DIACF-AD Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography - Echocardiography

Overview

This program is currently under review and changes to program design and delivery are expected for August 2021. Please continue to check the program webpage for updated information. 

  • One-year 12-month Advanced Diploma
  • August entry date 
  • Annual application deadline: January 15
  • Clinical work experience
  • Notre Dame Campus
  • Due to high demand, this funded program is open to Manitoba residents only. Applications received from Non-Manitoban residents for this program, will be cancelled and the application fee will not be refunded.
  • If you have a criminal record you may not be able to complete this program. If you are listed on a Child Abuse Registry or Adult Abuse Registry you will not be able to complete this program. See Admission Requirements for more info.
  • Learn about this program by ATTENDING AN INFORMATION SESSION. The session is approximately 60-90 minutes and will cover general program information, admission requirements, and how to apply. Sign up for a session that best fits your schedule.

Description
Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography, also known as Echocardiography, is a technology involving the application of high-frequency sound waves on patients to aid in cardiac diagnoses. As part of the patient care team, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographers assess patients and provide information to Cardiologists for diagnoses and monitoring patients' health statuses.

The Diagnostic Cardiac Sonography program prepares students, through theoretical and clinical training, to conduct Echocardiography examinations, focusing on the heart. This content is cross-referenced to the national competency profile set up by Sonography Canada.

This is a specialized profession requiring a high degree of technical skills and hand eye coordination, and exceptional interpersonal skills.

As part of training, students will perform scans on each other therefore all students must be agreeable to participate in scanning procedures. 

Sonography Canada administers the Canadian credentials. To qualify for certification as a Cardiac Sonographer, candidates will be required to successfully complete two exams:

  1. The Core Sonographic Examination - cost $200.00
  2. The Cardiac Sonographer Examination - cost $250.00

The certification application fee is $100.00.

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