Diagnostic Imaging

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Online Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences Diagnostic Imaging degree completion program

Available for the first time in the UW Flexible Option format, the Biomedical Sciences Diagnostic Imaging degree completion program offered by the UW-Milwaukee College of Health Sciences presents imaging professionals with a new opportunity to advance their education and careers.

UWM banner_logoThis bachelor of science degree requires a minimum of 120 credits and is available to individuals who hold active ARDMS (American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography), ARRT (American Registry of Radiologic Technologists), or CCI (Cardiovascular Credentialing International) registry and have completed an associate degree or hospital-based program within the past ten years.

The program is specifically designed for the professional interested in obtaining a bachelor of science degree. The program paves the way for getting a degree that matches experience professionals have already acquired. This degree can help students stay competitive in today’s job market and advance in their careers.

The first subscription period for this program is March 2014.

About the UWM College of Health Sciences

The UWM College of Health Sciences offers the largest number of health-related degree programs in Wisconsin, training its graduates for high-demand careers. The research activities of the UWM College of Health Sciences faculty and staff encompass groundbreaking urban and population studies, pioneering biomedical research investigations, advances in movement science, ingenious rehabilitation research and development, innovative applied clinical technologies, and novel disease-prevention approaches. These activities are supported by the resources of four academic centers and 13 state-of-the-art laboratories within the college, and millions of dollars in funds from reputable institutions such as the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Department of Education.

A Competency-based and Self-paced Program

The UW Flexible Option offers a new way to earn a college degree, different from both face-to-face classroom instruction and traditional online instruction. In a UW Flexible Option program, you will:

  • Earn credit for what you know. You may draw upon your existing knowledge to complete assessments and make progress toward your degree. It does not matter where you gained your knowledge—from prior courses, work experience, military training, or other learning experiences. If you know it and can show it, you can use it to earn credit.
  • Advance at your own pace. Progress toward your degree is based on assessments of key competencies determined by UW faculty, not seat time in a classroom. Take assessments whenever you are ready. Pass one and move on to the next.
  • Receive personalized support. A dedicated Academic Success Coach will work with you to create your learning plan and a timeline tailored to fit your goals and knowledge. Your coach will help you prepare for assessments and point you to the learning resources you need to succeed.
  • Start when you want, at the beginning of any month. Your progress is not limited by a traditional semester or term-based schedule, and you can take breaks in between subscription periods if and when you need to.
  • Learn skills employers value. By passing assessments of critical competencies, you will prove your mastery of the skills and knowledge that are important to employers.

Best of all, you will graduate with a degree from a University of Wisconsin institution that is recognized and respected.

Prospective Student Profile

The UW Flexible Option is especially designed for self-motivated nontraditional students who want their previous schooling, work skills, and prior knowledge to apply toward degrees or certificates. The competency-based and self-paced format of the UW Flexible Option fits the schedules of students who must balance work and family responsibilities with educational goals. Because most Flexible Option competencies and assessments are delivered online, students have the opportunity to learn when and where they choose.

This self-paced program is ideally suited for:

  • Professionals holding an active registry from ARDMS, ARRT, or CCI. Students should have completed an associate degree or hospital-based training program within the past ten years and will be awarded 60 credits toward their degree completion for the active registry
  • Motivated, disciplined self-starters who can work independently
  • Those who recognize the value of a University of Wisconsin degree
Areas of Study

To earn this degree, students must fulfill the General Education Requirements necessary for a UWM bachelor’s degree, any elective requirements, and the unique competency sets that define this program:

Foundation competencies

Prerequisites

  • HS 102—Healthcare Delivery in the United States
  • BMS 205—Introduction to Diagnostic Medicine
  • HCA 220—Leading Healthcare Professionals
  • BMS 245—Client Diversity in Health Sciences required for CD credit
  • BMS 260—Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine GER SS

Advanced Health Sciences/Diagnostic Imaging 

  • BMS 301—Human Pathophysiology-Fundamentals
  • BMS 302—Human Pathophysiology-Organ Systems 1
  • BMS 303—Human Pathophysiology-Organ Systems 2
  • BMS 304—Human Pathophysiology-Organ Systems 3
  • BMS 305—Human Pathophysiology-Organ Systems 4
  • KIN 400—Ethics and Values in the Health and Fitness Profession
  • BMS 459—Seminar in Advanced Diagnostic Imaging Introduction to 3D/4D Imaging
  • BMS 463—Seminar in Management and Education
  • HCA 590—Information Systems for Health Professions
  • BMS 549—Professional Development in Biomedical Sciences
  • BMS 600—Contrast Imaging
  • BMS 601—Molecular Imaging
Next Steps

Take the Flex Fit self-evaluation, a self-paced, online survey designed to help you and a UW Flexible Option Admission Specialist determine whether a UW Flexible Option program is the right fit for you. There is no cost for taking the Flex Fit.

Contact Us

UW Flexible Option
UW–Extension, Office of Student Success
5602 Research Park Blvd, Suite 303
Madison, WI  53719

Telephone: 1-877-895-3276
Fax: 608-262-4096
Email: flex@uwex.edu