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DUTEC 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography • 3 Cr.

This course will introduce the student to the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Topics include the history and foundations of medical ultrasound; medical terminology; relevant ergonomics; and the role of sonography compared to other Imaging disciplines. Professionalism, communication, patient care, vitals, medical ethics, legal issues, scope of practice, certification, and accreditation are addressed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

DUTEC 102 Practical Aspects of Sonography • 3 Cr.

This course will introduce the student to the principles of Diagnostic Medical Sonography, scanning techniques, image critique, image identification; patient care and preparation as related to the sonography exam. Introduction to the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment and routine scanning protocols will provide a foundation for future scanning courses. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

DUTEC 105 Pathophysiology I • 3 Cr.

Introduces pathogenesis: the sequence of events in the development of a disease. Students focus on pathological conditions affecting the abdomen and identifiable with diagnostic imaging techniques. An extensive review of normal physiology is also presented. Prerequisite: BIOL& 241 (prev BIOL 260) and BIOL& 242 and acceptance into the program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 106 Pathophysiology II • 3 Cr.

Continues upon Pathophysiology I emphasizing the physiology and pathology of the cardiovascular and the peripheral vascular system. Prerequisite: DUTEC 105 or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 107 Human Cross-Sectional Anatomy • 7 Cr.

Covers the human anatomy from the cross-sectional perspective in longitudinal, transverse, coronal, and oblique planes. Students analyze correlations with clinical diagnostic imaging techniques. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 110 Abdominal Scanning and Techniques • 5 Cr.

Presents basic concepts and terminology, as well as scanning protocols for the ultrasound examination of the abdomen. Topics include both normal and pathological states. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 112 Pathophysiology III • 3 Cr.

Continues upon Pathophysiology II and focuses on the disease process and disease states relevant to obstetrics, gynecology, and neurology. Prerequisite: DUTEC 106 or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 113 Pathophysiology IV • 3 Cr.

Continues Pathophysiology III, emphasizing the physiology and the pathology of the cardiovascular and cerebral vascular system. Prerequisite: DUTEC 105, and DUTEC 106 and DUTEC 112 and acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 120 Obstetrics and Gynecological Sonography • 5 Cr.

Presents current theory and scanning techniques for medical sonographers, focusing on obstetrics and gynecology procedures and pathologies. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 125 Congenital Heart Disease • 3 Cr.

This course will introduce the student to embryologic development of the heart and great vessels. Emphasis will be placed on normal development and congenital heart disease. Echocardiography will be introduced as well as specific imaging protocols, trends, and techniques that will used with the pediatric patient. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 130 Small Parts with Vasculature Sonography • 3 Cr.

Presents the anatomy and pathophysiology of small human body parts. Intraoperative scanning focuses on surgical procedures. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 135 General Ultrasound Lab • 3 Cr.

Introduces knob ology and annotation for state-of-art diagnostic ultrasound equipment and prepares student for hands-on live scanning. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 137 Echocardiography Lab I • 3 Cr.

Introduces knobology and annotation for state-of-art diagnostic ultrasound equipment and prepares student for hands-on live scanning. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 145 General Ultrasound Lab II • 4 Cr.

Introduces hands-on live scanning experience in the student's clinical specialty area. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 146 Vascular Lab I • 4 Cr.

Introduces hands-on live scanning experience in the area of vascular technology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 147 Echocardiography Scanning Lab II • 4 Cr.

Continuation of hands-on live scanning experience in the student's clinical specialty area. A lecture series is included with this course. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 150 Basic Echocardiography • 4 Cr.

Covers basic ultrasound scanning techniques of the heart. Students focus on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and echocardiographic pattern recognition. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 155 Echocardiography • 5 Cr.

Continues basic echocardiography. Students concentrate on Doppler echocardiographic techniques and congenital heart disease as relating to the practice of adult echocardiography. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 160 Vascular Ultrasound Technology • 3 Cr.

Presents current theory and scanning techniques for medical sonographers. Students learn Doppler techniques used to diagnose peripheral vascular and cerebral vascular disease. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 165 General Ultrasound Lab III • 3 Cr.

Provides hands-on ultrasound scanning experience in the student's clinical specialty area. Competency is required before beginning the clinical practicum. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 166 Vascular Technology Lab II • 3 Cr.

Provides hands-on ultrasound scanning experience in vascular technology. Competency of a variety of scanning procedures must be demonstrated before beginning the clinical practicum. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 167 Echocardiography Scanning Lab III • 3 Cr.

Provides hands-on ultrasound scanning experience in adult echocardiography. A lecture series is included with this course. Competency of a variety of scanning procedures must be demonstrated before beginning the clinical practicum. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 170 Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation I • 3 Cr.

Covers acoustical physics, including heat energy, light and sound, wave theory, reflection, refraction, resonance, tissue interaction, transducers, bioeffects, and computers in ultrasonics. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 171 Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation II • 3 Cr.

Continues DUTEC 170. Topics include Doppler effect, Doppler techniques, acoustic power, fluid dynamics, and quality assurance procedures. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 180 Advanced Studies Obstetrics • 3 Cr.

Examines issues relating to the clinical practicum in abdominal and obstetrics/gynecology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 181 Advanced Studies Echocardiography • 3 Cr.

Examines issues relating to the clinical practicum in echocardiology and vascular technology. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 182 Advanced Studies Vascular Technology • 3 Cr.

Continues the vascular application of grayscale, color flow and Doppler sonography for the detection of peripheral vascular (PV) disease in the lower extremities and upper extremities. Includes PV arterial and venous anatomy, physiology, disease and treatment. Advanced concepts in trans-cranial Doppler will be revealed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 190 Pediatric Echocardiography • 3 Cr.

This course continues the basic echocardiography started in DUTEC 125. Students focus Doppler measurements and calculations, M-mode and two-dimensional imaging in conjunction with the targeted obstetric exam and fetal interventions with congenital heart disease. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 200 Stress, EKG and Auscultation for Echo • 4 Cr.

This course covers cardiac electrical activity and the interpretation of electrocardiograms. The student echocardiographer develops skill in recognizing normal sinus rhythm versus atypical cardiac rhythms. Students learn to interpret common cardiac dysrhythmias, including sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular, and integrate this skill into the daily practice of echocardiography. The students will know the stress echo lab procedures including monitoring the patient. Students will learn to perform auscultation of the heart and lungs. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, completion of DUTEC 155.

DUTEC 210 Clinical Practicum I • 13 Cr.

Provides clinical experience in an ultrasound department under the supervision of a sonographer. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program and completion of all prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better.

DUTEC 220 Clinical Practicum II • 13 Cr.

Provides additional clinical experience in an ultrasound department under the supervision of a sonographer. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, completion of all prerequisite course work with a grade of C or better, and DUTEC 210.

DUTEC 230 Clinical Practicum III • 13 Cr.

Provides additional clinical experience in an ultrasound department under the supervision of a sonographer. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, completion of all prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better, and DUTEC 210 and DUTEC 220.

DUTEC 240 Clinical Practicum IV • 13 Cr.

Provides additional clinical experience in an ultrasound department under the supervision of a sonographer. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program, completion of all prerequisite coursework with a grade of C or better, and DUTEC 210, DUTEC 220, and DUTEC 230.

DUTEC 269 Physics Review • 2 Cr.

Prepares student for certification exams by reviewing physics and ultrasound instrumentation. Students focus on mathematical analysis and physics theories. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

DUTEC 296 Special Topics-Vascular Technology • 3 Cr.

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DUTEC 299 Individual Studies in Diagnostic Ultrasound • V1-12 Cr.

Provides clinical experience in a diagnostic imaging facility under the direction of a medical sonographer, doctor of medicine or osteopathy, or associate research fellow. Prerequisite: Permission of program chair.