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Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

www.sait.ca
Diagnostic medical sonography, also known as ultrasound, is a technology involving the application of high-frequency sound waves toward patients to help physicians in medical diagnoses. Diagnostic medical sonographers work as members of patient care teams, assessing patients and providing information to physicians for diagnoses and monitoring patients' health status. This is a specialized vocation requiring a high-degree of technical skills and exceptional interpersonal skills. This program teaches key aspects of ultrasound technology including obstetrics and gynecology, the cardiac and vascular systems and the abdomen and superficial structures. Studies also include patient care, physics, anatomy and physiology, equipment instrumentation, quality control and performance of diagnostic scanning procedures. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is 26 months in length and consists of theory and lab courses onsite at SAIT along with practicum rotations off campus. Clinical practica sites are currently located in Calgary, Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Ottawa, Red Deer, Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria and Penticton. Practicum locations are constantly changing. All students can expect to be placed outside of Calgary (including out of province). Students are expected to return to SAIT campus for classes in the second and third year of the program. These on-campus classes will provide an opportunity to integrate theory with the hands-on skills learned during practica. To support their learning, students may be required to participate in online courses throughout their practicum and will require access to a computer with Internet access and a printer
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1301 16 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta, T2M0L4, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 3 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
At least 75% in the following courses or their equivalents:
  • English Language Arts 30-1
  • Math 30-1, Math 30-2 or Pure Math 30
  • Biology 30
  • Physics 30
  • English Proficiency

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $6,300.00 Year One
  • Tuition $5,094.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,107.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

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Updated May 16, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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