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Medical Sonography

SON. Medical Sonography

SON 110
Intro to Sonography

3 credit hours

This course provides an introduction to medical sonography. Topics include applications, sonographic terminology, history, patient care, ethics, and basic skills. Upon completion, students should be able to define professionalism and sonographic applications and perform basic patient care skills and preliminary scanning techniques.

SON 111
Sonographic Physics

4 credit hours

This course introduces ultrasound physical principles, bioeffects, and sonographic instrumentation. Topics include sound wave mechanics, transducers, sonographic equipment, Doppler physics, bioeffects, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sound wave mechanics, transducers, sonography equipment, the Doppler effect, bioeffects, and safety.

SON 112
Sonographic Terminology

1 credit hours

This course is designed to systematically guide the student to become familiar with medical language to prepare him/her to communicate as a medical professional. Topics include an introduction to the formation of medical terminology using word roots, prefixes and suffixes, relating these terms to body structure and function. Upon completion, students should effectively communicate disease and disorder terms, surgical terms, procedureal terms, and other related medical terms.

SON 120
SON Clinical Ed I

5 credit hours

This course provides active participation in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate sonographic examinations.

SON 121
SON Clinical Ed II

5 credit hours

This course provides continued active participation in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate sonographic examinations.

SON 130
Abdominal Sonography I

3 credit hours

This course introduces abdominal and small parts sonography. Emphasis is placed on the sonographic anatomy of the abdomen and small parts with correlated laboratory exercises. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and acquire basic abdominal and small parts images.

SON 131
Abdominal Sonography II

2 credit hours

This course covers abdominal and small parts pathology recognizable on sonograms. Emphasis is placed on abnormal sonograms of the abdomen and small parts with correlated sonographic cases. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize abnormal pathological processes in the abdomen and on small parts sonographic examinations.

SON 140
Gynecological Sonography

2 credit hours

This course is designed to relate gynecological anatomy and pathology to sonography. Emphasis is placed on gynecological relational anatomy, endovaginal anatomy, and gynecological pathology. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize normal and abnormal gynecological sonograms.

SON 220
Son Clinical Ed III

8 credit hours

This course provides continued active participation in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate sonographic examinations.

SON 221
SON Clinical Ed IV

8 credit hours

This course provides continued active participation off campus in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate sonographic examinations.

SON 222
Selected Sonographic Clinical Education

2 credit hours

This course provides active participation in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating selected sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate selected sonographic examinations.

SON 225
Case Studies

1 credit hours

This course offers the opportunity to present interesting cases found during clinical education. Emphasis is placed on presentation methods which integrate patient history, laboratory results, and sonographic findings with reference to current literature. Upon completion, students should be able to correlate information necessary for complete presentation of case studies.

SON 241
Obstetrical Sonography I

2 credit hours

This course covers normal obstetrical sonography techniques, the normal fetal environment, and abnormal first trimester pregnancy states. Topics include gestational dating, fetal anatomy, uterine environment, and first trimester complications. Upon completion, students should be able to produce gestational sonograms which document age, evaluate the uterine environment, and recognize first trimester complications.

SON 242
Obstetrical Sonography II

2 credit hours

This course covers second and third trimester obstetrical complications and fetal anomalies. Topics include abnormal fetal anatomy and physiology and complications in the uterine environment. Upon completion, students should be able to identify fetal anomalies, fetal distress states, and uterine pathologies.

SON 250
Vascular Sonography

2 credit hours

This course provides an in-depth study of the anatomy and pathology of the vascular system. Topics include peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and cerebrovascular disease testing. Upon completion, students should be able to identify normal vascular anatomy and recognize pathology of the vascular system.

SON 271
Doppler Sonography Topics

2 credit hours

This course covers Doppler principles and instrumentation. Topics include basic Doppler principles, CW Doppler, pulsed-wave Doppler, color Doppler, and power Doppler. Upon completion, students be able to demonstrate knowledge of Doppler principles and instrumentation.

SON 273
Adv Vascular Sonography

3 credit hours

This course covers advanced scanning techniques and pathological states. Emphasis is placed on identifying, recognizing, and imaging abnormal peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and cerebrovascular conditions. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and image abnormal vascular conditions.

SON 274
Neurosonology

2 credit hours

This course covers the applications of sonography in neurology. Topics include neurological problems as documented by sonography. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the techniques for documenting neurological anatomy and pathological conditions as seen on sonograms.

SON 289
Sonographic Topics

2 credit hours

This course provides an overview of sonographic topics in preparation for certification examinations. Emphasis is placed on registry preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of sonography and be prepared for the registry examinations.