The Echocardiography Cardiovascular Technology program (ECVT) offered by KSAU-HS under the College of Applied Medical Sciences, is a newly implemented applied medical specialty that is hopefully going to graduate adequate numbers of qualified technologists who can contribute to fulfil the national demand of this highly specialized technical service.

College College of Applied Medical Sciences.

Campus Female Campus

Degree BSc Bachelor of Cardiovascular Technology (Echocardiography)

Gender Female Only

Years of study 5 years (Includes Pre-Professional and Internship years)

Credit Hours 140

Language English


Phase I: Pre-Professional

  Students from all Health Science Colleges attend the first three semesters together. The students are offered intensive English language courses throughout these semesters to strengthen their English language. This phase also introduces students to the basic concepts of general and medical science that are needed for higher-level education in the Health Sciences. Arabic language skills, Islamic values, and Medical ethics are also taught in the first semester. In the second semester, courses in Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Physics for health sciences are offered. In the second academic year, courses in Biochemistry, Behavioral Sciences, Biostatic and Introduction to Evidence-based Medicine, Computer Sciences, and Informatics are offered during the third semester. During the fourth semester, students will study Anatomy and Physiology, Principles of Diseases, Basic Pharmacology, Medical Ethics, and Patient Safety and Health Profession Education. At this point, students also begin to take courses in their specialty area as the Introduction to Clinical Nutrition will be offered to the students of this program.

  This phase of the program is conducted at the College of Applied Medical Sciences. This two years study plan covers specialized course in the Echocardiography Cardiovascular Technology field such as; Physiology for Echocardiography Technology, Principles of Cardiac Pathology, Doppler Physics and Cardiac Hemodynamics, Congenital heart disease and Transesophageal Echocardiography. Students will have also to work with Cardiovascular Technology Specialist during field experience courses.

Echocardiography Cardiovascular Technology Internship Program

  The Echocardiography Cardiovascular Technology Internship Program of the College of Applied Medical Sciences is a 12-month, full time program with a Cardiovascular Technology emphasis. It provides the necessary structure, guidance, and support to facilitate the development of each intern as he or she moves towards greater autonomy, and gains the skills, knowledge, and confidence to master increasingly complex tasks and decisions during the course of the training year. The program follows a Competency-Based Model of learning and skill acquisition structure. By the end of the internship year, interns are expected to be ready to function as autonomous Cardiovascular Technology Specialist with advanced level of competency in all professional areas.