BSc in Medical Radiation Sciences
Medical radiation science is the study and application of radiant energy in the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care of injuries and disease.
The applied medical radiation sciences encompass a number of disciplines, each distinguished by a distinctive combination of the radiation used and the associated advanced technology required to deliver and interpret the effects of the radiation.
The MRS Program
- offers a dynamic, intensive 32-month curriculum carefully crafted to equip students with the education and experience to succeed in their careers.
- is only open to students with prior university experience who meet prerequisite requirements.
The medical radiation sciences are an exciting and ever-growing area within medicine, covering several professional disciplines. Students have the opportunity to choose one of two disciplines as the focus of their studies:
- Radiation Therapy uses ionizing radiation to destroy cancerous tissue
- Radiological Technology uses external x-rays to image body structures
- Nuclear Medicine Technology * uses radioactive materials in the diagnosis and treatment of disease
* Applications for the Nuclear Medicine Technology program are not being accepted for the 2013-14 academic session.
Radiological Technology are primarily concerned with medical diagnostic imaging while Radiation Therapy is focused on treatment of disease using radiation.
The Radiation Technologist works in a variety of environments including:
- community or teaching hospitals
- private clinics
- research institutes
- public health institutions
Our Department, in partnership with the Michener Institute of Applied Health Sciences, is proud to present the Bachelor of Science in Medical Radiation Sciences degree and professional diploma program.
The courses in the MRS Program are fully integrated between The Michener Institute and the University of Toronto, with both institutions providing interprofessional, multidisciplinary and discipline-specific teaching faculty.