What will I learn?

Radiological technologists are highly skilled health care professionals who care for patients in all age groups - from newborns to older adults. They use x-radiation to create images of patient anatomy for diagnosis of injury or disease. Radiological technologists may also be known as medical radiation technologists, x-ray technologists or radiographers.

What do Radiological Technologists do?

Radiological technologists work in a variety of healthcare settings including clinical, hospitals, emergency departments, intensive care units and operating rooms. They use highly technical equipment to perform the following types of imaging procedures on all body systems:

  • Radiography
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Angiography and interventional
  • Mammography
  • Bone Density
  • Radiological technologists may also work in related areas:
  • Educations
  • Research
  • Administration
  • Radiation Safety
  • Imaging equipment sales
  • IT

How do I become a Radiological Technologist?

The School of Health Sciences offers a four-year degree program in radiological technology. The program curriculum offers the necessary competencies to challenge the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT) professional examination.

What is the program like?

The program is designed to provide current students hands-on clinical experience to support the classroom teaching. It focuses on courses related to radiological technology, however they also take courses with students in other health professions. Each term the students spend time in the hospital to apply the theory they learn in class. In the summer term of years 1, 2 and 3, students complete an 8-week practicum, and during the fall and winter terms of year 3 and 4, most of the learning is in the clinical setting.

What are some of the courses in the program?

Examples of some of the courses in radiological technology are:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Skeletal Radiography
  • Imaging Equipment
  • Applied Pathology
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Clinical Skills for Health Practice
  • Digital Imaging
  • Introduction to Health Practice

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$11,238.50 (US$ 8,884) per year
Fall term: CAN $5,936.12; winter term: CAN $5,302.38
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Carleton Campus

5981 University Avenue,

HALIFAX,

Nova Scotia (NS),

B3H 4R2, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be considered for admission into the BEDS program, you must complete at least two years of specific undergraduate level courses. A minimum average of B- is required. Two years in a university degree program (twenty courses), with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (B- average). English language requirement: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band; Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill.

For international students

To be considered for admission High School applicants require grade 12 academic English, Math, Physics and one of Chemistry or Biology with no mark below 70% in each of these courses and an overall minimum average of 75%. Post secondary applicants require a minimum GPA of 2.75 (on a 4.30 scale), with no grade lower than C in prerequisite courses.

English language requirement:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - 237 (computer-based) 90 (iBT) and no lower than 20 in each band
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - 6.5 overall and no lower than 6.0 in each band
  • Michigan English Test (MELAB) – 55
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - 61 overall and no lower than 50 in each skill

The application deadline for September entry is February 15, 2021.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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