Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology Courses

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DUTEC101|Concepts of Patient Care

3 Credits

Develops patient care and communication skills required in sonography. Students discuss legal, ethical, and psychological aspects of patient care, as well as professional issues and concerns.

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DUTEC105|Pathophysiology I

3 Credits

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.

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DUTEC106|Pathophysiology II

3 Credits

Continues Pathophysiology I, with focus on the disease process and disease states relevant to obstetrics, gynecology, and neurology.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: DUTEC 105 and acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC107|Human Cross-Sectional Anatomy

2 Credits

Covers the human anatomy from the cross-sectional perspective in longitudinal, transverse, coronal, and oblique planes. Students analyze correlations with clinical diagnostic imaging techniques.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC110|General Ultrasound I: Abdominal

5 Credits

Presents basic concepts and terminology, as well as scanning protocols for the ultrasound examination of the abdomen. Topics include both normal and pathological states.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC111|Echocardiography I

5 Credits

Covers basic ultrasound protocols and scanning techniques of the heart. Students focus on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and echocardiographic pattern recognition.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC112|Pathophysiology III

3 Credits

Continues Pathophysiology II, emphasizing the physiology and pathology of the cardiovascular and the peripheral vascular system.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: DUTEC 105 and DUTEC 106, and acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC113|Pathophysiology IV

3 Credits

Continues Pathophysiology III, emphasizing the physiology and the pathology of the cardiovascular and cerebral vascular system.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: DUTEC 105, DUTEC 106, and DUTEC 112, and acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC120|General Ultrasound II: Obstetrics & Gynecology

5 Credits

Presents current theory and scanning techniques for medical sonographers, focusing on obstetrics and gynecology procedures and pathologies.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC121|Echocardiography II

5 Credits

Continues basic echocardiography. Students concentrate on Doppler echocardiographic techniques and valvular heart disease as relating to the practice of adult echocardiography.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC130|General Ultrasound III: Small Parts

5 Credits

Presents the anatomy and pathophysiology of small human body parts. Intraoperative scanning focuses on surgical procedures.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC131|Echocardiography III

5 Credits

Examines issues relating to the fetal development of the heart. Course also addresses structural anomalies of the heart and anomalies of cardiac location.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC140|General Ultrasound IV

5 Credits

Examines issues relating to the clinical practicum in abdominal and obstetrics/gynecology.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC141|Echocardiography IV

5 Credits

Examines issues relating to the systolic and diastolic function of the heart. Course also addresses quantification of systolic function and dysfunction through dimensions, ejection fraction, and wall scoring. Course includes comprehensive material on diagnosing diastolic function and the treatments available.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC160|Vascular Scanning & Techniques I

3 Credits

Presents current theory and scanning techniques for medical sonographers. Students learn Doppler techniques used to diagnose peripheral vascular and cerebral vascular disease.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC161|Vascular Scanning & Techniques II

3 Credits

Presents current theory and scanning techniques for medical sonographers. Students learn Doppler techniques used to diagnose peripheral venous disease of both the upper and lower extremities.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC162|Vascular Scanning & Techniques III

3 Credits

Presents current theory and scanning techniques for medical sonographers. Students learn Doppler techniques used to diagnose peripheral arterial disease of both the upper and lower extremities.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC165|Ultrasound Equipment III

3 Credits

Provides hands-on ultrasound scanning experience in the student's clinical specialty area. Competency is required before beginning the clinical practicum.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC170|Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation I

3 Credits

Covers acoustical physics, including heat energy, light and sound, wave theory, reflection, refraction, resonance, tissue interaction, transducers, bioeffects, and computers in ultrasonics.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC171|Ultrasound Physics & Instrumentation II

3 Credits

Continues DUTEC 170. Topics include Doppler effect, Doppler techniques, acoustic power, fluid dynamics, and quality assurance procedures.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC180|Advanced Studies: General Ultrasound

3 Credits

Examines issues relating to the clinical practicum in abdominal and obstetrics/gynecology.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC181|Advanced Studies: Echo-Vascular

3 Credits

Examines issues relating to the clinical practicum in echocardiology and vascular technology.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC185|Electrocardiography (EKG)

2 Credits

Recognition of ECG tracing with normal and abnormal arrhythmias; treadmill testing, holter monitoring, phonocardiography, and heart auscultation. Review of case examples for analysis and synthesis.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC190|Survey of Echocardiography I

2 Credits

Continues basic echocardiography. Students concentrate on Doppler echocardiographic techniques and valvular heart disease as relating to the practice of adult echocardiography.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC191|Survey of General Ultrasound I

2 Credits

Presents the anatomy and pathophysiology of small human body parts. Students learn basic scanning and evaluation skills which apply to thyroid, scrotal, and breast ultrasound.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC192|Survey of Echocardiography II

2 Credits

Examines basic issues relating to the fetal development of the heart. Course also addresses basic structural anomalies of the heart and anomalies of cardiac location.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC193|Survey of General Ultrasound II

2 Credits

Presents current theory and scanning techniques for medical sonographers. Students learn basic scanning and interpretive skills of the female pelvis.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC194|Survey of Echocardiography III

2 Credits

Examines basic issues relating to the systolic and diastolic function of the heart. Course also addresses quantification of systolic function and dysfunction through dimensions, ejection fraction, and wall scoring, as well as basic, entry-level material on diagnosing diastolic function and the treatments available.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC195|Survey of General Ultrasound III

2 Credits

Examines issues relating to the clinical practicum in abdominal and obstetrics/gynecology.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC199|Special Studies

1–5 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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DUTEC210|Clinical Practicum I

12 Credits

Provides clinical experience in an ultrasound department under the supervision of a sonographer.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC220|Clinical Practicum II

12 Credits

Provides additional clinical experience in an ultrasound department under the supervision of a sonographer.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: DUTEC 210 and acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC230|Clinical Practicum III

12 Credits

Provides additional clinical experience in an ultrasound department under the supervision of a sonographer.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: DUTEC 210 and 220 and acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC240|Clinical Practicum IV

12 Credits

Provides additional clinical experience in an ultrasound department under the supervision of a sonographer.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: DUTEC 210, 220, and 230 and acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC250|Ultrasound Physics for Mammographers

3 Credits

Covers acoustical physics, including the concepts and principles of sound transmission, and the utilization of high frequency sound to produce images for diagnostic purposes.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC251|Breast Ultrasound for Mammographers

3 Credits

Reviews anatomy and physiology of the breast. Includes orientation to cross-sectional imaging of the breast, correlation with mammographic images, and characterization of normal and abnormal findings from a sonographic viewpoint.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: DUTEC 250 or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC252|Ultrasound Equipment/Knobology for Mammographers

2 Credits

Introduces the ultrasound system. Includes detailed descriptions of essential parts of the ultrasound system using a variety of ultrasound machines, classroom demonstrations of system operations and technique, and some practice on the systems.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: DUTEC 251 and acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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DUTEC269|Physics Review

2 Credits

Prepares student for certification exams by reviewing physics and ultrasound instrumentation. Students focus on mathematical analysis and physics theories.

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Prerequisite: acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

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