Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
DMS 80AADVANCED SONOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLESSummer 2014
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory.4 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 72 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 
 Lecture Hours: 3 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: 5/7/09;12/10/09;11/16/13

1. Description -
Continuation of all courses as well as new developments with advanced analysis of current sonographic practice. Final preparation for completion and participation of national registry examinations. Student presentation and critique of neoplastic cases. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 60D.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify human anatomy, embryological development, physiology, and pathophysiology appropriate to medical sonography.
  2. recite normal measurements of organs and their structures.
  3. evaluate nomograms associated with sonography.
  4. employ interpretative and analytical skills with an emphasis on advanced techniques.
  5. recite laws of physics and relationship to medical sonography including control functions of equipment and image acquisition.
  6. define acoustic powers and intensity with regards to national standards and current legislation.
  7. discuss ethical dilemmas for health care personnel when in conflict with cultural interests.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Human Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathophysiology
    1. taken in testing format in preparation for national board examinations
  2. Lab Data
    1. taken in testing format in preparation for national board examinations
  3. Image Acquisition
    1. taken in testing format in preparation for national board examinations
  4. Protocols for various sonographic studies
    1. taken in testing format in preparation for national board examinations
  5. Image identification preparation for national board examinations
  6. Sonographic equipment and physical principles
    1. taken in testing format in preparation for national board examinations
  7. Patient care techniques and ethical dilemmas for the health care professional
    1. taken in testing format in preparation for national board examinations
  8. Advanced Sonographic Techniques including analytical skills conforming to national standards of practice.
  9. Future Developments and Trends
  10. Preparation for National Registry Examinations
    1. testing against the clock
    2. image identification
  11. practice prepatory examinations on ETUDES online access
Hours are spent completing preparation for national board exams.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
 
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Demonstration of mastery of all lecture material by written quizzes
  2. Incorporates clinical skills leading to mock ARDMS registry exams. Outcomes are based on 75% or higher passrate for each exam.
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.
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.
Hedrick, Wayne, Technology for Diagnostic Sonography, Elsevier Publishing, St Louis, Missouri, 2013
ISBN 978-0-323-08198-6
Hedrick, Wayne, Study Guide and laboratory Exercises, Elsevier Publishing, St Louis, Missouri, 2013
ISBN 978-0-323-08197-9

8. Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
 
9. Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, homework and ETUDES internet skills.
 
10. Lab Content -
Completion of multiple mock board examinations modeled on national credentialing exams.
 
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. Students use a registry prep book to assist for exam preparation.
  2. Students use several online registry prep examinations. Some of the preparatory examinations will be completed via ETUDES-NG. All tests will be timed.
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 10:25:12


Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines