Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2 hours lecture.2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 24 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 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 -
A continuation of DMS 56A for the advanced principles & theory of noninvasive vascular technology. Comprehensive study of arterial and venous applications including peripheral arterial, abdominal vascular, and assessment of the reproductive tract. Designed to help prepare individuals for the National Board for credentialing as a Registered Vascular Technologist. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 56A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. describe imaging and non-imaging techniques for arterial, venous, including peripheral arterial, abdominal vascular, and assessment of the reproductive tract.
  2. list at least three pathological conditions for each application explaining the affect on blood flow for each system.
  3. explain normal and abnormal hemodynamics.
  4. interpret doppler information as it relates to normal and abnormal flow states.
  5. identify risk factors for vascular disease.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV monitor, internet access, computer, viewboxes, CD-ROM.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Apply the knowledge of Anatomy to sonographic imaging and non-imaging techniques
    1. vessel routes
    2. vascular variations and collateral flow
  2. Arterial and Venous Testing
    1. patient history
    2. patient risk factors
    3. cite correlating disease types in detail the pathological conditions for each sonographic application
    4. interview for patient history and write findings using medical nomenclature
    5. apply the understanding from the patients physical examinations.
    6. Noninvasive and invasive testing correlation
  3. Arterial and venous disease including therapeutic Intervention
    1. medical intervention
    2. surgical intervention
  4. Image Quality Recognition for interpretation, presentation, and technical quality.
    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
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 and classroom discussions.
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 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 15:26:45

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines