Diagnostic Medical Sonography Learning Outcomes

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Learning Outcomes

​​​​Students learning hands-on skills in sonographyThe Program Goal: To prepare competent entry-level general and/or cardiovascular sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.

The Learning Objectives:

  1. Utilize oral and written communication
  2. Provide basic patient care and comfort
  3. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of human gross anatomy and sectional anatomy
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology
  5. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of acoustic physics, Doppler ultrasound principles, and ultrasound instrumentation
  6. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the interaction between ultrasound and tissue and the probability of biological effects in clinical examinations
  7. Employ professional judgment and discretion
  8. Understand the fundamental elements for implementing a quality assurance and improvement program, and the policies, protocols, and procedures for the general function of the ultrasound laboratory
  9. Recognize the importance of continuing education
  10. ​Recognize the importance of, and employ, ergonomically correct scanning techniques​