SON 221 - Clinical Practicum III
Course Description: A continuation of SON 122 in which the student will continue to apply the didactic and clinical knowledge acquired in previous courses. Clinical instruction and practice will be provided with emphasis on recognition of the more atypical abnormalities of the abdomen and pelvis. Introduction to the identification of the normal anatomical and sonographic appearances of the fetus in second and third trimester gestation. Practice in recognition of abnormal anatomical and sonographic appearances of the embryo/fetus and supporting structures of the pregnancy in first trimester gestation. Practice in obtaining measurement parameters of the fetus in second and third trimester. 24 hours per week
Prerequisite(s): Completion of SON 122.
Note(s): Open to Diagnostic Medical Sonography degree students only.
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Perform routine abdominal, gynecological, and obstetrical sonographic examinations.
- Formulate a provisional diagnosis upon identification of atypical pathology in the abdomen and female pelvis.
- Formulate a provisional diagnosis upon identification of abnormal sonographic appearances of the embryo/fetus and supporting structures.
- Analyze obstetrical measurements to assess whether growth is appropriate for gestational age.
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