Dec 03, 2021
DMSO 1210 - Introduction to Sonography
Credit Hours: 2
Contact Hours - Lecture: 1 Lab: 2
An introduction to the profession of sonography and the role of the sonographer. Emphasis on medical terminology, ethical/legal aspects, written and verbal communication, and professional issues relating to registry, accreditation, professional organizations and history of the profession.
Prerequisite: Admission to program; Corequisite: DMSO 1360 , DMSO 1455 , DMSO 1302 and DMSO 1351 , OR DMSO 1302 , DSAE 1415 and DSAE 1360
Student Learning Outcomes
1 - Describe the historical development of ultrasound.
2 - List related professional organizations.
3 - Review registry and lab accreditation requirements and process.
4 - Examine clinical practice guidelines for sonographers.
5 - Explain medical, legal, and ethical aspects of the profession.
6 - Identify self concept.
7 - Evaluate personal communication skills.
8 - Incode and decode messages for communicating effectively with patients and medical professionals.
9 - Demonstrate improvement in critical thinking skills.
10 - Recognize and analyze verbal and nonverbal messages.
11 - Examine and demonstrate the ethics of communication with patients and medical professionals.
12 - Identify, analyze and demonstrate improved interpersonal communication skills.
13 - Recognize and evaluate the dynamics of small group communication.
14 - Select topics appropriate for communication.
15 - Appraise and analyze prospective audiences.
16 - Demonstrate research skills necessary for effective communication.