The School of Radiation Therapy at CancerCare Manitoba has been training radiation therapists for over 60 years in the unique requirements necessary to provide this specialized care.
CancerCare Manitoba (CCMB) is pleased to participate in a diploma/degree program with The University of Winnipeg - Faculty of Science that builds on the educational programming that CCMB offers while providing the broader educational programming that a University can provide.
Application for the September 2017 intake into the CancerCare Manitoba/University of Winnipeg, Department of Physics Joint Diploma/BSc Degree in Radiation Therapy is now closed. Applications for the September 2018 intake will be accepted by the University of Winnipeg until March 1st, 2018.
The four year program includes the following:
Specific university/college courses are required to be successfully completed before applying for entry into Year Two of the Radiation Therapy program. These courses can be taken at The University of Winnipeg, or at any accredited educational college or university that is recognized by The University of Winnipeg. Potential candidates apply through The University of Winnipeg for entry into Year Two of Radiation Therapy programming.
Years Two- Four:
After the selection process is complete, students are registered in the Radiation Therapy diploma/degree program. The majority of programming for Years Two-Four is offered through CCMB in dedicated classroom space adjacent to CCMB's main site located near Health Sciences Centre. Clinical education is provided at the main site with additional (limited) opportunity through the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre in Brandon.
Students complete the requirements for a diploma through CCMB, enabling access to the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists national certification exams (accreditation currently under review). Additional courses offered through The University of Winnipeg will complete their 4 year Science degree in Radiation Therapy and enable access to the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists certification exam as well as other career and educational opportunities.
The CCMB programming consists of a full time program in radiation therapy,with one year of post-secondary University studies as pre-requisite requirements to Year II and incluiding provisions to complete a 4 year B.Sc in RT offered through The University of Winnipeg. Manitoba students are joined in the class room in Year Two by students from New Brunswick and via distance education during Years III and IV. Currently the average class size is 8-10 students per year with 5-7 of these from Manitoba.
All CCMB specific courses and clinical placements are offered at CancerCare Manitoba, with the possibility of short placements at the Western Manitoba Cancer Centre in Brandon in Year IV.
The RT Specific Programming offers both classroom and hands-on clinical placements, scheduled in blocks of time as shown below, noting that additional academic courses run concurrently to clinical courses:
|Year II||Year III||Year IV||Post-Graduation|
|Late Aug||Sept-Dec||Jan-Feb||March-June||Sept-Dec||Jan-Feb||March-June||Sept-Dec||Jan-April||CAMRT National certification Exams - 3rd week of May|
|Orientation||Term I||Clinical I||Term II||Clinical II||Academic||Clinical III||Clinical IV||
Please refer to The University of Winnipeg - Pre-Radiation Therapy factsheet for more information on the 4 year B.Sc In Radiation Therapy.
This is a competency based program, therefore courses include the concepts and theories behind radiation therapy (including physics, radiation biology and protection and imaging), patient care and professional practice. In clinical placements students work side-by-side with practicing radiation therapists to learn the skills and attitudes required to be successful in this career.
Pre-requisite university/college courses are required to be successfully completed before applying for entry into Year II of the Radiation Therapy program. These courses can be taken at any accredited educational college or university that is recognized by The University of Winnipeg and CCMB. Click here to view a listing of those courses currently recognized. The University of Winnipeg reserves the right to modify the pre-requisite equivalent course approval.
New Brunswick students are chosen by their provincial program and are required to meet the same pre-entrance requirements.
Manitoba students apply through the University of Winnipeg, with applications forwarded to CancerCare Manitoba Selection Committee once all documentation is complete. Deadline for applications is March 1st for the upcoming academ�ic year.
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5. Is there a minimum GPA required?
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7. How many students are accepted each year?
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