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  • Objectives
    Among the skills students in the Diagnostic Imaging program will acquire are: * safely operating x-ray equipment used to diagnose disease * recording and processing images on x-ray films and digital storage media * caring for patients undergoing examination
  • Practical experience
    In the third year of the program, students gain valuable clinical experience by working and studying in affiliated health centres.
  • Academic Title
    Diagnostic Imaging Diploma
  • Course description
    Term 1
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    142-BYB-03    Anatomy of Diagnostic Imaging    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Description:    This course aims at providing the student with the essential surface landmarks, skeletal anatomy and the basic radiological terminology related to image formation. The course introduces the basic principles of optical projection of shape and size distortion. The student evaluates the displacement and spatial relationships (superior, inferior, anterior, posterior, medial, lateral) of anatomical structures in relation to movements of the body and x-ray source. The ability to analyze basic skeletal anatomy from radiographs serves as an essential skill for the evolution of radiographic positioning and general film critique techniques. The course aims at developing a three-dimensional perspective to anatomy of the skeletal system.
     
    142-BYD-04    Patient Care and Health Safety    2 - 2 - 1    60
    Description:    This course gives the student an opportunity to develop an understanding of the professional responsibilities and ethical standards of the healthcare team member. This course also allows the student to anticipate and evaluate patient care and health and safety risks in the healthcare working environment, and to determine and implement appropriate methods for their prevention and/or resolution. In addition, this course gives the student the specific nursing skills relating to the care of the patient in order to deal effectively with both routine and emergency situations in any radiology department.
     
    142-BYE-03    Basic Radiographic Imaging    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Description:    The purpose of this course is to give the student a basic comprehension of applied principles of recording techniques for analog imaging in radiology. Upon completion of the course, the student will have learned how to correctly and safely handle general purpose x-ray apparatus and darkroom/accessory tools, standard recording material (films and screens) and analog processing equipment. The student will learn the theoretical concept and physical principles of diagnostic image formation and processing. The course covers the processing area, the production and attenuation of x-rays as related to the photographic process and the general principles of image formation. Basic radiographic and photographic terms relating to image quality and their main influencing factors are reviewed. Analog recording materials are fully described. The student learns the principles and mechanics of analog wet/dry processing. He/she learns to identify and prevent film artefacts related to handling, and processing film or image receptors. An introduction to computer terminology and Computed Radiography (CR) is presented. Students are also introduced to the basic types of attenuations in diagnostic x-ray imaging.
     
    142-BZB-DW    Introduction to Radiology/Clinical 1    1 - 3 - 3    60
    Description:    This course represents the first program competency and is taught as an integration of both didactic and clinical components. It serves as an orientation to the College, the hospital and to the Diagnostic Imaging and the Radiation Oncology programs. It is designed to introduce all aspects of the discipline at an elementary level. The main topics covered are college orientation, program structure and objectives, academic regulations/policies and general information. The course content also includes basic medical terminology relating to radiology medico-legal and ethical considerations regarding patients. Essential information on the nature of radiation, concepts of X/gamma rays production, equipment and accessories, plus basic principles of radiation imaging, treatment and protection, are introduced.
     
    203-BXB-05    Physics of Radiology    3 - 2 - 3    75
    Description:    This course focuses on the analysis of the basic physical phenomena relating to the various Diagnostic Imaging Modalities and Radiation Oncology. With the use of multimeters and test instruments, the student describes basic principles of electromagnetism, magnetic resonance, optics and ultrasound. He/she analyzes the nature of matter and radiation as applied to clinical situations in general. Physics of Radiology is a course offered to both the Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology programs. However, the laboratory component is program-specific. Some physical phenomena, structure of matter, and production and properties of radiation are seen early in the term, as these notions are essential to the Basic Radiographic Imaging course (142-BYE-03) offered in the same semester.
     
    General Education

    • 109-103-02    Health and Physical Education    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-103-04    Knowledge    3 - 1 - 3    60
    • 602-10_-03    French: Bloc A    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-101-04    Introduction to College English    2 - 2 - 4    60

    Term 2
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    101-BXD-05    Biology of Radiology    3 - 2 - 3    75

    Description:    The purpose of this course is to give the student the basics of the essential anatomy and physiology of all human body systems as it pertains to Diagnostic Imaging. The structure and function of cells is discussed with emphasis on the cell cycle, cell division, both mitosis and meiosis, with reference to the mechanism of tissue repair. All human anatomical systems are described in three-dimensional perspective with respect to location, surface landmarks and surrounding structures. The physiology of all systems is described with emphasis on skeletal, endocrine, lymphatic, respiratory and cardiovascular systems. The course also introduces the student to human embryology and fetal development as well as the use of cross-sectional anatomy.
     
    142-BYF-04    Apparatus and Digital Imaging I    2 - 2 - 3    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Ania Stosiak teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2 L3
    Description:    Upon completion of the course, the students will be able to analyse general purpose radiographic, conventional tomographic units and accessory equipment. They will acquire the knowledge and essential competency necessary to operate safely and efficiently general radiographic apparatus and accessory equipment. They will also acquire the knowledge and skills to perform quality control testing on x-ray tubes and scatter radiation devices. Finally, they will be able to care for equipment, recognize and report equipment malfunction and suggest corrective measures. Students will be introduced to the basic concepts of digital imaging and networking used in radiology.
     
    142-BYG-03    Image Quality    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Arnulfo Montiel teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2 L3
    Description:    This course gives the student a basic comprehension of the applied principles of image recording techniques for analog imaging in radiology. Upon completion of the course, the student will have learned to correctly and safely handle general purpose x-ray apparatus, darkroom apparatus, accessory equipment and standard recording material (films and screens). The student will review the basics of geometry and the physical principles of x-ray image formation and processing. The knowledge and abilities acquired from this course will allow the student to be fully prepared for other specialty courses in the Diagnostic Imaging program. The student will be required to establish the relationship of this course to other courses in the program. Emphasis will be placed on prior knowledge and abilities acquired during the program orientation and first term.
     
    142-BYH-06    Radiography I (Extremities)    3 - 3 - 3    90
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Vittoria Fusco teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2 L3
    Ania Stosiak teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2 L3
    Description:    The student learns the standard and specialized radiographic positions/projections of the upper and lower extremities, from fingers to shoulder, and from toes to pelvis. From the requisition form, the student obtains the history and provisional diagnosis. He/she evaluates the patient type and selects technical parameters, patient preparation, positioning and adaptation of patient for both normal and pathology conditions. He/she learns how to use and manipulate main and accessory equipment and how to complete the examination, data recording and assessment of radiographs. This involves the identification and description of the radiographic anatomy and radiological signs of pathological conditions: normal, normal variants, congenital and pathological conditions. Finally, as part of the radiographic procedure, he/she learns to apply patient care, communication, organization and radiation protection, as an integral part of the radiographic procedure.
     
    General Education

    • 109-104-02    Physical Activity    0 - 2 - 1    30
    • 345-102-03    World Views    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 603-102-04    Literary Genres    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Term 3
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    142-BYJ-04    Apparatus and Digital Imaging II    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Description:    This course is an extension of the Apparatus and Digital Imaging I course (142-BYF-04). Competencies acquired in the first semester course are reinvested and fully integrated into this course, with emphasis placed on the application of principles to clinical situations.
     
    142-BYK-04    Radiography II (Trunk)    2 - 2 - 3    60
    Description:    This course is essentially a continuation of 142-BYH, except that in this course the student learns to position the bony thorax, vertebral column, pelvis, chest and abdomen. In addition, the student learns to identify pathologies associated with the above body parts. As an integral part of this course, the student studies the sectional anatomy from neck to pelvis.
     
    142-BYM-04    Radiography III (Skull)    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Description:    This course is a continuation of 142-BYH and 142-BYK, except that in this course the student learns to position the cranium, facial bones and sinuses, and learns to identify the intracranial structures and the associated pathology. As an integral part of the course, the student also studies selected cerebral and CNS pathologies.
     
    142-BZD-DW    Clinical 2 (Intensive)    0 - 6 - 1    90

    Description:    The objective of Clinical II is to reinforce the positioning skills acquired in the first-year courses in the clinical setting. The focus is primarily on radiography of extremities and pelvis. Students are also initiated to radiography of the spine, chest and abdomen.
     
    General Education
    • 345-BXH-03    Applied Themes in Humanities    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 602-B__-03    French: Bloc B    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-103-04    Literary Themes    2 - 2 - 3    60
    • COMP 1    Complementary         

    Term 4
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    142-BYN-04    Radiobiology and Protection    3 - 1 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Roger Caissy teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2 L3
    Description:    This course gives the student a basic comprehension of applied Radiation Physics and Radiobiology in order that they may clearly understand the importance of Radiation Protection in Radiology. Upon completion of the course, the student will have learned how to perform effective Radiation Protection as applied to the patient, the public and themselves. The knowledge and abilities acquired from this course will allow the student to be fully prepared to apply radiation safety measures in clinical settings. The student will be required to establish the relationship of this course to other courses in the program. Emphasis will be placed on how prior knowledge and abilities acquired may have an impact on radiation safety.
     
    142-BYP-DW    Radiography of Systems 1    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Stephane Houle teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2
    Arnulfo Montiel teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2
    Description:    The objective of this course is for the student to learn the radiographic procedures, positions, radiographic anatomy and criteria necessary for the contrast media studies of the upper and lower gastrointestinal, biliary and urinary systems. Pathologies associated with these systems are included. Other examinations involving the use of contrast media are also taught.
     
    142-BYQ-04    Radiography of Systems II    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Kathleen Lowe teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2
    Description:    The objective of this course is for the student to learn the radiographic procedures, positions, radiographic anatomy and criteria necessary for the contrast media studies of the lymphatic, cardiovascular, central nervous, skeletal and reproductive systems. Pediatric radiography and osteodensitometry and associated pathologies of the above systems are also taught.
     
    142-BYR-05    MRI/US/CT and Interventional    3 - 2 - 2    75

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Numa Tranchant teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2
    Christina Papathanasopoulos teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2
    Description:    Upon completion of this course, the student will develop a thorough comprehension of the applied principles and applications of Computed Tomography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Ultrasound along with the interventional procedures performed within each of the modalities. The student will become familiar with the equipment, software and accompanied technical materials used. In addition, he/she will be able to analyze and evaluate technical parameters and protocols, image quality, protection, health and safety materials, medication and opacifying agents. The student will acquire the skills necessary to identify precisely multi-planar anatomical images and some pathological conditions. As an integral part of the course, the student also studies the sections anatomy from neck to pelvis.
     
    General Education

    • 109-105-02    Active Living    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 603-BXE-04    Applied Themes in English    2 - 2 - 2    60
    • COMP 2    Complementary         

    Term 5
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    142-BZG-DW    Clinical 3    0 - 18 - 3    270

    Description:    Clinical III to VI courses will be approximately 32 weeks in the affiliated hospitals. The student will be prepared to perform, as an entry level technologist; all the tasks associated with radiological examinations of all of the human body’s anatomical systems, for all age groups. The student will also be prepared to perform, at a basic level, the techniques of angiography, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
     
    142-BZH-DW    Clinical 4    0 - 17 - 2    255

    Description:    Clinical III to VI courses will be approximately 32 weeks in the affiliated hospitals. The student will be prepared to perform, as an entry level technologist; all the tasks associated with radiological examinations of all of the human body’s anatomical systems, for all age groups. The student will also be prepared to perform, at a basic level, the techniques of angiography, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

    Term 6
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    142-BZF-03    Integration: Part A and B    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Roger Caissy teaching section(s) 01
    Linda Arseneault teaching section(s) 01
    Mary Ann Hoskin teaching section(s) 01
    Christina Papathanasopoulos teaching section(s) 01
    Arnulfo Montiel teaching section(s) 01
    Ania Stosiak teaching section(s) 01
    Kathleen Lowe teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    This course prepares the student for the Comprehensive Assessment by helping them to integrate all program competencies. It also prepares the student for the provincial certification exam. Students must demonstrate orally, in writing and in a clinical setting, that they can perform professionally and with competence all the tasks of a radiographer.
     
    142-BZJ-DW    Clinical 5    0 - 17 - 2    255

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Roger Caissy teaching section(s) 01
    Linda Arseneault teaching section(s) 01
    Elizabeth Costa teaching section(s) 01
    Ross Cardazzi teaching section(s) 01
    Mary Ann Hoskin teaching section(s) 01
    Numa Tranchant teaching section(s) 01
    Christina Papathanasopoulos teaching section(s) 01
    Arnulfo Montiel teaching section(s) 01
    Louise Landreville teaching section(s) 01
    Linda Ialenti teaching section(s) 01
    Deborah Turner teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    Clinical III to VI courses will be approximately 32 weeks in the affiliated hospitals. The student will be prepared to perform, as an entry level technologist; all the tasks associated with radiological examinations of all of the human body’s anatomical systems, for all age groups. The student will also be prepared to perform, at a basic level, the techniques of angiography, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.
     
    142-BZK-DW    Clinical 6    0 - 17 - 2    255

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Roger Caissy teaching section(s) 01
    Linda Arseneault teaching section(s) 01
    Elizabeth Costa teaching section(s) 01
    Vittoria Fusco teaching section(s) 01
    Stephane Houle teaching section(s) 01
    Ross Cardazzi teaching section(s) 01
    Mary Ann Hoskin teaching section(s) 01
    Numa Tranchant teaching section(s) 01
    Louise Landreville teaching section(s) 01
    Linda Ialenti teaching section(s) 01
    Kathleen Lowe teaching section(s) 01
    Deborah Turner teaching section(s) 01
    Description:    Clinical III to VI courses will be approximately 32 weeks in the affiliated hospitals. The student will be prepared to perform, as an entry level technologist; all the tasks associated with radiological examinations of all of the human body’s anatomical systems, for all age groups. The student will also be prepared to perform, at a basic level, the techniques of angiography, ultrasound, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging.

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