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BSc Diagnostic Medical Sonography information

BSc Diagnostic Medical Sonography

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer is a healthcare professional who uses sound waves to identify and evaluate soft tissue structures in the human body for disease and pathology. With our expert faculty, we train students to perform imaging evaluations on patients in the clinical setting using medical knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and ultrasound physics. We equip our students with the following competencies in sonography:

  • Abdominal sonography
  • Cardiac sonography
  • Obstetrics/gynaecology sonography
  • Vascular technology
  • Doppler ultrasound

The programme is accredited by the Ghana Tertiary Education Commission (GTEC). Upon completion of this four (4) year programme, you shall be eligible to write the licensure exams by the Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) of Ghana.

Aim of the Programme:

The goal of this programme is to:

  • Provide students with an understanding of the scientific principles and practical application of ultrasound, and to assist students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills of how to apply them in practice; 
  • Give a carrier opportunity for students to learn the application of Ultrasound in the clinical field and how to confidently and accurately report on the produced images;
  • Facilitate the development in each student the skills of critical analysis, evaluation and the appropriate response to clinical and anatomical changes;
  • Equip the student with the knowledge and skills needed to actively participate in the provision of quality healthcare delivery in Ghana and to encourage private entrepreneurship in diagnostic medical sonographic imaging in general.
  • Lay the foundation for students to pursue and take up higher academic challenges (M.Sc.)
  • Be clinically competent primary care physician assistants who practice evidence-based medicine.

Where can sonography students work after graduation?

Upon graduation, our students are eligible to work in the following places:

  • Academic Institutions: Universities, Polyclinics, Nursing Training Colleges
  • Ghana Health Services, Hospitals, Polyclinics
  • Private Health Institutions
  • Health Institutions
  • Research Institutions
  • Industries
  • Self-employment (private medical imaging centre)

Career Outlook

With a large aging population, the need to diagnose medical conditions using affordable imaging technology is likely to increase. Sonographers are needed to provide an alternative to radiation imaging techniques. There is a high demand for medical sonographers in Ghana mainly due to high antenatal, ageing population and other ultrasound examinations. The profession is therefore expected to grow about 24.3% from 2020 to 2025. We are committed to produce highly skilled sonographers to meet the growing demand of sonographers in Ghana and beyond.