|Faculty:||South Campus - Centre for Applied Health Sciences
|Field of Study:||Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
|Description:||This advanced diploma program will prepare the graduate for entry-to-practice as a General Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (Ultrasound Technologist). Simulation labs and clinical placement settings will expose the student to practical learning. Course work includes clinical application courses, sonographic physics, sonographic identification of normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, pathology, and patho-physiology of the abdomen, pelvis, and small parts of the adult, pediatric, and fetal patient, and comprehensive exam reviews. Utilizing advanced knowledge of cross-sectional anatomy, pathology, and physical applications, a sonographer performs examinations to provide diagnostic ultrasound images for interpretation by a medical radiologist. As a member of a health-care team, the sonographer will produce images of internal body structures utilizing a variety of hand-held acoustical scanning probes and imaging techniques. The profession requires critical thinking skills, judgment, and the ability to provide safe and competent health care.
The overall program goals and objectives are aligned with the current National Competency Profiles (NCP) for the Generalist, as approved by the Canadian Association of Registered Diagnostic Ultrasound Professionals (CARDUP) and the Canadian Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (CSDMS) boards.