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. Their work involves a broad variety of procedures and specialties including: general radiography, fluoroscopy and computer tomography.

The first phase of the medical radiography program is academic, combining general and specialized subject material. The second phase is specialized, with emphasis on specific medical radiography course content. Classroom and laboratory sessions are supplemented by weekly assignments at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC). The third phase of the program is designed to provide the student with exposure to the practical aspects of medical radiography and to familiarize the student to the working conditions of the radiology department. This portion of the course is a clinical internship during which the student will apply, under supervision, the theories and principles learned during the previous years of didactic education.

Objectives

  1. Perform the required competencies, demonstrate the required knowledge and model the professional behaviors and attitudes for entry into practice as outlined by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) National Occupational Competency profile for Diagnostic Medical Radiographers. 
  2. Meet the scope of practice requirements for Medical Radiography Technologists, as defined by the Qatar Council of Healthcare Practitioners under the Qatar Ministry of Public Health. 
  3. Demonstrate technical proficiency in all current aspects of medical radiography while maintaining knowledge in current trends and future directions of the profession. 
  4. Integrate professional knowledge with critical thinking and problem solving skills to help ensure positive patient outcomes with a high level of patient care and patient safety. 
  5. Utilize self-reflection and assessment skills to ensure an ongoing process of learning and adaptation to the changing health care environment. 
  6. Develop a professional identity and sense of responsibility to their patients, colleagues, employer and community. 
  7. Provide the community with trained personnel who can serve their employers and patients with the highest degree of competence. 
  8. Maintain a level of physical and mental health necessary to perform the bona fide occupational requirements. 
  9. Reflect professionalism through personal deportment and public interactions. 
  10. Demonstrate ethical behavior, empathy and respect for individuals. 
  11. Build on existing knowledge and skills to develop greater critical-thinking processes, increased leadership qualities, develop and enhance skills in specialty imaging modalities. 
  12. Function effectively as an individual and as a member of a team or a leader in a culturally diverse, multidisciplinary healthcare environment.
  13. Communicate effectively, orally and in writing, to employers, team members, clients, consumers and others, using structured, well-developed arguments

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Medical Radiography program are valued members of the paramedical team. They are employed in hospitals and clinics, where they utilize highly sophisticated technology to produce x-rays and create detailed anatomical images, 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. Proof of current immunity to the following diseases:
    1. Measles, Mumps, Rubella 
    2. Varicella 
    3. Hepatitis A, B  (include all dates) 
  2. Proof of tetanus/diphtheria booster (required every 10 years) 
  3. Hepatitis C and HIV screening 
  4. TB screening and BCG history- Mantoux 2-step skin testing if status unknown 
  5. Chest x-ray if indicated by Mantoux skin test 6.  Yearly seasonal flu vaccination strongly recommended 
  6. Note: Students will be denied access to clinical placements without medical verification of complete immunization/ screening requirements.



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%
    * Biology and Chemistry (Grade 12 Level)
    Minimum 60%
  2. The required score on the Academic English Placement (AEP) and the Academic Math Placement (AMP). Students who present a valid IELTS Academic Test Report Form, received within two years, with an overall band of 5.0 and no band below 4.5, are exempt from the AEP. For score requirements on other internationally-recognized tests, such as TOFEL, contact the Registrar’s office.
* 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 65 or greater on the Oxford Online Placement Test (OOPT) or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Registrar’s Office 
      2. A valid IELTS Academic Test Report  Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, listening) below 4.5. 
      3. Successful completion of FL1090, a language development course.

ACCREDITATION

Successful completion of the Medical Radiography program will enable graduates to access the CAMRT (Canadian Association of Medical Radiography Technologists) registry examination. 
The Medical Radiography program also meets the current scope of practice for entry level Medical Radiographers in Qatar, as outlined by the Ministry of Public Health.
Successful completion of the CAMRT exam provides practitioners with the professional designation (RTR) and satisfies requirements for entry-level practitioners in Canada

FURTHER STUDIES

Graduates of the Medical Radiography 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 Counselling and Resource Centre.