This is the final course in the Sonography Program. The student will focus on becoming proficient in the scanning of the human body. Students will perform under the guidance and supervision of assigned preceptors, in hands-on scanning in abdominal, superficial structures, OB/GYN, and vascular systems. Upon completion of this internship, students will be able to perform routine duties and be ready for the workplace as a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply appropriate patient care in a hospital or clinical setting.
- Model infection control.
- Recognize the impact of transcultural communications and the beliefs on diagnosis and treatment.
- Demonstrate sensitivity to diverse clinical populations.
- Perform the day-to-day operations that are routinely done in an ultrasound department while being part of the team in an ultrasound department.
- Perform all ultrasound examinations of any abdominal and pelvic organs, gravid uterus, superficial structures and vascular procedures routinely examined in a diagnostic ultrasound department.
- Record and process high quality images necessary for a diagnostic ultrasound examination.
- Interpret ultrasound exams that are performed in an ultrasound department.
- Determine normal and pathological conditions on sonograms that are routinely examined in an ultrasound department.
- Record patient history, measurements, and ultrasound findings on a sonography report.
- Translate ultrasound findings to a reading physician.
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.