Provides an overview of non-invasive cardiac testing including EKG technology, use of the EKG machine and patient hook-up. EKG focus is on understanding and interpreting basic cardiac arrhythmias including sinus, atrial, junctional, and ventricular with an introduction to infarction and the 12-lead EKG. Additional topics include stress testing, blood pressure, auscultation, cardiac embryology, pacemakers and basic hemodynamics. Must complete with a B- or better.
Provides an introduction to cardiac diseases, the field and history of cardiac sonography, including m-mode, 2D and cardiac Doppler. Basic machine controls, image acquisition, and basic physics principles will be covered. Must complete with a B- or better.
Presents information to students relative to both the normal body structure and the pathologic changes seen in the cardiac ultrasound imaging planes. This course will utilize textbook material, slides, scan planes, and various echo modes specific to the echocardiographic exam. Must complete with a B- or better.
Provides an opportunity for learning basic skills and the application of previous coursework within the cardiac echo setting. This rotation will focus on non-invasive testing procedures and the performance of a basic echo protocol. This course will require students to observe and practice while under supervision. Additional lab time is required for students to share clinical experiences and perform hands-on skills with other students. This is a 16 week clinical experience. 385 hours of clinical experience and 75 lab hours are required. Must complete with a B- or better.
Provides an in-depth study of human anatomy and physiology as it related to ultrasound and cardiovascular disease with a focus on valvular disease and the aorta. Must complete with a B- or better.
Provides an in-depth study of human physiology as it related to ultrasound cardiovascular disease with a focus on pericardial and ventricular disease. Must complete with a B- or better.
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Provides a continued opportunity to enhance basic scanning skills and application of ongoing coursework within the cardiac echo setting. Requires students to observe and practice while under supervision. Additional lab time is required for students to share clinical experiences and perform hands-on skills with other students. This second echo rotation will focus on advanced skills and performing complete echo studies, including pathology protocols. This 16 week clinical experience. 385 hours of clinical experience and 75 lab hours are required. Students must achieve 80% or better in all coursework and 80% or better on all evaluations to receive credit for this course.
CAS 2310, CAS 2310L, CAS 2610
Focuses on advanced cardiac ultrasound, congenital heart disease and provides an introduction to new technologies in the profession, including 3D ultrasound, contrast, stress echo and tissue Doppler technology. Must complete with a B- or better.
CAS 2210, CAS 2310, CAS 2310L
Provides students with a foundation for college success, as well as the exploration of various health professions and tools for career planning. Emphasizes concepts of professionalism, health care ethics and confidentiality as well as an introduction to electronic health records (EHR) and relevant medical terminology.
Focuses on the essential study of the body and associated terminology with a view toward the structure and function of the body parts, organs, and systems and their relationship to the whole body. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Accompanies the course with the same number. 45 hours of lecture and 30 hours of lab are required.
Introduces students to the fundamental aspects of the study of diseases. Emphasis will be on the definition, etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of specific diseases. This course will concentrate on clinical abstracting from the medical record.
Presents the fundamental principles of acoustical physics. This course will cover acoustical properties, instrumentation, transducer types and characteristics, Doppler principles, and biological effects.
Exposes allied health students to basic concepts of patient care that will confront them in the medical setting. Theory and practice will include such areas as medical ethics, legal concepts, infection control, microbiology, history taking, vital signs, dealing with emergencies, and patient positioning and transfer methods. Emphasis on the total patient is presented with regards to the patient's physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs.
Provides theoretical foundation for the fundamental principles and concepts of pharmacotherapies and drug classifications. This course will focus on the drugs the sonographer will most likely encounter in the cardiovascular patient population.
Examines more advanced elements of algebra emphasizing the use of algebra and functions in problem solving and modeling. Key topics include functions, inverse functions, complex numbers, rational functions, logarithms, exponential functions, conic sections, sequences and series. Graphing is by recognition and transformation rather than by plotting points. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway.
Introduces various topics in physics. Motion, energy, and the dynamics of particles are investigated. The physical concepts of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and wave motion are explored as well as selected topics in atomic and nuclear physics.
Emphasizes academic writing by reading and thinking critically to strengthen essential communication skills through the use of the writing process. Various assignments focus on summary and response, analysis, and informative writing. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Continues developing students' critical thinking and writing skills through reading and argumentative writing. Emphasizes academic writing to articulate the relationships among language, knowledge, and power. Various assignments focus on position, argument analysis, and argumentative proposal. Research practices and research writing in APA style are essential to the course.
Introduces elements of algebra including graphing, variable expressions, linear equations, polynomial operations and factoring, systems of equations, quadratic equations, rational equations, and functions. The combination of MTH 1110 and MTH 1120 satisfy the MTA College Algebra Pathway. The combination of MTH 1050 Quantitative Reasoning I or MTH 1110 College Algebra I with MTH 2750 Statistical Methods satisfies the Statistics Pathway.
Develops confidence and skill in many facets of oral communication. Students explore diverse topics and formats, using organization, research, and technology to deliver effective oral presentation.
Provides a psychological foundation for understanding human relations with applications to both personal and professional settings. Focus is on examining the basic dynamics of human relations, how social influences shape thought and behavior, effective strategies to improve human relations, and the importance of multicultural competency within human relations.
Provides a foundation of knowledge in psychology examining key topics related to understanding human thoughts and behavior. Topics include an exploration of factors that influence thoughts and behavior, psychology as a science, sensation/perception, motivation, emotion, memory, cognition, personality, as well as key figures, research, and theories within psychology. Applying concepts to real-life settings is a focus throughout the course.
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