The profile of the department of Medical Imaging Technology (Yangon)
The department of Medical Imaging Technology is one of the four major departments of University of Medical Technology,Yangon.
Students have to learn four years courses for Bachelor Degree of Medical Technology (Medical Imaging Technology).
In First year, students have to learn English, Burmese, Chemistry, Physics, Zoology, Botany and Mathematics. After first year course, students have to apply for major subject that they would like to choose according to their order of merit based on the aggregate marks obtained in the first year final examination.
In Second year, students have to learn Basic Medical Science subjects such as Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, General Pathology, combined with Basic Radiography as a major subject.
In Third year, students have to learn four subjects - Radiographic Technique I and Patient Care, Medical Imaging Technique I, Medical Imaging Physics I and Imaging Anatomy I. According to recent used curriculum time schedule, students have to study for 920 hours including lectures, tutorials and practical demonstration. For practical training, students have been sent to Yangon General Hospital, East Yangon General Hospital, Insein General Hospital, and Yankin Children's Hospital as bloc posting for 200 hours.
In Fourth year, students have to learn four subjects - Radiographic Technique II, Medical Imaging Technique II, Medical Imaging Physics II and Imaging Anatomy II. According to recent used curriculum time schedule, students have to study for 920 hours including lectures, tutorials and practical demonstration. For practical training, students have been sent to Yangon General Hospital, New Yangon General Hospital, North Okkalapa General Hospital, Thingangyun Sanpya Hospital, Central Women's Hospital and Yangon Children's Hospital as bloc posting for 280 hours.
Two years master course has been conducted since 2003. The Master candidate has to study four subjects - Advanced Medical Radiation, Advanced Medical Imaging I, Advanced Medical Imaging II, and Sectional Anatomy. After accomplishing the course, the candidate will be awarded M.Med.Tech (Medical Imaging Technology) degree.
The teaching - learning strategies emphasize on problem-based and self-learning. Lectures, Topic-discussion, Journal reading, Assignments, Problem-solving practices are used as teaching / learning strategies totally 1680 hrs per year.
In Second year the students have Bloc Posting to Radiology department of various teaching hospital such as Yangon General Hospital, New Yangon General Hospital, North Okkala General Hospital, Thingangyun Sanpya Hospital, Central Women's Hospital, Yangon Children's Hospital and Yangon Orthopedic Hospital. The teaching / learning strategies are same as first year.
The University of Medical Technology, Yangon is always trying to produce internationally accepted medical imaging technologists and to promote management skills through conducting workshops, training courses and continuing education.
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History of Department
In Myanmar, Radiography course was started to introduce under occupational training since 1960. In 1961, two- year training course was started with the aid of Colombo Plan.
In November 1964, School of Paramedical Science was established in YGH. At that time, two-year training programs for Medical Laboratory Technology, Radiography, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy had been conducted. Candidates were conferred Diplomas in Paramedical Sciences in their respective field.
For the First two-year training course, the selected candidates should have passed Inter 'B'. From the Second to the Fifth batch, for 4-year training course, candidates who have passed BEHS examination had been selected. For the Sixth to Sixteenth batch, of two-year training course, the selected candidates should have passed the B. Sc second year ( Science).
From the Seventeenth batch, the degree holders of B. Sc ( Zoology) and B. Sc (Botany) had been selected. The candidates who fulfilled the above courses were conferred Diplomas in Radiography.
In 1991, the school was upgraded to the level of Degree conferring Institute as Institute of Paramedical Sciences. Two-year bridge course was conducted from 1992- 1994 for the continuing education of the senior service personnel who had already obtained Diploma.
Four-year Bachelor degree course was started from 1994 onwards. The candidates were chosen in accordance with the matriculation marks. In 2004, to cover advancement of technology, name of department was converted from Department of Radiography to Department of Medical Imaging Technology.
To produce highly qualified and skilful technologists, two- year master degree course had been started from December 2003.