Advanced Diploma

in Ultrasound

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound) is an imaging technology that uses high-frequency sound waves to display real time images of the soft tissue structures in the human body such as breast, thyroid, abdominal and pelvic organs, vessels, muscles, and other soft tissue structures in the human body. Sonographers use this technology to assess organs, muscles, vessels and anatomical systems in order to differentiate between normal and pathologic findings and to monitor pregnancies for fetal abnormalities, fetal growth and well-being. Sonography is used for medical diagnosis, for follow up of disease processes and for pregnancies.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics and a science subject, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).

 

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DURATION
18 months

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                                            COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                        

CODE COURSE TITLE CR.
PHUS 900 Physics and Instrumentation of Ultrasound 3
APIG 900 Cross sectional Anatomy and Physiology 3
ABUS 900 Ultrasound of the Abdomen 1 7
ABUS 902 Ultrasound of the Abdomen and Superficial Structures 2 7
OBUS 900 Obstetrics and Gynecology 6
USUS 901 Ultrasound Scanning 16
IGUS 900 Advanced Ultrasound 3
CLUS 901 Clinical Education 4
Total Number of Credits Required 49

The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

The College accepts the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • LINX
  • Visa/Master card
  • Certified/Manager’s cheque

Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.

 

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:  www.moe.gov.tt

Important:
Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.

 

Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

  • tuition fees
  • accommodation
  • airfare and other transportation costs
  • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
  • books and related materials
  • special equipment
  • other related tertiary expenses

For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at: www.moe.gov.tt

 

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details: registrar@costaatt.edu.tt

Graduates of the Ultrasound Program receive The Michener Institute’s “Graduate Diploma of Health Sciences in Ultrasound” upon successful completion of their didactic and clinical components.

Courses in the major area of study 49 credits
Total credits in the major area of study 49 credits
Total Credits Required for Graduation  49 credits

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