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Medical Radiation Technology Ontario Advanced College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    As a professional, the MRT must be a person with a keen sense of responsibility and possess a high degree of integrity and empathy for the patient combined with a desire to serve in the prevention and treatment of human disease. The MRT is responsible for the production and processing of images (electronic & hard copy) for use by physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of a variety of traumas and medical conditions. Other duties may include the use of computerized hospital information systems and picture archive and communication systems. A comprehensive two and a half year program, which prepares medical radiation technologists for entry to the profession, is offered by Confederation College with clinical rotations at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and other sites in and out of Thunder Bay.
  • Practical experience
    Within the program, the student will participate in a variety of theory courses mixed with laboratory practice before entering into clinical practice in the hospital.
  • Academic Title
    Medical Radiation Technology Ontario Advanced College Diploma
  • Course description
    First Semester
    Course Number / Title      Credits

    HS 121     Anatomy and Physiology I     3
    HS 118     Windows for Service Professionals     2
    HS 119     Osteology     1
    RA 101     Medical Professions     5
    RA 102     Patient Care     1.25
    RA 103     Radiation Protection     1.25
    RA 104     Image Recording     2
    RA 105     Radiographic Technique     14
    RA 106     Radiography Lab     3
    RA 107     Physics and Apparatus     2.5
    Total     35
     
    Second Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    CS 117     Communication Strategies     3
    HS 221     Anatomy and Physiology II     3
    HS 219     Osteology     1
    RA 202     Patient Care     1
    RA 203     Radiobiology     1
    RA 204     Image Recording     1
    RA 205     Radiographic Technique     17
    RA 206     Radiography Lab     3
    RA 207     Physics and Apparatus     2
    Total     32
     
    Third Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    RA 305     Radiographic Technique     19
    Total     19
     
    Fourth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    GE 134     Ethics in Business, Industry and Community     2
    PY 169     Interpersonal Communication Skills     3
    RA 402     Patient Care     1
    RA 404     Image Recording     1
    RA 405     Radiographic Technique     22.5
    RA 406     Radiography Lab     2
    RA 407     Physics and Apparatus     1
    RA 408     Quality Assurance     1
    Total     33.5
     
    Fifth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    RA 501     Radiographic Anatomy     1
    RA 502     Patient Care     1
    RA 505     Radiographic Technique     19
    RA 506     Radiography Lab      1
    RA 507     Physics and Apparatus     1.5
    RA 508     Quality Assurance     1
    RA 509     Radiographic Pathology     2
    General education course     3
    Total     29.5
     
    Sixth Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    RA 601     Technical Report     2.5
    RA 605     Radiographic Technique     15
    Total     17.5
     
    Seventh Semester
    Course Number / Title     Credits

    RA 700     Comprehensive Review     6
    RA 705     Radiographic Technique     24
    General education course     3
    Total     33

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