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Diagnostic Medical Sonography, AS (Ultrasound)

Keiser University

This program is available in the following Florida campuses:

Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Melbourne, New Port Richey

* An Associate of Science degree is considered a terminal degree. The decision on course transferability rests with the receiving institution.

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography presents an integration of didactic, laboratory and clinical experiences.  The program prepares students to function as entry-level diagnostic medical sonographers.  Sonographers are highly skilled professionals qualified to provide patient services using diagnostic techniques under the supervision of a licensed doctor of medicine or osteopathy and assist physicians in gathering data necessary to reach diagnostic decisions.

Program Mission Statement

Keiser University’s Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography prepares competent graduates who are eligible for entry-level positions in the ultrasound field. The program facilitates the development of learned knowledge and skills of a graduate sonographer. The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program strives to instill the values and concepts of life-long learning to its graduates

Program Goal

Track 1 – General Concentration

To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The program’s mission and goal is further defined in the following program objectives:

1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes reflective of an entry level sonographer.
2. Perform routine sonographic exams while providing quality patient care as an entry level sonographer.
3. Exhibit professional and ethical behaviors consistent within the scope of practice of an entry level sonographer.

Track 2 – General and Vascular Concentrations

To prepare competent entry-level general sonographers and vascular technologists in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The following additional objectives are for students enrolled in the general and vascular concentrations:

1. Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and attitudes reflective of an entry level general sonographer and vascular technologist.
2. Display professional and ethical behaviors when communicating in the healthcare setting.
3. Demonstrate clinical competency by performing appropriate physiologic, two dimensional, Doppler and other sonographic and noninvasive procedures.
4. Demonstrate the necessary knowledge in general sonography/vascular technology.

Program Outcomes

Click here to view the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program outcomes.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

  • Background check and drug screening.
  • Completion of lower division general education courses with a minimum grade of “C” in each course. Successful completion of the following prerequisite courses: BSC2085C, BSC2086C, PHY2001, ENC1101 and MAT1033.
  • Cumulative grade average of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0 for general education courses.

Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Science degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography students must earn 81.0 credit hours* (Track 1 -general concentration) or 91 credit hours (Track 2 – general and vascular concentrations).

Courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher to progress to the next course in the program.  Program requirements are as follows:

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Major – Track 1 – General Concentration ( 55.0 credit hours total )
Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography 4.0 credit hours*
Practical Aspects of Sonography 3.0 credit hours*
Cross-Sectional Anatomy 4.0 credit hours*
Acoustic Physics/Instrumentation 4.0 credit hours*
Clinical Rotation I 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation II 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation III 3.0 credit hours
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Review 3.0 credit hours*
Abdominal Sonography 4.0 credit hours*
OB/GYN Sonography I 4.0 credit hours*
OB/GYN Sonography II 4.0 credit hours*
Ultrasound of Superficial Structures and Neonatal Brain 4.0 credit hours*
Introduction to Vascular Sonography 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation IV 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation V 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation VI 3.0 credit hours
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Major – Track 2 – General & Vascular Concentration ( 65.0 credit hours total )
Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography 4.0 credit hours
Practical Aspects of Sonography 3.0 credit hours
Cross-Sectional Anatomy 4.0 credit hours
Acoustic Physics/Instrumentation 4.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation I 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation II 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation III 3.0 credit hours
Peripheral & Abdominal Venous Sonography 3.0 credit hours
Peripheral & Abdominal Arterial Sonography 3.0 credit hours
Abdominal Sonography 4.0 credit hours
OB/GYN Sonography I 4.0 credit hours
OB/GYN Sonography II 4.0 credit hours
Ultrasound of Superficial Structures and Neonatal Brain 4.0 credit hours
Hemodynamics & Cerebrovascular Sonography 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation IV 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation V 3.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation VI 2.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation VII 2.0 credit hours
Clinical Rotation VIII 2.0 credit hours
Abdominal Sonography Review 1.0 credit hours
OB/Gyn Sonography Reivew 1.0 credit hours
Vascular Sonography Review 1.0 credit hours
Sonography Graduate Seminar 1.0 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 26.0 credit hours )

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