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Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound) Curriculum

Program Description
 
The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program prepares individuals meeting certain qualifications to work with medical practitioners in the management, control and care of patients referred for ultrasound studies.  The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), 1361 Park Street, Clearwater, FL, 33756, Phone 727-210-2350, upon recommendation of the Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
 
Clinical education is performed in local clinics/hospitals and is offered concurrently with the didactic courses. On completion of the 24-month program, students will be eligible to apply to sit for the exams of the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers.
 
Applicants should access admission information online at www.broward.edu/healthsciences, or call 954-201-2892.  Applicants may call the Program Manager at 954-201-2089 for all specific program admissions related questions.  All didactic courses are taught in Building 41, Broward College, North Campus, 1000 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek Florida.   Clinical affiliation sites are located throughout Broward and Palm Beach counties as well as counties serving Edison State College.
 
In order to qualify for admissions to the Associate in Science (AS) degree program. applicants must meet the following requirements:
  • Applicants must fulfill the general requirements for admission to Health Science Programs
  • Applicants who are first-time BC students must complete an application to the College, in addition to completion of a Health Science Limited Access Application. To apply for Admission to the College, go to the College home page and click on “Future Student” then go to “Admissions”.  The Health Science Limited Access application is available to download on the program’s website.
  • Applicants must submit an official and original document that indicates completion of a minimum of a two year course of study in a health science field that is patient-care related, and which leads to Registry, Certification or Licensure or for completion of an AS, AA, BA or BS degree.
  • For all applicants, a minimum of a 2.5 grade point average (GPA) is required.  The GPA used will be attained from documentation submitted from a prior two year health science education, bachelor’s degree or higher education. The GPA should appear on submitted documentation.
  • Admission of an applicant is based the point system seen below. (Note:  point preference is given to Radiologic Technologists)
     
Point System for Admission into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Programs
 
Points
Prior Education
25 Points
Graduate of a Radiologic Technologist  or Sonography program (Applicant must provide transcript indicating  program completion)
20 Points
Physician’s (Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) trained outside of the US.  (Applicant must provide transcript indicating  program completion)
20 Points
Graduate of a 2 year (A.S. or A.A.S.) Health Science Program that leads to registry/licensure.  (Applicant must provide transcript indicating  program completion)
15 Points
Graduate of a Bachelor’s Degree program
·          It is highly recommended that students complete the following 2 courses.  Students who complete these courses will be awarded an additional 2 Points.
o    HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology or equivalent              
o    HCP 1030 - Health Careers Core Curriculum or equivalent
10 Points
Graduate of an Associate’s Degree program
·          It is highly recommended that students complete the following 2 courses.  Students who complete these courses will be awarded an additional 2 Points.
o    HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology or equivalent              
o    HCP 1030 - Health Careers Core Curriculum or equivalent
 
5 Points
Applicants who have all of the following courses completed with a grade of C or above. GPA will be calculated on overall GPA. 
 

 PHY1001             Applied Physics or Radiographic Physics                             3 cr

 Math                    *MAC 1105 College Algebra or MGF 1106  Liberal Arts
                              Math I  Or *STA 2023 Statistics                                           3 cr
 ENC 1101            Composition I                                                                       3 cr
 Speech                SPC 1608 Public Speaking or SPC 1024 Intro to                3 cr
                              Speech Communications
 BSC 2085            Anatomy and Physiology I                                                   3 cr
 BSC 2085L          Anatomy and Physiology I Lab                                            1 cr
 
·          It is highly recommended that students complete the following 2 courses.  Students who complete these courses will be awarded an additional 2 Points.
o    HSC 1531 - Medical Terminology or equivalent              
o    HCP 1030 - Health Careers Core Curriculum or equivalent
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY TECHNOLOGY (ULTRASOUND)
 
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate in Science Major Code 2176  
First Year – Spring Term Session II  
 
PHY1001
Applied Physics or Radiographic Physics
3
*MFG 1106
*STA 2023
Liberal Arts Math 1 or
Statistics or
 
*MAC 1105
College Algebra 
3
ENC 1101
Composition I
3
SPC 1608
Public Speaking or
 
SPC 1024
Intro to Speech Communications
3
BSC 2085
Anatomy and Physiology I
3
BSC 2085L
Anatomy and Physiology I Lab
1
 
Total Term Semester Hours
16
 
 
First Year-Summer Session Term III
BSC 2086
Anatomy and Physiology II
3
BSC 2086L
Anatomy and Physiology II Lab
1
SON 1170
Sonography of the Circulatory System
2
SON 1100L
Principles and Protocols of Sonographic Imaging
2
 
Total Term Semester Hours
8
 
 
Term I, Fall Term, First Year  
*SON 1211
Medical Sonographic Physics I
3
*SON 1111
Abdominal Sonography I
2
*SON 1121
OBGYN Sonography I
2
*SON 1003L
Fundamentals of Sonography Lab
1
*SON 1804
Clinical Education
2
 
Total Term Semester Hours
10
  
 
Term II, Spring Term, First Year  
*SON 1212
Medical Sonographic Physics II
3
*SON 1122
OB/GYN Sonography II
2
*SON 1112
Abdomen Sonography II
2
*SON 1214
Practical Aspects of Sonography I
2
SON 2013L
Fundamentals of Sonography Lab II
1
*SON 1814
Clinical Education
2
 
Total Term Semester Hours
12
 
Term III, Summer Term, Second Year
*SON 1141
Small Parts Sonography
2
*SON 1824
Clinical Education
3
 
Total Term Semester Hours
5
 
 Term I, Fall Term, Second Year
*SON 2400
Introduction to Echocardiography
2
*SON 2400L
Intro to Echocardiography Lab
1
*SON 1215
Practical Aspects of Sonography II
2
*SON 2834
Clinical Education
3
Elective
Humanities
3
 
Total Term Semester Hours
11
 
 
Term II, Spring Term, Second Year  
*SON 2401
Echocardiography II
2
*SON 2401L
Echocardiography II Lab
1
*SON 2061
Seminar in Sonography
1
Elective
Social/Behavioral Science
3
*SON 2844
Clinical Education
3
 
Total Term Semester Hours
10
 
Total Program Semester Hours
72
 
*Requires a pre- or co-requisite. Refer to the course descriptions found at www.broward.edu.
 **Successful completion of the basic student technology literacy test, or passing CGS1060C, is required to earn the degree.
 It is strongly recommended that students meet with a college academic advisor or counselor every term.

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