Michener Institute of Education at UHN

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School:Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Faculty:Health Sciences
Degree:Post-diploma
Field of Study:Gene/Genetic Therapy
Genetic Counselling/Counsellor
Description:enetics Technology is a constantly evolving and rewarding career. The lab of today is a far more complicated one than the lab of just ten years ago. As new discoveries advance scientific knowledge, the Technologist’s role will continue to change and expand. Even now, we can see the impact of future tests that may be developed for diagnosing such health problems as cancer or genetic disorders.

The College of Medical Laboratory Technologists of Ontario (CMLTO) accepts graduates from the Genetics Technology Program at Michener as Medical Laboratory Technologists with competencies in both cytogenetics and molecular genetics.
URL:Genetics Technology at Michener Institute of Education at UHN
Length:16 Month(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,937

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and includes mandatory fees.

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*

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

    Applicants to the Genetics Technology program must possess qualifications from either of the following two options: a) applicant must be a Canadian certified Medical Laboratory Technologist (MLT) AND have at least two university-level genetics courses - 0.5 credit in Human Genetics (1 semester-length course), and 0.5 credit in Molecular Genetics (1 semester-length course). These courses must have been completed within the last 10 years with a minimum grade of 70%. CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree. Minimum CGPA of 75% must be attained in order to be considered. For the second option, applicants are required to have a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree AND at least two university-level genetics courses - 0.5 credit in Human Genetics (1 semester-length course) and 0.5 credit in Molecular Genetics (1 semester-length course). These courses must have been completed within the last 10 years with a minimum grade of 70%. CGPA will be calculated using entire undergraduate degree. Minimum CGPA of 75% must be attained in order to be considered. Please visit the website for complete program requirements.

    Test Scores:
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 100] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]

    Since all lectures, seminars, and clinical laboratory sessions are conducted in English, an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for student success.This requirement of proficiency in English may be satisfied by passing ONE of the following English language assessments: the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) measures English Language proficiency in four skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing - a minimum score of 8 on all components is required to be considered for admission to Michener programs; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above (‘academic’ test format is required); or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE) - the scores required for TOEFL are a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) with a minimum of 22 on the Writing Section or 250 (computer) or 600 (written) and TWE of 5.0. Unless applicants have written a TWE along with the paper-based TOEFL test, they will be required to write that portion of the assessment. Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.

    Application Notes : Since all lectures, seminars, and clinical laboratory sessions are conducted in English, an adequate knowledge of written and spoken English is essential for student success.This requirement of proficiency in English may be satisfied by passing ONE of the following English language assessments: the Michener English Language Assessment (MELA) measures English Language proficiency in four skill areas: Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing - a minimum score of 8 on all components is required to be considered for admission to Michener programs; International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - an overall score of 6.5 with all components (bands) of the test being at a 6 or above (‘academic’ test format is required); or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and Test of Written English (TWE) - the scores required for TOEFL are a minimum TOEFL score of 100 (iBT) with a minimum of 22 on the Writing Section or 250 (computer) or 600 (written) and TWE of 5.0. Unless applicants have written a TWE along with the paper-based TOEFL test, they will be required to write that portion of the assessment. Only tests taken in the last two years are considered valid.
    Cost Notes : This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and includes mandatory fees.

    * 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 September 07, 2019