DXMS211 Sonography of OB/GYN with Lab
Department of Health Sciences: Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- I. Course Number and Title
- DXMS211 Sonography of OB/GYN with Lab
- II. Number of Credits
- 4 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- 2250 Lecture and 1500 Lab
- IV. Prerequisites
- DXMS200 (C or better) and DXMS201 (C or better) and DXMS202 (C or better) and DXMS210 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course familiarizes students with the pathophysiology of the female reproductive and gynecological system. Pelvic scanning protocols as well as first, second and third trimester of the gravid uterus and fetus are covered. Embryology, chromosomal and congenital anomalies are discussed.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- identify normal anatomy, physiology and embryology of the non-gravid female pelvis;
- identify gynecologic pathology common to ultrasound findings;
- differentiate between normal and abnormal first, second and third trimester structures;
- demonstrate accurate fetal measurements and dating; and
- recognize congenital and chromosomal anomalies on ultrasound images.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Female Pelvis
- Transvaginal scanning
- First Trimester
- Maternal physiology
- Embryo development
- Development of placenta
- Development of amniotic fluid
- Appearance of first trimester anatomy
- Sonographic determination of gestational age
- Sonographic variations
- Transvaginal scanning
- Abnormalities, including ectopic pregnancy
- Second and Third Trimester
- Obstetric measurements of gestational age and charts
- Fetal growth and assessment by sonography
- The placenta/grading
- The umbilical cord
- Amniotic fluid, fetal membranes
- The fetal anatomy
- Operate ultrasound equipment properly as it pertains to each particular body part.
- Demonstrate proper body positioning for the particular body part.
- Produce images according to ultrasound protocols for OB/GYN scans.
- Demonstrate time management skills while performing scans.
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsAssessment consist of electronically administered exams, multi-media projects, participation in online discussions and lab assessment consists of being observed and evaluated by the clinical instructor on exams.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 5/2020