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Alamo Colleges District • St. Philip's College • - • DMSO-Diagnostic Med Sonography


Abdominopelvic Sonography DMSO-1541

  • Full Term Fall 2015

  • Section 001.11270

  • 5-4-2 Credits

  • 08/24/2015 to 12/12/2015

  • Modified 08/22/2015



St. Philip's College, founded in 1898, is a comprehensive public community college whose mission is to empower our diverse student population through personal educational growth, ethical decision-making, career readiness, and community leadership. As a Historically Black College and Hispanic Serving Institution, St. Philip's College is a vital facet of the community, responding to the needs of a population rich in ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic diversity. St. Philip's College creates an environment fostering excellence in academic and technical achievement while expanding its commitment to opportunity and access.
 

The college fulfills its mission by offering:

1) General courses in arts and sciences leading to an associate degree.
2) Transfer education for students desiring to attend senior institutions.
3) Developmental courses that improve the basic skills of students whose academic foundations require strengthening.
4) Applied Science and technical programs leading to an associate degree or certificate designed to prepare students for employment and/or to update crucial skills.
5) Workforce and Career development training programs for business, industry and government.
6) Continuing education programs for occupational and educational enrichment or certification.
7) Counseling and guidance designed to assist students in achieving their educational and professional goals.
8) Educational support services including library services, tutoring, open use computer labs and writing center.
9) Services and appropriate accommodations for special populations, to include adult literacy and distance education.
10) Quality social, cultural, and intellectual enrichment experiences for the community.
11) Opportunities for participation in community service and economic development projects.

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St. Philip's College is committed to quality education, as such the focus of the 2016 Quality Enhancement Plan is ethical decision-making which is the ability to connect values and choices to actions and consequences.

For more information on the Quality Enhancement Plan, click HERE.

Contact Information


Instructor: Dr. Fehmida Khanum

Email: [email protected]
Office: CHP 308

Materials


Internet Access for current medical news as well as keeping current with ACES/Canvas 
Registration to www. Sonoworld.com

A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Sonography : Introduction to Normal Structure and Function

Author: Reva Curry and Betty Tempkin Bates
Publisher: Saunders
Edition: 3rd
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4160-5556-3
Availability: Campus Bookstore

                                   

COURSE CONTENT:

Course Content will prepare student for the study of normal abdominal anatomy and physiology as it relates to Diagnostic Medical Sonography. In addition, student will be introduced to sonographic scanning techniques, equipment usage and Sonographic examination protocols

Description


Normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and pelvic cavities as related to scanning techniques, transducer selection, and scanning protocols.

Prerequisites

PHYS 1305, BIOL 2404 or (BIOL 2401 and BIOL 2402)

Objectives


The successful completion of this course, the student should be able to demonstrate these specific Performance Objectives:
1. Perform entry level abdominal sonographic examinations utilizing appropriate equipment settings within  
     ALARA standards.
2. Recognize normal abdominal structures.  
3. Recognize normal abdominal vascular structures
4. Be able to identify sonographic changes when disease processes are present.
5. Be able to manipulate ultrasound equipment to achieve diagnostic images.

Outcomes


1 Identify the sonographic appearances of normal abdominal and pelvic structures.

2 Explain physiology of abdominal and pelvic organs.

3 Describe the appropriate scanning techniques according to standard protocol guidelines.

Evaluation


                     Percent                      Grade

                     93-100                        A
                     85-92                          B
                     77-84                          C
                     70-76                          D
                       0-69                          F

This particular course’s weighted grading is as follows:

 

  • Final Exam (Lab/Lecture)                         20%
  • Mid-Term Exam (Lecture)                          15%
  • Participation (Time/Att.)                          15%
  • Chp. Quizzes                                             15%
  • Assignments (Lecture)                              10%
  • Lab Portfolio                                             10%
  • QEP                                                           10%
  • Pop Quizzes                                                 5% 

                                           Total                        100%



Course Policies


**In accordance with SMART START: FIRST DAY COUNTS Policy, students who do not attend class the 1st day of scheduled classes must communicate with their faculty to avoid being dropped. ** There is a connection between attendance, classroom participation and good grades. Your first week of class especially the first day provides you with important information for the rest of the semester. The Alamo Colleges require regular and punctual attendance in all classes. Your absences are recorded immediately. If students DO NOT attend on the first day faculty are required to drop those students from the class. 

**In following the District’s Early Alert and communications Plan, students at risk will be notified, in ACES, before Mid Term and again before Finals. Mid Term and Final grades will be accumulated and posted in ACES.

STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Attendance

Effective Spring Term 2010, student absences will be recorded from the first day the class meets. Regular and punctual attendance in all classes and laboratories, day and evening, is required. Students who are absent for any reason should always consult with their instructors. Course syllabi must provide specific information regarding attendance, including, for courses involving the internet, online activity that constitutes “attendance.” Also, both tardiness and early departure from class may be considered forms of absenteeism. In all cases, students will be held responsible for completion of course requirements covered in their absence. Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to drop a course for nonattendance. Course instructors establish policy with regard to attendance in their respective syllabi and may drop a student for excessive absences.  Absences are considered excessive when more than 12.5 percent of the total contact hours of instruction in a semester, including lecture and lab, are missed.  For example, in a three-credit-hour lecture class, students may be dropped after more than six contact hours of absences. In a four-credit-hour lecture/lab class, students may be dropped after more than eight contact hours of absences.  Absences are counted regardless of whether they occur consecutively. In special programs with additional accreditation or certification standards, additional attendance requirements may be enforced but faculty must clearly explain these policies in their syllabi.  Students who stop attending class for any reason should contact the instructor and the college registrar to officially withdraw from the class. Students may be required to consult with an advisor or designee before dropping. Failure to officially withdraw may result in a failing grade for the course. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw officially from a class by submitting a completed Withdrawal Form to the Admissions and Records Office.

As noted in the Academic Catalog (webpage http://myspccatalog.alamo.edu/content.php?catoid=80&navoid=2150, The following table shows the number of missed class meetings that make up an absence rate approximating 12.5%.

Schedule


    

Date

Topic

Assignment

Comment

8/24/15 - Mon

Syllabus Review

 

Body Systems – Chp. 5

 

Knobology. Chp 2

Ø  Quick Review Chp. 5 
    Body Systems, pg. 73 -94

Ø  Chp. 2, Knobology, read
    pg 8-15

Ø  Review PPTs

Ø  Start WWP I

         WWP I will be due 9/9/14

8/26/15 - Wed

Knobology. Chp 2

 

First Scanning Experience – Chp.4

Ø  Chp. 4, 1st Scanning Exp.,  
      pg. 23 -42, & 56-72

 

 

8/31/15 - Mon

Finish Chp.2 & 4

Start Chp.6 – Anatomy Layering

Ø  Read Chp. 6 – p.95 -109

Ø  Also pg. 113 - 122

Ø  Review Chp. 6 – PPT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9/2/15 - Wed

Chp.6 – Anatomy Layering

 

Review: chp 5,2,4,6

Ø  Be prepared for an interactive review of previous chapters

·         Pay particular attention to sonographic terms, pg.26 -31

9/7/15 - Mon

Labour DayHoliday

 

 

9/9/15 - Wed

Quiz Chp.2,4,5 & 6

Begin Chp. 15 - Urinary

Ø  WWP I is due

Ø  After Quiz -Chp.15 begins

Ø  Read Chp. 15 pg.256 -291

Ø  Review Chp. 15 PPT

Ø  WWP II

·         WWP II will be due 9/24/14

9/14/15 - Mon

9/16/15 - Wed

Chp. 15 – Urinary

Chp. 15 - Urinary

 

Ø  Finish Chp. 15

 

9/21/15 - Mon

Quiz Chp. 15

Begin Chp. 8 Aorta

Ø  WWP II is due

Ø  After Quiz - Chp.8 begins

Ø  Read Chp. 8 pg.143-158

Ø  Review Chp. 8 PPT

Ø  WWP III (will include chps. 8,9, & 10)

WWP III due 10/7

9/23/15 - Wed

Finish Chp. 8 Aorta Start Chp. 9 IVC

Ø  Chp. 9 IVC, pg. 159-168

Ø  Review Chp. 9 PPT

 

9/28/15 - Mon

Finish Chp. 9 IVC start Chp.10 - PV

Ø  Start reading Chp. 10 – PV, pg.169-179

Ø  Review Chp. 10 PPT

 

10/5/15 - Wed

Finish Chp. 10 Portal Vein

 

 

10/7/15 - Mon

Quiz Chp. 8, 9, 10

Start Chp.13 GB

Ø  WWP III due

Ø  Start reading Chp. 13 GB pg.221- 237

Ø  Review Chp. 13 PPT

·         Chp. 13 outline due10/114

10/12/15 - Mon

MIDTERM EXAM

Chp. 5,2,4,6,15,8,9,& 10

 

Ø  No lecture after exam

Ø  No change in lab

 

 

 

 

 

10/14/15 - Wed

Chp.13 GB

 

Ø  Chp. 13 outline due

 

 

10/19/15 - Mon

Chp. 13 Quiz

Begin Chp. 12 Liver

Ø  Start reading Chp. 12 Liver pg.197 – 219

Ø  Review Chp. 12 PPT

Ø  Start WWP IV

WWP IV due 11/2

 

10/21/15 - Wed

10/26/15 - Mon

Chp. 12 Liver

Chp. 12 Liver

Ø  Chp.12 Liver

 

10/28/15 - Wed

 

 

Employee Development Day – NO CLASS

(please keep studying)

 

11/2/15 - Mon

Chp. 12 Liver Quiz

Start Chp. 14 Pancreas

Ø  WWP IV due

Ø  Read Chp. 14 - p.239 – 255 Pancreas

Ø  Review Chp. 14 PPT

Ø  Start WWP V

 

 

WWP V due 11/9

 

 

11/4/15 - Wed

Chp. 14 Pancreas

 

 

 

 

 

Ø  QEP Project due TBD

 

 

11/9/15 - Mon

Chp. 14 Pancreas Quiz Start Chp. 16 Spleen

 

Ø  WWP V due

Ø  Chp. 16 Spleen begins

Ø  Read Chp. 16 – Spleen pg. 284-295

Ø  Review Chp. 16 PPT

Ø  Start WWP VI

                                  

                                                                               WWP VI due 11/30

11/11/15 - Wed

Chp. 16 Spleen

Chp. 16 Spleen

 

 

11/16/15 - Mon

Chp. 16 Quiz – Spleen

Begin Chp. 17 GIT

 

Ø  Read Chp. GI pg.296 – 313

Ø  Review Chp. 17 PPT

Ø  Start Final WWP

 

 

     Final WWP due 12/2

 

11/18/15 -Wed

Finish Chp.17 Gastrointestinal

 

Move on to Chp. 19

Female pelvis

 

 

Ø  Read Chp. GI

Ø  Chp. 19 has specific reading assignment

Ø  Chp. 19 PPT

 

11/23/15 - Mon

11/25/15 - Wed

Finish Chp. 19

Female pelvis

 

Review Chp16, 17,

 

 

 

THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY on 27 & 28

 

 

11/30/15 - Mon

Chp. Quiz Chp.16, 17, 19

 

REVIEW all semester material

 

 

WWP VI due

Ø  REVIEW all semester material

 

 

12/2/15 - Wed

 

REVIEW all semester material

 

 

Final WWP due

Ø  REVIEW all semester material

 

 

12/7/15 - Mon

REVIEW all semester material

Lab Portfolio Due

 

 

 

 

12/9/15 - Wed

FINAL EXAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WhenTopicNotes
Lab
 

Abdomen Lab Schedule

DMSO 1541 - 001  on Mon                                             

DMSO 1541 - 002  on Wed          

   Date

   Activity

                                   Comments

8/24/15

   &

8/26/15

 

Classroom Lecture

 Knobology

 

Instead of starting in the Lab, we will need to cover some didactic material in the classroom. Then move to the lab.

Prepare for using the equipment

As noted above***chapter 2 – Knobology

Review of lab processes

US unit Orientation

 

 

8/31/15

 

 Knobology

Equipment demo

 

 

9/02/15,

 

9/07/15 Labor  Day No College

 

9/09/15

9/14/15

 

Kidneys

Faculty demo; start scanning

Start scanning

 

 

 

Scanning

Scanning

 

9/16/15

9/21/15

9/23/15,

9/28/15

 

Kidney Assessment

Start scanning

 

10/05/15

10/07/15

10/12/15

10/14/15

 

Aorta/IVC/PV

Faculty Demo; Start Scanning

 

 

10/19/15,

10/21/15

 

Gallbladder

Faculty Demo; start scanning

 

 

10/26/15

10/28/15,

11/02/15

11/04/15

 

 

Liver

Faculty Demo; start scanning

11/09/15,

11/11/15

 

Pancreas

Faculty demo; start scanning

 

11/16/15,

11/18/15,

 

Spleen

Faculty demo; start scanning

 

11/23/15,

11/25/15

11/30/15

12/02/15

 

Final Timed Assessments

RUQ scanning – Timed Assessments

Additional Items


***In Accordance with college policy, students who do not attend class on the first day of class must communicate with their instructors or risk being dropped. ***

During any lecture/lab day, students are required to sign-in prior to the beginning of class. This will constitute a student’s agreement that he/she has in fact, attended the class. Students, in collaboration with faculty, will be responsible for keeping track of their individual absences and grades. This documentation will be used in there is any discrepancy between faculty and student. Time and Attendance will be factored into the Participation component of the class grade.

In the lab, student attendance will be documented through the use of time clock. Each student will be provided their individual time cards, that will be kept in the scanning lab. Students are follow workforce process for punching in:

  • Each person must punch themselves in and out
  • Each person must punch ONLY themselves in and out. “Clocking” in another student is considered

Falsification of documents and is grounds for beginning the progressive discipline cycle, leading up to

And including dismissal from the program.

Class Participation: The class is structured to be student centered and conducive to learning. In order to fully accomplish these goals, it is important that each student understand four important guidelines to learning.

  • Preparation – students should prepare by reading, analyzing and formulating the assigned materials.
  • Present- students should be present, both physically and cognitively, so that learning can be achieved. Sleeping in class is not considered being present, therefore there will be a loss of one point off of the summary Participation grade for each infraction.
  • Promptness – Being on time is an expression of respect for all individuals within the learning environment. Tardiness will also be factored into the summary Participation grade.
  • Participation – Each student and faculty learns best participating and being fully engaged in     each class session. More importantly, each student has the responsibility to share his/her  

understanding, allowing for clarification and respecting all class participants for an increased and uniformed learning opportunity. Participation is also evaluated on the level of the student’s curriculum engagement and continual communication. It is expected that any email or communication from faculty will be responded to within a reasonable period of time, not to exceed 48 hours. Failure to respond will mean a loss of one point off of the summary grade for every infraction of noncommunication.

 Class Assignments – Assignments, projects and quizzes, are a means to evaluate the learning progress of each student, in achieving and mastering the course’s learning outcomes. All students should make every effort to manage their assignments, projects and quizzes in a timely manner. For this course, homework assignments will be known as WWPs (weekend work projects). In those rare instances that this is not possible, this is the process that will be followed:

  • Any assignments turned in late will have 20 points deducted daily for the first two class days. After that, the assignment will not be accepted and will be given a score of “0” (zero). Late is defined as after the beginning of class. For example, if an assignment is handed in on the morning of the 3rdday and there are NO errors on the assignment, the highest achievable grade is 0%.
  • Quizzes and/or exams will be allowed make-up status only if the instructor is notified to the absence/tardy prior to or on the day of the scheduled examination before the class starts for the day. If no contact is made, then a score of “0” (zero) will be given.
  • Cell phones – cell phones must be off and not visible during class time, both lab and lecture. A student who violates this policy will be excused and marked absent for the day. If a cell phone goes off during an exam, the score will be recorded as a “0” zero.
  • Childcare – In order to create and maintain a conducive learning environment for all students, no children will be allowed in the classroom during scheduled class, lab or lecture. Students with the responsibility of children are expected to make childcare arrangements for their scheduled class days.
  • Classroom behaviors – Students and faculty are expected to demonstrate respect towards their peers and faculty throughout the semester both in and out of the classroom. This behavior includes speaking to each other in an appropriate tone of voice, active listening and respect for others’ opinions and comments. The use of profanity is prohibited. Students who do not follow these guidelines will be asked to leave the classroom area.

 1.Tardiness –

Tardy/early departures in excess of 15 minutes will be counted as absences. Three tardies will accrue and be counted as one absence. As per Alamo College’s policy, the student may be dropped from the class due to excessive absenteeism.

C.Plagiarism- In conjunction with The Student Code of Conduct, “scholastic dishonesty involving, but not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion” are a violation and will not be tolerated. Students may be subject to disciplinary proceedings resulting in an academic penalty or disciplinary penalty for academic dishonesty. Academic Dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on a test, plagiarism and collusion. For additional information, refer to the “Student Code of Conduct” in the St. Philip’s College Student Handbook.

 

Institutional Policies


STUDENT RESPONSIBILITIES:

A. Attendance:

Effective Spring Term 2010, student absences will be recorded from the first day the class meets. Regular and punctual attendance in all classes and laboratories, day and evening, is required. Students who are absent for any reason should always consult with their instructors. Course syllabi must provide specific information regarding attendance, including, for courses involving the internet, online activity that constitutes “attendance.” Also, both tardiness and early departure from class may be considered forms of absenteeism. In all cases, students will be held responsible for completion of course requirements covered in their absence.

Additionally, it is the student’s responsibility to drop a course for nonattendance. Course instructors establish policy with regard to attendance in their respective syllabi and may drop a student for excessive absences. Absences are considered excessive when more than 12.5 percent of the total contact hours of instruction in a semester, including lecture and lab, are missed. For example, in a three-credit-hour lecture class, students may be dropped after more than six contact hours of absences. In a four-credit-hour lecture/lab class, students may be dropped after more than eight contact hours of absences. Absences are counted regardless of whether they occur consecutively.

In special programs with additional accreditation or certification standards, additional attendance requirements may be enforced but faculty must clearly explain these policies in their syllabi. Students who stop attending class for any reason should contact the instructor and the college registrar to officially withdraw from the class. Students may be required to consult with an advisor or designee before dropping.

Failure to officially withdraw may result in a failing grade for the course. It is the student’s responsibility to withdraw officially from a class by submitting a completed Withdrawal Form to the Admissions and Records Office.

B. Student Responsibility for Success (Alamo Colleges Policy F.6.2):

As members of the Alamo Colleges learning community, students, faculty, staff and administrators all share the responsibility to create an atmosphere where knowledge, integrity, truth, and academic honesty are valued and expected. A clear acknowledgment of the mutual obligations of all members of the academic community emphasizes this implicit partnership in fostering the conditions necessary for student success.

In this relationship, the Alamo Colleges provides institutional policies, procedures, and opportunities to facilitate student learning that encourage interaction, involvement and responsible participation. Inherent in the academic climate is the expectation that students will assume responsibility for contributing to their own development and learning. Academic success is directly tied to the effort students put into their studies, the degree to which they interact with faculty and peers, and the extent to which students integrate into the campus life.

1. Engagement

  1. Create connections and build relationships with faculty, staff and students (visit during office hours, join clubs and organizations, participate in student activities, etc.);
  2. Stay informed of policies, procedures, deadlines and events for academic and co-curricular activities;
  3. Complete all requirements for admission, registration, and payment by deadlines;
  4. Apply for financial assistance, if needed, complying with all federal, state and local regulations and procedures;
  5. Meet all federal, state and local health care regulations.

2. Communication

  1. Seek guidance from faculty, advisors or counselors for questions and concerns in regards to degree plans, major selection, academic status, grades, and issues impacting college success;
  2. Develop a peer support system to identify student contacts for questions, group assignments, etc. regarding academic and co-curricular activities;
  3. Communicate with College personnel promptly regarding academic or co-curricular concerns and assistance requests;
  4. Carefully consider the information provided by College personnel and make decisions using that information;
  5. Check the Alamo Colleges’ Web Services regularly for emails, holds, student records, financial aid status and announcements;
  6. Submit disability documentation if seeking services and request academic accommodations in advance of each semester.

3. Academic Success

  1. Complete courses with passing grades and maintain in good academic standing (2.0 GPA) status;
  2. Read and follow all syllabi;
  3. Purchase textbooks and required supplies in a timely manner;
  4. Attend classes regularly and on time, with as few absences, late arrivals, and early exits as possible;
  5. Arrive to class with all needed materials and completed assignments for that class period;
  6. Be attentive in class and actively participate as appropriate;
  7. Devote sufficient time for studying;
  8. Ensure integrity in all aspects of academic and career development;
  9. Accurately represent one’s own work and that of others used in creating academic assignments. Use information ethically and exercise appropriate caution to avoid plagiarism on all assignments;
  10. Notify faculty in advance or as soon as possible about absences and provide documentation as appropriate;
  11. Consult faculty members in advance when unable to complete projects, assignments, or take examinations as scheduled.

4. Self-Responsibility and Responsibility to Others

  1. Maintain accurate and complete degree/certificate major selection and contact information including name, address, phone number and emergency contact;
  2. Balance personal obligations and educational pursuits. Work with a counselor / advisor to design a realistic schedule that dedicates adequate effort to be successful in college studies;
  3. Know and follow the regulations and guidelines outlined in the Student Code of Conduct and Student Handbook;
  4. Maintain respectful and appropriate behavior within and outside the classroom;
  5. Ask for help when needed. Use all available resources and facilities provided by the College to enhance the learning experience;
  6. Attend scheduled advising sessions, tutorials, and other appointments. Cancel or reschedule only with good reasons as early as possible;
  7. Arrive prepared for tutorial sessions, bringing all needed materials (books, syllabi, rough drafts, calculators, assignment sheets, etc.).

C.  Textbook Availability

A student of this institution is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from a university-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS:

A comprehensive final evaluation, not to exceed three hours in length, shall be given at the end of each course at the official scheduled final exam time. Any exceptions to this requirement must be approved by the appropriate Dean. Other evaluations are given at the discretion of the instructor.

A student who must be absent from a final evaluation should petition that instructor for permission to postpone the evaluation. A student absent without permission from a final evaluation is graded "0" on the exam.

Incomplete Grades.  The conditional grade of “I” may be issued to a student having a passing average on all completed coursework but for a justified reason, such as illness or death in the family or by providential hindrance, has been prevented from taking the final examination or completing other required coursework. The “I” becomes an “F” in one hundred twenty (120) calendar days from the end of the term unless the student completes the balance of the coursework with a performance grade of “D” or higher. Re-enrollment in the course will not resolve the “I.”  The student and faculty must fill out an Incomplete Contract, clearly defining the work remaining to be finished.

College Policies


Policies for St. Philip's College:

A. All of the Alamo Colleges are tobacco free.

B. Alamo Colleges DPS Emergency Phone Numbers:

Emergency Phone (210) 485-0911

General Phone (210) 485-0099

Weather Phone (210) 485-0189 (For information on college closures)

Disability Access Statement – In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to self-identify with the campus Disability Support Services office. Only those students with appropriate documentation will receive a letter of accommodation from the Disability Support Services office. Instructors are required to follow only those accommodation and/or services outlined in the letter of accommodation. For further information, please contact the Disability Support Services office at (210) 486-7175 or visit the office located:

MLK Campus
Norris Technical Center 100
SWC
LIFEspace Center, ITC A-135
Web
 http://www.alamo.edu/spc/disability-resource-center/

If you have specific needs, please discuss them privately with your instructor.