Course Index

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COM 101 ENGLISH COMPOSITION

This course provides instruction and practice in writing, with emphasis on the recursive processes of generating, drafting, revising and editing. Students develop skills in producing and evaluating written communications in private and public contexts.

  • Credits: 3.0

COM 045 COLLEGE SUCCESS STRATEGIES

This course is for students in the Bridge to Healthcare Program. It covers topics that are essential for success in college, both in and outside of the classroom. The coruse will use resources from several sources, including "OnCourse," "First in the Family," "SOAR" method, and "PERSIST."

  • Credits: 0.0

COM 025 READING COMPREHENSION

The focus of this course is on academic reading skills. Literal comprehension, vocabulary development and critical reading skills are presented in an academic context.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 430 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

This course focuses on the particular ways in which writers apply the writing process to genres used regularly by healthcare professionals and utilize research to enhance patient outcomes. Writing assignments will develop students' skills in writing formal correspondence, completing proposals, including effective visual components in formal documents, and completing "Research Evaluation and Utilization Reports", which include recommendations for evidence-based practice in particular settings.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 213 PRINCIPLES OF EKG

This course will focus on EKG theory and interpretation. The student will learn how to perform an EKG on a patient, as well as learning to recognize basic rhythms and the components of an EKG. Students will also review case studies throughout this course.

  • Credits: 2.0

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