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SONO 1003  Fundamentals Sonogrphy/Pt Care

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to provide a general overview of the study of diagnostic medical sonography and the role it serves in the health care delivery system. Several key topics in imaging including introductory principles of sonography, discipline terminology, sonography specialties and careers in the profession will be explored. The course will also include a dialogue of medical legal ethics and the sonographer's role in making ethical decisions. Patient care topics including transfer techniques, patient history and vital signs, infection control, sterile techniques, medical emergencies and basic pharmacology will be presented. Finally, cultural awareness and the sonographer's role in a multicultural health care setting will be discussed.

SONO 2003  Sectional Anatomy

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to provide the tools necessary to understand basic sectional anatomy of the human body. Emphasis is placed on imaging correlation to human cadaver cross-sections. Sectional anatomy of the abdomen, male and female pelvis, neck, thorax, head and fetal anatomy will be reviewed. In addition, vascular anatomy will also be discussed.

SONO 2013  US Physics and Instrument I

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is designed to provide a practical understanding of the principles of ultrasound physics and sonographic instrumentation as it pertains to diagnostic medical sonography and its use in the clinical setting. Topics include the properties of sound waves, interactions of sound waves, ultrasound instrumentation and functions of the components of processing, scan converter displays, image and display techniques, film and methods of permanent image recording, ultrasound transducers, operating standards, equipment calibration, resolution, gray scale photography and film critique. In addition, sonographic artifacts will be analyzed.

SONO 2024  Sonographic Procedures I

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course provides the theoretical basis for performing sonographic procedures with specific patient scanning instruction in the laboratory. The examination protocols and imaging evaluation for the abdominal organs, pelvic cavity and organs and superficial/small parts such as thyroid will be introduced. The laboratory setting will reinforce the theoretical foundation of the lecture through demonstration, role playing and skill practice in the laboratory. Sonographic image analysis will be included and require problem solving and critical thinking skills to evaluate diagnostic quality of the images obtained in the laboratory.

SONO 3013  US Physics & Instrument II

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is a continuation of SONO 2013 and is designed to provide a practical understanding of the principles of ultrasound physics and sonographic instrumentation as it pertains to diagnostic medical sonography and its use in the clinical setting. Topics include the properties of sound waves, interactions of sounds waves, ultrasound instrumentation and functions of the components of processing, scan converter displays, image and display techniques, film and methods of permanent image recording, ultrasound transducers, operating standards, equipment calibration, resolution, gray scale photography and film critique. Additionally, Doppler physics and applications along with sonographic artifacts discussed and practiced.

SONO 3016  Sonography Clinical I

Credits: 6.00 Credits

This course allows for the continued progression of skills in the clinical setting. Procedural competence and the acquisition of additional proficiencies in diagnostic medical sonography are the focus of this clinical experience. Continued assessment of learning and proficiency is conducted using summative competencies and initial and intermediate level learning objectives during the clinical rotation. This clinical experience consists of 480 hours, which will be completed 40 hours per week for 12 weeks.

SONO 3024  Sonography Clinical II

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course allows for the continued progression of skills in the clinical setting. Procedural competence and the acquisition of additional proficiencies in diagnostic medical sonography are the focus of this clinical experience. Continued assessment of learning and proficiency is conducted using summative competencies and advanced and mastery level learning objectives during the clinical rotation. This clinical experience consists of 360 hours, which will be completed 40 hours per week for 9 weeks.

SONO 3034  Sonographic Procedures II

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course provides the theoretical basis for performing sonographic procedures with specific patient scanning instruction in the laboratory. The examination protocols and imaging evaluation for the female pelvic organs; First, Second and Third Trimester Obstetrical; Carotid, Peripheral Arterial and Venous Vascular Scanning will be introduced. The laboratory setting will reinforce the theoretical foundation of the lecture through demonstration, role playing and skill practice in the laboratory. Sonographic image analysis will be included and require problem solving and critical thinking skills to evaluate diagnostic quality of the images obtained in the laboratory.

SONO 4003  Professional Dev in Sonography

Credits: 3.00 Credits

This course is an overview of the radiographer's continued professional development. The course is designed to encourage active participation in professional organizations and a development of lifelong learning. The course will culminate in a senior research project and presentation on a topic within the field of radiologic science and imaging. Students will be expected to prepare for the Registry Exam(s).

SONO 4024  Sonography Clinical III

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course allows for the continued progression of skills in the clinical setting. Procedural competence and the acquisition of additional proficiencies in diagnostic medical sonography is the focus of this clinical experience. Continued assessment of learning and proficiency is conducted using summative competencies and advanced and mastery level learning objectives during the clinical rotation. This clinical experience consists of 360 hours, which will be completed 40 hours per week for 9 weeks.

SONO 4034  Sonographic Procedures III

Credits: 4.00 Credits

This course provides the theoretical basis for performing sonographic procedures with specific patient scanning instruction in the laboratory. The examination protocols and imaging evaluation for the Breast; Thyroid; Scrotum; Musculoskeletal; GI Tract; Interventional and Pediatric Scanning will be introduced. The laboratory setting will reinforce the theoretical foundation of the lecture through demonstration, role playing and skill practice in the laboratory. Sonographic image analysis will be included and require problem solving and critical thinking skills to evaluate diagnostic quality of the images obtained in the laboratory.

SONO 4900  Directed Study

Credits: 1.00 Credit

This course is an elective course designed to allow students to pursue advanced work in sonography or obtain extended clinical opportunities. A student may contract for one credit hour of independent study through an arrangement with the clinical coordinator, who agrees to direct such a study. Enrollment is limited by clinical site participation.