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Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology

Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technology is a diploma program that provides the knowledge and skill development needed to perform a specific range of procedures, including laboratory tests, general radiography and electrocardiograms. The clinical experience, consisting of 22 weeks, may take place anywhere in Saskatchewan and at multiple sites. Students are required to challenge and pass comprehensive competency-based exams in radiography, laboratory and electrocardiography in order to successfully complete the program. Graduates will then be eligible to work as a CLXT and apply for membership in the Saskatchewan Association of Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technicians (SACLXT).

Selected courses in this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at SIAST Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

Previous graduates of the Combined Laboratory and X-Ray Technician certificate program may ladder into the technology diploma through continuing education.

This is a high demand program. The application period is October 1 to February 15 each academic year. Applications are restricted to Canadian residents.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.

Anatomy and Physiology 1 (191) (APHY 191)

You will explore the structure and function of organs and systems in the normal human body. Your studies will focus on the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous and endocrine systems.

Fee: $360 42 hours Additional costs: Course manual
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 04-43May 5, 2014 - July 25, 2014
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Anatomy and Physiology 2 (282) (APHY 282)

Building on the knowledge gained in APHY 191 (Anatomy & Physiology 1) you will continue your study of the structure and function of the normal human body. Your studies will focus on the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems.

Prerequisites: Anatomy and Physiology 1 (191)

Fee: $360 38 hours, Additional costs: Course material
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-237February 10, 2014 - May 2, 2014
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Electrocardiography (ECRD 180)

Your studies will focus on the theoretical aspects required to perform electrocardiograms. Course content includes recording technique, recognizing and remedies for artifacts, and recognizing basic cardiac arrhythmias. Course requirements include a one day laboratory workshop in Saskatoon and a two day preceptored clinical experience at an approved site.

This course is available to the following health care providers: RN, PN, Paramedic, MRT, MLT, MLA

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Infection Control and Safety (INFC 180)

You will study the transmission of microorganisms, blood-borne pathogens (i.e. hepatitis virus and HIV), standard precautions, isolation procedures, immunization for medical workers, sterilization and disinfection, biohazardous waste, safety and WHMIS.

Fee: $270 25 hours
Additional costs: Manual
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CRN: 03-239April 7, 2014 - June 6, 2014
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CRN: 04-44May 26, 2014 - July 25, 2014
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Medical Terminology (180) (MTER 180)

You will learn the prefixes, suffixes and combining forms from which medical terms are derived. You will also learn medical abbreviations.

Prerequisites: Core Work Experience, For Funeral Service students only

Fee: $120 10 hours, 9 weeks
Additional costs: Text(s) and requiredmaterials
CRNStart DateLocation
CRN: 03-238March 24, 2014 - May 23, 2014
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CRN: 04-45May 26, 2014 - July 25, 2014
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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.