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Effective: Summer 2014
DMS 80AADVANCED SONOGRAPHIC PRINCIPLES4 Unit(s)

Prerequisites: Prerequisite: DMS 60D.
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Not Repeatable.
FHGE: Non-GE Transferable: CSU
3 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory. (72 hours total per quarter)

Student Learning Outcomes -
  • Employ interpretative and analytical skills with an emphasis on advanced techniques
  • Prepare to pass the ARDMS board exams.
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.

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.
Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD/TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes.

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.
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.
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

Disciplines -
Diagnostic Medical Technology
 
Method of Instruction -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, homework and ETUDES internet skills.
 
Lab Content -
Completion of multiple mock board examinations modeled on national credentialing exams.
 
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.