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Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
COMM-1173Communication Strategies
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Everyone communicates, but are they doing it well? Communicative competence takes practice and self-awareness. By developing their communication skills, the student will improve their interpersonal ability, intercultural competence, and digital fluency to prepare the student for success in the workplace. In Communication Strategies, the student will learn through discovery and project-based activities to practice approaching situations critically and collaboratively. The strategies the student will gain in this course will be useful throughout their program and in their chosen industry.

MEDL-1048Foundations in Healthcare 1
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Allied Health Professionals are an integral part of the healthcare system, providing a range of diagnostic, technical, therapeutic, and support services. In this course, students will be introduced to critical topics, and skills in which all allied-health professionals must demonstrate competency. Students will explore legal, technical and theoretical topics related to the provision of healthcare. In addition, application type activities will enable students to develop skills such as Infection control techniques, proper use of body mechanics and assessing vital signs.

MEDL-1061Radiographic Anatomy and Pathology 1
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Along with technical skills, a Radiologic Technologist must possess expert knowledge of anatomy and pathology in order to produce quality radiographs. In this course, students will learn to identify skeletal anatomy on diagrams and x-ray images. In addition, this course will enable students to recognize and discuss corresponding skeletal pathologies utilizing a variety of imaging methods.

MEDL-1062Imaging Equipment 1
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In this course, students will be introduced to the theoretical concepts and principles of the equipment used to generate x-ray images. Students will examine the individual components of radiographic equipment and computed and digital radiographic equipment. In addition, hands-on, applied laboratory activities will help students to connect theoretical concepts to Radiologic Technology Practice.

MEDL-1063Physics for Medical Radiologic Technology
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In this course, students will be introduced to the theoretical concepts and principles of x-ray physics. Students will learn about the production of x-rays, image formation and radiation protection. In addition, hands-on, applied laboratory activities allow students to connect theoretical concepts to Radiologic Technology Practice.

MEDL-1064Radiation Biology and Protection
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A Radiologic Technologist utilizes their technical expertise to operate equipment properly and to ensure radiation protection methods are safely followed. In this course, students will learn about radiation biology principles and how to apply effective radiation protection measures to patients, personnel, and members of the public when performing duties as a Medical Radiologic Technologist. In addition, students will participate in hands-on, applied laboratory activities which will help connect theoretical concepts to Radiologic Technology Practice.

MEDL-2048Foundations in Healthcare 2
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In this course, students will continue to explore important topics relevant to Allied Health professionals. In addition, students will develop interdisciplinary partnerships and team-building skills through collaboration, consultation and discussions.

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MEDL-2061Radiographic Anatomy and Pathology 2
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Along with technical skills, a Radiologic Technologist must possess expert knowledge of anatomy and pathology in order to produce quality radiographs. In this course, students will learn to identify anatomy of the neck, chest and abdomen on diagrams and x-ray images. In addition, this course will enable students to recognize and discuss corresponding pathologies utilizing a variety of imaging methods.

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MEDL-2062Imaging Equipment 2
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In this course, students will continue to examine the function and operation of radiographic equipment with a focus on specialized equipment and accessories used in diagnostic imaging departments. In addition, this course offers students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience learning about quality control of x-ray equipment in a laboratory setting.

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MEDL-2065Radiographic Technique Theory 1
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This is the first of two courses in which students will learn about the principles of radiographic positioning techniques for imaging the skeletal system. In addition, students will learn how to effectively critique radiographs for accurate positioning and demonstration of anatomic structures.

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MEDL-2066Radiographic Technique Lab 1
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In this practical application course, students will begin to implement and apply the technical and clinical skills of radiographic positioning for imaging the skeletal system in a laboratory setting.

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MEDL-3048Seminars in Healthcare
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In this course, students will explore healthcare content and concepts through participating in various interactive workshops and attending seminars with guest speakers on topics of interest. Students will be offered a wide variety of interdisciplinary healthcare topics in addition to program specific topics related to their chosen field of either Medical Radiologic Technology, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Diagnostic Medical Sonography or Primary Care Paramedicine. Throughout this course, students will reflect upon and document their learning journey and present evidence of achieving the learning outcomes.

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MEDL-3061Sectional Anatomy
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In this course, students will learn to recognize and identify various anatomical structures in cross-section on sagittal, coronal and transverse imaging planes. Emphasis will be placed on anatomic relationships and physiologic processes.

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MEDL-3062Advanced Imaging Systems
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This course will introduce students to advanced imaging equipment with an emphasis on Computed Tomography (CT). Through lectures, discussions and video demonstrations students will also learn about alternative diagnostic imaging modalities including, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy (MRI/S), Ultrasound (U/S), Nuclear Medicine (NM) and hybrid imaging including Positron Emission Tomography and CT (PET/CT), Single-Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) and CT Simulation in Radiation Therapy.

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MEDL-3065Radiographic Technique Theory 2
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In this course, students will further examine the principles of positioning techniques for radiographic imaging. Students will focus on positioning techniques, radiographic presentation and image critique for anatomical areas including the abdomen, chest, spine and skull. In addition, students will also be introduced to specialized radiographic and therapeutic procedures.

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MEDL-3066Radiographic Technique Lab 2
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In this practical application course, students will continue to implement and apply the technical and clinical skills of radiographic positioning for imaging of the abdomen, chest, spine and skull in a laboratory setting.

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MEDL-3067Advanced Lab Practice for Medical Radiologic Technology
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In this course, students will learn about new, emerging and advanced methodologies relevant to the field of Medical Radiologic Technology. In addition, students will have the opportunity to perform advanced x-ray imaging procedures in a simulated laboratory environment.

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PRAC-4003Medical Radiologic Technology Practicum 1
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In this course, students will apply concepts of Radiological Technology to clinical practice at a diagnostic imaging department within a RRC affiliated healthcare facility. Under appropriate supervision, students will be given the opportunity to perform general imaging procedures and to apply their image critique skills. Emphasis will be placed on developing critical thinking and problem-solving skills in a broad range of situations. This course will expand the student’s ability to identify common pathologies in addition to allowing the opportunity to advance their clinical abilities in general imaging. Students will be able to observe and where appropriate participate in complex specialized procedures. Students will be expected to achieve competencies as required by national and
provincial standards.

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PRAC-5003Medical Radiologic Technology Practicum 2
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In this course, students will continue to apply concepts of Radiological Technology to clinical practice at a diagnostic imaging department within a RRC affiliated healthcare facility. Students will expand their knowledge and continue to develop general radiography clinical skills while also applying theoretical principles of Computed Tomography (CT) and being introduced to areas of specialized imaging. This course will enhance student knowledge with respect to interpretation of common pathologies. Under appropriate supervision, students will be expected to assume increased responsibility in general imaging, including more independence with performing basic imaging procedures as well as image critique. Students will be expected to assume a greater role in providing for patient needs while enhancing their patient care/assessment skills. Students will be able to assist with and/or participate in complex specialized procedures and will be expected to achieve all competencies as required by national and provincial standards.

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PRAC-6003Medical Radiologic Technology Practicum 3
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In this course, students will continue to apply concepts of Radiological Technology to clinical practice at a diagnostic imaging department within a RRC affiliated healthcare facility. Under appropriate supervision, students will be given the opportunity to take primary responsibility for performing general imaging procedures and utilizing their image critique skills. Emphasis will be placed on further developing critical thinking / problem solving skills and their ability to interpret common pathologies. Students will advance their clinical abilities in general imaging while also observing and where appropriate participating in complex specialized procedures. Students will be expected to achieve all competencies as required by national and provincial standards by the end of the course.

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