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Effective: Summer 2014
DMS 53ADIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY I2 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DMS 50A.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Recognize normal and abnormal anatomical structures.
  • Describe related pathology , lab tests, and clinical symptoms
Description -
Anatomy and physiology related to the major abdominal organs and major abdominal vessels. Assessment including physical, clinical symptoms, and laboratory findings. Related pathology and its sonographic appearance involving these structures. Scanning protocols, technical factors and image quality. One hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. recognize in detail the anatomy and physiology of the major abdominal and vascular structures.
  2. describe the physiology of the same major abdominal and vascular structures.
  3. describe related pathology, lab tests, and clinical symptoms
  4. discuss ethical dilemmas for health care personnel when in conflict with cultural, gender, and age populations.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Vascular system
    1. Recognize anatomy in multiple planes and projections
    2. Correlate lab tests
    3. Obtain clinical symptoms and information
    4. Acquisition of quality sonographic images
    5. Recognize features of pathology per established methods
    6. Interpret pathology from sonogaphic images
    7. Recite standards of protocol
  2. Liver
    1. Recognize anatomy in multiple planes and projections
    2. Correlate lab tests
    3. Obtain clinical symptoms and information
    4. Acquisition of quality sonographic images
    5. Recognize features of pathology per established methods
    6. Interpret pathology from sonogaphic images
    7. Recite standards of protocol
  3. Gallbladder and Biliary System
    1. Recognize anatomy in multiple planes and projections
    2. Correlate lab tests
    3. Obtain clinical symptoms and information
    4. Acquisition of quality sonographic images
    5. Recognize features of pathology per established methods
    6. Interpret pathology from sonogaphic images
    7. Recite standards of protocol
  4. Pancreas
    1. Recognize anatomy in multiple planes and projections
    2. Correlate lab tests
    3. Obtain clinical symptoms and information
    4. Acquisition of quality sonographic images
    5. Recognize features of pathology per established methods
    6. Interpret pathology from sonogaphic images
    7. Recite standards of protocol
  5. Ethics and the dilemmas for health care personnel
    1. Conflicts and problem solving with various cultural groups
    2. Conflict and problem solving with gender and sexual orientation
    3. Conflict and problem solving involving various age groups
Unloaded hour: The student will be held responsible for one hour per week of ETUDES-NG internet research.
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Demonstration of mastery of lecture material
  2. Written quizzes
  3. Patient case studies
  4. Midterms
  5. Comprehensive final exam
Representative Text(s) -
Kawamura, D., Lunsford, B.; Abdomen and Superficial Structure, 3rd ed., Baltimore: Lippincott Williams& Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2012.
Kawamura, D., Lunsford, B.;Workbook for DMS: A Guide to Clinical Practice, Abdomen and Superficial Structure, 3rd ed., Baltimore: Lippincott Williams& Wilkins, Baltimore, MD, 2012.


Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, homework and ETUDES internet skills.
 
Lab Content -
The students will participate in online assessments, testing and case analysis.
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Read weekly assignments from texts.
  2. Online hours are spent conducting internet research and practicing Etudes skills.