SON 209 - Principles of Obstetrical Sonography I
Course Description: This course focuses on the sonographic appearances of the embryo/fetus and structures of the pregnant uterus during the first trimester gestation. Differentiation of the normal and abnormal sonographic findings of the embryo/fetus and pregnant uterus along with measurement parameters will be examined. Ethical considerations that may arise during the first trimester gestation will be discussed.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 122
Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Describe the normal and abnormal sonographic appearances in the embryo/fetus and supporting structures of the pregnancy during first trimester gestation.
- Formulate provisional diagnoses upon identification of abnormal sonographic appearances of the embryo/fetus and supporting structures.
- Analyze obstetrical measurements to assess whether growth is appropriate for first trimester gestational age.
- Define the various genetic tests used in the first trimester. * Discuss obstetrical ethical issues that may arise during first trimester gestation.
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