DUTEC 120 Ultrasound II: Obstetrics & Gynecological Tech • 5 Cr.
Class title change starting Summer 2013
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.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Identify, by name and relative position, pertinent anatomy in the female pelvis during examination of ultrasound films and ultrasound films and ultrasound videotape, as well as on live or simulated scans.
- Define normal size ranges for pelvic organs.
- Describe the normal physiologic processes of the female reproductive organs and identify evidence of those processes during ultrasonic examination.
- Identify pathology in the female pelvis during examination of ultrasound films and ultrasound videotape, as well as on live or simulated scans.
- Outline the course of infertility management, with emphasis on ultrasound imaging.
- Correlate clinical data and ultrasound images in order to draw reasonable conclusions about a patient’s condition and diagnosis.
- List minimum criteria for an adequate obstetric exam at varying stages of pregnancy.
- Identify pathology occurring in pregnancy of both fetal and maternal origin during examination of ultrasound films and ultrasound videotape, as well as on live or simulated scans.
- Identify outward signs of fetal genetic anomalies during examination of ultrasound films and ultrasound videotape, as well as on live or simulated scans.
- List tests used in screening for anomalies and for management of the high-risk patient, and define their appropriate use or application.
- Describe factors that could affect the quality of the OB/GYN ultrasound image, and techniques that might be utilized to improve imaging.
- Identify patient’s needs and describe appropriate responses in given circumstances.
- Describe state-of-the-art examinations and procedures done with ultrasound.
- Spring 2013 (current quarter)