DMS 288 Focused Sonography, 3 credits

As the role of ultrasound technology continues to expand in arenas beyond the diagnostic role, it is important for sonographers to be cognizant of the medical value of the expanded non-traditional roles for patient outcomes. This seminar course will explore the role of sonography in interventional procedures, limited applications and developing specializations nationally and globally by various healthcare providers. Through research and analysis, various entities for use of ultrasound technology will be explored, as well as roles and scope of practice for the practitioner, and controversial issues. This course incorporates an introduction to information literacy and research methodologies.