Continuing Medical Education Courses
Our present educational purposes are Continuing Medical Education for professionals with medical background and registry preparation
Our courses are independent modules, under 40 hrs length, that are designed to assist the students' preparation of ARDMS (Registry) Examination.
Full-time, extended length ultrasound Programs
Next year, full-time comprehensive programs will be added to our curriculum. They are currently subject to Ministry of Training
Colleges and Universities’ approval. webpages are subsequently under construction.
Please visit us soon to find out about the newly added Programs.
Tutorials for ARDMS registry exam preparation for Echocardiography Sonographer (RDCS – Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer)
CARDIO-VASCULAR ULTRASOUND PHYSICS
This course comprises lectures on Anatomy and Physiology of the Heart and Vessels, Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation and sample questions to prepare for the ARDMS Ultrasound Physics Examination.
This course is designed to refresh echocardiography methodology, supporting ARDMS / RDCS applicants for registry examination by focusing on normal echocardiography. Sample questions and demonstration sessions are included. Also available as Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Practical demonstrations and case study presentations are included.
CARDIAC PATHOLOGY IN ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
This course is assisting ARDMS applicants in preparing their RDCS registry examination. The course is focused on Cardiac Pathology as seen in Echocardiography and provides Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for sonographers that intend to upgrade their ultrasound training. Practical demonstrations and case study presentations are included.
This program is providing ARDMS applicants practical skills required for RDCS examination. Clinical placement for hand-on sessions are offered as Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for sonographers that intend to upgrade their ultrasound training.
Tutorials for ARDMS registry exam preparation for Vascular Ultrasound Sonographer (RVT – Registered Vascular Technologist)
VASCULAR ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY AND PHYSICS
The course is an introductory series of lectures in Vascular Ultrasound focused on vascular anatomy, physiology, physics and instrumentation, addressed to medical-related professionals. It is intended to tutor applicants for ARDMS/RVT registry exam. Also provides CME credits for other ultrasound professionals.
ARTERIAL DUPLEX EXAMINATION
The course is focused on extracranial and peripheral arterial evaluation and pathology. It is intended to assist applicants for ARDMS/RVT to prepare for registry examination. Also provides CME credits for other ultrasound professionals. Practical demonstrations and case study presentations are included.
VENOUS DOPPLER EXAMINATIONS
This course is focused on peripheral venous testing and pathology. It is intended to assist applicants for ARDMS/RVT to prepare for registry exam. Also provides CME credits for other ultrasound professionals. Practical demonstrations and case study presentations are included.
PRACTICAL VASCULAR ULTRASOUND
The program is providing ARDMS applicants practical skills required for ARDMS registry examination. Clinical placement for hands-on sessions are offered as Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits for other sonographers that intend to upgrade their ultrasound training.
ABDOMINAL VASCULAR ULTRASOUND
This course is focused on abdominal and pelvic vascular testing and pathology. It is intended to assist applicants for ARDMS/RVT to prepare for registry exam. Also provides CME credits for other ultrasound professionals. Practical demonstrations and case study presentations are included.
COURSE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Medical background, post-secondary education Sonographers licensed in other ultrasound modalities
We do not grant any certification or professional status.
This is only obtained after passing ARDMS registration examinations.
We assist students in applying for the Registry Examination.
There are separate exams for each ultrasound specialty. Ultrasound Physics is mandatory for all ultrasound specialties. For more details, please visit the official site www.ardms.org.
For almost all the examinations, a newly introduced prerequisite is the proof of practicum skills. This could by obtained by effectively working in the desired ultrasound field under qualified supervision.
Our practicum module courses are addressing specifically this requirement in order to provide the candidate the optimum training necessary to pass the examination.
Additional modules could further complete continuing medical education (CME credits) necessary to maintain registration status
Certificates are released upon successful completion of necessary Courses. We will issue a certificate of attendance of the courses stating the number of continuing medical education (CME) hours included in the program. After successfully finishing practical courses we will provide the official proof of practicum necessary as a prerequisite for Registry Exam.
Standard curriculum of each course is administered in 38 hours during 4 weeks. Flexible locations across GTA and schedules are available
for practicum sessions (demo, observation and hands-on), restricted only by clinics' schedule (mornings and evenings).
Evening and weekend theory classes are also available, subject to minimal student enrollment.
- are administered as interactive Power Point presentations with alternating demonstration of original clinical images. Course notes / syllabus are not
included in student tuition. Suggested bibliography is student's responsibility.
Comprehensive literature is available for study in our Continuing Education Centre.
- are presented in our Continuing Education Class located in Scarborough, at Kennedy/Steeles area
- Demo sessions may include a minimal/limited amount of students /session (4-6 students / session)
- Hands-on and Practical Observation sessions are delivered to only 1-2 students per session.
- may use model patients as well as real patients in real clinical settings includes patient interrogation and ethic issues debates and presentations
FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
The tuition fee is $985 / Course.
Other expenses may add: syllabus/course notes, model patient fee, admin.
At the present we do not provide financial assistance. Banking institutions have specific products (line of credit) for this purpose.
We can assist you in obtaining such study loan by providing you the necessary Proforma Invoice corresponding to the modules/courses of your choice.