Diagnostic Medical Sonography
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program at P.I.T. is committed to serve the local community and students in providing for the training of necessary job skills, and the proper education needed to fulfill the duties of a diagnostic medical sonographer. The program is also committed to graduate students capable of attaining the status of Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer. The program provides access and equal opportunity to all qualified individuals who apply.
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- Curriculum Summary
- Program Objectives
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
1. Demonstration of practical application in the professional and technical aspects of patient care related to medical sonography.
2. Skills in demonstrating respect for interpersonal relationships, including moral and ethical responsibilities to increase effective communication and empathy for the patient.
3. Provision for an understanding of the goals, philosophies and organization of the sonography and affiliate diagnostic sonography departments; and an appreciation of the career in medical sonography through knowledge of medical history, as well as the evolution of sonographic technology and its professional organizations.
4. Proficiency in comprehending the principles of the various modalities of imaging available to the profession. Recognizing the common factors in the production of a sonographic image regardless of the imaging system used.
5. Ability to maintain and/or troubleshoot malfunctions in processing systems, evaluate sonograms for the presence of artifacts and correct or compensate for the cause.
6. Proficiency in applying the principles of structure and function within the human body. Comprehensive study of physiology of the various systems. Ability to correlate the anatomy from a sectional standpoint.
7. Ability to comprehend medical terminology, follow directions, and communicate effectively with others.
8. An understanding of disease entities and their influence on sonographic techniques, enabling the student to produce optimum diagnostic sonograms and insure effective care to the patient.
9. Familiarization with routine sonographic procedures and supplementary techniques such as radiology, conventional tomography, computerized axial tomography, angiography, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, and magnetic resonance imaging.
10. Assure that both practicum and didactic education relate to practice needs, prepare competent and humane sonographers, and foster mutual appreciation and collaboration among the health professions.
11. Competence in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
12. To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.