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MIMG 7240 - Professional Practice, MRI Safety, and Patient Care

Medical Imaging Part-time Studies Course

School of Health Sciences

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).

Prerequisite(s)

MIMG 7200* (* may be taken concurrently)

Credits

3.0

Cost

$842.85 - $843.03 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Spring/Summer 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Spring/Summer 2018 term.

CRN 63573

Mon Apr 09 - Fri Jun 29 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Apr 09 - Jun 29 Online

Instructor

Samuel Lin

Course Outline

Cost

$842.85

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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

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Fall 2018

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2018 term.

CRN 41379

Tue Sep 04 - Fri Nov 23 12 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 04 - Nov 23 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$843.03

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. 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.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 30 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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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.

Effective as of Winter 2016

Related Programs

MIMG 7240 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Health Sciences

  1. Bachelor of Health Science (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Option)
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Bachelor of Health Science
  2. Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Part-time/Distance & Online Learning   Advanced Certificate

Books & Supplies

The BCIT bookstore carries textbooks, general reference books, software, and stationery. Please visit bcit.ca/bookstore for more information.

Spring/Summer 2018

Books for Spring/Summer 2018 offerings of this course are available in the following BCIT online bookstores. Please choose the bookstore appropriate for the offering you are considering.

BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore

If you are taking this course through either Distance Education or Online Learning, please purchase books for this course at the BCIT Distance & Online Learning Bookstore.

MRI: Bioeffects, Safety and Patient Management
Author Frank G., Ed. Shellock
Publisher Biomedical Research Publishing Company
Copyright 2013
Binding Paperback
ISBN 978-0-98916-320-0
Price $279.95
Required

Fall 2018

No information on books is currently available for Fall 2018 offerings of this course.

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