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DUTEC 137 - Echocardiography Lab I


3 CR

Echocardiography Lab I is the first quarter of a three-part lab series. Through this course, students will gain experience with the hands-on guided application of sonography within our Ultrasound Lab.

Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.

Course Outcomes
  • Identify and evaluate basic echocardiographic scanning views and anatomic structures
  • Define standard echo terms and abbreviations
  • Apply techniques for image production and optimization
  • Select machine settings to minimize biological effects
  • Perform a basic 2D, M-Mode exam
  • Apply ergonomic techniques
  • Practice the fundamental concepts of professionalism when communicating with patients
  • Be aware of the time limits when performing an echocardiogram
  • Reflect and write performance self-evaluations



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