2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 13, 2022  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions



 
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    CVI 202 - Invasive Peripheral Procedures

    1 Credit Hours
    This course is designed to expose the student to the use of angiography in the diagnosis and intervention of peripheral vascular disease.  The student will study non-diagnostic methods of diagnosing peripheral vascular disease, angiographic methods of diagnosing vascular disease, and invasive procedures developed to treat these disease processes.  Specific attention will be paid to diagnosis and treatment of the following vasculature: aorta, leg vasculature, arm vasculature, and head/neck vasculature.  The student will be expected to have an in-depth working knowledge of the current peripheral vascular interventional procedures.   

    Prerequisites:  ,  ,  ,   

    Corequisites: CVI 202 L   

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 202L - Invasive Peripheral Procedures Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This is a practical skills course to accompany theory presented in CVI 202.  The student will be performing the diagnostic and interventional procedures discussed in the lecture course.  The student will be performing these procedures in a controlled, simulated environment.  Specific procedures the students will be exposed to include, but are not limited to, lower leg interventions; carotid and cerebral vascular angiography and interventions; aortography and aneurysm repairs; and venous evaluation and interventions.  The student will be evaluated on their ability to perform the procedural skills, and their ability to critically think through procedural complications.

    Prerequisites:  ,  ,  ,   

    Corequisites: CVI 202   

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 210L - Emergency Cardiac Care Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    Designed to prepare students for taking an ACLS certification course as well as help them anticipate what is needed and what might happen in an emergency situation in the cath lab environment. Topics covered will be, but are not limited to: airway management and access, IV procedures, and cardioversion, as well as an introduction to pharmacology in relation to the more utilized drugs in the cath lab and a continuation of arrhythmia recognition coupled with treatments. The lab will consist of practicing skills and applying them in simulated emergencies in a cath lab environment.

    Prerequisites: CVI 133 , CVI 133 L , CVI 135 , CVI 135 L  

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 211 - Invasive Interventional Procedures

    3 Credit Hours
    This course is designed to build upon the theories learned in CVI 103L and CVI 135.  The focus of this course will be on interventional procedures designed to repair and correct pathologic states involving the coronary arterial system and cardiac structure.  Specific items to be discussed will include, but are not limited to, coronary angioplasty and stenting; coronary atherectomy; coronary thrombectomy; cardiac valve modification and repair; TAVR procedures; septal shunt closure; and transeptal procedures.  The student will be expected to have an in-depth working knowledge of the current coronary and cardiac structural interventional procedures.

    Prerequisites: CVI 135 , CVI 135 L , CVI 202 , CVI 202 L   

    Corequisites: CVI 211 L   

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 211L - Invasive Interventional Procedures Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This is a practical skills course to accompany theory presented in CVI 211.  The student will be performing the diagnostic and interventional procedures discussed in the lecture course.  The student will be performing these procedures in a controlled, simulated environment.  Specific procedures the students will be exposed to include, but are not limited to, coronary artery interventions; cardiac structural repairs; and cardiac valve interventions.  The student will be evaluated on their ability to perform the procedural skills, and their ability to critically think through procedural complications.

    Prerequisites:  ,  ,  ,   

    Corequisites: CVI 211   

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 213 - Invasive Hemodynamics

    3 Credit Hours
    This course is designed to be and in-depth study on invasive hemodynamic waveform interpretation and diagnosis.  Topics will include, but not limited to, venous access site selection and attainment; right heart catheterizations procedural protocols; hemodynamic measurements and related calculations; valve area assessment and calculations; cardiovascular shunt evaluations; and hemodynamic diagnosis of specific disease states.  Blood gas interpretation; cardiac output calculations; intra-aortic balloon pumps and impella devices; LVAD support; and patient specific monitoring methods will also be discussed.  The student will be expected to have an in-depth working knowledge of the current invasive hemodynamic recording procedures.

    Prerequisites:  ,  ,  ,   

    Corequisites: CVI 213 L  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 213L - Invasive Hemodynamics Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This is a practical skills course to accompany theory presented in CVI 213.  The student will be performing the hemodynamic recording procedures discussed in the lecture course.  The student will be performing these procedures in a controlled, simulated environment.  Specific procedures the students will be exposed to include, but are not limited to, hemodynamic evaluation; valve disease interpretation; intracardiac shunt evaluations; cardiac heart failure evaluation; and IABP support assessment and programming.  The student will be evaluated on their ability to perform the procedural skills, and their ability to critically think through procedural complications.

    Prerequisites:  ,  ,  ,   

    Corequisites: CVI 213    

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 214 - Electrophysiology

    1 Credit Hours
    The basis of this course is to expose students to theories used to diagnose and treat cardiac electropathologies. The focus of this course will be on pacemaker and AICD theory; electropathology of the cardiac conduction system; electrophysiology diagnosis and technology; and cardiac ablation.

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 233S - Invasive Cardio I Clinical

    16 Credit Hours
    A full-time clinical internship completed at an affiliated local or out-of-town hospital. Students will broaden and perfect their cardiac catheterization lab skills. Emphasis of this course is placed in the clinical skills necessary to perform circulating, recording and scrubbing positions as well as intensive training in many of the various procedures. These include, but are not limited to coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty, pacemakers, Swan Ganz, intra-aortic balloon pumping, and thrombolytic therapy. Written reports, review of current professional literature, and attendance at conferences are required.  The student will be required to return to Southeast Technical Institute for one week during the Spring Semester in order to participate in a exam review course.  Information regarding the review course and its schedule will be provided to the student prior to the start of the Spring Semester.

    Prerequisites: CV, HC, CVI, general courses & Permission of Program Chair

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16 Credit Hours
  
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    CVI 243S - Invasive Cardio II Clinical

    12 Credit Hours
    A full-time clinical internship completed at an affiliated local or out-of-town hospital. Emphasis of this course is placed in the clinical skills necessary to perform circulating, recording, and scrubbing positions in the cardiac cath lab. These will include, but not be limited to: coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty, pacemakers, Swan Ganz, intra-aortic balloon pumping, and thrombolytic therapy. Written reports, review of current professional literature, and attendance at conferences are required.

    Prerequisites: CVI 233 , Permission of Program Chair

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12 Credit Hours
   1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVN 124 - Cardiovascular Principles & Hemodynamics

    2 Credit Hours
    Introduces students to cardiac blood flow, and intracardiac pressures in the realm of cardiac pathology. A thorough discussion of Doppler principles and quantitative hemodynamic calculations will be included such as: Continuity equation, pressure half-time, pulmonary pressure calculations, valve area calculations, Bernoulli equation, dP/dt index, etc. Pertinent concepts related to the cardiovascular principles and instrumentation portion of the Adult echo registry board exam will be reviewed.

    Prerequisites: CVN 134 , CVN 135 , CV 123 , CV 135  

    Corequisites: CVN 123  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    CVN 125 - Congenital Heart Disease

    1 Credit Hours
    Focuses on the preparation for the cardiovascular sonography physics national certification examination. Activities are designed to review cardiovascular hemodynamics, embryology, fetal circulation, congenital abnormalities, EKG and ancillary cardiac diagnostic studies.

    Prerequisites: CVN 124 , CVN 123  

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1 Credit Hours
   1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVN 134 - Cardiac Sonography I

    5 Credit Hours
    Provides an overview of the principles of echocardiography. Students will be introduced to basic anatomy and physiology of the heart, normal tomographic tranthoracic and transesophageal views, hemodynamics and Doppler analysis.

    Prerequisites: Completion of Health Core

    Corequisites: CVN 135  

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5 Credit Hours
   1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVN 212 - Cardiac Sonography II

    6 Credit Hours
    A continuation of Cardiac Sonography I with a special emphasis on cardiac pathology. Students will gain knowledge in obtaining appropriate echocardiographic measurements and calculations in patients with specific cardiac disease. Pathologies include: Valvular disease, systolic and diastolic dysfunction, cardiomyopathies, pericardial disease, diseases of the great vessels, cardiac masses, endocarditis, prosthetic valves and adult congenital heart disease.

    Prerequisites: HC 106 , CVN 124 , CVN 123  

    Corequisites: CVN 213  

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6 Credit Hours
  
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    CVN 213L - Cardiac Sonography II Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Students will perform advanced adult echocardiography exam techniques on cardiac ultrasound equipment. The focus of this lab is to prepare students for clinical rotation. Emphasis is placed on execution of thorough, pathology-suitable and time-appropriate adult echo exams.

    Prerequisites: CVN 212  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    CVN 233S - Cardiac Sonography I Clinical

    16 Credit Hours


    A full-time internship to be completed at an affiliated local or out- of-town hospital or clinic. Students will broaden and perfect their echocardiographic skills through active hands-on participation in an echocardiography laboratory. Emphasis of this course is placed on the clinical skills necessary to perform a complete adult echocardiogram. Students may be exposed to transesophageal echocardiography, stress echocardiography, and/or pediatric echocardiography. Written reports, case studies, review of current professional literature, and attendance of conferences are required.

    As part of this course, students will be required to return to the Southeast Tech campus during the week of spring graduation. Students will participate in review of program course content, clinical findings and expectations, and registry preparation testing and activities. Students will present current clinical case studies and share clinical experience summaries. 

    Prerequisites: All CV, HC, CVN, general courses and Permission of Program Chair

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16 Credit Hours
  
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    CVN 243S - Cardiac Sonography II Clinical

    12 Credit Hours
    A full time clinical internship completed at an affiliated local or out-of-town hospital or clinic. Emphasis of course is building echocardiography lab skills to a level where the student can work with a degree of independence. Students will be responsible for submitting an echo-cardiography portfolio and current professional literature review. Technical and professional evaluations will be completed.

    Prerequisites: CVN 233  and Permission of Program Chair

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12 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 102 - Vascular History & Physical

    2 Credit Hours
    This is a comprehensive study of the role of the Vascular Sonographer in obtaining a patient history and physical exam. This will include understanding risk factors, signs and symptoms, and physical examination for the various diseases associated with the vascular systems. The student could be exposed to speakers presenting on cardiovascular technology and Vascular Sonography. Some of these may be by attending outside activities such as cardiovascular in-service by local hospitals.

    Prerequisites: CV 101 , CVP 136 , CVP 137L  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 123L - Vascular Hemodynamics Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Lab focuses on the physiology and hemodynamics of blood flow within the arterial and venous systems throughout the body. The student will be introduced to spectral and color Doppler instrumentation while scanning the vascular anatomy and how it is used to evaluate blood flow. Students will practice on fellow students during and outside of lab for assigned lab projects.

    Corequisites: CVP 124  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 124 - Vascular Hemodynamics

    3 Credit Hours
    Class focuses on the physiology and hemodynamics of blood flow within the arterial and venous systems throughout the body. Characteristics of flow to be discussed will consist of: potential and kinetic energy, resistance, pressure, velocity, volumetric flow, energy gradients, Poiseuille’s Law, Bernoulli’s Equation, types of flow characteristics, and Reynolds Number.

    Prerequisites: Core, CV 101 , CVP 136 , CVP 137L  

    Corequisites: CVP 123  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 136 - Vascular Anatomy

    2 Credit Hours
    This is a comprehensive study of the role of the Vascular Sonographer. A thorough knowledge of vascular anatomy to include the heart, central, peripheral, and cerebral arterial system, venous system, and microscopic anatomy will be covered. The student will also look at perspective anatomy by the use of sonographic images and identify anatomy in both sagittal and transverse planes. The student may also be exposed to speakers presenting on cardiovascular technology and Vascular Sonography. Some of these may be by attending outside activities such as: cardiovascular in-service at local hospitals.

    Prerequisites: HC 106 , HC 117 , HC 118 , HC 118 L , MATH 114 T  

    Corequisites: CVP 137  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 137L - Vascular Anatomy Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This course will assess vascular anatomy as seen on sonographic images. This will include anatomy and surrounding structures of the peripheral arterial and venous anatomy of upper and lower extremities and cerebrovascular anatomy. Anatomy will be viewed on both transverse and sagittal planes During the Vascular Sonography Lab the student will be offered hands on experience practicing on fellow students. Emphasis will be placed on sonographic imaging and the identification of vascular anatomy. The student will also be exposed to other non-invasive techniques in evaluating vascular system such as, taking blood pressures, plethysmography; directional and hand held Doppler’s. The student may also be exposed to speakers presenting on cardiovascular technology and vascular sonography. This could include going to local hospitals.

    Corequisites: CVP 136  

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 210 - Vascular Pathophysiology I

    3 Credit Hours
    This is a comprehensive, critical thinking course that entails cerebrovascular pathophysiology and how it affects the physiology of blood flow. A variety of cerebrovascular pathologies will be discussed and how it affects patient H&P, which type of vascular testing needs to be performed, hemodynamics, and imaging. A look at non-invasive and invasive treatments will also be discussed. Critical thinking skills will be used to put information together from all CVP classes. The student may also be exposed to speakers presenting on cardiovascular technology and Vascular Sonography. Some of these may be by attending outside activities such as: cardiovascular in-service at local hospitals.

    Prerequisites: CV 125 , CVP 102 , CVP 123L , CVP 124 , CV 123  

    Corequisites: CVP 211  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 211L - Vascular Pathophysiology I Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    During this lab course, students will continue to perfect their scanning skills in various cerebrovascular tests. This lab will continue to further their skills in preparing themselves for their clinical rotation by completing full exams, with accuracy, and time limitation in which to complete exam. Students will practice on fellow students during and outside of lab for assigned lab projects.

    Corequisites: CVP 210  

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 214 - Vascular Pathophysiology II

    3 Credit Hours
    This is a comprehensive, critical thinking course that entails peripheral arterial and venous pathophysiology and how it affects the physiology of blood flow. A variety of arterial and venous pathologies will be discussed and how it affects patient H&P, which type of vascular testing needs to be performed, hemodynamics, and imaging/nonimaging. A look at non-invasive and invasive treatments will also be discussed. Critical thinking skills will be used to put information together from all CVP classes. The student may also be exposed to speakers presenting on cardiovascular technology and vascular sonography. Some of these may be by attending outside activities such as: cardiovascular in-service at local hospitals.

    Prerequisites: CVP 210 , CVP 211 , and Society of Vascular Ultrasound student membership.  (Please see advisor for details)

    Corequisites: CVP 215  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 215L - Vascular Pathophysiology II Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    During this lab course, students will continue to perfect their scanning skills in various peripheral arterial and venous tests. This lab will continue to further their skills in preparing themselves for their clinical rotation by completing full exams, with proficiency, and time limitation in which to complete exam. Students will practice on fellow students during and outside of lab for assigned lab projects.

    Corequisites: CVP 214  

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 220 - Abdominal Vascular Sonography

    2 Credit Hours
    Study of anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal cavity, peritoneal cavity to include: Aorta, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Iliac, IVC, Mesenteric vasculature, renal vessels and allografts, portal and hepatic vasculature as visualized by ultrasound. Doppler and color Doppler application will be applied to the anatomy.

    Prerequisites: CVP 210 , CVP 211  

    Corequisites: CVP 221  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 221L - Abdominal Vascular Sonography

    1 Credit Hours
    Applying knowledge and scanning skills of anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal cavity to include: aorta, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair, iliac, IVC, mesenteric vasculature, renal vessels and allografts, hepatic vasculature, and male genitalia as visualized by ultrasound. Doppler and color Doppler application will be applied to the anatomy.

    Corequisites: CVP 220  

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 233S - Vascular Sonography I Clinical

    16 Credit Hours


    This course is a full-time clinical internship (40 hours/week) and will be completed at an affiliated local or out-of-town hospital or clinic. Students will broaden and perfect their vascular sonography skills. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills as related to exam performance and patient care settings. The student will also complete coursework and portfolios during the clinical internship.

    As part of this course, students will be required to return to the Southeast Tech campus during the week of spring graduation. Students will participate in review of program course content, clinical findings and expectations, and registry preparation testing and activities. Students will present current clinical case studies and share clinical experience summaries. 

    Prerequisites: All CV, HC, CVP, General Courses and permission of the Program Chair

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16 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 243S - Vascular Sonography II Clinical

    12 Credit Hours
    This course is a continuation of CVP 233  which is a full time clinical internship (40 hours/week) and will be completed at the same location.Students will broaden and perfect their vascular sonography skills. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills as related to exam performance and patient care settings. The student will also complete coursework and portfolios during the clinical internship.

    Prerequisites: CVP 233  and permission of the Program Chair

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12 Credit Hours
  
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    CVP 255 - Vascular Registry Review

    2 Credit Hours
    This course is conducted on the Southeast Tech campus during the week of spring graduation. Students will participate in review of program course content, clinical findings and expectations, and registry preparation testing and activities. Students will present current clinical case studies and share clinical experience summaries. Student clinical portfolio review and analysis will also be conducted.

    Corequisites: CVP 233  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    DEN 100 - Introduction to Dental Assisting

    1 Credit Hours
    This course will introduce the student to a brief history of the dental assisting profession, professional associations, scope of service in dentistry, and ethical, legal, and professional considerations. The state dental practice act is reviewed. 

    Prerequisites: Submit proof of a minimum of five hours of observation of a certified dental assistant or a graduate of an ADA- accredited dental assisting program working in a dental practice. The student is responsible for arranging the observation time. 

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    DEN 105 - Dental Therapeutic & Medical Emergencies

    1 Credit Hours
    This course will introduce the student to pharmacology and its relationship to the dental profession, anesthesia, pain control, medical and dental emergencies that the student is most likely to encounter in the dental office along with how to care for the special needs/medically compromised patient. 

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    DEN 110 - Infection Control

    1 Credit Hours
    This course will introduce the student to the principles and techniques of infection control in the dental office. Infection control procedures are precautions taken in the dental office to prevent the transmission of communicable diseases by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating infection control policies. 

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    DEN 115 - Dental Materials I & Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    This course will introduce the student to the level of background knowledge and skills necessary to become competent with the dental materials and laboratory equipment used today in the clinical setting. The course will cover the physical and chemical properties, manipulation, and uses of gypsum, restorative and esthetic materials, impression materials, dental cements, dental liners, bases and bonding systems. The course will cover the safety precautions that need to be taken and the different types of equipment that is used in the dental laboratory. 

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    DEN 120 - Dental Sciences and Preventive Dentistry

    3 Credit Hours
    This course will include the survey of human anatomy and physiology, the structure of the head and neck as applied to dental assisting, the function of the maxilla and mandible, processes, foramen, sutures, and major nerve and blood supply. It also provides fundamental instruction of the oral structures as they apply to oral histology, embryology, morphology and dental anatomy. The study of oral health and prevention of dental caries, periodontal disease and other pathologic conditions through patient education in plaque removal, good oral habits, fluoride therapy and nutritional counseling as it relates to oral health will also be introduced. 

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DEN 125 - Dental Procedures and Techniques

    3 Credit Hours
    This course will introduce the student to the concept of four-handed dentistry, delivering dental care, dental charting and oral assessment, the use of dental instruments and the various procedures used by dentists. Students will learn to identify major hand instruments, burs and handpieces, and learn instrumentation for different dental procedures.  Students will learn verbal skills, patient care and care of sharps during anesthesia administration.  Students will also learn how to assemble a syringe, patient education, post-operative instruction, and patient hand off procedures for a smooth dental experience. 

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DEN 130 - Dental Radiology

    4 Credit Hours
    This course provides the fundamental background and theory for the safe and effective use of x-radiation in dentistry. It encompasses the history of x-rays, production and uses of radiation, radiographic film, exposure factors, interpretation of radiographs and radiation hygiene. An introduction to digital radiography, occlusal radiography and several other supplemental techniques are also included. 

    Prerequisites: DEN 100 , DEN 105 , DEN 120  

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4 Credit Hours
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    DEN 150 - Dental Specialties Procedures and Expanded Functions

    3 Credit Hours
    This course will focus on treatment procedures specific to the various dental specialty practices. Specialty areas covered are endodontics, periodontics, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery and pediatric dentistry. Topics will include treatment indications, instrumentation and the selection dental materials needed for treatment, patient education, pre-operative and post- operative instruction, and the role and responsibility of the dental assistant in each specialty practice. Laboratory practice will focus on practice of competency skills including expanded functions that support and deliver patient treatment. 

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3 Credit Hours
   3 Credit Hours
  
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    DEN 190S - Clinical Experience II

    6 Credit Hours
    Summer session for the Dental Assisting program will consist of the students going out into the dental office for an externship. Clinical experience assisting a dentist is an integral part of this educational program designed to perfect students’ competence in performing chairside assisting functions. The student will complete a minimum of 300 hours of clinical experience through assignment to two or more general dentistry offices, which may include a pediatric dental office and specialty dental office. 

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6 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 114 - Preventive Maintenance Theory

    2 Credit Hours
    Covers entry level technician inspection tasks designed to introduce students to correct procedures and practices of vehicle inspection. Major areas to be covered include: engine system, cab and hood, electrical/electronics, frame and chassis, and the suspension and steering systems.

    Corequisites: DM 115  

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2 Credit Hours
   2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 116 - Basic Electrical Theory

    2 Credit Hours
    Covers the basics of electrical theory. Major areas to be covered include: proper multi-meter usage, electron and electrical theory, basic electrical component function and operation, series circuits, parallel circuits, diode and transistor operation, and construction of simple circuits.

    Corequisites: DM 117  

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2 Credit Hours
   2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 118 - Truck Electrical System Theory

    2 Credit Hours
    Covers the operation and testing of heavy-duty starting and charging systems, control systems, 12 volt, and 12/24 volt systems, alternator and starter diagnosis and repair, schematic reading, proper use of test meters, tractor-trailer wiring systems, circuit operation of gauges, lights, and accessories.

    Corequisites: DM 119  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 119 - Truck Electrical System Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Hands-on experience using mock-ups and live work, working with and testing heavy duty starting and charging systems, control systems, 12 volt, and 12/24 volt systems, alternator and starter diagnosis and repair, schematic reading, proper use of test meters, tractor-trailer wiring systems, circuit operation of gauges, lights, and accessories.

    Corequisites: DM 118  

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2 Credit Hours
   2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 121 - Climate Control Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Hands-on experience in refrigerant recovery, system diagnosis and repair and system charging. Covers cooling, cycle theory and system component diagnosis, adjustment and replacement. Includes proper procedures for charging, recovering and recycling refrigerants.

    Corequisites: DM 120  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 130 - Brakes Theory

    2 Credit Hours
    Covers the design, construction, and operation of medium and heavy-duty truck hydraulic and air brake systems and components; including compressors, governors, air-lines, valves, controls, brake chambers, linkages, and foundation brakes.

    Corequisites: DM 131  

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2 Credit Hours
   2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 132 - Suspension Theory

    2 Credit Hours
    Covers truck steering systems, including manual and power steering gears, steering linkage and adjustment, alignment and overhaul of system components. Students will also study truck suspension systems, which will include single and multi-leaf springs, torsion bar, and air ride systems.

    Corequisites: DM 133  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 133 - Suspension Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Hands-on lab covering troubleshooting, testing, adjusting, and overhauling medium and heavy-duty truck steering and suspension systems. Students will test, remove, repair, and/or replace the separate system components. They will also perform complete tire alignment checks and adjustments. All work will be done on actual customer trucks or school training mock-ups.

    Corequisites: DM 132  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 210 - Diesel Theory

    4 Credit Hours
    Covers the theory of diesel truck engine construction and operation, disassembly, component rebuilding, sleeve and piston installation, main and rod bearing installation, engine assembly, timing, priming, adjustments, starting, testing, and engine evaluation.

    Corequisites: DM 211  

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4 Credit Hours
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    DM 230 - Power Train Theory

    2 Credit Hours
    Covers the theory of medium and heavy-duty truck transmissions, differentials, clutches, and drivelines. Students will study system troubleshooting and repair, component removal and installation, overhaul procedures, and adjustments. Also covers gear ratios, component power handling ratings, and proper driveline angles.

    Corequisites: DM 231  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    DM 231 - Power Train Lab

    2 Credit Hours
    Hands-on lab covers the removal, overhaul, and installation of medium and heavy-duty power train components. Students will work on single and double disc clutches, single and twin counter shaft transmissions, forward and rear differentials, axles, and drive lines. Work will be done on mock-up and live work according to the manufacturer’s specifications.

    Corequisites: DM 230  

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2 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 120 - Motion Graphics I

    3 Credit Hours
    Skills for 2D animation combining audio, illustrations and visual effects are introduced. Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite with an emphasis using Adobe Flash and After Effects. Students will create short 2D animations. Students will also develop drawing skills in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 150 - Media Production I

    3 Credit Hours
    Storyboarding and storytelling techniques and skills will continue to be developed. Students will learn basic cinematography skills, including lighting, camera angles and working with green screens. By working alone and in teams, students will turn storyboards into introductions, network branding, commercials, etc. A focus on traditional drawing skills and computer drawing skills will continue, with an emphasis on object and character creation.

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 220 - Motion Graphics II

    3 Credit Hours
    More focus on video editing software will be introduced as students will develop skills in combining and editing digital files. Students continue to refine skills and techniques in 2D animation using the Adobe Creative Suite.

    Prerequisites:  Complete First Year Core classes

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 230 - 3D Animation III

    3 Credit Hours
    Students will create short animations, based on storyboards. We will focus on more in-depth skills with cameras, framing, timing, and lighting, and also continue to focus on rendering skills, while audio skills are introduced with lip-sync, blend shapes and facial expressions.

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 231 - 3D Animation

    3 Credit Hours
    The principles of animation will be reinforced. Students will learn about 3D space and the terms and tools used when creating animations. Students will use existing models to learn how to apply the principles of animation and to create walk cycles, with a focus on realistic weight, timing and poses. Basic rendering will be introduced.

    Prerequisites: Complete First Year Core Classes

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 240 - 3D Modeling II

    3 Credit Hours
    Students will continue to work with the tools, objects and terminology of modeling for 3D animation. A 3D building and character will be created, based on existing buildings and characters developed in animation. Will focus on a more indepth knowledge of materials and textures and their application. Students will continue to develop their skills in adding bones and rigging characters and objects. Will introduce Mental Ray.

    Corequisites: DMP 230  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 241 - 3D Modeling

    3 Credit Hours
    The tools, objects and terminology of modeling for 3D animation are introduced including: points, edges, and polygons. Students will create inanimate objects and apply surfaces, materials and textures. Different modeling techniques will be taught such as box, nurbs, and subdivision modeling.

    Prerequisites: Complete First Year Core classes

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 250 - Media Productions II

    3 Credit Hours
    Students will continue to create storyboards to convey the project message, with emphasis placed on storytelling techniques. Students will continue to enhance their cinematography skills, focusing on lighting, camera angles and green screens. By working in teams students will create more advanced introductions, network branding, commercials, and animations.

    Prerequisites: DMP 150  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 260 - Advanced 3D Animation

    4 Credit Hours
    Students will continue to refine their skills in modeling for 3D animation in motion and continue to become more proficient with timing, weight and poses in animation. They will also continue to focus on the development and refinement of modeling 3D characters and objects. Students will refine and apply their knowledge of materials and textures. Adding bone and rigging characters and objects will continue to be a focus.

    Prerequisites: DMP 231 , DMP 241  

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4 Credit Hours
  
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    DMP 270 - Digital Media Studio

    6 Credit Hours
    Students will combine skills from all the current and prior animation classes to create animated shorts-both 2D and 3D, visual effects and audio shorts for an animation portfolio.

    Prerequisites: Successful completion of First, Second & Third Semester Core classes

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6 Credit Hours
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    DMS 102 - Abdominal Sonography

    6 Credit Hours
    This course is the study of the anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal cavity to include the aorta and it’s major branches, IVC and its major tributaries, liver, biliary system, pancreas, urinary/renal system, adrenal glands, spleen, gastrointestinal organs, abdominal wall, and diaphragm as visualized by sonography, including the application of Doppler principles.

    Prerequisites: DMS 100 , DMS 101 , DMS 101 L  

    Corequisites: DMS 102 L  

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6 Credit Hours
  
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    DMS 102L - Abdominal Sonography Lab

    3 Credit Hours
    This hands-on sonographic scanning lab focuses on the knowledge, skills and techniques for acquisition of appropriate sonographic protocols and image optimization of the abdominal vasculature, limited gastrointestinal organs, liver, biliary system, pancreas, urinary/renal system, adrenal glands, spleen, and retroperitoneum. Color and spectral Doppler techniques will also be applied to the anatomy.

    Prerequisites: DMS 100 , DMS 101 , DMS 101 L  

    Corequisites: DMS 102  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMS 200 - OB/Gyn Sonography I

    3 Credit Hours
    This course is the study of the anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the organs and structures of the female pelvic cavity as visualized by sonography, including the application of Doppler principles. The study of the anatomy, physiology, and sonographic appearance of the first trimester pregnancy and fetal development is included.

    Corequisites: DMS 200 L  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMS 200L - OB/Gyn Sonography I Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This hands-on sonographic scanning lab focuses on the knowledge, skills and techniques for acquisition of appropriate sonographic protocols and image optimization of the female pelvic organs, including first trimester pregnancy and fetal development. Color and spectral Doppler applications will also be applied to the appropriate anatomy.

    Corequisites: DMS 200   

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    DMS 201 - Asepsis for the Sonographer

    1 Credit Hours
    Students will gain an understanding and practical experience with Sterile Surgical Techniques and procedures associated with ultrasonic guidance for tumor localization and biopsy guidance. This course will cover a range of procedures from “clean” to “full” sterility and their application to the operating room, procedure room, to exam room setting. The student will also gain knowledge of aseptic technique and procedural requirements in caring for patients with a variety of wounds.

    Prerequisites: DMS 200 , DMS 200 L  

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    DMS 210L - Acoustical Physics & Instrumentation Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This hands-on sonographic scanning lab focuses on the knowledge, skills and techniques for acquisition of appropriate sonographic protocols and optimization specifically related to the vascular examinations of abdominal, superficial structures, and pelvic organs. Doppler principles are emphasized.

    Prerequisites: CV 123 , DMS 200 , DMS 200  

    Corequisites: DMS 210   

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    DMS 220 - OB/Gyn Sonography II

    4 Credit Hours
    This course is a continuation of DMS 200, which includes the sonographic evaluation of pregnancy and related complications. Fetal development, anatomy and physiology are studied through the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Emphasis is placed on the detection of fetal anomalies, pathology, and the appropriate imaging protocol for fetal structures.

    Prerequisites: DMS 200 , DMS 200 L   

    Corequisites: DMS 220 L  

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4 Credit Hours
  
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    DMS 220L - OB/Gyn Sonography II Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This hands-on sonographic scanning lab focuses on the knowledge, skills and techniques for acquisition of appropriate sonographic protocols and image optimization of the female pelvic organs, including all stages of pregnancy and fetal development. Color and spectral Doppler applications will also be applied to the appropriate anatomy.

    Prerequisites: DMS 200 , DMS 200 L  

    Corequisites: DMS 220   

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    DMS 240 - Superficial and Pediatric Sonography

    3 Credit Hours
    This course is the study of anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal cavity and superficial structures to include but not limited to: thyroid, parathyroid, breast, prostate, scrotum, penis, and musculoskeletal structures as visualized by sonography, including the application of Doppler principles. This course will also include the study of sonography applications in the infant and pediatric patient.  

    Prerequisites: DMS 200 , DMS 200 L  

    Corequisites: DMS 240 L  

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3 Credit Hours
  
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    DMS 240L - Superficial and Pediatric Sonography Lab

    1 Credit Hours
    This hands-on sonographic scanning lab focuses on the knowledge, skills and techniques for acquisition of appropriate sonographic protocols and image optimization of the thyroid, parathyroid, breast, prostate, scrotum, penis, and musculoskeletal structures. Color and spectral Doppler applications will also be applied to the anatomy.

    Prerequisites: DMS 200 , DMS 200 L  

    Corequisites: DMS 240  

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1 Credit Hours
  
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    DMS 250S - Clinical Sonography II

    16 Credit Hours


    A full-time clinical internship (40 hours/week) and will be completed at an affiliated local or out-of-town hospital or clinic. Students will broaden and perfect their abdominal/OB/GYN sonography skills. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills as related to exam performance and patient care settings. The student will be required to keep daily and weekly logs of all studies that they are involved in. Time sheets recording hours worked daily will also be kept. Registry review questions will be completed as described in syllabus along with a clinical portfolio, and an abdominal/OB/GYN portfolio.

    As part of this course, students will be required to return to the Southeast campus during the week of spring graduation. Students will participate in review of program course content, clinical findings and expectations, and registry preparation testing and activities. Students will present current clinical case studies and share clinical experience summaries.

    Prerequisites: DMS 210 , DMS 210 L , DMS 220 , DMS 220 L , DMS 230 , DMS 240 , DMS 240 L  and Permission of Program Chair

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16 Credit Hours
  
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    DMS 260S - Clinical Sonography III

    12 Credit Hours
    A continuation of DMS 250, which is a full time clinical internship (40 hours/week) and will be completed at an affiliated local or out-of-town hospital or clinic. Students will broaden and perfect their abdominal/OB/GYN sonography skills. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills as related to exam performance and patient care settings. The student will be required to keep daily and weekly logs of all studies that they are involved in. Time sheets recording hours worked daily will also be kept. Registry review questions will be completed as described in syllabus along with a clinical portfolio, and an abdominal/OB/GYN portfolio.

    Prerequisites: DMS 250  and Permission of Program Chair

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12 Credit Hours
 

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