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Diagnostic Medical

                Sonography Courses

 


Prerequisite Courses


To apply to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program the student must complete the following courses:

Prerequisite Courses for Admission 18 cr.

ENC 1101 Freshman English I - 3 cr.

BSC 1085 Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 cr.

BSC 1085L Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory - 1 cr.

BSC 1086 Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 cr.

BSC 1086L Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory - 1 cr.

MAC 1105 College Algebra - 3 cr.

PHY 1025 Fundamentals of Physics - 3 cr.

PHY 1025L Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory - 1 cr.

Total Prerequisite courses 18 cr.


Program Course Sequence


Fall Term 1st - Year

 


SON 1000 Basic Sonography - 3 cr.


Designed to present the fundamental principles of Sonography to the entry level sonography student. The focus of the course will be the role of the sonographer in the health care environment, professionalism and the legal issues facing the health care provider. Students will be introduced to the relevance of sonography in abdominal, obstetrical and gynecologic imaging and basic sonographic physics and instrumentation. Credit for this course does not apply to the associate in arts degree.


SON 1804C Introduction to Practicum I* - 2 cr.

Introduction to the patient/sonographic role in a simulated environment. Designed to ease the student into the hospital situation by becoming familiar with the role and responsibilities of a sonographer and the basic fundamentals of a career such as darkroom chemistry, medical terminology and machine operations. Students will spend a minimum of 50 minutes per week in lecture and eight clock hours in simulated hospital/ clinical experience each week in the on campus laboratory. 

 

SON 1311 Introduction to Sonographic Cross Sectional Anatomy I - 1 cr.

Provides an introduction to sonographic representation of the abdominal / pelvic areas and developing fetus. Topics include scanning planes, patient positions and terminology.

ANY Humanities - 3 cr.

Total Fall Term 1st Year 9 cr.

* Introduction to Practicum and Practicum courses have a ratio of 1 to 8 hours (every 1 credit hour is equivalent to 8 hours of laboratory or clinical training)

 


Spring Term 1st - Year

 


SON 1840 Introduction to Practicum II* - 1 cr.

Provides 8 hours per week of clinical sonographic experience in various health care settings. Topics include scanning protocols, sonographic equipment, terminology and patient care.



RTE 1782 Pathology of Medical & Surgical Diseases - 3 cr.

Focuses on terminology, the nature of diseases and their effect on tissues and organs.  

 

SON 1100 Sonographic Scanning Protocol I - 1 cr.

Students shall review their knowledge base of gross anatomy, scan planes, patient positions and the proper terminology as related to sonographic imaging. Designed to prepare students for the proper utilization of abdominal sonographic practicum courses. Quality images and techniques shall be discussed. Students shall be guided in how to adapt protocols to anatomical variations or in the demonstration of pathology. In addition, patient preparation, the application of appropriate measurements and equipment utilization will be discussed. Credit for this course does not apply to the associate in arts degree.



SON 1210 Introduction to Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation - 3 cr.

Designed to expand upon the basic physics and instrumentation concepts that were presented in Basic Sonography. Discussion will include how each component is interrelated and how all components contribute to the production of a sonographic image. Basic sonographic physics will be introduced. Introduction to computers hardware and software. An introductory computer literacy course for the Diagnostic Medical Sonography student with emphasis on current technology and the implications for and the effects on our society. Topics will include cyberspace; communications, including the impact of the Internet and World Wide Web; ethical, privacy, environmental, and health related issues. Software applications will include a brief introduction to Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and graphics.



SON 1053 Sonographic Imaging of Medical/Surgical Diseases - 1 cr. 

Students shall review their knowledge base of gross anatomy, scan planes, patient positions and the proper terminology as related to sonographic imaging. This course prepares students for clinical practicum courses by reviewing disease processes as they appear on sonographic images. Students will review videotapes, paper printer images and transparency films, and correlated studies from other imaging modalities demonstrating medical and/or surgical diseases. In addition, students shall review clinical signs and symptoms and related lab tests associated with the disease processes. Credit for this course does not apply to the associate in arts degree.

 

SON 1312 Introduction to Sonographic Cross Sectional Anatomy II - 1 cr.

Designed to introduce the student to the sonographic representation of the female pelvis and the developing fetus. Students shall review their knowledge base of gross anatomy and embryological development. Students will then be introduced to scan planes, patient positions and the proper terminology associated with these concepts. Anatomical and sonographic relationships female pelvis and the developing fetus will be discussed extensively. From this basis, the course is then designed to assist the student in visualizing gross anatomy as it is represented sonographically.

Total Spring Term 1st Year 10 cr.

* Introduction to Practicum and Practicum courses have a ratio of 1 to 8 hours (every 1 credit hour is equivalent to 8 hours of laboratory or clinical training) 


Summer Term 1st - Year

 

 

SON 1850 Introduction to Practicum III* - 1 cr.

Provides 8 hours per week of clinical sonographic experience in various health care settings. Topics include scanning protocols, sonographic equipment, terminology and patient care.

PSY 2012 General Psychology - 3 cr.

SON 1101 Sonographic Scanning Protocol II - 1 cr.

Students shall review their knowledge base of gross anatomy, scan planes, patient positions and the proper terminology as related to sonographic imaging. This course is designed to prepare students for the proper utilization of small parts, obstetrical, gynecology and vascular sonographic protocols during clinical practicum courses. Quality images and techniques shall be discussed. Students shall be guided in how to adapt protocols to anatomical variations or in the demonstration of pathology. In addition, patient preparation, the application of appropriate measurements and equipment utilization will be discussed. Credit for this course does not apply to the associate in arts degree.

Summer Term Total 5 cr.


Fall Term 2nd - Year

 


SON 1313 Introduction to Cross Sectional Anatomy III - 1 cr.

Students shall review their knowledge base of these structures. Students will then be introduced to scan planes, patient positions and the proper terminology associated with these concepts. This course is designed to introduce the student to the sonographic representation when imaging small parts, neonatal brains and vascular structures. Anatomical and sonographic relationships of these structures, vessels and organs will be discussed extensively. From this basis, the course is then designed to assist the student in visualizing gross anatomy as it is represented sonographically.

SON 2111 Abdominal Sonography I - 3 cr.

Designed to give the student an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the abdominal aorta, pancreas, biliary system and liver. Emphasis will be placed on sonographic features and characteristics of normal anatomy as well as the various disease processes that affect each organ. Remaining course content will integrate clinical procedures, diagnostic procedures, etc., common to all and specific to each organ.

SON 2121 Obstetric and Gynecology in Sonography I - 4 cr.

Designed to give the student an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the female pelvis as well as its normal and abnormal sonographic appearance. Also introduces the student to the first trimester of pregnancy and its related anatomy, physiology and possible pathology and/or complications.  Embryology, early fetal development, sonographic identification and imaging of the embryo and fetus, transabdominal and trans-vaginal scanning techniques will be covered.

SON 2814 Sonographic Clinical Practicum I* - 3 cr.

Provides on campus instruction in scanning protocols of the abdominal aorta, pancreas and gallbladder. Patient care, the role and duties of the sonographer in the health care environment and instruction in the use of various types of ultrasound equipment will be discussed. Students receive instruction and guidance in producing quality sonographic images and the parameters used to evaluate the images. Affiliate: Student rotation through clinical affiliates provides experience in the performance of ultrasound procedures in dynamic health care environments.

Total Fall Term 2nd Year 11 cr.


Spring Term 2nd - Year

 


SON 2112 Abdominal Sonography II - 3 cr.

Designed to give the student an understanding of the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the liver urogenital system as well as the adrenal glands, spleen, neonatal brain, thyroid and breast.

SON 2122 Obstetric and Gynecology in Sonography II - 3 cr.

Designed to give the student detailed instruction in the role of sonography in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Fetal development, physiology, all major fetal anomalies, and maternal complications directly related to the second and third trimesters of pregnancy will be covered in detail.


SON 2211 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation - 3 cr.

Designed to present to the student a detailed explanation of ultrasound physics and instrumentation. The theory of physics principles and their practical applications, basic principles of instrumentation, and practical applications are presented.

SON 2211L Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Laboratory - 1 cr.

Designed to parallel the sonographic physics and instrumentation lecture course. The student will apply the concepts and mathematical calculations in clinical projects and various exercises.

SON 2824 Sonographic Clinical Practicum II* - 3 cr.

Provides on campus instruction in scanning protocols of the abdominal aorta, pancreas and gallbladder. Patient care, the role and duties of the sonographer in the health care environment and instruction in the use of various types of ultrasound equipment will be discussed. Students receive instruction and guidance in producing quality sonographic images and the parameters used to evaluate the images. Affiliate: Student rotation through clinical affiliates provides experience in the performance of ultrasound procedures in dynamic health care environments.

Total Spring Term 2nd Year 13 cr

 


Summer Term 2nd - Year

 

 

SON 2061 Seminar in Sonography - 3 cr.

Provides a comprehensive review of all aspects of the sonography program to include abdominal, obstetrics, gynecology, physics and instrumentation, and miscellaneous small parts. Topics include quality assurance in sonography labs, bioeffects related to sonography, sonographic artifacts, an introduction to Doppler, an introduction to neurosonography, pediatric sonography and resume preparation and job hunting.


 SON 2834 Sonographic Clinical Practicum III* - 3 cr.

Provides on campus instruction in scanning protocols of the thyroid, female pelvis and the total abdomen. This course further expands upon the sonographer's role and responsibilities, and use of ultrasound equipment. The student receives additional instruction in film evaluation and image quality. Off campus: Student rotates through clinical affiliates gaining continued experience and knowledge in the performance of ultrasound procedures.

Total Summer Term 2nd Year 6 cr.

 


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