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Effective: Summer 2015
DMS 72EDIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY PROCEDURES & APPLICATIONS1 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DMS 70D.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
3 hours laboratory. (36 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Produce diagnostic sonographic images, optimizing technical factors.
  • Acquire and analyze data obtained using ultrasound and related diagnostic technologies.
Description -
Advanced proficiency levels toward image acquisition, implementing technical quality, interpretation and case analysis with an emphasis on the advanced practice sonographer. Will demonstrate skills through hands-on participation in a controlled lab setting with both simulation and live scanning exercises and demonstration of instructional techniques. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.

Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. recognize anatomic structures obtained in the complex examination.
  2. demonstrate and apply standards using Standards of Practice
  3. will demonstrate understanding of the role of the clinical instructor through practical application
  4. operate and instruct in the use of diagnostic sonographic equipment.
  5. obtain and correlate complex clinical information in a simulated medical setting.
  6. present clinical cases using advanced intrepretative analysis.
  7. Discuss with the providers and public the role of sonography in health care.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV-monitor, view boxes, computer stations, medical ultrasound equipment.

Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Advanced Instrumentation
    1. live image acquisition
    2. simulation training
    3. 3D image acquisition
    4. volume acquisition
    5. volume data manipulation for interpretation
  2. Scanning Principles & Methods including normal and abnormal sonographic appearances.
    1. live image acquisition
    2. simulation training
    3. 3D image acquisition
    4. volume acquisition
  3. Patient Assessment and Management
  4. Scanning Protocols & Advanced Applications
    1. live image acquisition
    2. simulation training
    3. 3D image acquisition
    4. volume acquisition
  5. Interpretative and case analysis skills
    1. live image acquisition
    2. simulation training
    3. 3D image acquisition
    4. volume acquisition
  6. The role of the clinical instructor
    1. instructional techniques in a controlled environment
    2. role of the clinical instructor in record keeping
    3. role play in dealing with difficult student
    4. role play and assessment providing instruction to the new student
  7. Educate the health care providers and the public in the appropriate applications and outreach.
Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Oral and practical laboratory exercises
  2. Demonstration of mastery of lecture material by written quizzes and final exam.
  3. Role play and assessment.
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.
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 -
Laboratory, Demonstration, Campus Lab
 
Lab Content -
  1. Student's obtain and correlate complex clinical information in a simulated medical setting.
  2. Students present clinical cases using interpretative analysis.
  3. Student demonstrate understanding of the role of the clinical instructor through practical application
 
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing and Outside of Class Assignments -
  1. Medical patient case studies are analyzed.
  2. No traditional reading or writing required.