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Medical Radiation Sciences

Overview

The Medical Radiation Sciences (MRSc) program is delivered through a partnership between Mohawk College and McMaster University. Both institutions are acknowledged leaders in health sciences education in Ontario, with a record of success in program collaboration and pedagogical innovation.

MRSc program graduates are healthcare professionals who employ different kinds of radiation in diagnostic and therapy and are part of one of the fastest growing health care fields. Students in this program pursue two concurrent qualifications: an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Medical Radiation Sciences from Mohawk College and the McMaster University Bachelor of Medical Radiation Sciences degree. The model was designed to enable students to simultaneously achieve two academic credentials.

MRSc involves the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation for diagnostic studies and the treatment of patients. Ionizing radiation includes x-rays and gamma rays; non-ionizing radiation includes magnetic fields and ultrasound. The collaboration between McMaster University and Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology gives students in the Medical Radiation Sciences program the best of both worlds.

Admission Requirements (Ontario)


Completion of the High School Diploma plus 6 Grade 12 U/M requirements, including:

  • English
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Advanced Functions
  • Calculus & Vectors
Anticipated Admission Average

High 80’s

Target Enrollment

110

OAUC Application Code

MRS

Typical First-Year Courses

MEDRADSC 1B03

Introduction to Pathology

MEDRADSC 1E03

Inquiry in Medical Radiation Sciences

MEDRADSC 1F03

Professions in Medical Radiation Sciences

LIFESCI 1D03

Medical Imaging Physics

MATH 1LS3

Calculus for the Life Sciences 1

BIOLOGY 1A03

Cellular and Molecular Biology

KINESIOL 1Y03

Human Anatomy and Physiology I

KINESIOL 1YY3

Human Anatomy and Physiology II

+6 Units of Electives

Student Testimonials

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Introductory Video

Gain a thorough overview of the Medical Radiation Sciences Program from Dr. Kevin Diamond.