Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines

Biological and Health Sciences Division
2 hours lecture, 1 hour laboratory (laboratory meets every other week).2 Units

Total Quarter Learning Hours: 30 (Total of All Lecture, Lecture/Lab, and Lab hours X 12)
 Lecture Hours: 2 Lab Hours: .5 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: 12/11/09; 11/16/13

1. Description -
Anatomy and physiology of the nongravid pelvis and first trimester pregnancy. Pathology, sonographic appearance, and clinical symptoms of the female patient. Sonographic protocols and measurements with correlations to accepted standards. One-half hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the diagnostic medical sonography program.
Prerequisite: DMS 54A.
Co-requisite: None
Advisory: None

2. Course Objectives -
The student will be able to:
  1. identify an describe reproductive anatomy and physiology.
  2. describe normal size and pathology of the female reproductive system.
  3. describe embryology, normal and abnormalities in the first trimester
  4. discuss ethical dilemmas for health care personnel when in conflict with cultural, gender, and age populations.
3. Special Facilities and/or Equipment -
DVD, TV, internet access, computer, monitor, viewboxes.

4. Course Content (Body of knowledge) -
  1. Obstetrics and Gynecology
    1. Embryonic development of the developing pregnancy
    2. Anatomy of first trimester pregnancy and embryo to fetus
    3. Physiologial development of the first trimester pregnancy
  2. Pathology
    1. the abnormal first trimester pregnancy
    2. loss of the first trimester pregnancy
    3. ectopic pregnancy
  3. Support data
    1. lab tests
    2. clinical and physical symptoms of normal pregnancy
    3. clinical and physical symptoms of abnormal pregnancy
    4. physical symptoms
  4. Size of the normal first trimester pregnant uterus/ovaries
    1. abnormal uterine development
    2. abnormal ovary during pregnancy
  5. Technical, psychosocial, ethics, legal and cultural beliefs.
    1. Standards for use of technical factors
    2. Understanding the pregnant patient
    3. Patient bonding
    4. Legal issues with 1st trimester pregnancy
    5. Psychology and the emotional state of the pregnant patient
    6. Pregnancy as it relates to cultural differences
Unloaded hour: The student will be held responsible for one hour per week of ETUDES-NG internet research and presentation.
5. Repeatability - Moved to header area.
6. Methods of Evaluation -
  1. Demonstration of mastery of lecture material
  2. Written quizzes
  3. Patient case studies
  4. Midterms
  5. Comprehensive final exam
7. Representative Text(s) -
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 -
Lecture presentations, classroom discussions, homework and ETUDES internet delivery.
10. Lab Content -
  1. Online assessments
  2. Testing
  3. Case analysis
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 and complete written sections in syllabus and tests.
  2. Unloaded hours are spent (.5 hrs per week) for assigned internet research and presentation.
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 15:25:24

Foothill CollegeApproved Course Outlines