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1000
SON

Introduction to Sonography

Prerequisite: Program acceptance. Corequisite: SON1211, SON2113. This course is an introduction to the profession of sonography and the role of the sonographer. Emphasis is on medical terminology, ethical/aspects, written and verbal communication, patient care and professional issues relating to registry, accreditation, professional organizations, and history of the profession.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1052
SON

Sonography Pathology

Prerequisite: SON1144. This course is designed to enhance the student’s knowledge of normal and abnormal anatomy. Emphasis is placed on sonographic appearance, both normal and pathological. Clinical scenarios will enable the student to apply information in the clinical setting, and encourage the necessary critical thinking skills. Case studies and study questions will evaluate the student’s comprehension of the topic.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

1100
SON

Principles and Protocols of Sonography Imaging

Prerequisite: SON1000. Corequisite: SON1100L, SON1170, SON1170L. A basic introduction to sonographic scanning of the abdomen, pelvis, vascular systems with laboratory practice and application.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1100L
SON

Principles and Protocols of Sonography Imaging Lab

$108.00 lab fee Corequisite: SON1100. This course provides practical, firsthand experience in scanning procedures and techniques in a laboratory setting. Fundamental theories and scanning protocols learned in SON1100 will be applied.

Credit hours: 2
Lab hours: 4

1111
SON

Abdominal Sonography I

Prerequisites: SON1100. Corequisites: SON1804. This course is designed to correlate the sonographic anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the following organs/systems: muscles; major vasculature; liver, biliary system; and pancreas. The course will emphasize the sonographic features and characteristics of normal anatomy as well as the pathologies that might affect each organ. The course will also integrate clinical and diagnostic procedures, which are common to and specific to each organ.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1112
SON

Abdominal Sonography II

Prerequistie: SON1111. Corequisite: SON1814. This course is a continuance of Abdominal Sonography I, and is designed to correlate the sonographic anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the following organs/systems: urinary system; adrenal glands; spleen; lymphatic system; retro-peritoneum intraperitoneal organs; male pelvis and scrotum; breast; neck and thyroid; and superficial structures. The course will emphasize the sonographic features and characteristics of normal anatomy as well as the pathologies that might affect each organ/system. The course will also integrate clinical and diagnostic procedures, which are common to and specific to each organ.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1121
SON

OB/GYN Sonography I

Prerequisite: SON1100. Corequisite: SON1804. This course is designed to give the Sonography student an understanding of the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the gravid and non-gravid female pelvis in both normal and abnormal appearances. The student will be introduced to the first trimester of pregnancy including its related anatomy, physiology, and possible pathology and/or complications. Embryology, early fetal development, sonographic identification and imaging of the embryo and fetus, trans-abdominal and trans-vaginal scanning techniques will be covered.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1122
SON

OB/GYN Sonography II

Prerequisite: SON1121. Corequisites: SON1814. This course is a continuation of OB/GYN Sonography I and is designed to give the student detailed instruction as to the role of Sonography during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Fetal development, physiology, all major anomalies, and maternal complications directly related to the second and third trimesters of pregnancy will be covered in detail.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1122C
SON

OB/GYN Sonography II

This course is a continuation of OB/GYN Sonography I and is designed to give the student detailed instruction as to the role of Sonography during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Fetal development, physiology, all major anomalies, and maternal complications directly related to the second and third trimesters of pregnancy will be covered in detail.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 6

1144
SON

Superficial Structures

Prerequisite: SON1112, SON1122, SON1814, SON2175. Corequisites: SON1824, SON1052. The course is an overview emphasizing the sonographic features and characteristics of normal and abnormal anatomy of the superficial structures. The course will also integrate clinical and diagnostic procedures of the male pelvis and scrotum; breasts; neck and thyroid.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1170
SON

Sonography of the Circulatory System

Prerequisite: SON1100. Corequisite: SON1170L. An introduction to the hemodynamics of the circulatory systems and the sonographic imaging and Doppler assessment of the cardiac and vascular structures.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1170L
SON

Sonography Circulatory System Lab

Corequisite: SON1170. This course is designed to apply to concepts and skills learned in SON1170. Topics include hemodynamics of the circulatory system using sonographic imaging and Doppler scanning for assessment of cardiac and vascular structures.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

1211
SON

Medical Sonography Physics

Prerequisites: BSC2085, BSC2085L, program acceptance. Corequisites: SON1000. This course is designed to present the Sonography student with detailed explanations of sound physics and instrumentations. The fundamental properties of diagnostic ultrasound stressing the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment, images and Doppler system, pulse wave, and continuous wave transducers, artifacts, focusing characteristics, tissue interactions, biological effects, and quality assurance methods will be discussed and evaluated.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

1214
SON

Practical Aspects of Sonography

Prerequisite: Program acceptance. Corequisite: SON1000. A study of the principles of diagnostic ultrasound and practical aspects of scanning techniques, image critique, image identification, and patient care and handling as related to sonographic examination. Stressing operation of diagnostic equipment and routine images obtained.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

1221
SON

Ultrasound-Guided Interventional Procedures and Techniques

Prerequisite: *SON1100. Corequisite: SON1804. This course will include but not be limited to biopsy, drainage, aspiration, and other advanced ultrasound procedures. Emphasis will be placed on sterile technique, patient preparation and post procedure care, protocols and special medical equipment used in the procedures. Instruction and guidance will be given in producing and parameters used to evaluate quality sonographic images to be used to guide the physician.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

1804
SON

Clinical Education I

$130.00 lab fee Prerequisite: SON1100. Corequisites: SON1111. This course introduces the patient/sonographic role in a simulated clinical environment. It is designed to subject the students to clinical situations as they become familiar with the role and responsibilities of a sonographer. The course will have the students visiting the clinical facilities on a limited basis. A portion of the clinical hours will take place in the college campus sonography setting.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 15

1814
SON

Sonography Clinical Education II

Prerequisite: SON1804. Corequisites: SON1112. This course applies the principles learned in Abdominal OB/GYN I to actual clinical rotations. The student will receive sonographic instruction in the following ways: by performing a variety of sonographic examinations: initiation of affiliate protocols; appropriate operation of equipment; providing patient care; exam documentation; and evaluation by the clinical instructor. A portion of the clinical hours will take place in the college campus sonography lab setting.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 24

1824
SON

Clinical Education III

Prerequisite: SON1814. Corequisite: SON1144. A goal of this clinical course of the curriculum is to have the students strive to perform under indirect supervision while exercising independent judgment relative to the entirety of the sonographic examinations being performed. The students successfully complete assigned clinical competencies.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 23

2061
SON

Sonography Review

This course provides a comprehensive review of the entire Sonography Program content. Physics review will include physics principles and instrumentation, Doppler Instrumentation and hemodynamics, transducers, quality assurance, bio effects, and physics mock exam. Abdominal review includes all abdominal organs and systems, abdominal vasculature, peritoneum, retroperitoneum, gastrointestinal tract, superficial structures(breast, scrotum, and prostate), and abdomen mock registry. Obstetrics and Gynecology includes anatomy and physiology of the female pelvis, pathology of the pelvis, first trimester, second and third trimester, fetal abnormalities, complications of pregnancy, and 0B/GYN mock registry.

Credit hours: 2
Lecture hours: 2

2113
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Cross-Sectional Anatomy

Prerequisite: BSC1020, program acceptance or BSC2085, BSC2085L, BSC2086, BSC2086L, program acceptance. Corequisite: SON1211. This course is designed to prepare the student to identify internal structures including organs and vasculature that are important to the objectives of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The students will build upon their entry level gross anatomy knowledge base to develop their cross-sectional anatomic recognition skills. Sonographic scanning protocols will be included relative to the anatomy being studies, which will serve as a linkage to the clinical environment.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 4

2171
SON

Introduction to Vascular Sonography

Prerequisite: SON2113. Corequisite: SON2171L. This course introduces the fundamental theory and skills necessary for the evaluation of vascular disease using noninvasive technique. Hemodynamics, instrumentation, vascular anatomy, physiology and physical principles are emphasized. Cerebrovascular, peripheral arterial and venous testing are included in this course.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2171L
SON

Introduction to Vascular Sonography Lab

Corequisite: SON2171. This course provides practical, firsthand experience in scanning procedures and techniques in a laboratory setting. Fundamental theories and scanning procedures learned in SON2171 will be applied.

Credit hours: 1
Lab hours: 2

2175
SON

Vascular Sonography

Prerequisite: SON2171. Corequisite: SON1814. This course is a continuation of the material covered in introduction to Vascular Sonography. Sonographic imaging and Doppler assessment of the cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular systems are stressed. Doppler analysis of both normal and abnormal flow patterns of the cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular systems will be emphasized. Interpretation of test results will be covered.

Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3

2176C
SON

Advanced Vascular Sonography

Prerequisite: SON2175 with a minimum grade of “C” or permission of program director. This course covers a review of normal and abnormal vascular anatomy and physiology to include, pathophysiology, and hemodynamics in the different types of vascular disease/dysfunctions. In addition, clinical vascular diagnostic procedures: emphasizing, indications, utility, and limitations of various imaging procedures. This course has a required lab componenet to promote imaging and skills in the performance of physiologic testing (including volume pulse recording, pressure measurements, plethysmography, and stress testing), real-time ultrasound imaging, and Doppler evaluation (pulsed and continuous wave, color and power flow) as relates to the vasculature.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 5

2220
SON

Advanced Sonographic Imaging

Prerequisite: *SON2175. Corequisite: SON1824. This course will inform the students of new innovations in equipment and techniques which may include but not limited to breast imaging, contrast enhanced imaging, pediatric specific imaging (i.e. infant hips and neurosonography) and Musculoskeletal Sonography.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

2400C
SON

Echocardiography I

$16.00 lab fee Prerequisite: SON2175 with a minimum grade of “C” or permission of program director. This course covers normal and abnormal cardiac anatomy and physiology, cardiac pathology, pathophysiology, and hemodynamics. Cardiac procedures emphasizing indications and utility will be discussed. This course requires a lab component in which students will enhance their proficiency in the performance of M-mode, two-dimensional, and Doppler (pulsed wave, continuous wave, color flow and power) echocardiographic studies.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 5

2401C
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Echocardiography II

Prerequisite: SON2400C with a minimum grade of “C”. The course covers abnormal echocardiographic and Doppler patterns of disease, pathology, and pathophysiology for various cardiovascular diseases. Indications, utility, limitations, and technical procedures for related echocardiographic studies: stress echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography, intraoperative echocardiography, constrast echocardiography, three-dimensional echocardiography and echo-guided procedures. This course requires a lab component in which students will enhance their proficiency in the performance of echocardiographic studies.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 5

2834
SON

Clinical Education IV

$21.00 lab fee Prerequisite: SON1824. This course is the final course of the curriculum. Its goal is to have the students strive to perform under indirect supervision while exercising independent judgment relative to the entirety of the sonographic examinations being performed and to generally progress to the point where he/she may be accepted as a competent entry level sonographer. The students must meet their exiting competencies.

Credit hours: 4
Lecture hours: 25

2930
SON

Special Topics in Sonography

Prerequisite: SON1144. Corequisite: SON1052. This course introduces the fundamental theory and skills necessary for the evaluation of selected topics. Selection of the topic will be determined by student and clinical needs.

Credit hours: 1
Lecture hours: 1

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