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Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography

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School:Algonquin College
Faculty:School of Health and Community Studies (Ottawa)
Field of Study:Diag. Med. Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Description:The one-year Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography Ontario College Graduate Certificate provides you with the essential theoretical knowledge and technical skills required to produce, evaluate and diagnose sonographic images of the heart and surrounding structures. Ultrasound is an important, non-invasive diagnostic tool used to identify the anatomical and physiological state of internal organs. Working independently and in collaboration with healthcare team members, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers capture, analyze and identify a variety of complex ultrasound images. These images assist cardiologists in the diagnosis and management of different heart diseases in children and adults.

Through theory, simulation, laboratory practice and extensive clinical experience, you learn to manipulate sound waves to create images of the human heart. By applying principles of safety and quality assurance, you ensure the safe and proper use of ultrasound equipment in the clinical setting. In addition, you develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills as you adapt theoretical knowledge to clinical practice. You work within an inter-professional healthcare team to deliver safe patient assessment and imaging, consistent with the best practice standards for diagnostic cardiac sonography.
URL:Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography at Algonquin College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $2,240

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Admission Requirements


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    Ontario College Diploma, Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Degree or equivalent in a Medical or Health related field.

    * 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 May 12, 2020

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