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Effective: Summer 2014
DMS 53BDIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY II2 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DMS 53A.
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 major and superficial structures and organs including sonography of abdominal organs and superficial structures. Assessment including physical, clinical symptoms, laboratory findings, and pathology including the sonographic appearances. 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. identify and illustrate the anatomy and physiology typically examined using diagnostic sonography
  2. recite the proper scanning protocol and sono characteristics.
  3. describe the pathology associated with the same systems and body structures as it relates to the sonographic examination.
  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. Identify and illustrate anatomy.
    1. Kidneys
    2. Spleen
    3. Lymphatic System
    4. Superficial Structures
  2. Physiology of
    1. Kidneys
    2. Spleen
    3. Lymphatic System
    4. Superficial Structures
  3. Laboratory test relevant for
    1. Kidneys
    2. Spleen
    3. Lymphatic System
    4. Superficial Structures
  4. Etiology for pathology for
    1. Kidneys
    2. Spleen
    3. Lymphatic System
    4. Superficial Structures
  5. Sonographic characteristics of pathology for
    1. Kidneys
    2. Spleen
    3. Lymphatic System
    4. Superficial Structures
  6. Display scanning protocol and sonogram characteristics for
    1. Kidneys
    2. Spleen
    3. Lymphatic System
    4. Superficial Structures
  7. Patient Assessment
  8. Dilemmas and conflict intervention for health care professionals
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-NG 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 -
Weekly assignments from textbooks. One hour per week unloaded hours for ETUDES-NG internet research.