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Academic Plan – Fall 2020
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School of Health Sciences
Program Length: 13 Months
Applications for Diagnostic Ultrasonography are closed for the 2020-21 Academic Year. We encourage you to revisit this page for updates regarding the reopening of applications to this program.
Ultrasonography encompasses the medical use of sound waves to evaluate internal anatomy in real time and to produce diagnostic images. With the continuously expanding applications of ultrasound in today’s technologically advanced society, it has made for an exciting and demanding career field. Ultrasound images are used by Radiologists to retrieve critical information regarding the patient and their subsequent diagnosis and treatment. Ultrasound has grown to include applications in abdomen, obstetrics, gynecology, vascular and superficial structures.
Upon successful completion of the Diagnostic Ultrasonography program, graduates will be able to:
Utilize academic knowledge as outlined in the Sonography Canada Competency Profile and apply learned knowledge in clinical practice.
Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills that promote competence in the performance of ultrasound procedures.
Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other members of the health care team to serve patients and employers with the highest degree of competence.
To maintain a high level of professional conduct in the performance of all duties.
This is a thirteen month program, which includes training at the college and Eastern Regional Health Authority. Graduates of the program will be eligible to write the certification examinations set by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and the examinations set by Sonography Canada.
The program at the Prince Philip Drive Campus is accredited by Accreditation Canada.
Graduates may elect to further their studies and obtain a Bachelor of Technology degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland or a Bachelor of Science (Post Diploma, Human Science) from Athabasca University.
Students must possess valid Standard First Aid with Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) /Basic Life Support (BLS) certification to be eligible for graduation from the College.
To be accepted into the Diagnostic Ultrasonography program, an individual must have successfully completed an accredited program in Medical Radiation Technology (Medical Radiography, Radiation Therapy or Nuclear Medicine) and possess a certificate of registration with the Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists (CAMRT).
Interested applicants must submit an official application form along with a certified copy of: (1) high school marks (2) Medical Radiation Technology program marks (3) results of CAMRT examinations and (4) proof of current registration with the CAMRT.
Students meeting academic entrance requirements are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Before final acceptance is granted, additional documentation must be submitted; see the Additional Information for Health Sciences Applicants section of the calendar or under the Admissions Regulations section of our website for details.
Basic Scanning I
has a Clinical Component of 2.5 hours per week for 9 weeks.
Basic Scanning II
Semester 3 (22 weeks, May-October)
Locations & Start Dates
Prince Philip Drive Campus - September 2020