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Professional Practice, MRI Safety, and Patient Care MIMG 7240

Medical Imaging Course

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 HSIP 0400 IPE module, 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

Cost

$912.57 - $931.64 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2023

Below is one offering of MIMG 7240 for the Spring/Summer 2023 term.

CRN 63573

Duration

Mon Apr 03 - Fri Jun 23 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 63573
  • $912.57
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 03 - Jun 23 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Samuel Lin

Course outline

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Cost

$912.57

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. 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

In Progress

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

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of MIMG 7240 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 41379

Duration

Tue Sep 05 - Fri Nov 24 (12 weeks)

  • 12 weeks
  • CRN 41379
  • $931.64
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 05 - Nov 24 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$931.64

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. Upon registration, expect to receive a confirmation e-mail entitled “MIMG 7240 - Fall Term - Course Information from BCIT”. Ensure you have an active e-mail address on file with BCIT so you don't miss receiving this important e-mail. Internet delivery course. Access is though learn.bcit.ca or my.bcit.ca. Department approval required to register. Students must contact the BCIT Bookstore in order to order any associated print materials.
Status

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate effective team-functioning and collaborative decision-making within an interprofessional healthcare team.
  • Identify the role collaborative leadership plays in reaching positive outcomes when conflicts arise.​

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

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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