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Effective: Summer 2015

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DMS 54B.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory (laboratory meets every other week). (30 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Recite and apply the AIUM standards to obstetrical sonography.
  • Identify normal fetal anatomy and methods of fetal dating.
Description -
Normal fetal growth and sonographic measurements with correlation to accepted standards. Development of the placenta, amniotic fluid and cord. Abnormalities, pathology and maternal complications. One-half 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; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify normal fetal anatomy and methods of fetal dating.
  2. recite and apply the AIUM standards to obstetrical sonography.
  3. describe development of amniotic fluid, cord, placenta and causes for abnormalities.
  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. Normal Obstetrical Anatomy
    1. Fetal head
    2. Fetal chest
    3. Fetal Abdomen
    4. Fetal skeletal system
    5. Fetal urinary system
  2. Fetal Dating Parameters and Methods
    1. Fetal head measurements
    2. Fetal chest measurements
    3. Fetal Abdomen measurements
    4. Fetal skeletal system measurements
    5. Fetal urinary system measurements
  3. Fetal Assessment
    1. Assessment for fetal morophology
  4. AIUM standards for obstetrical evaluation as published by the AIUM
  5. Amniotic fluid
    1. physiology of
    2. volume
    3. abnormalities of
  6. Fetal Lie
  7. Fetal well being
    1. Biophysical Profile
    2. Apgar Score
  8. Placenta
    1. physiology of
    2. locations
    3. abnormalities
  9. Umbilical Cord
    1. normal
    2. abnormal
    3. pathology of
  10. Membranes
  11. Invasive Procedures & Intevention
    1. CVS
    2. AF
    3. Bx
    4. Aspiration
    5. Labratory tests and outcomes
  12. Fetal Circulation
    1. heart anatomy
    2. contrast to post delivery
    3. normal
    4. pathology of
  13. LUS
    1. normal
    2. measurements
    3. abnormalities
  14. Trophoblastic Neoplasia
  15. Technical, psychosocial, legal topics in obstetric sonography
    1. the abnormal fetus
    2. technical quality of the study
    3. legal issues for obstetrics and sonography
    4. maternal bonding
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) -
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.

Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions,homework and ETUDES internet delivery.
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 -
Reading of text assignments and complete written sections of the syllabus and tests.