Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)

DMS 114C - Ultrasound Clinical 1/Cardiac

Credits: 2
120 Practicum Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 102   and DMS 105  
Co-requisites: PHY 127   and DMS 104  

This clinical course offers the student participation in the various steps involved in cardiac ultrasound examination of the patient. The student shares responsibility with the cardiac clinical instructor for scheduling, identifying and preparing the patient for examination. The student assures that patient preparation is properly followed for the given examination. The student scans the patient and develops skills in examination progression. The student develops skill and confidence in presenting the echocardiographic study to the interpreting physician. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate. This course is graded on a Pass/Fail basis.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Find pertinent clinical data from the patient interview, chart, X-ray and laboratory reports and other related areas in order to maximize available information on the patient prior to the ultrasound examination.
  2. Identify proper patient preparation.
  3. List the various scan positions used in echocardiography.
  4. Identify the normal structures in 2-D echocardiographic imaging.
  5. Transform 2-D imaging to M-Mode imaging.
  6. Calculate normal valve areas with the use of color and spectral Doppler.
Listed Topics
  1. Scanning and imaging techniques used in 2-D echocardiography
  2. Sonographic characteristics of the anatomic structures of the heart
  3. The principles and applications of transesophageal echocardiography and stress echocardiography
  4. The correlation of the role of echocardiography with the catheterization laboratory and the nuclear imaging lab
  5. The normal dimensions of heart structures and Doppler values
  6. Introduction to ischemic heart disease
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals and student clinical manual.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Quantitative and Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 3/10/2014
Last Reviewed: 2/14/2019

Course and Section Search

Add to Portfolio (opens a new window)