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DMS 113C - Ultrasound Clinical 1/Abdomen-OB/GYN

Credits: 2
120 Practicum Hours

Prerequisites: DMS 102   and DMS 105  
Co-requisites: PHY 127  and DMS 103  

This clinical course offers the student participation in the various steps involved in the ultrasound examination of the patient. The student shares responsibility with the abdominal, obstetrical and gynecological clinical instructor for scheduling, identifying and preparing the patient for examination. The student assures that patient preparation is properly followed for the given examination, scans the patient and develops skills in examination progression. The student gains skill and confidence in presenting the case before 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. Apply proper scanning technique to visualize the abdominal, female pelvic and fetal structures.
  2. Apply proper interview techniques to elicit pertinent data from patient interviews in order to complete the total medical and clinical picture.
  3. Gather pertinent clinical data from chart, X-ray and laboratory reports and other related areas in order to maximize available information on the patient prior to the ultrasound examination.
  4. Distinguish the various scanning planes and transducer manipulations in order to image, by ultrasound, the various anatomical structures of the fetus and the adult abdomen and pelvis.
  5. Create a diagnostic image of the abdominal, fetal and pelvic organs using the appropriate controls on the ultrasound machine.
Listed Topics
  1. Scanning techniques of the abdomen, female pelvis and fetus
  2. Sonographic characteristics of the anatomical structures of the abdomen, female pelvis and fetus
  3. Correlating sonograms with other imaging modalities
  4. Correlating laboratory values with sonographic characteristics of pathology
Reference Materials
Textbooks, library resources, journals and student clinical manual.
Approved By: Bullock, Quintin Date Approved: 03/10/2014

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