Course Index

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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

CVS 321 VASCULAR ULTRASOUND II

This course will focus on expanding on vascular pathologies. Topics that will be covered are: pathology of the vascular system, preoperative mapping, penile dopplers, transcranial Doppler (TCD), different types of plethysmography, continuous-wav e Doppler, quality assurance and other conditions. The essential components of a case presentation are introduced. Students will present cases in an open forum for discussion and evaluation. Students are also introduced to principles of evidence based practice and research methods.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 380 CLINICAL PRACTICUM III

This course is a continuation of Clinical Practicum II, in which the students' clinical experiences are broadened to include and perform more advanced cardiovascular imaging techniques and assessments in the clinical setting. Professional judgment, patient care and critical thinking skills are further developed through interaction with patients and health care providers.

  • Credits: 6.0

CVS 420 CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

A clinical externship is an opportunity for a student to complete a clinical experience at a site other than the current approved program clinical affiliates.

Note: Students interested in completing this course should communicate a semester in advance with their advisor and/or Clinical Coordinator. A clinical affiliation agreement must be in place for the student to participate.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission

CVS 251 DIRECTED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

In the final semester of the program, students may have the option of performing additional clinical experience depending on their interests. Areas may include but are not limited to vascular, adult echo, pediatrics and fetal echo. This experience is not meant to be comprehensive in nature, but to provide an introduction to a more specific area of interest.

Note: Students interested in completing this course should communicate a semester in advance with their advisor and/or Clinical Coordinator. A clinical affiliation agreement must be in place for the student to participate.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

DMS 430 SONOGRAPHY DIRECTED STUDY

Students may select a topic directly related to Diagnostic Medical Sonography for in-depth study. Topics may include, but are not limited to, advanced concepts in neurosonology, pediatric echocardiography or breast imaging.Students may select a topic directly related to Diagnostic Medical Sonography for in-depth study. Topics may include, but are not limited to, advanced concepts in neurosonology, pediatric echocardiography or breast imaging

  • Credits: 1.0 - 4.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission

DMS 420 CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

A clinical externship is an opportunity for a student to complete a clinical experience at a site other than the current approved program clinical affiliates.

Note: Students interested in completing this course should communicate a semester in advance with their advisor and/or Clinical Coordinator. A clinical affiliation agreement must be in place for the student to participate.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission