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The Moncton Hospital School of Radiological Technology

Course Descriptions

Radiologic Technology program courses are completed in a sequential manner on a full-time basis. All courses must be successfully completed each semester before the student may begin the next didactic semester.

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For more information on University of New Brunswick Saint John courses, contact the Nursing and Health Sciences Coordinator at 506-648-5646.

Radiological Technology Courses

Anatomy & Physiology

Imaging Apparatus

Computed Tomography Apparatus

BLS for Healthcare Providers

Computed Tomography Procedures

Digital Imaging and PACS

Imaging Principles


Patient Management

Professional Practice

Quality Management

Radiographic Image Analysis and Specialized Imaging

Radiographic Positioning

Radiation Biology

Radiation Physics

Radiation Safety

Clinical Education


Anatomy and Physiology AP301, AP302

Provides the foundation for understanding the body's parts and functions. It covers the skeletal, nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, urinary and reproductive systems. Emphasis is placed on those systems most commonly examined by the radiological technologist. The student will apply this knowledge in interpreting requests for radiographic procedures.

Imaging Apparatus APP302

Provides the student with in-depth knowledge of each major component of radiographic and fluoroscopic equipment. Interventional radiology equipment and technique and bone mineral densitometry studies are also covered in this course.

Computed Tomography Apparatus CAPP401

This course provides the theory of CT as it relates to physics, image display, quality control and radiation protection. Instruction is provided on CT scanner components and operating principles as well as reconstruction techniques and examination planning.

BLS for Health-Care Providers BLS310 

Ability to recognize emergency situations is of critical importance in the health-care professions. This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to conduct CPR on victims of all ages, utilization of AED devices and how to relieve choking.

Computed Tomography Procedures CTP401

Provides the student with an understanding of anatomy in sectional images. It focuses on the relationships between anatomical structures in the brain, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvis, spine and extremities.

Digital Imaging and PACS

Digital radiographic image formation, processing, display and storage are explored in-depth. This course also provides the student with a basic understanding of computer components, technology, and networking.

Imaging Principles IT302

This course commences with an overview of the production, analysis and storage of radiographic images. We will then look at the various image receptors that can be used to capture the x-ray photons exiting the patient. The third section explores the principles of radiographic exposure parameters and techniques necessary to perform high quality radiographic imaging.

Pathology PATH302

The student will be introduced to pathological terms and pathological conditions commonly seen in radiography. The student will be able to describe and recognize on radiographic images common pathological conditions affecting the Digestive, Respiratory, Skeletal, Urinary, Endocrine, Reproductive, Cardiovascular and Nervous Systems. Pathology is further reinforced by lectures given by the radiologists from The Moncton Hospital's Medical Imaging department.

Professional Practice PP301

Health Professionals, in addition to their specialized knowledge and skills, share a common experience necessary for the care of patients. Professional Practice content in the MRT program addresses the physical and psychological needs of patients in relation to principles of care and the practice of some basic procedures to maintain safety and comfort.

Patient Management PM302

It is essential for radiological technologists to have the knowledge and expertise to perform medical procedures; to assess and respond to any situation or problem the patient may present. Patient management is the study of the principles and practices of some basic medical procedures. The radiological technologist must be able to meet the patient's physical and psychological needs.

Quality Management QM401

Quality Control (QC) in an imaging department is a required component of Quality Management. The installation and use of x-ray equipment must meet requirements recommended by federal and provincial authorities. This course provides theory and laboratory practice of maintenance, testing and results evaluation of radiographic and fluoroscopic apparatus. This course will also cover the basic theory and applications of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Ultrasonography (US) and Nuclear Medicine including Positron Emission Tomography (PET/CT) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT). It will also provide an introduction to Radiation Therapy, Laboratory Science, Electroencephalography (EEG) and Extracorporal Shockwave Lithotripsy (ESWL)

Radiographic Image Analysis & Specialized Imaging RAS401

This course introduces the student to radiographic image evaluation. A less than optimal image should be thoroughly evaluated to determine the reason for error, so the problem can be accurately corrected before the exam is repeated. This course will also present the theory and applications of special radiographic methods. Topics include angiography, interventional radiography and mammography.

Radiographic Positioning 302A, 302B

The student learns basic and specialized positioning methods for radiographic examinations through the use of discussion and practical classes in a radiographic room. Each region of the anatomy is covered and students are introduced to the practical skills required for the clinical setting. The student will become proficient at critiquing radiographic images and identifying radiographic anatomy.

Radiation Biology RBIO302

Radiation biology is the study of the effects of radiation on the cells and tissues of the body. Radiation biology also examines the effects of radiation exposure on patients and staff.

Radiation Physics PHYS301

This course includes classroom instruction on the principles of X-ray generators, X-ray production, X-ray interactions with matter and attenuation processes.

Radiation Safety RSAF301

It is essential to protect the patient, medical radiation technologist and all others from any unnecessary radiation. This course encompasses the principles of radiation protection and the recommendations for the safe use of radiation-emitting devices. Course content also includes the detection, measurement and interpretation of radiation exposure.

Clinical Education

Clinical Semester 1 - CLIN301

This course introduces the student to the clinical environment through clinic classes that include general imaging department workflow, patient and departmental documentation, and the caring relationship with patients. The student will also apply didactic instruction in the clinical environment by performing examinations and logbook entries on the routine chest, upper extremity and shoulder girdle, lower extremity and pelvic girdle, leg length, vertebral column and scoliosis series.

Clinical Semester 2 - CLIN302

This course provides the students with multiple opportunities to apply their patient care and positioning skills as well as practicing in various clinical environments. With rotations in the OR, Portables, Ambulatory care, CT, as well as evening and weekend shifts, the students will be exposed to various patient populations and exam types. Having received didactic knowledge on the cranium, thoracic cage, digestive system, urinary system, pediatric radiography, trauma and surgical radiography, and fluoroscopy, the students will focus on practicing and obtaining competency in these areas.

Clinical Semester 3 - CLIN401

This course will give the student time to work toward the completion of their clinical logbook. Having received didactic instruction on Mammography and Bone Mineral Densitometry, the students will have clinical rotations in these specialty areas. They will also actively participate in trauma, OR and Portable procedures. They will also spend observation sessions in Ultrasound, Nuclear Medicine and PACS Resources.

Clinical Semester 4 - CLIN402

This course will allow the students ample time to complete their clinical logbook and all competency evaluations. They will have clinical rotations through Interventional Radiology, overnight shifts and CT.

Courses completed in Years 3 and 4 in Moncton

University of New Brunswick Moncton Faculty of Nursing

HSCI 3092 Health Sciences Research

The role of research in the health sciences, recent advances through research, fundamental and applied research, evaluation of research, research proposal development and evaluation, ethics and issues in research.

University of New Brunswick Saint John

HSCI 4142 Issues and Leadership in Healthcare

Explores trends in the healthcare professions. Examines organizational theory and leadership roles of healthcare professionals. Explores the foundations of professional development and practice.