DMS 52A: PHYSICAL PRINCIPLES OF DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY I
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||2 lecture per week (24 total per quarter)|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade Only|
Student Learning Outcomes
- Calculate/solve mathematical equations related to ultrasound physics.
- Describe propagation of sound waves characteristics.
The student will be able to:
A. utilize basic mathematical skills by solving equations.
B. describe propagation of sound waves.
C. discuss wave characteristics.
D. explain beam intensities.
A. Math review
1. algebraic equations
2. metric system
5. limited trigonometric functions
B. Principles of sound waves and how they propagate
1. defining sound, ultrasound, and waves
C. Sound parameters and acoustic variables
D. Interaction of sound in various media
1. pulsed sound introduction
2. pulsed sound parameters
4. wave characteristics
E. Beam intensities
1. sound interaction in media
2. range equation
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Written quizzes
C. Comprehensive final
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations
B. Classroom discussions
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Edelman, Sidney. Understanding Ultrasound Physics. 5th ed. Woodlands, TX: ESP, Inc., 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Read text assignments as per syllabus - estimated as 20 pages per week.
B. Complete written sections on tests.