Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This program lets students develop theoretical and clinical proficiency in the field of the abdomen, female pelvis, Thyroid, Salivary gland, Breast, the developing fetus, abdominal vascular, and produce images. Work as a diagnostic sonographer.

Program Length

100 weeks instructor-led full-time training and clinical practice

Practicum Duration

32 weeks Local Clinic and hospital

Accreditation

Registered with Accreditation Canada

Financial Aid

Free financial consultation available. Financial aid may be available to those who qualify.

Program Description

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography/ultrasound Diploma program lets students develop theoretical and clinical proficiency in the field of Abdomen and Small Parts, Gynecology, Obstetrics, Abdomen Vascular, minor Musculoskeletal and Pediatric Sonography.

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The whole course involves 23 months of intense learning. The learning involves a broad spectrum of theoretical(68weeks) include practical demonstrations of Ultrasound skills in the classroom and supervised practicum in school simulation Lab and clinic practice (32 weeks) experience in our affiliated diagnostic clinics and medical facilities.

Our Lab Focuses on a student-centred approach and is equipped with high-quality scanning equipment, capable of providing full computer-interfaced ultrasound images to enhance learning outcomes. Our more than 16 years exam preparation for ARDMS experience accumulates a comprehensive range of exam preparation resource material to prepare students ready for the sonography Canada national exam.

Upon successful completion of this diploma program, students are eligible to write the national credentialing examinations for the Generalist Sonographer conducted by Sonography Canada; as well as the certification exams by (ARDMS).

Students who are successful in the sonography Canada Core and the Generalist Sonographer (Core/abdominal/ superficial structures, vascular for generalist, obstetrics and gynecology) become certified by Sonography Canada and qualify to register with CMRITO and practice as a Generalist Sonographer.

Before Register with CMRITO, a graduate must complete CMRITO online Jurisprudence Course and get the Certificate.

Knowledge and Skills the students will learn:

  1. Proper identification of patient’s Document & record patient’s examination
  2. Good communication skills in oral, writing, non-verbal, etc.
  3. Good knowledge of equipment and skillful in machine set-up, use age and maintenance
  4. Critical thinking. Good at examination planning; integration of relevant, available diagnostic data; technical analysis
  5. Perform a variety of scanning includes abdominal, obstetrics, gynecology, MSK, abdominal vascular, small Parts (Thyroid, Parathyroid, Salivary gland, Breast, Groin, Male Pelvis,) Etc
  6. Monitored examination by viewing images to evaluate the quality of diagnostics images and made necessary adjustments.
  7. Differentiate sonographic appearance of normal structures from anomalous and pathologic conditions,
  8. Prepare examination reports for the radiologist.
  9. Maintained quality control checks and a health and safety environment

The program standards include:

  • National Competency Profiles by Sonography Canada;
  • Principles described in the Sonography Canada, Code of Ethics, Code of Conduct, The Scope of Practice for Sonographers;
  • The regulation Board CMRITO requirements;
  • Other healthcare-related regulation and policy

Admission Requirements

  • Applicant must hold a Minimum Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with biology and math courses or equivalence
  • Prefer to hold a 2-year or higher allied healthcare degree in a patient care related area. This includes, but is not limited to, medical radiography, registered nurse, respiratory technologist, occupational therapist, and emergency medical technologist, or
  • Prefer to hold a bachelor’s degree in any major or foreign degree equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. or Canada

Additional Requirements

  • A police check of Criminal Record Must be produced within 120 days of starting the program.
  • Medical checks such as TB test/ Hepatitis B Immunization must be produced within 120 days of starting the program.
  • First aid and CPR Level HCP-Healthcare provider. must have before clinic placement
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International students must have a demonstrated competency in English.

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL)  50 marks
  • Paper-based TOEFL (PBT)   550
  • Internet-based TOEFL (IBT) 80  (20 min. in writing and speaking, 20 min. in reading and listening)
  • IELTS  5.5 (min. 5.0 in each band)
  • MELAB 75 (min. score)

* Program has PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition) policy. Transcript transfer is available. Please ask the college for details.

Clinical Practice

The college will arrange your co-op practice in clinics or hospitals for 32 weeks to get real-world experience. This will help you in your future job search.

Career Opportunities

Graduates with a registered license can work a position in any of these fields:

  • Hospitals
  • Ultrasound clinics/centre
  • Medical Ultrasound Equipment/Device
  • Medical centre

Program Consultation: For further information, email info@pharmemedical.ca or call the Program Coordinator at 416-821-4876 or 647-996-5876

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