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The Moncton Hospital School of Radiological Technology

Course Descriptions


UNBSJ Courses

Radiological Technology Courses

Introduction to Organizational Behaviour (BA2504)

Anatomy & Physiology

Healthcare Ethics (PHIL3133)


Statistics for Health Sciences (STAT2263)

Computed Tomography

Communication for Health Sciences (HSCI3032)

BLS for Healthcare Providers

Health Psychology (PSYC3033)

Cross Sectional Anatomy

Humanities (1021)

Imaging Technology

Introduction to Health (HSCI 2001)


Psychology - One of PSYC 3383, 3693, 3711,

3723, 3724 or 3752

Patient Care

Any Level Elective

Quality Control

3/4 Level Elective in Psychology,

Nursing or Biology

Radiographic Image Analysis

3/4 Level Elective

Radiographic Positioning

Issues in the Canadian Health Care System

(HSCI 3061)

Radiation Biology

Research (NURS3092)

Radiation Physics


Radiation Safety


Specialized Imaging


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.

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 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.

Cross Sectional Anatomy 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.

Patient Care 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 Control 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 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.

Science and Interdisciplinary Studies 407

Students will acquire basic knowledge and understanding on MRI,ultrasonography, nuclear medicine (including SPECT CT), radiation therapy (including PET CT),electroencephalography and lithotripsy. Knowledge in related disciplines assists technologists in conducting radiological examinations with accuracy and efficiency while keeping patient dose to a minimum.

Specialized Imaging 406

This course is a presentation of the theory and applications of special radiographic methods. Topics include angiography, interventional radiography, myelography, arthrography, mammography and surgical and trauma radiography.

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.

Course Descriptions - University of New Brunswick Saint John courses

BA 2504 Introduction to Organizational Behaviour

An introduction to the contributions of the applied behavioural sciences to the study of people at work in organizations. The fundamentals of individual and group behaviour are covered as well as selected topics in motivation, leadership, communication, conflict and organizational change.

PHIL 3133 Health Care Ethics I

Major problems in contemporary medical practice are examined, including confidentiality, informed consent, blood transfusions, contraception, abortion and genetic engineering, euthanasia, allocation of scarce resources, moral aspects involved in strikes of medical personnel and conflict
of duty situations.

STAT 2263 Statistics for Health Sciences

An introductory course in statistics. Includes probability, binomial and normal random variables, confidence intervals for means and proportions, prediction intervals, tests of hypothesis, paired data versus two independent samples, a brief introduction to analysis of variances, regression and correlation.

HSCI 3032 Communication for Health Sciences

Includes reflection, discussion and inquiry on concepts related to understanding and improving interpersonal communication within a health care context. Focuses on complex interpersonal dilemmas, demands and difficulties faced by health care professionals in the workplace. Students will analyze interactions using knowledge of communication theory, demonstrate appropriate interpersonal skills in caring/helping relationships and apply self-knowledge in interpersonal relations.

PYSC 3033 Health Psychology

An aggregate of the scientific and professional contributions of the discipline of psychology towards promotion of a holistic approach for the maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of illness, including etiologic and diagnostic correlates of health and illness.

HUM 1021 Humanities 

Examines various aspects of effective writing in English including vocabulary, sentence structure, organization of material, and essays of a descriptive, comparative, expository, critical and argumentative nature. Includes numerous written exercises.  

HSCI 2001 Introduction to Health 

Introduces the concept of health and its multidimensional nature. Examines health and its determinants, including those policy decisions that shape it. Draws from the contributions of the behavioural, physical and social sciences and the economic and political processes that influence health. Introduces the Canadian Health Care system and compares it to those utilized in other developed countries. Considers interdisciplinary aspects of health.

 One of PSYC 3383, 3693, 3711, 3723, 3724 or 3752

(3711 recommended)

PSYC 3711 Physiological Psychology

An introduction to the anatomy and physiology of nervous systems with a special emphasis on behavioural indices of function. Illustrative examples of both human and animal research are surveyed.

Elective (any level)
Elective (3/4 level in PSYC, NURS or BIOL)
Elective (3/4 level)

Courses completed in Years 3 and 4 in Moncton

University of New Brunswick Saint John

Year 3: 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.

University of New Brunswick Moncton Faculty of Nursing

Year 4: 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.

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


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