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    St. Philip's College
   
 
  Oct 24, 2017
 
 
    
St. Philip’s College Schedule/Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Diagnostic Medical Sonography, A.A.S.


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Diagnostic Medical Sonography involves the use of high frequency sound waves to provide anatomical and pathological images for interpretation by a physician. Among a sonographer’s duties are obtaining and reviewing a patient’s medical history and clinical data, recording and processing sonographic images, providing patient education related to medical ultrasound and promoting the principles of good health. 

 

A Sonographer works in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals, offices, clinics. As such, a Sonographer, is responsible for appropriate and quality patient care. At all times, a Sonographer displays and maintains all work ethics in accordance with the standards as established by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.

 

This program’s emphasis will be on a General Track which includes the following learning concentrations Abdominal, and Obstetrical and Gynecological.  The program is completed within 21 months of acceptance into the program. The program requires the following:

  • Assignment to a cohort of approximately 20 students every Fall semester with full time attendance throughout the program to include summer enrollment.
  • Content and clinical practice experiences are designed to sequentially develop, apply, critically analyze, integrate, synthesize and evaluate concepts and theories in the performance of sonographic procedures.  Through structured, sequential, competency-based clinical assignments, concepts of team practice, patient-centered clinical practice and professional development are discussed, examined and evaluated.
  • All students must be able to meet the clinical and classroom schedules.
  • Special Tuition Fee of $3150 ($1400/Fall & Spring and $350/Summer)

 

Upon completion of this program, the graduate must successfully complete the certification exam through the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists with a specialty in Sonography; ARRT (S) to work as a Sonographer.

Total Credit Hours Required: 64


Diagnostic Medical Sonography


Semester I Prerequisites


Notes


CIP Code: 51.0910

Major Code: DGMS

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