2019-2020 Catalog 
    
    Dec 03, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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.