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DSAE 1208 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

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)
Offered at ECC

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 2235 (2 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Advanced Echocardiography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Grade of "C" or better in all previous courses.
Course Description: Instruction in advanced echocardiographic procedures. Topics include stress echo, related diagnostic imaging, and related noninvasive cardiac testing. (2 Lec.)


DSAE 2303 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Cardiovascular Concepts
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the program.
Course Description: A study of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Focuses on cardiac and vascular structural anatomy and relationships, electrical innervation, embryology, and hemodynamics of the heart and vascular system. Pathophysiology concepts, including etiology, pathology, signs, symptoms, risk factors, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases are also presented. (3 Lec.)


DSAE 2335 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

Advanced Echocardiography
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Students must have succe"sfully 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 2355 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

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 2404 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

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)
Offered at ECC

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 2660 (6 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC

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)
Offered at ECC

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.)



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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