Course Index

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CVS 219 MEDICAL LAW AND ETHICS FOR ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

This course addresses a broad range of topics related to professional ethics and law including application of ethical principles, theories and models related to incidence and prevention of medical mistakes and state and federal laws that affect sonographers

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 220L ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I LAB

This laboratory course will be used to enhance and reinforce material taught didactically in CVS 220. Students will continue to learn scanning techniques in the laboratory on real-time ultrasound equipment. Correlation of theory to practice will be measured through attendance, scanning assignments and competency exams over the course work taught in CVS 220.

  • Credits: 1.0

CVS 220 ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I

This course will focus on an introduction in echocardiography. It will include medical terminology with application to sonography. Course work will cover many topics including anatomy of the heart, basic embryology, cardiac physiology, principles of cardiac hemodynamics and cardiac evaluation. Students will also learn the different exams performed in the echo lab.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 221L VASCULAR ULTRASOUND I LAB

This laboratory course will be used to enhance and reinforce material taught didactically in CVS 221. Students will learn scanning techniques in the lab on real-time ultrasound equipment. Correlation of theory to practice will be measured through attendance, scanning assignments and competency exams over the course of the semester. You will learn how to perform a carotid ultrasound, lower extremity venous and arterial duplexes, physiologic exams of the lower extremities and an ankle/brachial index.

  • Credits: 1.0

CVS 221 VASCULAR ULTRASOUND I

This course will focus on the introduction to vascular ultrasound and principles. The course will cover anatomy, hemodynamics, imaging techniques and pathophysiology of the vascular system; upper and lower extremity venous, upper and lower extremity arterial system and the cerebrovascular system. Topics include: Patient history, mechanisms of disease, Duplex imaing, segmental arterial pressures, plethysmography, invasive testing and therapeutic intervention.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 280 CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

Students are assigned to the clinical setting to begin their hands-on experience performing sonographic procedures and practice patient care skills. The student will start to develop skills to carry out sonographic examinations and gain the ability to recognize normal and abnormal sonographic patterns. The student will work closely with their clinical preceptor, as well as other staff technologists. Students will begin to perform examinations including transthoracic echocardiography, carotid duplex, lower extremity venous and arterial duplex, ankle/brachial indices and segmental arterial pressures. Correlation of theory to practice is measures through attendance, clinical logs, and evaluations. The student will be required to complete a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BCLS) prior to the start of this clinical practicum.

  • Credits: 4.0

CVS 285 CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

As a continuation of Clinical Practicum I, students will continue to develop their Sonography skills under supervision of their clinical preceptor. The student will more actively participate in examinations, daily lab functions and patient care. In addition, students will continue to perform examinations in cardiac and vascular Sonography, with the addition of upper extremity imaging and physiological testing.

  • Credits: 4.0

CVS 320L ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY LAB II

The laboratory is used to enhance and reinforce material taught didactically. This laboratory course will be a continuation of CVS 220L Echocardiography Lab I. The student will build on the scanning techniques already learned. Correlation of theory to practice will be measured through attendance, scanning assignments and competency exams over the course work taught in CVS 220 and 320.

  • Credits: 1.0

CVS 320 ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY II

This course will expand on cardiovascular pathologies and various conditions stemming from abnormal physiology. Topics that will be covered are infective endocarditis, prosthetic valves, ischemic heart disease, cardiomyopathies, pericardial effusion, heart failure, tumors, and congenital anomalies. Students will present cases in an open forum for discussion and evaluation.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 321L VASCULAR ULTRASOUND LAB II

This laboratory course will be a continuation of CVS 221L Vascular Ultrasound Lab I. The student will build on the scanning techniques already learned. Upper extremity venous and arterial imaging will be introduced during this laboratory course. Correlation of theory to practice will be measured through attendance, scanning assignments and competency exams over the course of the semester.

  • Credits: 1.0