What Michener students love most about their programs

Here’s a glimpse of a few Michener students talking about what they love most about our programs. Find out why patient interaction is one of Natasha’s favourite things about nuclear medicine, how being on the front-lines of cancer treatment motivates Kwee and how knowing her classmates inside and out is a unique advantage for Nicole. Find these students…

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Medical Laboratory Science Program Highlights

Medical Laboratory Technologists (MTLs) make up one of the largest groups of regulated healthcare professionals in Canada.  What does the Medical Laboratory Science program at Michener prepare you for? MLTs analyze and produce lab results in five disciplines: Clinical Chemistry, Microbiology, Hematology (blood), Histotechnology (tissue specimens) and Transfusion Science (blood banking). MLTs are able to…

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Genetics Technology Program Highlights

Genetics Technology uses laboratory techniques and instrumentation to explore the genetics of the cell. Genetics testing involves the study of chromosomes (Cytogenetics) as well as the analysis of DNA and RNA (Molecular Genetics). These investigations are performed on various human specimens including blood, amniotic fluid, bone marrow, tumours and fibroblasts (including fetal tissue). Genetic technologists perform…

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Diagnostic Cytology Program Highlights

Play a key role in the fight against cancer. Working in collaboration with other health professionals, Cytotechnologists provide information used to assess patient health and aid in the diagnosis of cancer.   The Medical Laboratory Sciences, which includes Diagnostic Cytology, is a regulated health profession. Cytology is the study of cells. Students in the Diagnostic Cytology…

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Radiological Technology Program highlights

Radiological Technologists are vital members of the interprofessional health care team devoted to patient care. Technologists must have the technical expertise to operate sophisticated instruments, but must also have the humanistic skills necessary to communicate with patients, problem-solve, and work well with other members of the health care team. In addition to working in the…

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Ultrasound Program Highlights

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound) is an imaging technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to display real time images of the soft tissue structures in the human body such as breast, thyroid, abdominal and pelvic organs, vessels, muscles, and other soft tissue structures in the human body.   Sonographers use this technology to assess organs, muscles,…

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Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging Technology Program highlights

Nuclear Medicine is an imaging method used to safely detect disease in its early stages. The practice of Nuclear Medicine, which includes positron emission tomography (PET), involves the use of radioactive tracers administered either by injection, orally, or inhalation. Special cameras, computers and radioactive tracers are used to image how disease or treatments alter organ…

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Chiropody Program highlights

Chiropody is a branch of medical science that involves the assessment and management of foot and lower limb disorders: this includes the management of a wide variety of disorders, injuries and local manifestations of systemic conditions. Why Chiropody at The Michener Institute? Michener has the only English-speaking Chiropody program in Canada, and has a working…

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Radiation Therapy Programs at Michener

Radiation therapy, also known as “radiotherapy”, is the use of ionizing radiation to treat patients with cancer. Radiation therapy may be used to cure cancer or to relieve distressing signs and symptoms that a patient may be experiencing. Michener has two Radiation Therapy Programs:   There are many types of malignant diseases treated with radiation…

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Respiratory Therapy Program highlights

Breathing – it’s one of those things we take for granted. Rising levels of pollution, combined with an aging population, are making breathing difficulties more common. Respiratory Therapists are crucial members of the health care team who monitor and treat patients’ cardiopulmonary needs.   Do you like variety? Respiratory Therapists (RT) provide a variety of…

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