Note: This program is unavailable until further notice.
Enhance your skills as part of the health care team. This certificate program is designed to prepare people to work as Clinical Support Workers in the Medical Imaging department in hospitals.
The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to perform the duties required of a Medical Imaging Clinical Support Worker.
Graduates will be able to:
1. Medical Office Assistant or Nursing Unit Clerk certificate;
2. or a certificate in an allied health program (eg. RN, LPN, Lab technician, X-Ray technician, etc) ;
3. or have 2 years experience within the last 3 years in a Medical Imaging department.
4. Grade 12 or equivalent.
5. 50 wpm typing speed (attach copy of verification).
6. A 500 word statement outlining your reasons for wanting to take the program.
7. Strong oral and written knowledge of English.
8. Willingness to obtain inoculations to participate in hospital practicum placement.
9. Willingness to undergo a security clearance check.
10. Personal interview during which time the following areas will be assessed:
a.) Evidence of professional or paraprofessional credentials
b.) Personal suitability and knowledge of and interest in the program
This program is not currently accepting applications.
1. Complete a UFV application for admission form (available at ufv.ca/admissions/admissions/apply).
2. Complete a Medical Imaging Clinical Support Worker application form.
3. Attach all required documentation and return completed registration package to Julie Laursen, Abbotsford campus.
4. Once advised of acceptance to the program, you may register.
5. Applications are accepted and instructor appointments held periodically throughout the year.
The role of communications for the Medical Imaging
Clinical Support Worker
Successful telephone communication techniques
Hospital emergency procedures
Conflict resolution strategies and techniques
Multiculturalism in health care
Medical legal considerations in health care
Introductory abbreviations and vocabulary
Identification and function of Radiology department
Human body anatomy
Contrast and Consent information
Radiology protection and shielding
Divisions within Medical Imaging departments
Diagnostic Imaging tests
Introduction to Nuclear Medicine, Cardiology and ECG tracing
Advanced vocabulary and abbreviations
In and Out patient preparation for examination in Medical Imaging
Booking and scheduling exams
Requisitions, forms, requests, records and questionnaires
Registration, billing and filing
Hospital Insurance coverage
Filmless based technology
Overview of work flow
PACS (Picture Archiving and Communication System)
Student guidelines for clinical placement
Having successfully completed the three theoretical components of the program, students will
demonstrate competencies in these program learning objectives
Clinical conduct and checklists
Clinical performance and evaluation
$2800 (subject to change).
Financial aid is available from a variety of sources. For more information, contact the Financial Aid and Awards office at either the Abbotsford or Chilliwack campus. A variety of bursary applications are also available from the Financial Aid and Awards offices.
Students will be evaluated for each module in the program on classroom participation, classroom assignments, study projects examination and clinical placements. Students must maintain a grade of 80% and an attendance record of 90% per module. Students must successfully complete all theory components prior to practicum placement.
Students challenging components are required to pay the full tuition fee for that section prior to examination. (Based on UFV's Course Challenge policy.)
In addition to classroom activities, students will be required to research, study and prepare assignments outside of class for approximately 5-6 hours per week.
Classes will be two evenings per week plus some Saturdays. Courses are held at the Marshall Road Annex of UFV.
|Communication Skills in a Medical Imaging department (HLTH MI0)||24|
|Introduction to Medical Imaging (HLTH MI02)||30|
|Medical Imaging Practices and Procedures (HLTH MI03)||30|
|Medical Imaging Clinical (HLTH MI04)||144|
|Total hours (including clinical)||228|
Contact Continuing Education at 604-851-6324, or 604-504-7441 local 6324, or toll-free (within Canada) 1-888-504-7441 local 4626, or firstname.lastname@example.org.