Academic Catalog

DMS 54B: GYNECOLOGY & OBSTETRICS

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 2
Hours: 2 lecture, .5 laboratory per week (30 total per quarter)
Laboratory meets every other week (1 hour per laboratory meeting).
Prerequisite: DMS 54A.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade Only
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe reproductive anatomy and physiology.
  • Describe normal size and pathology of the female reproductive system.
  • Describe embryology, normal and abnormalities in the first trimester

Description

Anatomy and physiology of the nongravid pelvis and first trimester pregnancy. Pathology, sonographic appearance, and clinical symptoms of the female patient. Sonographic protocols and measurements with correlations to accepted standards. One-half hour per week will be spent in completing online exams and working on patient case studies. Intended for students in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program; enrollment is limited to students accepted in the program.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. identify and describe reproductive anatomy and physiology.
B. describe normal size and pathology of the female reproductive system.
C. describe embryology, normal and abnormalities in the first trimester.
D. discuss ethical dilemmas for health care personnel when in conflict with cultural, gender, and age populations.

Course Content

A. Identify and describe reproductive anatomy and physiology
1. Embryonic development of the developing pregnancy
2. Anatomy of first trimester pregnancy and embryo to fetus
3. Physiological development of the first trimester pregnancy
B. Pathology
1. The abnormal first trimester pregnancy
2. Loss of the first trimester pregnancy
3. Cctopic pregnancy
C. Describe embryology, normal and abnormalities in the first trimester
1. Lab tests
2. Clinical and physical symptoms of normal pregnancy
3. Clinical and physical symptoms of abnormal pregnancy
4. Physical symptoms
5. Size of the normal first trimester pregnant uterus/ovaries
a. Abnormal uterine development
b. Abnormal ovary during pregnancy
D. Technical, psychosocial, ethics, legal and cultural beliefs
1. Standards for use of technical factors
2. Understanding the pregnant patient
3. Patient bonding
4. Legal issues with first trimester pregnancy
5. Psychology and the emotional state of the pregnant patient
6. Pregnancy as it relates to cultural differences

Lab Content

A. Online assessments
B. Testing
C. Case analysis

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

A. DVD, TV, computer, monitor, viewboxes.
B. When taught via Foothill Global Access, on-going access to computer with email software and hardware; email address.

Method(s) of Evaluation

A. Demonstration of mastery of lecture material
B. Written quizzes
C. Patient case studies
D. Midterms
E. Comprehensive final exam

Method(s) of Instruction

A. Lecture presentations
B. Classroom discussions
C. Canvas assignments

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Stephenson, S., and J. Dmitrieva. Diagnostic Medical Sonography: Obstetrics and Gynecology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, MD, 2018.

Hall-Terracciano, B., and S. Stephenson. Workbook for Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Guide to Clinical Practice, Obstetrics and Gynecology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer, MD, 2018.

 

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Weekly reading of texts - estimated at 30 pages per week.

B. Complete written sections in syllabus and tests.

 

Discipline(s)

Diagnostic Medical Technology