​ Medical radiography technologists play a vital role in the diagnosis and treatment of many injuries and illnesses. At a physician’s request, medical radiographers operate equipment that emits x-rays to produce images of a body part or system.

The Medical Radiography three-year diploma prepares graduates learn a broad variety of procedures and specialties including: plain film radiography, mammography, angiography, fluoroscopy and computed tomography. ​

The first phase of the medical radiography program is academic. The second phase is specialized, with classroom and laboratory sessions, and weekly assignments at Hamad Medical Corporation. In the third phase of the program students are exposed to the practical aspects of medical radiography by working in a radiology department.

Objectives

  1. To provide the theoretical knowledge necessary for the professional competencies for entry into practice as outlined by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).
  2. To provide technical proficiency in all aspects of medical radiography.
  3. To develop a sense of professionalism and responsibility.
  4. To provide comprehensive knowledge of the hazards involved and appropriate protection methods.
  5. To provide the community with trained personnel who can serve their employers and patients with the highest degree of competence.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Medical Radiography program are valued members of the paramedical team. They are employed in hospitals and clinics, where they employ highly sophisticated technology to produce and develop x-rays while providing quality care to patients. Job opportunities also exist in research centres, educational institutions and medical equipment sales and services. Additionally, advancement within the field is possible into specialized imaging modalities such as magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound and echo cardiography.

Immunization Requirements

  1. Completed medical assessment by physician to include past and present health history
  2. Proof of current immunity to following diseases:
    • Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    • Varicella
    • Hepatitis A, B (include all dates)
  3. Proof of tetanus/diphtheria booster (required every 10 years)
  4. Hepatitis C and HIV screening
  5. TB screening and BCG history – Mantoux 2-step skin testing if status unknown
  6. Chest x-ray if indicated by Mantoux skin test
  7. Yearly seasonal flu vaccination strongly recommended

Accreditation

The Medical Radiography Diploma program at the College is accredited by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA). Successful completion of the Medical Radiography program will enable graduates to access the CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiography Technologists) registry examination. Successful completion of the CAMRT exam provides practitioners with the professional designation RT.(R) and satisfies requirements for entry level practitioners in Canada.

Further Studies

Graduates of the Environmental Health and Safety – Public Health program may have the opportunity to transfer course credits to other academic institutions. A current list of post-secondary institutions offering admission and transfer credit to CNA-Q graduates who meet the entrance requirements is available from the Registrar’s Office or the Career Counseling and Resource Centre. Staff in both these offices will provide support and assistance to CNA-Q graduates seeking to further their post-secondary studies. For more information, please refer to the Program. Articulation and Transfer Credit section in this Academic Calendar.

Entrance requirements

  1. High school completion with an overall 60% average in:
    AverageMinimum 60%
    English Language (Grade 12 level)Minimum 60%
    Academic Mathematics (Grade 12 level)
    Minimum 60%
    * Two Science courses selected from: Biology, Chemistry, PhysicsMinimum 60%
  2. Obtaining the required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form received within two years with an overall band 5.0 with no individual skill band below 4.5 are exempt from taking the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally- recognized tests such as TOEFL, contact the Registrar’s Office.
* Qatari Applicants who do not meet the Science requirement may be admitted to the academic preparatory curriculum, which is designed to provide upgrading in the basic skills required for successful completion of allied health programs. Note: Applicants who do not meet the entrance requirements and are 19 years of age or older, may be considered on an individual basis under the Mature Student Clause.

Language proficiency Requirements

  1. An overall score of 71 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test, as administered and validated by the CNA-Q Testing Centre.​
  2. Present a valid Academic IELTS exam with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 4.5.
  3. Successfully complete FL1090, a pass/fail language development course where the final examination is the OOPT. A score of 71 or greater is required on the OOPT.​
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