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Effective: Summer 2014
DMS 53CDIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY III2 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DMS 53B.
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, physiology and pathology of abdominal organs not yet covered, neurosonography, superficial structures, transplant, and the pediatric patient. Use of sonography in the operating room with a review of aseptic technique. Discussion of related medical ethics and legal issues. 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. illustrate the anatomy and physiology of the brain and superficial structures.
  2. identify symptoms, diagnosis, and the disease processes relevant to the areas of study.
  3. describe the proper infection control and sterile technique.
  4. discuss ethical dilemmas for health care personnel when in conflict with law and cultural interests, 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. Neurosonography
    2. Pediatric Patient
    3. Targeted superficial structures
    4. Transplants
    5. Intraoperative Sonography
  2. Physiology of
    1. Neurosonography
    2. Pediatric Patient
    3. Targeted superficial structures
    4. Transplants
    5. Intraoperative Sonography
  3. Laboratory tests relevant for
    1. Neurosonography
    2. Pediatric Patient
    3. Targeted superficial structures
    4. Transplants
    5. Intraoperative Sonography
  4. Etiology for pathology for
  5. Sonographic characteristics of pathology for
    1. Neurosonography
    2. Pediatric Patient
    3. Targeted superficial structures
    4. Transplants
    5. Intraoperative Sonography
  6. Display scanning protocol and sonogram characteristics for
    1. Neurosonography
    2. Pediatric Patient
    3. Targeted superficial structures
    4. Transplants
    5. Intraoperative Sonography
  7. Patient Assessment
  8. Dilemmas and conflict intervention for health care professionals
  9. Legal Issues
    1. Torts
    2. negliance
    3. malpractice
    4. HIPAA
    5. Confidentiality
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. Midterm
  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 readings from the text. Unloaded hours for internet ETUDES-NG research.