Immaculata University, in partnership with affiliated programs, offers the following clinical concentrations:
Cardiovascular Invasive Specialty
Cardiovascular Invasive Technology
Cardiovascular technologists use imaging technology to help physicians diagnose and treat patients with heart and blood vessel problems. You will prepare and monitor patients during surgery and assist cardiologists with heart procedures such as diagnostic catheterizations, stent placements and temporary pacemakers. You will take three years of courses at Immaculata and then apply to Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.
You will gather clinical data and images of patients’ blood vessels to help doctors evaluate circulation and find blood clots or clogged arteries. You will take three years of courses at Immaculata and then apply to Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.
Medical Laboratory Science
Medical laboratory technologists collect samples of body fluids and tissue and perform tests on them to help physicians diagnose and treat patients. To complete the program, you will take three years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then transition to the Medical Laboratory Science program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.
Within seven years after graduating from high school, you can earn both a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree. You will spend the first three years at Immaculata taking the required pre-pharmacy courses and will then attend the Jefferson College of Pharmacy (JCP) for the four years of graduate pharmacy coursework. To be admitted into the pre-pharmacy concentration, you must meet all JCP admission requirements and earn a competitive score on the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT).
Respiratory therapists assist patients who have cardiopulmonary conditions, providing breathing treatments, performing diagnostic tests, managing life support equipment and other related duties. To complete this program, you will take two and a half years of courses at Immaculata and then apply for the accredited respiratory care program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences.
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Diagnostic medical sonographers use medical ultrasound (high-frequency sound waves) to produce images of patients’ internal structures. Sonographers help to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases, as well as monitor fetal development. As ultrasound technology evolves, it will become a more popular method to assist in diagnosing medical conditions, preferred over more invasive procedures.
You may choose to specialize in general, cardiac, or vascular sonography. You will take three years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then transfer to the diagnostic medical sonography program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, the Johns Hopkins Hospital, or Widener-Crozer.
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nuclear medicine technologists use scanners and specialized equipment to create images of various areas of a patient’s body. They administer radioactive drugs to patients to highlight abnormal areas of the body. To complete this program, you will take three years of coursework at Immaculata and then transfer to the nuclear medicine program at the Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, or Johns Hopkins Schools of Medical Imaging.
As a radiologic science professional, you can specialize in a number of areas, including: Medical Dosimetry, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Radiation Therapy and Radiography (X-ray). Radiologic technologists examine patients using diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, with a variety of sophisticated digital imaging and recording equipment.
You will take three years of health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then transfer to the Radiography program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences, the Johns Hopkins Hospital Radiography program, Bucks County Community College, or Widener-Crozer to complete your degree in radiologic science.
A surgical technologist practices sterile and aseptic technique as part of a surgical team, assisting in surgically performed invasive and diagnostic procedures while maximizing patient safety. You will take two and a half years of allied health and liberal arts courses at Immaculata and then transfer to the accredited surgical technology program at Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences or Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences.
Immaculata’s allied health program helped to prepare me for my clinical specialty as well as learn about the other specialties. Representatives from the affiliated schools would visit and talk about their program, which eased the nerves about transitioning to another school and also gave me an opportunity to build rapport with the school I would be attending after my three years at Immaculata.
The director of the allied health program was a great support as I prepared for my transition to the next school.Diana Cusick ’17
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