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DMS:127Introduction to Sonography3

Introduction to Sonography will include general pathology and pathophysiology, ultrasound terminology, clinical laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures, patient interview and examination techniques, chart and referral evaluation and embryology. In addition, the course will cover topics including psychological support, professional interaction skills, multicultural diversity, professional codes of conduct and scopes of practice, pertinent legal principles, administrative procedures and trends in healthcare systems. Prerequisites: Current enrollment in the Cardiac learning concentration, Diagnostic Medical Sonography program or permission of the program director and Reading Proficiency.