DMS 56B: ADVANCED APPLICATIONS OF VASCULAR TECHNOLOGY
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
- Describe imaging and non-imaging techniques for arterial, venous, and cerebrovascular studies.
- Interpret doppler information as it relates to normal and abnormal flow states.
The student will be able to:
A. describe imaging and non-imaging techniques for arterial, venous, including peripheral arterial, abdominal vascular, and assessment of the reproductive tract.
B. list at least three pathological conditions for each application explaining the effect on blood flow for each system.
C. explain normal and abnormal hemodynamics.
D. interpret doppler information as it relates to normal and abnormal flow states.
E. identify risk factors for vascular disease.
A. Apply the knowledge of anatomy to sonographic imaging and non-imaging techniques
1. Vessel routes
2. Vascular variations and collateral flow
B. Arterial and venous testing
1. Patient history
2. Patient risk factors
3. Cite correlating disease types in detail the pathological conditions for each sonographic application
4. Interview for patient history and write findings using medical nomenclature
5. Apply the understanding from the patient's physical examinations
6. Noninvasive and invasive testing correlation
C. Arterial and venous disease, including therapeutic Intervention
1. Medical intervention
2. Surgical intervention
D. Image quality recognition for interpretation, presentation, and technical quality
1. Assessing and obtaining pertinent clinical information
2. Components of the clinical report
3. Assessing relevant from non-relevant data
4. Produce quality studies for the physician to interpret
5. Contrast diagnostic quality of examinations from suboptimal studies
6. Artifacts - determine useful artifacts from other types of artifacts
E. The risk factors for vascular disease
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Written quizzes
B. Midterm exams
C. Comprehensive final
Method(s) of Instruction
A. Lecture presentations
B. Classroom discussions
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Kupinski, Ann Marie. Diagnostic Medical Sonography: The Vascular System. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, 2018.
Garbani, N., R. Kendoll, and A. Kupinski. Workbook for Diagnostic Medical Sonography: A Guide to the Vascular System. 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Lippincott Williams, & Wilkins, 2018.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Weekly reading of texts as per syllabus - estimated as 20 pages per week.
B. Complete written sections from the syllabus.