Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
DMS 72EDIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY PROCEDURES & APPLICATIONSSummer 2014
3 hours laboratory.1 Unit

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 36 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: Lab Hours: 3 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 -
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.
Prerequisite: DMS 70D.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. 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.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV-monitor, view boxes, computer stations, medical ultrasound equipment.

4. 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.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. 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.
7. 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.

8. Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Laboratory, Demonstration, Campus Lab
 
10. 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
 
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. Medical patient case studies are analyzed.
  2. No traditional reading or writing required.
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: 2014-03-12 10:24:43


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines