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DMSO 1010 - Foundations of Sonography (4)

Using classroom didactic instruction and laboratory experiences, this foundations course prepares students for the role of a sonographer. Thecourse provides a base of knowledge and experiences from which complementary and subsequent courses build on. Topics include diagnostic medical sonography history; medical ethics and law; patient privacy and confidentiality; body mechanics, lifts and transfers; patient assessment and administration of care;transducer care; response to medical emergencies; professionalism; medical and sonographic terminology; cultural competence; ergonomics: work related musculoskeletal disorders; basic sonographic physical principles and system operation; Maslows Hierarchy of Needs, and sonographic scanning techniques.

Prerequisite: Program admission

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