The CTIC program has been revised due to changes made to the entry to practice requirements and to ensure the programs continue to reflect current and emerging practice. The revisions will ensure this certificate program continues to provide MRTs an opportunity to enhance their knowledge and gain recognition for their clinical expertise in CT Imaging.
Candidates may be eligible for prior recognition of learning for CT Imaging 1, if they graduated from a Canadian accredited radiological technology or nuclear medicine program, April 2018 or later and meet specific criteria, as evidenced through official transcripts. An administrative fee will apply.
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The Sectional Anatomy Exam is a pre-requisite for the new CT Imaging 2 (CT 2) and CT Imaging 3 (CT 3) courses. This new sectional anatomy exam is a mandatory requirement for the CT Imaging certificate program. It is delivered in a self-directed, self-study format and is accompanied by a Study Guide, recommended textbooks and sample exam questions. Individuals have the option of enrolling in Sectional Anatomy 1 and Sectional Anatomy 2 full-length courses in lieu of the sectional anatomy exam, if they are not comfortable with the self-directed/self-study format or feel they need additional support and guidance in learning sectional anatomy.
Anyone having CT 2 or CT 3 completed by end of 2020 will not be subject to this new requirement.
As sectional anatomy is offered as a self-study exam, the sectional anatomy content in CT 2 and CT 3 has been replaced with enhanced coverage of CT procedures, pathologies and emerging practices. Increasing the depth and breadth of the content will ensure it continues to align with a post-certification level of competence and recognize those who have developed further expertise in the area of CT. Revisions to the courses are required to ensure the certificate program continues to reflect current and emerging practice and a level of competence and experience beyond entry-to-practice.
The revised CT 2 and CT 3 courses will roll out Winter 2021.
What does this mean for those interested in pursing the CT Imaging Series?
Effective January 2021, if you have not completed CT2 or CT3:
- You will need to successfully complete the pre-requisite sectional anatomy exam before registering for CT 2 or CT 3*.
* We highly recommend completing the sectional anatomy exam prior to registering for CT 2 or CT 3; however, candidates do have the option of completing both the exam and the CT course(s) simultaneously as a co-requisite. It is an expectation that those registering for CT 2 and CT 3 have a foundational knowledge and understanding of cross-sectional anatomy.
Effective January 2021, if you have completed CT2 but not CT3 (or vice versa):
- You will have until the Winter 2022 term to register and complete the remaining course*. If you do not complete the course in this timeframe you will be required to complete the sectional anatomy exam before accessing your remaining course.
* Effective Winter Term 2021, CT2 and CT3 will be significantly revised. Those who have until Winter term 2022 to complete their remaining course will be enrolled in the previous version of the CT series courses (not the revised version). This will ensure that all those completing the CT Imaging Certificate program will acquire the full set of required didactic objectives, as content between the courses will shift and change in the redesign.
Please note: These changes do not apply to the CT Therapy courses/certificate program, only to the CTIC (radiological technology, nuclear medicine).
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