Hamilton, Ontario (PRWEB) October 31, 2012
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) has granted the Mohawk College Medical Radiation Sciences program a six-year accreditation status.
The Health Sciences program is an advanced diploma program offered through the Mohawk College and McMaster University partnership, and taught at the Mohawk/McMaster Institute for Applied Health Sciences (IAHS) in Hamilton. Students enrolled in the four-year program spend the first year learning general healthcare theory and practice. Upon completion, students move onto the second year of the program by choosing one of the following specializations:
Students then continue in their specialization of choice for the remainder of the program, which is divided into three semesters of clinical education and three semesters of laboratory preparation for clinical practice.
Receiving CMA’s six-year accreditation is a reflection how Mohawk's Medical Radiation Sciences program is able to teach national healthcare standards to young students and aspiring medical professionals. This is the distinguishing feature the CMA looks for when assessing the design, structure, and efficacy of educational programs in the Health Sciences. By granting a six-year accreditation, CMA is affirming the competency of students who graduate from the program, thereby assuring that they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to uphold national standards in their professional field and to Canadian patients.
The Medical Radiation Sciences program is one of many of Mohawk’s program offerings that is a result of their partnership with McMaster University. The two schools offer combined degrees in select Engineering Technology programs and Labour Studies programs, and they have also established transfer-credit agreements for several different social and healthcare worker programs within their Schools of Continuing Education.
Already seeing a steady growth in both enrollment numbers and student satisfaction rates, Mohawk’s reputation in the Health Sciences disciple is even further enhanced by the CMA accreditation.