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The Moncton Hospital School of Radiological Technology

Course Descriptions

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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

Imaging Technology

Patient Management


Professional Practice

Quality Management

Radiographic Image Analysis and Specialized Imaging

Radiographic Positioning

Radiation Biology

Radiation Physics

Clinical Education


Anatomy and Physiology 301, 401

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 308

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 404

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 310

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 401

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.

Imaging Technology 304A, 304B

This course will cover an historical overview of film-screen radiography. Students will learn how to critique the technical quality of a radiographic image. The student will learn how to judge whether or not the image meets the specifications to be diagnostic and if not, how to correct the technical factors. The course also provides the student with an understanding of computer components, technology, and networking. Computed radiography and direct digital radiography system components and applications are explored in depth. Digital image storage systems are included.

Pathology 307

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 303A, 303B, 403A, 403B

It is essential for Medical Imaging technologists to have the knowledge and expertise to perform some basic medical techniques and to be able to assess and respond to any situation or problem the patient may present. Patient care is the study of the principles and practices of some basic medical procedures to be able to meet the patient's physical and psychological needs.

Quality Management 405

This course introduces the principles of quality assurance and quality control. Students are provided with the knowledge and skills necessary to perform quality control tests on X-ray imaging and accessory equipment and how to interpret test results and initiate corrective action.

Radiographic Image Analysis and Specialized Imaging 402A, 402B

This course introduces the student to radiographic positioning evaluation. A less than optimal radiograph should be thoroughly evaluated to determine the reason for error so the problem can be accurately corrected before the exam is repeated.

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 309

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 305

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 306

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 311A, 311B, 411A, 411B

This portion of the program incorporates the theory and principles of radiographic imaging into clinical practice and application in the health-care setting.

Courses completed in Years 3 and 4 in Moncton

University of New Brunswick Moncton Faculty of Nursing

HSCI 3092 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 3061 Issues in the Canadian Health Care System

This course focuses on the history and organization of the Canadian health care system and discusses current health care issues.