Course Index

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CVS 221 VASCULAR ULTRASOUND I

Students will explore the anatomy, hemodynamics, physiology and pathophysiology of the vascular system. Students will apply knowledge of disease processes. This course will focus on the sonographic appearances of various vascular examinations.  

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 221L VASCULAR ULTRASOUND I LAB

The laboratory course will be used to enhance and reinforce material taught didactically in CVS 221. Students will learn scanning techniques in the laboratory on real-time ultrasound equipment. Correlation of theory to practice will be measured through scanning assignments and competency exams over the course of the semester.

  • Credits: 1.0

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

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, upper extremity venous and arterial duplex, ankle/brachial indices and segmental arterial pressures. Correlation of theory to practice is measured through attendance, clinical logs, and evaluations.

  • 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 307 SONOGRAPHIC SEMINAR II

Students will be required to take an ARDMS specialty examination (Adult Echocardiography or Vascular Technology) as part of this course prior to graduation. This course will assist students in the transition from student sonographer to professional sonographer, including ARDMS registry exam preparation. Additional topics such as resume writing, interview and negotiation skills, understanding benefits and different avenues of the sonography career ladder are also discussed.

  • Credits: 2.0

CVS 320 ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY II

This course is designed to explore a variety of pathologies that can be present on an echocardiogram.  Students will learn and perform measurements that are needed to evaluate pathologies on a case by case scenario.  During this course students will also learn to read echocardiogram exams and create echo reports.

  • Credits: 3.0

CVS 320L ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY LAB II

The laboratory course will be used to enhance and reinforce material taught didactically in CVS 220. Students will 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 of the semester. Students will complete all 2D images of an echocardiogram, to include color and Doppler.  

  • 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 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, as well as abdominal aortic imaging. Correlation of theory to practice will be measured through attendance, scanning assignments and competency exams over the course of the semester.

  • Credits: 1.0