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

SONO 2099 - Sonography Special Topics

Credit hours: 1-4 (variable)

Prerequisites: Admission into Sonography Program, or Program Director permit

Industry Certifications Assist in student preparation toward any American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography’s certification examination (though the learner is generally not eligible until completing a minimum of a 12-month accredited sonography program).

Course Description:
Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills. Lecture and simulated laboratory experience prepares the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills.

Student Learning Outcomes:
Depending upon the indication specified for the particular special topics course, the student may:

  1. Evaluate relationships between pathologies and clinical procedures.
  2. Develop and/or analyze cases and clinical procedures for quality and diagnostic impressions.
  3. Conduct oneself in a manner consisted with professional standards and practice of the sonography profession, particularly in managing patient care and prognosis.
  4. Apply the basics of sonographic imaging principles, including the identification of pertinent anatomy and pathology, as related to physiologic processes.
  5. Perform interdisciplinary or inter-institutional studies, connected to political, economic, ecologic, and cultural interconnectedness, as related to a sonographer’s scope.