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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 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: 5.0
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 277 SONOGRAPHY BRIDGE COURSE
This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Sonography Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Sonography Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.
- Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
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 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 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 220L ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I LAB
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.
- Credits: 1.0
CVS 220 ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY I
This course is designed to explore the anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and imaging techniques of the Cardiac system. Students will describe the different views needed for an echocardiogram and be able to recognize characteristics of normal valves by 2D, color Doppler, and Doppler.
- 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