Class Descriptions

SON-110: Intro to Sonography

This course provides an introduction to medical sonography. Topics include applications, sonographic terminology, history, patient care, ethics, and basic skills. Upon completion, students should be able to define professionalism and sonographic applications and perform basic patient care skills and preliminary scanning techniques.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:3

SON-111: Sonographic Physics

This course introduces ultrasound physical principles, bioeffects, and sonographic instrumentation. Topics include sound wave mechanics, transducers, sonographic equipment, Doppler physics, bioeffects, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge of sound wave mechanics, transducers, sonography equipment, the Doppler effect, bioeffects, and safety.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:4
Class Credits:3
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SON-120: SON Clinical Ed I

This course provides active participation in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate sonographic examinations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:15

SON-121: SON Clinical Ed II

This course provides continued active participation in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate sonographic examinations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-120; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:5
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:15

SON-130: Abdominal Sonography I

This course introduces abdominal and small parts sonography. Emphasis is placed on the sonographic anatomy of the abdomen and small parts with correlated laboratory exercises. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize and acquire basic abdominal and small parts images.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:3
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SON-131: Abdominal Sonography II

This course covers abdominal and small parts pathology recognizable on sonograms. Emphasis is placed on abnormal sonograms of the abdomen and small parts with correlated sonographic cases. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize abnormal pathological processes in the abdomen and on small parts sonographic examinations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-130; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SON-140: Gynecological Sonography

This course is designed to relate gynecological anatomy and pathology to sonography. Emphasis is placed on gynecological relational anatomy, endovaginal anatomy, and gynecological pathology. Upon completion, students should be able to recognize normal and abnormal gynecological sonograms.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

SON-220: Son Clinical Ed III

This course provides continued active participation in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate sonographic examinations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-121; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:8
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:24

SON-221: SON Clinical Ed IV

This course provides continued active participation off campus in clinical sonography. Emphasis is placed on imaging, processing, and technically evaluating sonographic examinations. Upon completion, students should be able to image, process, and evaluate sonographic examinations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-220; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:8
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:24

SON-225: Case Studies

This course offers the opportunity to present interesting cases found during clinical education. Emphasis is placed on presentation methods which integrate patient history, laboratory results, and sonographic findings with reference to current literature. Upon completion, students should be able to correlate information necessary for complete presentation of case studies.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-110 or CVS-163; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:1
Class Credits:0
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SON-241: Obstetrical Sonography I

This course covers normal obstetrical sonography techniques, the normal fetal environment, and abnormal first trimester pregnancy states. Topics include gestational dating, fetal anatomy, uterine environment, and first trimester complications. Upon completion, students should be able to produce gestational sonograms which document age, evaluate the uterine environment, and recognize first trimester complications.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

SON-242: Obstetrical Sonography II

This course covers second and third trimester obstetrical complications and fetal anomalies. Topics include abnormal fetal anatomy and physiology and complications in the uterine environment. Upon completion, students should be able to identify fetal anomalies, fetal distress states, and uterine pathologies.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-241; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0

SON-250: Vascular Sonography

This course provides an in-depth study of the anatomy and pathology of the vascular system. Topics include peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and cerebrovascular disease testing. Upon completion, students should be able to identify normal vascular anatomy and recognize pathology of the vascular system.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SON-271: Doppler Sonography Topics

This course covers Doppler principles and instrumentation. Topics include basic Doppler principles, CW Doppler, pulsed-wave Doppler, color Doppler, and power Doppler. Upon completion, students be able to demonstrate knowledge of Doppler principles and instrumentation.

Course Prerequisites:
None
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:1
Lab Credits:3
Clinic Credits:0

SON-289: Sonographic Topics

This course provides an overview of sonographic topics in preparation for certification examinations. Emphasis is placed on registry preparation. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of sonography and be prepared for the registry examinations.

Course Prerequisites:
Take SON-110; Take previously. Required.
Total Credits:2
Class Credits:2
Lab Credits:0
Clinic Credits:0