Medical Radiation Technologists in the making
You'll learn a wide variety of practical and patient care skills. Our program is hands-on, with clinical placements throughout your time at Camosun. You'll learn about the science of radiography, anatomy and physiology, radiation safety, your role within the medical profession and how to treat patients ethically and with compassion.
What to expect
Located at our Lansdowne campus, the MRAD program is two years long (a full 24 months with no summer breaks). Homework commitments vary per student but amount to about three to four hours per day including weekends. Placement locations are in Victoria, Nanaimo, Duncan and Campbell River. During your placement you will be scheduled for day, evening and weekend shifts.
In your first term, you’ll be introduced to the world of x-ray by learning basic radiographic procedures, anatomy, and patient management. In your second term, you’ll use this knowledge at your first four month clinical placement. Then you’re back to beautiful Lansdowne campus for summer in Victoria learning advanced radiographic procedures, medical imaging physics, and pathology for term three.
In your fourth term, you will build on your radiographic knowledge during your Advanced Beginner experiences at a whole new practicum site. During term five, you will develop and enhance your teamwork and communication skills, study computed tomography (CT) procedures, and begin preparations for your career as a medical radiation technologist. At your final clinical practicum in term six, you’ll be demonstrating your competency by performing imaging studies independently and preparing for your national certification examination.