This course introduces the student into the professional clinical setting. Students will develop their ultrasound scanning skills at an off-campus clinical site. The student will observe and perform ultrasound exams on patients, effectively deal with patient care issues including patient preparation, taking patient history, and patient confidentiality. Students will conduct sonographic examinations under direct and indirect supervision of staff sonographers and a clinical instructor. On-campus classroom instruction will emphasize professional qualities as it relates to conduct, behavior, and confidentiality. Students will learn how to keep patient logs and manage the required competencies, proficiencies and evaluations. Upon successful course completion students will have observed, assisted, and completed sonographic exams under the direct supervision of a clinical instructor.
DMS230 Clinical Education I