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Professional Practice, MRI Safety, and Patient Care MIMG 7240

Medical Imaging Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​Through online readings, activities, interactions and instructor support, this course focuses on patient care, safety and professional practice as it relates to magnetic resonance imaging. This course focuses on professional practices, patient management/care and MRI safety. Techniques and tools are covered to provide the technologist the knowledge to perform duties that are common to all MRI procedures. Emphasis is placed on safe management of the patient in the MR environment. This course is taken before your MRI practicum and is a course that is required for the certificate in MRI. It is also an elective course for the Bachelor of Technology Degree in Medical Imaging, granted by the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT). The MIMG 7240 course also participates in the BCIT Conflict Resolution IPE Module/Worksop, which provides students with an opportunity to work in interprofessional teams with other health professional students in the acquisition of entry-to-practice interprofessional competencies.​​

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

3.0

Domestic fees

$943.64

Course offerings

Winter 2024

Below is one offering of MIMG 7240 for the Winter 2024 term.

CRN 83107

Duration

Wed Jan 03 - Fri Mar 22 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 83107
  • Domestic fees $943.64
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 03 - Mar 22 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Hannah Langlais

Course outline

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Domestic fees

$943.64

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This is an online course. Access is through learn.bcit.ca or my.bcit.ca. Department approval required to register. Students must contact the BCIT Bookstore to purchase the associated print-based course textbooks.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of MIMG 7240 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 63573

Duration

Tue Apr 02 - Fri Jun 21 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 63573
  • Domestic fees $943.64
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 02 - Jun 21 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees

$943.64

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  4. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  5. This is an online course. Access is through learn.bcit.ca or my.bcit.ca. Department approval required to register. Students must contact the BCIT Bookstore to purchase the associated print-based course materials.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe professional behaviors of an MRI technologist and an understanding of the current and emerging issues in the Canadian Healthcare System.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of critical thinking and problem solving strategies to ensure best practices.
  • Apply the principles and techniques used to ensure patient comfort, care and safety; including patient monitoring in an MRI environment.
  • Outline the techniques and strategies to use for the management of the patient before, during and after the MR procedure.
  • Describe the health effects associated with various MRI fields, recognize safety hazards and take appropriate action
  • Describe communication strategies that will result in effective interaction between the technologist and the patient.
  • Identify the different types of MR contrast media, and provide information on dosage, administration, contraindications, adverse reactions, clinical applications and emergency procedures.
  • Identify the different types of pharmaceutical agents, and provide information on dosage, administration, contraindications, adverse reactions, clinical applications and emergency procedures.
  • Compare and contrast MRI Safety policies for various institutions (hospital, outpatient facility, Children’s hospital and research facility) to ensure the safety of patients, visitors and staff members.
  • Identify the purposes of comprehensive MRI screening and evaluate proper procedures.
  • Describe MRI facility design to support MR Safety and identify the 4 Safety Zones and the level of personnel in each area.
  • Demonstrate an understanding and implement infection control practices.
  • Describe proper body mechanics to be used in the transfer of patients in the MRI environment.
  • Identify individual and team elements that influence conflict.
  • Contribute to the co-creation of positive, constructive and respectful interprofessional conflict resolution.
  • Apply effective conflict resolution strategies to support improved patient outcomes.
  • Utilize collaborative leadership and accountability principles for shared decision making in complex healthcare situations to support patients, families and colleagues.​

Effective as of Winter 2024

Related Programs

Professional Practice, MRI Safety, and Patient Care (MIMG 7240) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Bachelor of Health Science (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Option)
    Bachelor of Health Science Part-time
  2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Advanced Certificate Part-time

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