El Centro College - Course Descriptions for DSPE
El Centro 2014 - 2015 Catalog

Course Description Index | Degree Plans

Course Description Help Screen

DSPE 2270 (2 Credit Hours) New course added after June 9, 2014
Offered at ECC

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) New course added after June 9, 2014
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) New course added after June 9, 2014
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.)



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.