FULL-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS MERAF-AD Medical Radiologic Technology

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Overview

  • Twenty-eight (28) month – Advanced Diploma 
  • August entry date
  • Final Casper test sitting: For Fall 2024 start date - April 9, 2024
  • Annual application deadline: April 15
  • Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg and several clinical training hospitals
  • Clinical work experience   
  • Graduates are eligible to challenge the national exams of the CAMRT 
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from non-Manitoba residents for this program will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Admission Requirements for more info.
  • For more information about admission requirements and how to apply,  please review FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Description

Medical Radiologic (or x-ray) technologists produce images of a body part or system using equipment that emits x-rays. This program develops the skills required to perform diagnostic/interventional imaging procedures using ionizing radiation and diagnostic imaging equipment.

The profession of radiological technologist involves a broad variety of procedures and covers a number of specialties including:
  • General radiography, i.e., radiographic images (x-rays) of the chest, bones, joints, gastrointestinal studies etc.
  • Mammography, to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages.
  • Angiography, to examine the heart, blood vessels, and blood flow.
  • Fluoroscopy, i.e., real-time images that show movement
  • Computerized tomography (CT scans), i.e., detailed cross-sectional images of the body
As part of their professional duty, technologists:
  • Provide appropriate information about procedures to patients and support persons and verify understanding.
  • Provide education and support to patients and families/support persons.
  • Provide compassionate care for patient’s physiological, cognitive and psychological needs.
  • Position patients for imaging procedures using anatomical landmarks and knowledge of relational anatomy.
  • Align imaging system to demonstrate required anatomical structure(s)
  • Ensure patients, staff, and visitors are protected from radiation
  • Monitor patient throughout procedure and respond as necessary.
  • Assist the radiologist for angiography and interventional procedures
  • Administer substances required for clinical procedures.
  • Manage a variety of imaging systems.
  • Analyze image and data quality and respond.

The radiologist, a doctor who specializes in interpreting radiographic images, reviews and interprets the images. For the referring physician, the radiologist’s interpretation is an important tool in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient.   

Radiological technologists make up about 80% of the 10,000 members represented by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Visit www.camrt.ca for more information.

This program has been recognized by the Canadian Forces. Visit http://cfo-oafc.accc.ca/search.php for recognition information.

Admission Requirements

Your Academic History
If your academic history includes any of the following, please visit My Education for important information: post-secondary studies at an institution other than Red River College Polytechnic; Modified (M), English as an Additional Language (E), or GED high school courses; or home schooling; international secondary (high school) studies.

DOCUMENT SUBMISSION

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  • Scan your document(s) and save the file. Ensure you keep your original documents as the College may request to see them at any time.
  • Go to apply.rrc.ca and log in.
  • Click on your application, then Supplemental Items & Documents.

If you do not have a Future Student Account or require assistance, please contact our Student Service Centre at 204-632-2327.

Internationally Educated Applicants - visit www.rrc.ca/credentials for credential assessment information.

Submission of required documentation indicating proof of completion of admission requirements is due within 15 days of applying unless otherwise noted in the program's admission requirements.

Before applying:

  • Carefully review the admission requirements 
  • Review the Allied Health Sciences FAQs
  • Successfully complete admission requirements 1 through 5 to ensure you can submit proof of completion.
    • Your application will be cancelled without a refund of the non-refundable/non-transferable application fee if you cannot submit proof within 15 days of applying.
    • We require verification of your complete academic history including any public or private high school, college, university, or technical institutions you have attended.
    • Only official post-secondary transcripts are acceptable for admissions. They must be issued within 6 months prior to your application date and submitted directly from the post-secondary institution.
    • If you are required to complete an English language assessment, do not submit your transcripts until requested to do so.  See Regular Admission Requirement 4 for more information.

***The following exception applies only to applications submitted after January 1st, 2024. 

Applicants currently attending 2024 Winter Term courses and plan to use them to meet admission requirements 1-3 listed below, will have an extended deadline of May 15th to submit an official final transcript for the in-progress courses only. 
 

Applicants are still required to submit proof of enrollment in 2024 Winter term courses in addition to their full academic history within 15 days of applying. Documents accepted for proof of enrolment include Web Transcript or Official Transcript only.

Apply:

After applying:

  • Submit proof of meeting admission requirements 1 to 5
  • Submit an Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form (admission requirement 6)
  • Complete the mandatory Casper Test (admission requirement 7)

This is a competitive entry program. Offers of admittance will be made based on Casper results in descending order until all available seats are filled. Therefore, not all applicants who meet admission requirements will be offered a seat. Applicants who meet admission requirements but do not receive an offer of admittance may reapply for a future academic year by submitting a new application and application fee.

Annual application deadline: April 15

Admission Requirements

  1. Post-Secondary Education
    • Submit proof of having successfully completed 18 or more credits of degree-level (1000 level or higher) post-secondary education including:
      • 12 or more credits of Science
      • A maximum of 6 credits of Arts and Humanities may be applied towards the required 18 credits
    • A minimum grade of C+ is required in each course. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • Degree-level (1000 level or higher) courses approved by the degree granting institution as meeting Science or Arts and Humanities requirements will be accepted.  However, Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-credits) and Medical Terminology (3-credits) cannot be used to fulfill this requirement
      and
  2. Human Anatomy and Physiology (6-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 6-credits of acceptable Human Anatomy and Physiology courses.  For a list of recommended courses, click here
    • Courses must include a lab component
    • A minimum grade of C+ is required in each course. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • You must have completed the course(s) within the last five academic years of your application date. For example:
      • If you apply to RRC Polytech for the Fall 2024 start date your course(s) must have been completed in the Fall 2018/Winter 2019 academic year or later
        and
  3. Medical Terminology (3-credits)
    • Submit proof of successful completion of 3-credits of Medical Terminology
    • View RRC's list of recommended Medical Terminology courses
    • A minimum grade of C+ is required. However, grades of Pass, Complete or Satisfied will be accepted for courses completed in Winter 2020, Spring 2020 or Summer 2020 only.
    • You must have completed the course(s) within five years of your application date. For example:
      • If you apply to RRC Polytech on January 15, 2024 your course must have been completed on or after January 15, 2019
        and
  4. English Language Requirements (ELRs)
    • Have I successfully completed 3 years of full-time high school (secondary) education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country where English was the language of instruction?
      • If YES, you meet English language requirements.  Apply and then submit your transcripts* for review
        or
      • If NO, submit proof of meeting an ELRs option.  If you choose the English language assessment option, review this program's approved assessments and required levels.
        or 
      • If you completed all of your education in Canada, the United States, or an ELR exempt country in English but you did not graduate high school, submit your transcripts* for review. 
    • * If your transcripts are from the USA or an ELR exempt country, we will assess an International Credentials Assessment Fee to be paid before your transcripts will be reviewed.
      and
  5. First Aid Course
    • Submit proof of current certification in the appropriate First Aid course.  To confirm which 16 hour course you need to complete for this program click here
      *Emergency First Aid is not acceptable for this program
      and
  6. Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
  7. Casper Test
    • Successfully complete each of the following:
      • Casper Test - an online situational judgement test that assesses personal competencies including non-academic attributes and people skills
        Final Casper sitting for Fall 2024 start date: April 9, 2024
    • Visit RRC Polytech's Casper webpage for additional information and a list of Casper assessment dates
    • Results will be used to select applicants with the highest potential for success
    • You may complete the Casper assessment once per admission cycle (April to March annually)
    • Your results will be valid for all applicable RRC Polytech programs applied to during the admissions cycle (April to March) and cannot be used for future admissions
    • You are responsible for the cost of the Test
    • Your Casper results will be submitted directly to RRC Polytech (you do not need to submit your results)
    • Recommended assessment preparation:

Program Progression Requirements
Program progression requirements are not due within 15 days of applying and should be submitted after you start classes.

  • Criminal Record and Adult and Child Abuse Checks
    • This program requires students to submit current original/official versions of one or more of the following checks:
      • Criminal Record Check (CRC)
      • Provincial Child Abuse Registry Check (CAR)
      • Adult Abuse Registry Check (AAR)
    • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete the program
    • If you are listed on an Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete the program
    • For details on this program's requirements, when to obtain and submit the documents, review the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents Form
    • These documents have expiration dates and should not be obtained prior to timeline indicated on the Applicant Declaration for Check Documents form
    • For general information on why RRC requires these checks and for links to check providers such as the Winnipeg Police, visit our Criminal Record Checks webpage
    • Submit your check documents to the RRC program contact listed on the Contact Information section of your program
      and
  • Immunizations and Testing

All Allied Health Sciences programs have Casper as part of their admissions process.

What is Casper?

Casper is a selection tool used by academic programs to help assess applicants for non-academic attributes or people skills. The Casper test is completed online.

Casper is a form of situational judgement test. Situational judgement tests are a type of psychological test which presents the test-taker with realistic, hypothetical scenarios and may ask the individual what they would do in the dilemma and why they would do it. Situational judgement tests tend to determine behavioral tendencies, assessing how an individual will behave in a certain situation, and knowledge instruction, which evaluates the effectiveness of possible responses. Once the Casper is completed, the applicant is rated in predetermined areas using a rubric and rating scale. In the end, the scores from all questions are totaled for an overall score for each applicant. Your scores are sent to Red River College Polytechnic by Casper. Applicants are then ranked accordingly and offered a seat in the program.

Casper Test: The Casper test is 90 - 110 minutes in length and is comprised of 2 sections containing typed and video responses. The final Casper test date for applicants for Fall 2024 admission is April 9, 2024.

The dates for the Casper test in 2023-24 are as follows:

Tuesday, August 29, 2023, 5:00 pm EST
Thursday, September 14, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
Thursday, October 5, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
Thursday, October 12, 2023, 5:00 pm EST
Thursday, October 19, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
Thursday, November 23, 2023, 5:00 pm EST
Thursday, December 7, 2023, 8:00 pm EST
Wednesday, January 10, 2024, 8:00 pm EST
Thursday, January 25, 2024, 5:00 pm EST
Tuesday, February 22, 2024, 8:00 pm EST
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, 5:00 pm EST
Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 8:00 pm EST

For more information and to register for the Casper test, please visit acuityinsights.app.

Applicants who are applying to more than one AHS program only participate in one Casper test. Applicants are responsible for the cost of this assessment. The Casper must be taken again if you applied to RRC Polytech in a previous application year.

Please note:

An applicant requiring accommodation for a documented disability for the Casper may apply through Acuity Insights for accommodations.

NON-COGNITIVE QUALITIES OF A HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER

Being a healthcare practitioner is a moral undertaking, and our admission process aims to admit students:

Who will in their behaviors reflect the following attributes

  • Responsibility
  • Empathy
  • Integrity

Who will in their professional relationships

  • Take responsibility for their actions
  • Act ethically
  • Act in a collegial and collaborative manner
  • Be reflective
  • Be reliable
  • Be trustworthy and honest
  • Demonstrate respect for others
  • Maintain confidences

We aim to admit students who will

  • Be self-directed learners
  • Be an integral part of an interprofessional healthcare team
  • Be willing to self-assess
  • Be willing to work hard
  • Communicate effectively
  • Demonstrate ability to manage time
  • Demonstrate ability to tolerate stress
  • Demonstrate good judgement
  • Recognize and respect the roles of other healthcare disciplines

English Language Assessments

English Language AssessmentMinimum Required Levels
L - Listening, S - Speaking, R - Reading, W - WritingLSRW
CAEL and CAEL Online (Canadian Academic English Language)
70707070
Communication for Health Professions (RRC Pathway)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
Communication for Internationally Educ Health Prof (RRC Pathway)
Canadian Citizens: LINC programs are not available.
8888
Duolingo (Duolingo English Test)

* MINIMUM OVERAL SCORE OF 115 REQUIRED.

There are no minimum required levels for L,S,R,W.

Only Duolingo English Test scores that have been verified through the Duolingo English Test Portal will be accepted.

0*0*0*0*
IELTS - Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Please Note: 3 year expiry date for Nursing Program Applicants
7.07.07.07.0
PTE - Academic Online Assessment (Pearson Test of English)
65656565
Password Skills (An in person English Language Assessment hosted by RRC Polytech)
This in-person, computer-based test is composed of four test modules: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The test takes 3 hours and 5 minutes to complete and is conducted in two parts. The first part assesses reading, listening, and writing, and the second part assesses speaking in a separate room. Password Skills costs $139 to take through RRC Polytech. Password Skills is hosted by the RRC Polytech Testing and Assessment Centre: E440, Manitou a bi Bii Daziigae building, on the fourth floor. If you wish to do Password Skills remotely (not in-person), Password Skills Plus can be taken online. RRC Polytech does not offer Password Skills Plus, but we do accept the results for entry into program.
7.07.07.07.0
Password Skills Plus (Password Skills Plus is an online assessment that can be taken instead of Password Skills. )
7.07.07.07.0
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language - internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
24232427

Who Should Enrol?

You may be interested in a career in Medical Radiologic Technology if you:
  • Desire to work in a medical environment
  • Are compassionate and motivated to help the sick and injured
  • Have a strong academic background, especially in science
  • Have an aptitude for effective communication
  • Are able to cope with constant changes in technology and in your work environment
When working in the health care profession, there are many physical and emotional demands. As a radiographic technologists you must:
  • Be in good physical and mental health and be able to stand or walk for extended periods of time without resting
  • Demonstrate the use of safe and effective body mechanics while working with patients
  • Be able to safely transfer large and heavy patients who may have limited or no weight bearing capabilities
  • Be able to lift and position patients, some of whom are in a state of unconsciousness
Additionally, you may:
  • Experience repetitive strain injuries
  • Be exposed to radiation (within acceptable limits)
  • Be exposed to extreme patient injuries
  • Be required to work extended hours
  • Be exposed to infectious diseases, blood and bodily fluids, toxic materials, noise, allergens, and physical and emotional stress
  • Encounter aggressive and agitated patients, visitors, and staff
  • Experience physical and compassion fatigue

Locations, Dates and Fees

Next Estimated Term 1 Start Date (subject to change)

Location Start Date Apply Link
Notre Dame Campus Aug 25, 2025 Apply Now

Costs (estimates only; subject to change)

Program/Student Fees
Year 1
$5,985.00
Year 2
$6,667.00
Year 3
$1,909.00
Books and Supplies
Year 1
$2,000.001
Other Fees
Year 1
$300.002
Year 2
$840.003
1Books purchased in Year 1 will be used in both Years 1 & 2.
2Uniforms (Approximately $300)
3CAMRT Certification Exam Fee

Students may apply for financial assistance through the Manitoba Student Aid program. For general information on applying please call 204-945-6321 or 1-800-204-1685, or visit their website at www.manitobastudentaid.ca, which also includes an online application. For detailed information, please visit one of the RRC Polytech Student Service Centres or call 204-632-2327. Applicants requiring financial assistance should complete their student loan applications well in advance of the class start date.

Red River College Polytechnic is a participating institution in the HigherEdPoints program. Through this program, students are able to convert Aeroplan® Miles and TD Points into funds to help cover their tuition. Family members and friends can also contribute to a student’s education by converting their loyalty points - anyone can donate their points to an individual student.

Visit the HigherEdPoints website for more information about the program and/or to set up an account to convert your points.

Program Outline

  • Program consists of seventeen (17) courses taken over three (3) academic terms.
  • Beginning in Term 4 and ending in Term 6, students will complete three (3) Work- integrated learning - clinical practicum courses.
  • Full-time students will receive an advanced diploma in twenty-eight (28) months if all program requirements are met in consecutive terms.
  • The program may also be completed on a part-time basis due to its flexible, course- based design.
  • Program includes three (3) and six (6) credit hour course offerings delivered to full- time students over an 18-hour academic week in Term 1 and a 21-hour academic week in Terms 2 and 3.
  • Program includes the “Communication Strategies” course to meet RRC’s communication learning goals.
  • This program meets the standards of the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) and upon successful completion of the program students will be eligible to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists certification exam which is required by most employers within Canada.
  • This program is in compliance with the requirements as set out by Accreditation Canada EQual™.

Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
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 StrategiesRPL
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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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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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CO-OP/Practicum Information

The Medical Radiologic Technology Program arranges clinical practicum placements for each student. Clinical practicum placements are located in a variety of accredited facilities throughout Manitoba. Students are responsible for travel, accommodation arrangements and costs to, during and from their clinical experience. Students continue with their didactic studies thru on-line learning while on their clinical placement and stable internet access is required.  

Note: For clinical site assignment, students input their preferences for clinical practicum placements however; there is no guarantee that a student will receive a clinical assignment from their list of preferred sites.   

The following facilities participate as current sites for the clinical education. 

Winnipeg hospitals: 
  • Children's Hospital, Winnipeg
  • Grace General Hospital, Winnipeg
  • Health Sciences Centre, Winnipeg
  • Seven Oaks General Hospital
  • St. Boniface General Hospital
  • Victoria General Hospital
  • Concordia Hospital
Hospitals outside of Winnipeg:
  • Brandon Regional Health Centre, Brandon
  • Bethesda Hospital, Steinbach
  • Boundary Trails Health Centre, Morden/Winkler
  • Dauphin Regional Health Centre, Dauphin
  • Portage General Hospital, Portage la Prairie
  • Selkirk and District General Hospital, Selkirk
  • Thompson and District General Hospital

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College Polytechnic programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College Polytechnic students require, at minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/ for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.

Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recent Changes

Red River College Polytechnic’s programs are routinely monitored for educational quality and improvements. Allied Health programs are also accredited by EQual™, Accreditation Canada and provincial regulatory bodies to ensure educational standard for health programs are achieved. The Medical Radiologic Technology program has undergone recent changes to provide students with an enriched educational experience that exceeds required standards.  

Details of these changes include:
  • Program redesign to support course-based registration
  • Revisions to courses  
  • Enhanced curriculum changes
  • Increased interprofessional education experiences
  • Increased emphasis on research
  • Standardized credit hours and units
  • An additional term 
  • Enhanced credential upon program completion

Transfer Credit Opportunities

Certification Opportunities
  • After successfully completing this program, you are eligible for certification with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists. If you are successful, you are awarded a Registered Technologist Radiography (RTR) diploma. This diploma indicates that you have the knowledge and skills of a professional and are eligible for membership in the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).
Transferring Credits to Other Institutions 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

Successful completion of all courses within Terms 1 – 6

Employment Potential

Most graduates are employed in hospitals and medical clinics. Some graduates are working in related teaching, management, and research positions. Others are employed as application specialists, technical advisors, or representatives for diagnostic imaging equipment and supply manufacturers.

A General Duty Radiologic Technologist in Manitoba can expect to make approximately $30 - $38 per hour.

Academic Advising Service
Our academic advising service can provide information about our full-time programs, explain program admission requirements, and help you select the right program to meet your career and academic goals. We can also connect you with helpful people, resources, and supports.
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