Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne

Radiation Therapy

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Program Information

School:Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Faculty:Faculty of Science, Engineering, and Architecture
Field of Study:Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Description:The Radiation Therapy program teaches students about the treatment of cancer and other diseases using radiation in the form of x-rays, gamma rays, and electrons. Radiation therapists work as a vital part of the cancer treatment team to administer the prescribed radiation treatment with care, compassion, and respect.

Radiation Therapy is the treatment of cancer using ionizing radiation such as x-rays, gamma rays, and electrons. radiation therapists work within an interdisciplinary team with physicians, nurses, physicists and other health professionals to administer the prescribed radiation treatment. The Radiation Therapy program is jointly offered by Laurentian University and the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences. Upon successful completion of the program, students earn a 4 year B.Sc. in Radiation Therapy from Laurentian and an Advanced Diploma in Radiation Therapy from the Michener Institute. Graduates will be eligible to write the CAMRT national certification examination in Radiation Therapy. The degree/diploma requirements include courses in physics, mathematics, biology, anthropology, chemistry, philosophy and electives from other units at Laurentian University. Discipline specific courses in Radiation Therapy are delivered by distance by the Michener Institute and consist of a specialized combination of online learning and tutorials. Laboratories take place onsite at the Laurentian campus and at the Northeast Cancer Center of Health Sciences North in Sudbury. During the spring term of year 2, students undertake a 4-week clinical placement at an affiliated cancer treatment facility and during the final year of study students complete a 42-week practical placement. The final clinical placement begins in June of the third year, and continues through the final year, totalling 46 weeks of clinical placement.
URL:Radiation Therapy at Laurentian University/Universite Laurentienne
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,951
International: $21,656

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

Interview required. Ontario secondary school students who apply for admission to first year at Laurentian University must present an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), as well as at least six grade 12 4U/4M courses (as specified in each program listing) with the minimum grade requirements. For additional information regarding admission prerequisites, contact our Admissions Office at 1-800-263-4188 or 705-675-4843.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 19, 2016