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The Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology program is unique in that students are trained in both the medical laboratory and x-ray disciplines, practicing predominantly in rural communities. On completion of their training, graduates are able to perform general medical laboratory procedures, general diagnostic radiographic procedures, and electrocardiograms. Students also receive training on information systems and technology in the medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments.
You could work in radiology departments of rural hospitals, health-care clinics and private labs
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As a Combined Lab and X-Ray student, you'll be able to evaluate laboratory results for accuracy and validity, produce radiographic images, perform electrocardiographic procedures, and utilize information systems in the medical laboratory and diagnostic imaging departments.
The program teaches students patient care, safe work practices, and total quality management. It runs 2 years, which includes 38 weeks at NAIT and a 40 week clinical term in a rural facility.
Individuals will work alone or alongside physicians, other technologists, nurses and non-medical personnel. The ability to work independently and/or closely with others are important requirements for an effective Combined Lab and X-Ray technologist.
By the end of the program, you'll have what you need to start your career in a rural laboratory and x-ray department.
You now have an additional pathway to the School of Health and Life Sciences at NAIT. Complete one or more select Open Studies courses to be guaranteed a program entrance interview.
Upon graduation, you're likely to find work in rural hospitals but may also find employment in healthcare centres and some clinics.
Successful Combined Lab and X-Ray program graduates are eligible to challenge the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists entry-to-practice certification examination to become a certified technologist.
In order to practice as a Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologist in the province of Alberta, technologists are required to be registered with the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists to obtain a license to practice.
Please refer to the Alberta College of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technologists website to learn more about their requirements for licensing/mandatory registration and declaration of conduct, which may include disclosure of information related to criminal convictions and professional misconduct or incompetence as well as any personal factors that could impact the ability to practice safely
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Students are trained in both medical laboratory and X-ray disciplines, so that they are able to serve in rural community hospitals or health care centres
No two shifts are alike for Matthew Mulick (Combined Lab and X-Ray 2010), and that's what makes his work at the Drayton Valley Hospital constantly challenging and rewarding.
CAE Healthcare and NAIT have entered a simulation research partnership to improve health-care education and patient safety, including support for the polytechnic's simulation research initiatives.
From practicing on high-fidelity manikins to learning on the latest software, watch how NAIT students practice the best patient care.
Learn how to register through Alberta Post-Secondary Application System (APAS) or begin the application process.
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