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Sonography • Diagnostic Medical

Allied Health Division

SONO-36B BEGINNING CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
9 units: 486 total hours lab.
Prerequisite: SONO-46A.Two-way corequisite: SONO-36C.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track).
This course provides clinical experience for application of theoretical principles and concepts covered in previous and current didactic coursework. Clinical experience in patient care and handling, scanning techniques, instrumentation, work efficiency and image evaluation for cardiac imaging is provided. This course is part of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track) and is only offered during the fall semester. (3/05)

SONO-36C ADVANCED ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Prerequisite: SONO-46A. Two-way corequisite: SONO-36B.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track).
This course covers advanced echocardiographic sonographic positioning and scanning protocol including transthoracic, transesophageal, pediatric, and fetal echocardiography; related anatomy and physiology to include cardiac pathology and clinical symptomology and how they relate to the sonographic appearance of these structures. Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correction of clinical, didactic and image information will be presented. The laboratory component of this course will include demonstration and scanning exercises to provide a "live lab" experience in conducting echocardiographic sonographic procedures. This course is part of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track). (3/05)

SONO-37A CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGY AND PRINCIPLES
2 units: 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Prerequisites: SONO-40, SONO-46A. Two-way corequisite: SONO-37B.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track).
This course covers cardiac physiology and cardiac physics as it relates to echocardiography. The emphasis will describe the effects of pressure, loading, and volume as they relate to the following disease states: heart failure, shock, valvular stenosis and regurgitation, intracardiac shunts, pulmonary disease, pericardial disease, and cardiomyopathies. Hemodynamics, spectral Doppler, and color flow technologies will be described. The laboratory component of this course will include demonstration and scanning exercises to provide a "live lab" experience in conducting echocardiographic procedures. This course is a continuation of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track). (3/05)

SONO-37B BEGINNING CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
9 units: 486 total hours lab.
Prerequisite: SONO-36B. Two-way corequisite: SONO-37A.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track).
This course provides clinical experience for application of theoretical principles and concepts covered in previous and current didactic coursework. Clinical experience in patient care and handling, scanning techniques, instrumentation, work efficiency and image evaluation for echocardiographic imaging is provided. (3/05)

SONO-38B ADVANCED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
4.5 units: 243 total hours lab.
Prerequisite: SONO-37B.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track).
This course provides continued clinical experience for application of theoretical principles and concepts covered in previous and current didactic coursework. Clinical experience inpatient care and handling, scanning techniques, instrumentation, work efficiency and image evaluation for cardiac imaging is provided. This course is part of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track). (3/05)

SONO-39B ADVANCED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
9 units: 486 total hours lab.
Prerequisite: SONO-38B. Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track).
This course provides clinical experience for advanced application of theoretical principles and concepts covered in previous and current didactic coursework. Clinical experience in patient care and handling, scanning techniques, instrumentation, work efficiency and image evaluation for cardiac imaging is provided. This course is part of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program (Cardiac Track). (3/05)

SONO-40 BASIC ULTRASOUND PHYSICS
[CILC area B] 1.5 units: 18 total hours lecture, 27 total hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
Prerequisites: MATH-A or MATH-B.; PHYS-10 or RADT-40.
This course covers basic principles and terminology of diagnostic ultrasound physics to include a review of mathematical skills, transducers, beam dynamics, and instrumentation. Hands-on instruction will be provided to introduce the student to necessary elementary skills in scanning as it pertains to the physical nature of ultrasound. This course is part of the first summer session in the 18-month program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography which runs nine weeks in duration. (1/01)

SONO-41 INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY
[CILC area B] 1.5 units: 18 total hour lecture,
27 total hours lab.
Limitations on enrollment: Completion of a two-year Allied Health program that is patient-care related, such as radiologic technology, registered nursing, respiratory therapist, physical therapy, associate degree-licensed vocational nurse, or a baccalaureate degree in biological sciences with patient care experience; minimum cumulative GPA of 2.35 in prerequisite course work; enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
Prerequisite: ALLH-67.
This course is an overview of diagnostic medical sonography and its role in health care delivery. Students will be oriented to the academic and administrative structure of the program, clinical affiliates, and to the profession as a whole. An introduction to principles, instruments, and routine sonographic procedures will be emphasized. The laboratory portion of this course will include a hands-on orientation to the equipment and instrumentation. This course is part of the first summer session of the 18-month program in Diagnostic Medical Sonography which runs nine weeks in duration. (1/01)

SONO-42A ABDOMINAL SONOGRAPHY
[CILC area B] 4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Prerequisites: ANAT-25; PHYO-01.
This course covers abdominal sonographic positioning and scanning protocol; related anatomy and physiology to include the retroperitoneum; pathology and clinical symptomology and how they relate to the sonographic appearance of these structures. Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of clinical, didactic, and image information will be presented. The laboratory component of this course will include demonstration and scanning exercises to provide a "live lab" experience in conducting abdominal sonographic procedures. This course is part of the first semester of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. (1/01)

SONO-42B BEGINNING CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
[CILC area B] 9 units: 27 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Two-way corequisite: SONO-42A.
This course provides clinical experience for application of theoretical principles and concepts covered in previous and current didactic course work. Clinical experience in patient care and handling, scanning techniques, instrumentation, work efficiency, and image evaluation for abdominal imaging is provided. This course is part of the first semester of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and is only offered during fall semester. (1/01)

SONO-43A OB/GYN SONOGRAPHY
[CILC area B] 4 units: 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
This course presents a review of anatomy and physiology of the glavid and nonglavid pelvis. Techniques of transabdominal and transvaginal preparation are introduced. Symptomology of the female patient with correlation to the sonographic appearance of pathology are covered. First, second, and third trimester obstetrical assessment are covered in depth. This course is part of the second semester of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. (1/01)

SONO-43B BEGINNING CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
[CILC area B] 9 units: 27 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Two-way corequisite: SONO-43A.
This course provides clinical experience for application of theoretical principles and concepts covered in previous and current didactic course work. Clinical experience in patient care and handling, scanning techniques, instrumentation, work efficiency, and image evaluation for obstetric and gynecological imaging, in addition to abdominal imaging, is provided. This course is part of the second semester of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and is only offered during the spring semester. (1/01)

SONO-44A ADVANCED ULTRASOUND PHYSICS
[CILC area B] 1.5 units: 1.5 hours lecture.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
This course is a continuation of basic physics and instrumentation including continuous and pulsed wave doppler. Basic principles of color flow imaging, advanced principles in medical ultrasound instrumentation, hemodynamics, bioeffects, artifacts, and sonographic quality control procedures are also covered. This course is part of the second summer session of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program which runs nine weeks in duration. (1/01)

SONO-44B ADVANCED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE I
[CILC area B] 4.5 units: 243 total hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Two-way corequisite: SONO-44C.
This course provides clinical experience for application of theoretical principles and concepts covered in previous and current didactic course work. Clinical experience in patient care and handling, scanning techniques, instrumentation, work efficiency, and image evaluation for superficial structure is provided. This course is part of the second summer session of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and is only offered during the summer. (1/01)

SONO-44C SUPERFICIAL STRUCTURES
[CILC area B] 1 unit: 9 total hours lecture, 27 total hours lab. Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
This course covers basic positioning and scanning protocol of the superficial structures; related anatomy and physiology to include the neck, breast, and testes; and pathology and clinical symptomology and how they relate to the sonographic appearance of these structures. Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of clinical didactic and image information will be presented. The laboratory component of this course will include demonstration and scanning exercises to provide a "live lab" experience in conducting superficial structure procedures. This course is part of the second summer session of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program which runs nine weeks in duration. (1/01)

SONO-45A INTEGRATIVE STUDY IN SONOGRAPHY
[CILC area B] 2 units: 2 hours lecture.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
This course covers a comprehensive analysis and assessment of all previous diagnostic medical sonography instructional course work in preparation for writing the national registry examination. Job market readiness skills will also be presented. This course is part of the third and final semester of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and runs 18 weeks in duration. (1/01)

SONO-45B ADVANCED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE II
[CILC area B] 9 units: 27 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Two-way corequisite: SONO-45C.
This course provides clinical experience for application of theoretical principles and concepts covered in previous and current didactic course work. Clinical experience in patient care and handling, scanning techniques, instrumentation, work efficiency, and image evaluation of basic vascular sonography is provided. Clinical experience in abdominal, obstetric, gynecological, and superficial structures imaging is also provided. This course is part of the third and final semester of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program and is only offered during the fall semester. (1/01)

SONO-45C BASICS OF VASCULAR SONOGRAPHY
[CILC area B] 2 units: 1.5 hours lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Satisfactory progression in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
This course covers basic positioning and scanning protocol of the vascular system. Vascular terminology specific to the hemodynamics of the arterial venous and cerebrovascular application will be presented. Normal, abnormal, and pathological states of the human vascular system with emphasis on the external carotid system and the venous systems of the lower extremities will be included. The laboratory component of this course will include demonstration and scanning exercises to provide a "live lab" experience in conducting basic vascular procedures. This course is part of the third and final semester of the 18-month Diagnostic Medical Sonography program which runs 18 weeks in duration. (1/01)

SONO-46A ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY
1.5 units: 1 hour lecture, 1.5 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Enrollment in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.
This course covers an introduction to acoustical physics and instrumentation, echocardiographic positioning and scanning protocol including 2D, M-mode, Color Flow, and Doppler Imaging; related anatomy, hemodynamics, and physiology to include ventricular function, intracardiac anatomy, valvular anatomy and function; pathology and clinical symptomology and how they relate to the sonographic appearance of these structures. Interpretation and critique of normal and abnormal anatomy with correlation of clinical, didactic, and image information will be presented. The laboratory component of this course will include demonstration and scanning exercises to provide a "live lab" experience in conducting echocardiographic procedures. (3/05)

SONO-49A-ZZ SPECIAL TOPICS IN DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY
0.5 - 3 units: 0.5 - 3 hours lecture, 0 - 9 hours lab.
Limitation on enrollment: Current student or graduate of a diagnostic medical imaging program or six months of experience in a diagnostic medical sonography career track.
This course is designed to address special topics in diagnostic medical sonography to meet the current needs of students. It will provide students access to instruction that will assist them in acquiring the most up-to-date information possible in order to cope with the rapidly changing health care environment. (3/05)


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