The Michener Institute of Education, which is part of Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN), is the only post-secondary institution in Canada dedicated entirely to the delivery of applied health sciences programs. In 2016, it integrated with UHN to give students access to frontline expertise.
Located in the heart of Toronto’s downtown hospital district, the Michener Institute boasts strong clinical and industry partnerships. The college incorporates cutting-edge technology in its training and offers 20,000 sq. feet of simulation space, which includes laboratories, examination rooms and operating theatres. Small class sizes ensure that students get hands-on interaction in simulated clinical environments.
The Michener Institute offers 11 full-time programs and two part-time programs. Areas of study include all imaging disciplines, including ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging. The school offers courses in chiropody, medical laboratory science, respiratory therapy and medical radiation sciences (nuclear medicine and molecular imaging technology, radiation therapy and radiological technology). The school also offers continuing education programs and courses.
After completing classroom, laboratory and simulation studies, students participate in clinical rotations at hospitals and private clinics.
Size of school
Small (fewer than 2,000 full-time students)
- Digital Health and Data Analytics: This new program explores the intersection of digital health, artificial intelligence, data analytics, machine learning and virtual care.
- Cardiovascular Perfusion: Students learn in simulated and actual clinical placements, where they observe the use of support devices during open heart surgeries.
- Cannabis Educator: In this online certificate program, students learn about the medical cannabis industry and get hands-on experience creating educational plans for patients.
- Medical Laboratory Science
- Respiratory Therapy