Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
DMS 53ADIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY ISummer 2014
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 1 Lecture/Lab:
 Note: If Lab hours are specified, see item 10. Lab Content below.

Repeatability -
Statement: Not Repeatable.

Status -
 Course Status: ActiveGrading: Letter Grade Only
 Degree Status: ApplicableCredit Status: Credit
 Degree or Certificate Requirement: Certificate of Achievement,   AS Degree
 GE Status: Non-GE

Articulation Office Information -
 Transferability: CSUValidation: 5/7/09;12/10/09;11/16/13

1. 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.
Prerequisite: DMS 50A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. 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.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes.

4. 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.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Demonstration of mastery of lecture material
  2. Written quizzes
  3. Patient case studies
  4. Midterms
  5. Comprehensive final exam
7. 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.


8. Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, homework and ETUDES internet skills.
 
10. Lab Content -
The students will participate in online assessments, testing and case analysis.
 
11. Honors Description - No longer used. Integrated into main description section.
 
12. 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.
13. Need/Justification -
This course is a required core course for the AS degree and Certificate of Achievement in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.


Course status: Active
Last updated: 2014-03-12 10:09:59


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines