Accreditation elevates Programme Excellence

Press Release Posted On: June 21, 2023

Medical Imaging staff preparing for student practical demonstrations at the CMNHS Radiology Clinical Lab.


The Fiji National University’s (FNU), Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science programme offered by the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences (CMNHS) has been awarded international accreditation.

The accreditation, granted by the esteemed New Zealand Medical Radiation Technologists Board (NZMRTB), is a testament to the exceptional quality of the Bachelor of Medical Imaging Science programme.

It recognises the programme’s adherence to the rigorous standards of the Board concerning Governance and Quality Assurance, Qualification Programme, Public Safety, Assessment, and Student Experience. This achievement places FNU on the global stage, signifying the Medical Imaging programme’s alignment with international benchmarks of excellence.

CMNHS Dean, Dr William May, commended the programme and School of Health Sciences’ leadership and congratulated the team for this achievement.

“The external accreditation of the BMIS programme is a testament to the value of programmes within the College. This superb achievement aligns with the University’s strategic plan – Education for Employability,” Dr May said.

“It’s a proud moment for all of us as we strive for excellence in all that we do here at CMNHS. There is certainly a team of industrious health professional educators who have accorded enormous efforts and dedication to enable us to share in this success story.”

“It’s a great feeling to live and witness this new season and historic moment for a programme that has come through humble beginnings. Congratulations to the School of Health Sciences and the Bachelor of Imaging Programme staff and students.”

CMNHS Associate Dean of Learning and Teaching, Dr Odille Chang added that the international accreditation of the BMIS programme by the NZMRTB was another landmark achievement for the School and College.

“It is an assurance to our graduates that they are receiving a globally recognised degree of high standard and quality,” she said.

“This would not be possible without the dedication and hard work of the School of Health Sciences’ Imaging team, particularly the leadership of Mr Keshwan and Ms Lata. CMNHS, through the

BMIS programme, continues to fulfil its mission of delivering quality teaching and learning of accredited programmes.”

Head of School of Health Sciences, Assistant Professor Raymond Keshwan said the international accreditation was a significant milestone for FNU, as it affirmed its commitment to continuous improvement and providing students with an unparalleled educational experience.

“We are thrilled to receive international accreditation for our BMIS programme. This achievement underscores our unwavering dedication to delivering a programme that prepares our students for success in a globalised world,” he said.

“It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our faculty, staff, and students. There are still some conditions of the NZMRTB that we must meet within the stipulated timelines, but our medical imaging team is more than capable of fulfilling those requirements.”

Medical Imaging and Anatomy Head of Department, Keshni Lata, thanked her team for the hard work and highlighted that the achievement enhanced the global recognition of the student qualification.

“We are a small but dynamic team and have proven that our programme meets international quality standards. I want to thank our students, the lecturers within the programme and those that provide service courses, our clinical partners in the government and private settings, all our stakeholders and college management for their support,” Lata said.

“I also want to thank the NZMRTB and the accreditation team for the work put towards evaluating and recognising our programme. This has opened the door to a broader range of opportunities for our students.”

The College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences has diverse programmes and strives to provide an exceptional learning environment that empowers students to achieve their full potential.