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)