This course is designed to transition students from the classroom and lab setting into a clinical setting. Students will be able to recognize the functional skills required to be a diagnostic medical sonographer. Students will observe the day-to-day operations of different ultrasound departments and share their personal reflections.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Define the role of a diagnostic medical sonographer.
- Recognize the obligations of the sonographer to patients, institution, and self.
- Identify aptitudes, abilities and functional skills to be a sonographer.
- Identify the impact of cultural diversity in a clinical setting.
- Analyze patient reactions to illness.
- Apply infection control and safety measures when at a clinical setting.
- Establish patient communication skills and teamwork in a clinical setting.
- Recognize the various ultrasound exams that are completed in an ultrasound department.
- Identify different ultrasound equipment used in ultrasound departments.
Please see eServices for section availability and current pre-req/test score requirements for this course.