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Becoming a Master Sonography Student

DMS 108W

Becoming a Master Sonography Student

DMS 108W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: Must also enroll in DMS 100, DMS 105W, DMS 107.

Assists in obtaining skills critical to success in the DMS program. Demonstrates and practices strategies in test taking, textbook reading, memory, and thinking critically. Identifies DMS expectations and explores college resources and life skills related to success in an occupational health program. Begins to explore professionalism for the healthcare worker. Demonstrates and practices working in a group, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Must be accepted into the DMS program. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Examine how individual affective strengths and weaknesses impact college success.

Objectives:

  • Discuss how honesty with self affects one's ability to recognize strengths and weaknesses and plan for positive change.
  • Describe the characteristics of a successful "master" student.
  • Identify and examine personal strengths and weakness in such areas as: attitude, motivation, responsibility, self-discipline, dedication, adaptability and perspective.
  • Explain how the characteristics in objectives A, B and C impact success in the DMS program.

Identify and examine professional behaviors of a healthcare professional.

Objectives:

  • Discuss program expectations for professional behavior.
  • Discuss how professional behavior (or lack of) may affect student success.
  • Discuss how professional behavior (or lack of) may affect one's career.
  • Demonstrate professional behavior throughout the class.

Develop strategies to maximize strengths and strengthen weaknesses in affective areas.

Objectives:

  • Identify and discuss strategies for improvement.
  • Describe emotional intelligence.
  • Discuss how emotional intelligence could contribute to a negative or positive college and clinical experience.
  • Create an ANT (automatic negative thought) plan for specific experiences that will be encountered in the DMS program.
  • Discuss how multiple generations in the classroom and clinical experience could affect positive or negative outcome.

Identify and examine external issues that impact college success and identify strategies for successfully dealing with these external issues.

Objectives:

  • Identify and examine external issues such as influence of family, friends, children, health, finances, change, transition to academic culture, and dealing with the responsibilities and stresses in their lives outside of college, and discuss how these affect their college performance.
  • Identify and discuss strategies for dealing effectively with the issues above.

Use effective study and test preparation techniques for course assignments and tests.

Objectives:

  • Understand the importance of asking clarifying questions when unsure of information.
  • Discuss and explain the benefits of immediate, short and long term review.
  • Create and use review tools such as audio tapes, flashcards, mind mapping, mnemonics, and study groups to prepare for classroom tests.
  • Describe tips for taking tests.
  • Discuss why various study techniques were successful for each test.
  • Evaluate ways to be more successful preparing for future tests.

Demonstrate knowledge and use of active DMS textbook reading strategies.

Objectives:

  • Discuss how to read a reference style textbook such as used in the DMS program.
  • Practice reading chapters for specific information,.
  • Identify key components of a chapter.

Demonstrate knowledge and use of memory techniques and mnemonic devices.

Objectives:

  • Identify and explain several memory techniques such as association, repetition, chunking, recitation.
  • Describe the purpose of mnemonic devices.
  • Explain how to creat mnemonic devices including acronyms, rhymes, songs and stories.
  • Creat mnemonic, devices for a test or quiz.

Demonstrate ability to use individual and group presentation skills.

Objectives:

  • Identify the parts of an effective oral presentation (introduction, body and conclusion).
  • Identify the nonverbal components of oral presentations.
  • Discuss techniques for successful group work on a particular project or problem.
  • Practice working together in groups to solve a problem and/or creat a project.
  • Create an individual and group presentation to present to the class.

Demonstrate knowledge of and practice using the critical thinking process.

Objectives:

  • Define critical thinking and explain its value and uses in the DMS program.
  • Define assumptions and explain how assumptions impact critical thinking.
  • Participate in critical thinking exercises throughout the class.
  • Discuss the results of these critical thinking exercises.

Identify appropriate college resources including students, instructors, services and activities to facilitate college success.

Objectives:

  • Discuss ways to support, share insights with, and cooperate with fellow students.
  • Participate in creating an in-class atmosphere and environment which promotes safety, trust, and sharing among students and between students and instructor.
  • Identify expectations of the DMS program faculty.
  • Investigate resources provided by the library, computer labs, conseling center, TLC, elearning, and others that may be pertinent to a pertinent need.
  • Practice using electronic and library resources for a classrom assignment.