Algonquin College

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Graduate Certificate)

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Program Information

School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Degree:Post-diploma
Field of Study:Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Description:This two-year Ontario College Graduate Certificate program, delivered over 62 weeks provides students with the essential knowledge and technical skills required to produce sonographic images and carry out diagnostic procedures in the role of a Canadian and/or American Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. Working independently and in collaboration with healthcare team members, diagnostic medical sonographers capture and analyze a variety of complex sonographic images to assist physicians in the diagnosis and management of multiple system disorders.

Through theoretical courses, simulation, laboratory practice and extensive clinical experiences, students acquire the ability to produce quality images of internal structures, such as abdominal and pelvic organs, superficial structures, fetal imaging, carotid arteries and lower extremity venous imaging of the human body. Students apply principles of health and safety, as well as quality assurance for safe and proper use of ultrasound in the clinical setting and develop critical thinking and problem solving skills to adapt theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. Students work within an inter-professional healthcare team to deliver safe patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic skills consistent with best practice standards for diagnostic medical ultrasound.

URL:Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Graduate Certificate) at Algonquin College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,246

Domestic tuition/ancillary fees: $6,245.74. International tuition/ancillary Fees: $14,195.74.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on July 10, 2017