• 2020-2021

An education with
surgical precision

Medical Device Reprocessing Technician

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

STARTLOCATIONDELIVERYSTATUS
SepEdmontonHybrid
Open
Limited
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Full
Upcoming
 
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QUICK FACTS

Program length  

2 terms

Credential

Certificate

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TUITION & FEES


Canadian
Total: $5,669.00

International
Total: $16,203.00

 
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ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

  • Language Arts – this requirement can be met with any of the following, or an equivalent course:
    • 60% in English Language Arts 30-1 or 70% in English Language Arts 30-2
    • 60% in ESLG 1860 or 70% in ESLG 1898
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This program information is not for the current academic year. If you are interested in a program starting before July, view the current academic year of the program.

Course Listing

You must complete five courses to graduate. Courses are listed by term to show the recommended path to completing the program in 27 weeks as a full-time student.

Course CodeTitleCredit
Term 1 - 16 weeks
ANPH1003
In this course, students will study the organization of the human body as it relates to surgical procedures and devices. Students will learn introductory medical terminology and introductory microbiology necessary to perform the tasks of a medical device reprocessing technician (MDRT). As members of the health-care team, MDRTs play a vital role in providing support to all patient-care services in hospitals and other clinical settings.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
COMM1001 (O)
Explore the fundamentals of communication and interpersonal relationships. Examine effective communication, barriers to effective communication, and specific communication strategies that can improve interactions with others and enhance critical thinking skills. Learn and apply theories related to communication climate, groups, teams, conflict management, and problem solving.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
3
HLTH1103
This course equips students to perform the core skills of an MDRT. Students will develop the skills necessary to perform technical functions with surgical instruments and medical equipment. This course focuses on equipment identification and classification, decontamination, and assembly.
  • 60 Lecture
  • 30 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
6
HLTH1101
This course equips students with the necessary knowledge and processes to perform the core skills of a Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (MDRT). Students will develop the skills necessary to sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. This course focusses on sterilization, storage, and professional responsibilities.
  • 45 Lecture
  • 15 Lab
  • 0 Work Experience
4
Term 2 - 12 weeks
HLTH1104
In this practicum course, students will gain work experience through 400 hours of experience as a MDRT. The experience gained in this course prepares students to write the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) exam to qualify for certification. Prerequisites: HLTH 1100, HLTH 1101, ANPH 1003, and COMM 1001
  • 0 Lecture
  • 0 Lab
  • 400 Work Experience
7

Additional note

Courses marked with (O) are available through Open Studies.

You will require a computer that meets minimum standards for all of the courses. Learn more about Bringing Your Own Device.