Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory (laboratory meets every other week).2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 30 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: 0.5 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; 1/21/10 ;11/13

1. Description -
Anatomy and physiology of the nongravid pelvis. Pathology, sonographic appearance, and clinical symptoms of the female patient. Sonographic protocols and measurements with correlations to accepted standards. 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. identify embryological development of the female reproductive tract.
  2. identify an describe reproductive anatomy and physiology.
  3. describe normal size of the female reproductive system.
  4. list the pathology associated with the of the female reproductive system.
  5. recite the process to determine a proper clinical assessment of the female patient
  6. discuss how to achieve technical assessment of the gynecological patients sonographic examination
  7. 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. Gynecology
    1. Embryonic development of the female reproductive tract
  2. Anatomy and physiology
    1. vagina
    2. cervix
    3. uterus
    4. fallopian tubes
    5. ovaries
  3. Pathology
    1. vagina
    2. cervix
    3. uterus
    4. fallopian tubes
    5. ovaries
    6. adjacent ligaments
    7. adjacent muscles
    8. adjacent bowel
    9. nearby omentum
  4. Normal and abnormal size of the female reproductive tract
    1. neonate
    2. child
    3. post puberty
    4. adult
    5. postmenopausal
  5. Clinical Assessment of the Gynecology patient
    1. obtaining clinical history
    2. lab results
    3. additional image exams and reports
  6. Technical, psychosocial, ethics, legal and cultural beliefs.
    1. following standards for technical factors
    2. following standards for patient interview
    3. complete assessment for vital signs
    4. discuss ethical dilemma
    5. discuss cultural beliefs and how this impacts the acquisition of the sonographic examination
  7. internet research and report writing
    1. .5 hrs per week to research assigned topics
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) -
Stephenson, S., Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3rd ed., Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2012.
Hall-Terracciano, B., Stephenson, S., Workbook for Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Guide to Clinical Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology, 3rd ed., Baltimore: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2012.

8. Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions,homework, and ETUDES online delivery.
10. Lab Content -
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 -
Read Text assignments and complete written sections in syllabus and tests.
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: 2015-05-14 15:25:09

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines