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Course Descriptions for Cardiac Sonography


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DMSO 1101 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Techniques of Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.
Course Description: Scanning techniques. Includes scan protocols and procedures within the laboratory setting utilizing live scanning and/or simulated experience. (3 Lab.)


DMSO 1110 (1 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: An introduction to the profession of sonography and the role of the sonographer. Emphasis on medical terminology, ethical/legal aspects, written and verbal communication, and professional issues relating to registry, accreditation, professional organizations and history of the profession. (1 Lec., 1 Lab.)


DMSO 1351 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Sonographic Sectional Anatomy
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: Sectional anatomy of the male and female body. Includes anatomical relationships or organs vascular structures and body planes and quadrants. (3 Lec.)


DMSO 1355 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Sonographic Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2201 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in pathophysiology. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Pathology and pathophysiology of the abdominal structures visualized with ultrasound. Includes abdomen and pelvis. (3 Lec.)


DMSO 1366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in basic health profession skills. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 1367 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2210 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in advanced health profession skills. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 1441 (4 Credit Hours) New course added February 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Abdominopelvic Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Normal anatomy and physiology of the abdominal and pelvic cavities as related to scanning techniques, transducer selection and scanning protocols. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DMSO 2130 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Ultrasound and Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 2231 or documented completion of coursework through Prior Learning Assessment in general health professions management. Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills and professional values within a legal and ethical framework addressing emerging technologies and professional development. (3 Lab.)


DMSO 2243 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Ultrasound Physics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Cardiac Sonography Programs: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 1270, DSAE 2303, and DSAE 1164 or DSAE 1165.
Course Description: Theory and application of ultrasound principles. Includes advances in ultrasound technology. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DMSO 2253 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Sonography of Superficial Structures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Detailed study of normal and pathological superficial structures as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. (2 Lec.)


DMSO 2262 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (11 Ext.)


DMSO 2263 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (11 Ext.)


DMSO 2341 (3 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Sonography of Abdominopelvic Pathology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Pathologies and disease states of the abdomen and pelvis as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. Emphasizes endocavitary sonographic anatomy and procedures including pregnancy. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DMSO 2343 (3 Credit Hours) Reinstated course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Advanced Ultrasound Physics
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.
Course Description: Theory and application of ultrasound principles. Including advances in ultrasound technology. (2 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DMSO 2345 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Sonography Practices
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: Exploration of advanced sonographic procedures and emerging ultrasound applications. (3 Lec.)


DMSO 2366 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. (24 Ext.)


DMSO 2367 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience)-Diagnostic Medical Sonography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous sonography courses.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (30 Ext.)


DMSO 2405 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Sonography of Obstetrics/Gynecology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program. Completion of all previous support and DMSO program courses. Grade of 70 or better in all previous sonography courses. Grade of 80 or better is required in practicum courses.
Course Description: Detailed study of the pelvis and obstetrics/gynecology as related to scanning techniques, patient history and laboratory data, transducer selection, and scanning protocols. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)


DSAE 1164 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 1270, DSAE 2303, and DMSO 2243.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


DSAE 1165 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 1270, DSAE 2303, and DMSO 2243.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (10 Ext.)


DSAE 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Echocardiography Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
Course Description: An introduction to scanning techniques and procedures with hands-on experience in a lab setting. Emphasis is placed on the sonographic explanation of the normal adult heart. (2 Lec.)


DSAE 1208 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Principles of Echocardiography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2303, DMSO 2343, and DSAE 1260.
Course Description: An introduction to echocardiography including 2-D, M-mode, spectral and color Doppler, standard echocardiographic views and measurements of each modality, image orientation, scan techniques for each view and normal anatomical structures, patient positioning, and transducer selection and technique. (2 Lec.)


DSAE 1260 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (10 Ext.)


DSAE 1270 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Introduction to Echocardiographic Evaluation
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DMSO 2243, DSAE 2303 and DSAE 1164 or DSAE 1165.
Course Description: An introduction to echocardiography including 2D, M-mode, spectral and color Doppler, standard echocardiographic views and measurements for each modality. Includes image orientation, scan techniques for each view and normal anatomical structures and patient positioning. (2 Lec.)


DSAE 1464 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2305 and DSAE 2253.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (32 Ext.)


DSAE 1465 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2305 and DSAE 2253.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college and student. (32 Ext.)


DSAE 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Echocardiography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2304 and DSAE 1464.
Course Description: Instruction in advanced echocardiographic procedures. Topics include stress echo, related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


DSAE 2255 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Echocardiography Professionalism and Registry Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2337 and DSAE 2464.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills, and professional values within a legal and ethical context addressing emerging technologies and professional development as it relates to the field of echocardiography. Ergonomic techniques and equipment applications associated with technological advances in the field of echocardiography. Registry review techniques and registry preparedness. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DSAE 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cardiovascular Concepts
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DMSO 2243, DSAE 1270 and DSAE 1164 or DSAE 1165.
Course Description: Cardiac embryology, fetal circulation and cardiac congenital disease including anomalies of cardiac position, venous return, A-V valves, atria and ventricles. Emphasis placed on defect anatomy and hemodynamic consequences and the surgical repair or other treatment option associated with each anomaly. Echocardiographic imaging in the pre and post-surgical patient will be covered. (3 Lec.)


DSAE 2304 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2235 and DSAE 1464.
Course Description: An emphasis on adult acquired cardiac pathologies. Topics include cardiovascular pathophysiology, quantitative measurements, and the application of 2-D, M-Mode, and Doppler. Recognition of the sonographic appearances of cardiovascular disease is stressed. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DSAE 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Echocardiography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have succesfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2404 and DSAE 2660.
Course Description: Instruction in advanced echocardiographic procedures. Topics include stress echo, related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing. (3 Lec.)


DSAE 2337 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2255 and DSAE 2464.
Course Description: A continuation of Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I with emphasis on cardiac disease. A discussion of quantitative measurements and application of 2-D, M-Mode, Doppler, and recognition of the sonographic appearances of cardiac disease is stressed. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DSAE 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Echocardiography Professionalism and Registry Review
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2437 and DSAE 2661.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills, and professional values within a legal and ethical context addressing emerging technologies and professional development as it relates to the field of echocardiography. Ergonomic techniques and equipment applications associated with technological advances in the field of echocardiography. Registry review techniques and registry preparedness. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


DSAE 2370 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Ultrasound and Review
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2437 and DSAE 2661.
Course Description: Knowledge, skills, and professional values within a legal and ethical framework addressing emerging technologies and professional development as it relates to the field of Echocardiography. Laboratory will include ergonomic scanning techniques and equipment applications associated with technological advances in the field of echocardiography. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)


DSAE 2404 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous courses.
Course Description: An emphasis on adult acquired cardiac pathologies. Topics include cardiovascular pathophysiology, quantitative measurements, and the application of 2-D, M-Mode, and Doppler. Recognition of the sonographic appearances of cardiovascular disease is stressed. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DSAE 2437 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous courses.
Course Description: A continuation of Echocardiographic Evaluation of Pathology I with emphasis on cardiac disease. A discussion of quantitative measurements and application of 2-D, M-Mode, Doppler, and recognition of the sonographic appearances of cardiac disease is stressed. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DSAE 2464 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2337 and DSAE 2255.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (32 Ext.)


DSAE 2465 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Practicum (or Field Experience) - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2347 and DSAE 2255.
Course Description: Practical, general workplace training supported by an individualized learning plan developed by the employer, college, and student. (32 Ext.)


DSAE 2660 (6 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (32 Ext.)


DSAE 2661 (6 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous courses.
Course Description: A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (32 Ext.)


DSPE 1200 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Pediatric Echocardiography Techniques
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2303, DMSO 2343, and DSPE 1260.
Course Description: An introduction to pediatric echocardiography techniques and procedures. Emphasis is placed on the sonographic appearance of the normal neonatal and pediatric heart. Basic scan protocol to include 2-D, M-mode, Doppler and standard measurements. (2 Lec.)


DSPE 1260 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2303, DMSO 2343, and DSPE 1200.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (10 Ext.)


DSPE 1270 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2303, DMSO 2343, and DSPE 1271.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (9 Ext.)


DSPE 1271 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Pediatric Echocardiography Techniques
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2303, DMSO 2343, and DSPE 1270.
Course Description: An introduction to pediatric echocardiography techniques and procedures. Emphasis is placed on the sonographic appearance of the normal pediatric heart. (2 Lec.)


DSPE 2253 (2 Credit Hours) New course added May 9, 2015
Offered at ECC

Pediatric Echocardiography Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2305 and DSAE 1465.
Course Description: Advanced pediatric echocardiographic procedures including:12-lead EKG interpretation, transesophageal echocardiography, the use of contrast, intra-operative and interventional techniques. Considerations associated with intensive care of the pediatric patient will be addresses and includes intracardiac monitoring lines, and other accessories of the post-operative patient, pharmacological treatments, and other therapies. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


DSPE 2270 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pediatric Echocardiography Procedures
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2305 and DSAE 1465.
Course Description: Advanced pediatric echocardiographic procedures including: 12-lead EKG interpretation, trans-esophageal echocardiography, the use of contrast, intra-operative and interventional techniques. Considerations associated with intensive care of the pediatric patient will be addresses and includes intra-cardiac monitoring lines, and other accessories of the post-operative patient, pharmacological treatments, and other therapies. (2 Lec., 1 Lab.)


DSPE 2305 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pediatric Echocardiographic Evaluation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Completion of all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSPE 2270 and DSAE 1465.
Course Description: Cardiac embryology, fetal circulation and cardiac congenital disease including anomalies of cardiac position, venous return, A-V valves, atria and ventricles. Emphasis placed on defect anatomy and hemodynamic consequences and the surgical repair or other treatment option associated with each anomaly. Echocardiographic imaging in the pre and post-surgical patient will be covered. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DSPE 2347 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pediatric Echocardiographic Evaluation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous program and support courses. Current American Heart Association, Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Concurrent enrollment in DSAE 2255 and DSAE 2465.
Course Description: Study of cardiac congenital anomalies of the cono-truncus, aortic arch and broncho-pulmonary circuit. Cardiac tumors, non-neoplastic intra and extra cardiac masses, pericardial and pediatric acquired cardiovascular disease will be covered. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


DSPE 2353 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pediatric Echocardiography Procedures
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSPE 2405 and DSPE 2660.
Course Description: Advanced pediatric echocardiographic procedures including: 12 lead EKG interpretation, transesophageal echocardiography, the use of contrast, intra-operative and interventional techniques. Considerations associated with intensive care of the pediatric patient will be addressed and includes; intracardiac monitoring lines and other accessories of the post-operative patient, pharmacological treatments, and other therapies. (3 Lec.)


DSPE 2371 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Pediatric Echocardiography
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSPE 2470 and DSPE 2670.
Course Description: Instruction in advanced pediatric echocardiographic procedures. Topics include: 12 lead EKG interpretation, Transesophageal echocardiography, the use of contrast, Intra-operative and interventional procedures. Considerations associated with intensive care of the pediatric patient will be addressed and include; intracardiac monitoring lines and other accessories of the post-operative pediatric patient, pharmacological treatments, and other therapies. (3 Lec.)


DSPE 2405 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pediatric Echocardiographic Evaluation
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSPE 2353 and DSPE 2660.
Course Description: Cardiac embryology, fetal circulation and cardiac congenital diseases including anomalies of cardiac position, venous return, A-V valves and the atria and ventricles. Emphasis will be placed on defect anatomy and hemodynamic consequences, and the surgical repair or other treatment options associated with each anomaly. Echocardiographic imaging in the pre and post surgical patient will be covered. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DSPE 2447 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Pediatric Echocardiographic Evaluation II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2355 and DSPE 2661.
Course Description: A study of cardiac congenital anomalies of the cono-truncus, aortic arch and broncho-pulmonary circuit. Cardiac tumors, non-neoplastic intra and extra cardiac masses, pericardial and pediatric acquired cardiovascular disease will be covered. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DSPE 2470 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Anomalies I
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSPE 2371 and DSPE 2670.
Course Description: A study of cardiac embryology, fetal circulation and cardiac congenital disease. This course will cover anomalies of; cardiac position, venous return, A-V valves and the atria and ventricles. Emphasis will be placed on defect anatomy and hemodynamic consequences, and the surgical repair or other treatment options associated with each anomaly. Echocardiographic imaging in the pre and post surgical patient will be covered. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DSPE 2471 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Echocardiographic Evaluation of Anomalies II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2370 and DSPE 2671.
Course Description: A study of cardiac congenital disease. This course will include anomalies of the cono-truncus, aortic arch and broncho-pulmonary circuit. Cardiac tumors, non-neoplastic intra and extra cardiac masses, pericardial and pediatric acquired cardiovascular disease will also be covered. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)


DSPE 2660 (6 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSPE 2353 and DSPE 2405.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (32 Ext.)


DSPE 2661 (6 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical-Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2355 and DSPE 2447.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (32 Ext.)


DSPE 2670 (6 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSPE 2371 and DSPE 2470.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (32 Ext.)


DSPE 2671 (6 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Clinical - Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: Students must have successfully completed all previous program and support courses with a grade of "C" or better. Current American Heart Association Class C Basic Life Support certification.
Corequisite/Concurrent: Students must be concurrently enrolled in DSAE 2370 and DSPE 2471.
Course Description: A health related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. (32 Ext.)


HPRS 1202 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Wellness and Health Promotion
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course provides an overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the lifespan with a focus on attitude development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 1203 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

End of Life Issues
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: The course facilitates discussion of grief, loss, and end of life issues. Prepares caregivers to function in setting where communication skills are utilized to provide psychosocial support to persons and their families. This course is also intended to help the student understand the nature of death and dying as well as enable the student to come to grips with one’s own personal feelings about death. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)


HPRS 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC, NLC

Basic Health Profession Skills
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course includes a study of the concepts that serve as the foundation for health profession courses, including client care and safety issues, basic client monitoring, and health documentation methods. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HPRS 1205 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Essentials of Medical Law/Ethics for Health Professionals
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: Introduction to the relationship between legal aspects and ethics in health care with emphasis on responsibilities of health care professionals. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 1206 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Essentials of Medical Terminology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of common medical terminology, word origin, structure, and application. (2 Lec.)


HPRS 1271 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Basic Health Profession Skills II
This is a Local Need Course.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204.
Course Description: This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills relevant to the professional development of the student. Lecture and simulated laboratory experience prepares the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advance clinical skills. Competency must be demonstrated on effective level of practice and knowledge. Skills achieved include EKG, phlebotomy, finger sticking, physical assessment, IV's. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HPRS 1291 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Special Topics in Health Professions and Related Sciences, Other
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204.
Course Description: Topics address recently identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills. Lecture and simulated laboratory experience prepares the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. Competency must be demonstrated on effective level of practice and knowledge. Skills achieved include EKG, finger sticking, physical assessment, IV's. This course may be repeated if topics and learning outcomes vary. (1 Lec, 4 Lab.)


HPRS 1310 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Pharmacology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: A study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, and routes of administration. Does not include dosage calculations. (3 Lec.)


HPRS 2201 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pathophysiology
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 and/or approval of the HOCC Coordinator.
Course Description: This course includes the study of pathology and general health management of diseases and injuries across the life span. Topics include etiology, symptoms, and the physical and psychological reactions to diseases and injuries. (2 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015. (Original) | (Changes)


HPRS 2210 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Basic Health Profession Skills II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: HPRS 1204 with a grade of “C” or better.
Course Description: This course builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills relevant to the professional development of the student. Lecture and simulated laboratory experiences prepare the student to perform patient care utilizing critical thinking and advanced clinical skills. (1 Lec., 3 Lab.)


HPRS 2231 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

General Health Professions Management
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: Must be Texas Success Initiative (TSI) met in Reading and Writing.
Course Description: This course will cover the exploration and application of management concepts necessary for effective health profession operations. (1 Lec., 2 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015. (Original) | (Changes)


HPRS 2300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Pharmacology for Health Professions
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401 or MDCA 1409 and/or approval of the HOCC Coordinator.
Course Description: This course includes a study of drug classifications, actions, therapeutic uses, adverse effects, routes of administration, and calculation of dosages. (3 Lec.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015. (Original) | (Changes)


SCIT 1307 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Course Description: In-depth coverage of the structure and function of the human body. Topics include cell structure and function; tissues; body organization; and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Emphasis on homeostasis. This course is cross-listed as SCIT 1407. The student may register for either SCIT 1307 or SCIT 1407 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SCIT 1308 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: SCIT 1307.
Course Description: A continuation of Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I designed for students considering a career in the health field. The following body systems are included: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, and reproductive. Emphasis is on homeostasis. (2 Lec., 4 Lab.)


SCIT 1407 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: One of the following must be met: (1) DREA 0093 AND DWRI 0093; (2) English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 AND 0054; or (3) Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Reading and Writing standards AND the college Writing score prerequisite requirement.
Course Description: An applied systematic study of the structure and function of the human body designed for students considering a career in the health field. Includes anatomical terminology, cells, tissues, and the following systems: integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine. Emphasis on homeostasis. This course is cross-listed as SCIT 1307. The student may register for either SCIT 1407 or SCIT 1307 but may receive credit for only one of the two. This course is intended for students seeking to complete an Applied Science Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015. (Original) | (Changes)


SCIT 1408 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC

Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology II
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Required: SCIT 1407.
Course Description: A continuation of Applied Human Anatomy and Physiology I designed for students considering a career in the health field. The following body systems are included: digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, renal/excretory, reproductive, and an expansion of endorine function. Emphasis is on homeostasis. This course is intended for students seeking to complete an Applied Science Degree. (3 Lec., 3 Lab.)

* Note: This Course Description includes updates that were added after it was originally published on June 11, 2015. (Original) | (Changes)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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