Saint John School of Radiological Technology
Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree in Radiography
Radiological Technology is an exciting health profession that employs x-rays and various types of medical imaging equipment in the acquisition of anatomical images for the purpose of medical diagnosis. X-rays are also employed during various interventional and therapeutic procedures requiring visual guidance for insertion of various lines and catheters, or for the placement of prostheses. A career in Radiological Technology provides a wonderful balance between the provision of direct patient care and the use of advanced imaging technologies.
Radiological Technology is one of the fastest growing primary health care fields. Advances in Digital Imaging and Computed Tomography (CT) have made Radiological Technology one of the most dynamic fields in health care today. The Bachelor of Health Science in Radiography is an integrated program of study that is offered by the University of New Brunswick, Saint John Campus and the Saint John School of Radiological Technology under the auspices of the Horizon Health Network. This degree program prepares graduates to write the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists certification exams, and for a career in the diverse field of Radiological Technology.
The program is delivered using a block rotational format whereby students learn in the classroom for a period of 2 to 4 weeks, and then immediately begin applying their knowledge in the clinical setting for a clinical rotational block of similar duration. This rotational format continues for the entire second year in the BHS program and for the first semester of the third year.
For the second semester in the third year students once again attend classes at the University of New Brunswick Saint John Campus, and continue on at the university for the first semester of their fourth year. Students finish the last semester of their degree at the Saint John School of Radiological Technology engaged in a combination of classroom studies and clinical practice.
Typically new graduates of the program will challenge the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists Certification Exams in May of their graduating year.