Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
3 hours lecture.3 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 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: 1/08;5/09;12/09 ;11/13

1. Description -
Vascular terminology, principles including doppler physics. Interpretation of frequency spectral analysis. Intracranial, cerebrovascular and peripheral venous applications related to vascular technology. Normal, abnormal and pathologic states of the human vascular system. 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. cite the genesis of the field of vascular sonography.
  2. describe the difference between types of waveforms.
  3. identify and illustrate vascular anatomy.
  4. list pathological conditions altering vascular flow.
  5. explain the sonographic scanning protocols.
  6. analyze doppler spectral waveforms of normal versus abnormal flow.
  7. discuss the impact of disease on cultural and ethnic populations.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Introduction to the field of vascular sonography.
    1. cite the genesis of vascular sonography including the discovery of and evolution to today's diagnostic practice
  2. Wave forms
    1. components of the wave form
    2. analysis of the variations and abnormal waveform
    3. Hemodynamics
    4. physical principles of vascular physics
  3. Anatomy and Physiology of the Vascular System
    1. Intracranial anatomy & physiology
    2. cerebralvascular
    3. Peripheral venous
  4. Various pathology affecting vascular flow
    1. Intracranial anatomy & physiology
    2. cerebralvascular
    3. Peripheral venous
  5. Identify risk factors, clinical history, physical findings, and other diagnostic indicators.
    1. disease processes such as diabetes and smoking
    2. relevance to specific clinical history, physical findings of the patient and symptoms.
  6. Vascular/doppler technical applications.
    1. Assessing and obtaining pertinent clinical information.
    2. components of the clinical report
    3. assessing relevant from non relevant data
    4. produce quality studies for the physician to interpret
    5. contrast diagnostic quality of examinations from suboptimal studies
    6. Artifacts - determine useful artifacts from other types of artifacts
  7. Discuss population/racial/cultural group tendencies toward vascular disease.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Written quizzes
  2. Midterm exams
  3. Comprehensive final
7. Representative Text(s) -
Kupinski, Ann Marie, Diagnostic Medical Sonography: TheVascular System, 3rd ed., Baltimore: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, 2013.
Garbani, N., Kendoll, R., Kupinski, A., Workbook for Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Guide to the Vascular System,, 3rd ed., Baltimore: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, 2013.
Hedrick, Wayne, Technology for Diagnostic Sonography, St. Louis: Elsevier Mosby, 2013.

8. Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, homework.
10. Lab Content -
Not applicable.
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 text assignments
  2. Complete written sections from the 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 15:26:25

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines