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Clinical Seminar I

DMS 116W

Clinical Seminar I

DMS 116W

Course Description

Prerequisites: Prerequisites: DMS 101, DMS 103, DMS 104, and DMS 106 all with a "B" (3.

0) minimum grade, and LW 206A with a "C" (2.0) minimum grade. Concurrent enrollment in DMS 112, DMS 113, DMS 114, DMS 115, and DMS 117. Provides a clinical overview of sonographic procedures of the abdomen, pelvis, fetus, and small parts. Emphasizes identification of normal anatomy and basic pathology. (7.5-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Identify normal and abnormal sonographic patterns.

Objectives:

  • Begin to gain proficiency in recognizing normal vs. abnormal sonographic patterns.
  • Determine the sonographic differential diagnosis when analyzing hard copy film.
  • Discuss patient history, clinical findings, normal and abnormal anatomy, differential diagnosis, and associated findings for each case presented.

Discuss methods to produce high quality diagnostic sonograms.

Objectives:

  • Discuss proper scanning techniques and protocols for each case presented.
  • Discuss patient history, clinical findings, normal and abnormal anatomy, differential diagnosis, and associated findings for each case presented.
  • Present orally and in writing assigned case studies.
  • Develop cognitive writing skills necessary to prepare case reports, articles, and abstracts relating to sonography.
  • Determine if an exam is of high quality and how to improve the quality if not.