Jan 22, 2022  
Course/Program Inventory 
Course/Program Inventory

SONO 2010 - Professional Research Inquiry

Credit hours: 2

Prerequisites: SONO 2000 - Introduction to Sonography and Patient Care  

Industry Certifications American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography’s Sonography Principals & Instrumentation (SPI) certification examinations AND Abdomen (AB) & Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB) for the general DMS program /or/ Adult Echocardiography (AE) & Vascular Technology (VT) for the CVS program (though the learner is not eligible until completing a minimum of a 12-month accredited sonography program).

Course Description:
This course emphasizes both research and accreditation procedures of a general sonography department.  Course requirements include a research paper, oral and graphic presentations, and a group accreditation project.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to:

  1. Actively engage with current issues and regulations of the sonography profession. 
  2. Research a topic related to the field of sonography, using literature review, original research, and/or case study technique. 
  3. Present the selected research topic using written, oral and poster presentation techniques.
  4. Prepare a research manuscript using the sonography profession’s publication process. 
  5. Understand accreditation responsibilities within the clinical environment, through the performance of mock laboratory accreditation.