercial sector.  

* Subject to approval


This is a Master programme leading to professional registration. Accumulation of 90 credits (15 credits from foundation and 51 credits from professional subjects, and 24 credits from clinical practicum) is required for graduation. The curriculum satisfies the accreditation standards for local Part II radiographer (Category: Diagnostic) registration.


Foundation Subjects 
•    Human Anatomy & Physiology 
•    Pathology for Medical Imaging 
•    Foundations in Medical Imaging Science 
•    Radiation Biology 
•    Diagnostic Radiology Physics


Professional Subjects 
•    Medical Imaging Anatomy 
•    Clinical Skills in Diagnostic Imaging 
•    Diagnostic Imaging Studies I 
•    Diagnostic Imaging Instrumentation 
•    Healthcare Research and Informatics  
•    Radiation Safety & Protection 
•    Diagnostic Imaging Studies II 
•    Legal and Ethical Issues for Healthcare Professions 
•    Advanced Medical Imaging Informatics 
•    Diagnostic Imaging Studies III 
•    Essential Computed Tomography 
•    Diagnostic Interventional Radiology 
•    Essential Magnetic Resonance Imaging 
•    Nuclear Medicine 
•    Medical Ultrasonography 
•    Innovations in Research and Services (Research Project)


Clinical Practicum 
•    Clinical Practicum I 
•    Clinical Practicum II 
•    Clinical Practicum III 
•    Clinical Practicum IV

Credit Required for Graduation


Programme Leader(s)

Programme Leader
Dr Shara Lee, Associate Professor
PhD, MSc (Cardiol), BSc Hons (1st), FHKCRRT, FHEA


Deputy Programme Leader
Mr Edward Wong, Associate Professor of Practice

Subject Area
Medical Imaging
Entrance Requirements
  • A Bachelor’s degree in sciences, preferably physics, biological sciences or health-related disciplines from PolyU or a recognised institution. Other qualifications may be considered on an individual basis. 

  • Preference will be given to applicants who are able to communicate effectively in English and Cantonese.

  • Preference will be given to applicants who have obtained credits for each of the following prerequisite undergraduate-level courses before admission to the programme.

    • Human Physiology (3 credits or equivalent)

    • Human Anatomy (3 credits or equivalent)


If you are not a native speaker of English, and your Bachelor's degree or equivalent qualification is awarded by institutions where the medium of instruction is not English, you are expected to fulfil the University’s minimum English language requirement for admission purpose. Please refer to the "Admission Requirements" section for details.


For further programme information, please contact:
The General Office (tel: (852) 3400 8578; email: hti.tpg@polyu.edu.hk)


or visit our website at https://www.polyu.edu.hk/hti/study/programmes/taught-postgraduate-programmes_list/ 

Other Information

Suitable candidates will be invited to attend interviews.

Initial Registration Credits

6 for local and non-local students

Tuition Fee

HK$7,600 per credit for local and non-local students

Additional Documents Required
Transcript / Certificate


Personal Statement


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