Michener Institute of Education at UHN

Radiation Therapy (U of T Joint Program)

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Program Information

School:Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Faculty:Health Sciences
Degree:Diploma; Advanced
Field of Study:Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Description:As a Radiation Therapist, you will work within an interdisciplinary oncology team consisting of physicians and other healthcare providers in cancer centres. You will use advanced computer systems and sophisticated radiation therapy equipment to deliver radiation beams to destroy tumours. You will also play an important role in providing patient support throughout the treatment process, including counselling patients on expected radiation side effects and ways to minimize them. Future career opportunities as a Radiation Therapist include (but are not limited to) research activities, advanced roles such as the Clinical Specialist Radiation Therapist (CSRT), management, education, sales/marketing, other specialties such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT), and higher education such as the Master of Health Science in Medical Radiation Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Graduates are eligible to write the national certification examinations conducted by the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT). Certification qualifies graduates to work across Canada and allows them to apply for registration with the College of Medical Radiation Technologists of Ontario (CMRTO).

URL:Radiation Therapy (U of T Joint Program) at Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Length:3 Year(s)
Careers:Medical Radiation TechnologistsRadiotherapy TechnologistsUltrasound Technologists (Medical Sonographers)

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
    Radiation Therapy is a second entry program - you must have at least one year of university education to apply. If you have a Master's or PhD degree your undergraduate courses will still be reviewed, as the prerequisites ensure that each student has the background necessary to be successful in the program. Applicants are required to have a minimum of one year (5 credits) of university education, with one semester course (0.5 credit) in Biology, Mathematics (Calculus), Physics and a Social Science, and a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of B-. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250+5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100+22] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600+5] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]
    Application Notes : Because all lectures, seminars and clinical laboratory sessions and activities are conducted in English, it is essential that students have an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English. Applicants for whom English is a second language must provide proof of an English language assessment. The following tests and scores are acceptable proof of English facility: TOEFL (UofT Institution code 0982-00 and Michener Institution code 0323-00) - (a) Internet-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 100 + 22 on Writing section, (b) Computer-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 250 + 5.0 on Essay, (c) Paper-based test, minimum requirement is a total score of 600 + 5.0 on TWE; IELTS - a minimum requirement is an overall band of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; MELAB - a minimum requirement is an overall score of 85, with no part score below 80; and COPE - minimum requirement is an overall score of 86, with 32 in Writing, and 22 in each of Reading and Listening.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on January 09, 2023