Overview

This in-class, theory and practical based program focuses on sterilization, preparation and storage of equipment, instruments and supplies.

Students will learn critical techniques in safe handling of instrumentation, infection control and aseptic techniques. Students will be introduced to sterile processing techniques in practical sessions throughout the program. There is also an optional field placement at the completion of the program.

Upon graduation, students will have the knowledge and skills needed to work in sterile (processing) environments such as hospitals, surgical centres, and other health care settings.

Please access the MDR Program Brochure for more information.

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Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.

Admission

To apply, please complete the following steps:

  1. Fill in the MDR Application Form
  2. Submit all ORIGINAL sealed documentation.
  3. Applications can be:
    Mailed to:
    Seneca College, 1750 Finch Ave East, Toronto, ON M2J 2X5 Attention: Faculty of Continuing Education, MDR Admissions
    OR
    Dropped off: Faculty of Continuing Education Office, Newnham Office Attention: Faculty of Continuing Education, MDR Admissions

Entry Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, with:

  • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    OR
  • Mature Student Status (age 19 years or older) with the above prerequisite course.

The following Seneca College courses will be acceptable for admission purposes:

 

English Proficiency

In addition to completing a Grade 12 English Credit, applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency. You meet our language proficiency requirements if you have completed:

  • Three full years of study in Canada in English (or in a country where English is the primary language) at the secondary school level;
    OR
  • the equivalent of two years of full time studies at the post-secondary level in English in a country where English is the primary language; OR
  • ESL079 AND ESL933.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed a pre-health program at an Ontario college will be considered.

All applicants must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language proficiency. To determine whether you meet the entry requirements, please complete the ELL100 English Assessment. You must be assessed at or above levels ESL079 and ESL933 to be considered for the program.

Please access the MDR Program Brochure for more information.


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Curriculum

MDR108
Microbiology and Infection Control
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Prerequisite(s):

Permission to enrol from the Academic Program Manager

This course introduces the student to the sterile processing role in a health care environment, microbiology concepts, infection control, aseptic techniques and workplace environmental hazards. Students will learn basic anatomy, medical terminology and microbiology with special emphasis on infection control practices for employees in the sterile supply processing area.




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MDR109
Identification and Care of Surgical Instrumentation
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Prerequisite(s):

MDR108, MDR110

This course introduces the student to surgical instrument classification, the specifics of proper handling techniques, the assembly of specific surgical trays for a variety of surgical services and the recognition of common problems related to care, handling and reprocessing of instrument usage.




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MDR110
Decontamination Practices
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Prerequisite(s):

Permission to enrol from the Academic Program Manager

In this course students are introduced to the principles of decontamination and quality control including instrument/equipment disassembly, cleaning/disinfection methods, (automated) decontamination equipment use, proper workflow, standard workplace precautions and the safe handling of sharps and medical bio-hazardous waste material.




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MDR111
Disinfection and Sterilization
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Prerequisite(s):

MDR108, MDR110

This course introduces students to the key scientific principles and methods of disinfection and sterilization utilized in today's health care settings. This course builds on the principles and activities covered in Decontamination Practices, building on the packaging and sterilization processes. Common type of sterilization processes will be explored including mechanical, biological and chemical monitoring of products and procedures.




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MDR112
Assembly, Packaging and Sterile Storage of Medical Devices
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Prerequisite(s):

MDR109, MDR111

This course introduces students to the proper techniques for the assembly, wrapping and/or packaging of surgical instruments, supplies and patient care equipment. Students will be introduced to sterile storage and inventory control distribution systems including the case care system, portering, and stock rotation. Material management and professionalism will also be covered.




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Program Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively using medical terminology and follow written department policies in a professional manner.
  2. Apply principles of microbiology and infection prevention and control in the reprocessing of patient care equipment, medical devices and instrumentation.
  3. Use principles of decontamination and environmental safety control to select and calculate appropriate disinfecting and sterilizing agents used in common reprocessing machines.
  4. Prepare, package and sterilize multi-use medical devices and surgical equipment and supplies for specific surgical operations.
  5. Store, inventory, transport and distribute medical devices, instruments and endoscopic equipment to maintain sterile integrity.
  6. Sort, inspect and test patient care equipment, medical devices, instruments and endoscopic equipment for cleanliness and function ensuring they are in good working order.
 

Credit for Prior Learning

Prior Learning Assessment

Earn college credits for what you already know!
Prior Learning Assessment is a method of assessing and recognizing learning that is equal to college level learning, but has been gained outside a traditional classroom (through work experience, volunteering, outside study, etc.). If you can prove that the knowledge you have gained meets the outcomes of a Seneca course, then credit will be awarded.

How does the PLA process work?
Prior Learning is demonstrated through a "challenge" process. The process measures learning through a variety of methods which may include tests, portfolio assessment, interviews, demonstrations, essays, and work samples. The method used will be determined in consultation with a Program Coordinator.
For more information and to determine if you are eligible for PLA, please call the Program Coordinator.

The process may take from 6 to 8 weeks.

Note: Not all courses can be challenged. For more information go to PLA website or contact your Program Coordinator.

Graduation/Convocation

When you meet all program requirements and become eligible for a certificate, diploma, or degree, you must inform the Registrar by completing a Graduation Application form and paying the graduation and alumni fee. Certificates, diplomas, and applied degrees are issued twice a year in the Fall (October) and Spring (June).

For further information including deadlines and fees, please visit the  Convocation website or contact the Convocation Office at 416-491-5050 ext. 77461.

CSA-CMDRT Recognition

Seneca College is recognized as an approved training provider, preparing students to write the exam for the CSA Group's Certified Medical Devices Reprocessing Technician designation. For more information on CSA group or the CMDRT exam, please visit the CSA Group website.

Program Contacts

Contact us via this form or using the phone number(s) below it.





Ramya Kottapalli
Program Assistant

416-491-5050 ext.22663


Tina Kotsiomitis
Academic Program Manager

416-491-5050 ext.22515


Information Session

New students are invited to attend an information session.