The Honours 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.
Completion of the High School Diploma plus 6 Grade 12 U/M requirements, including:
- Advanced Functions
- Calculus & Vectors
Anticipated Admission Average
OAUC Application Code
Typical First-Year Courses
Introduction to Pathology
Inquiry in Medical Radiation Sciences
Professions in Medical Radiation Sciences
Medical Imaging Physics
Calculus for the Life Sciences 1
Cellular and Molecular Biology
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
Medical Radiation Sciences graduates typically enter the career fields of sonography, radiography and radiation therapy. They are well-equipped to work in the following settings.
- Community and Teaching Hospitals
- Independent Diagnostic Imaging Centres
- Cancer Centres
- Physician’s Offices
- Commercial Companies
- Magnetic Resonance
- Cardiac Sonography
- Ultrasound Specializations
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Gain a thorough overview of the Medical Radiation Sciences Program from Dr. Kevin Diamond.