Echocardiography Program Description

Echocardiography Program Description


Program Goals

To prepare competent entry-level cardiac sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains for adult echocardiography.

To provide both educational and employment opportunities to the individuals of this community, so that they may:

Communicate effectively:

  • Students will demonstrate oral and written communication skills to enhance patient care as an echocardiographer.

Engage in critical thinking and demonstrate problem solving skills:

  • Students will engage in critical thinking by demonstrating the ability to appropriately identify and adjust procedures, and critique images to determine diagnostic acceptability.
  • Students will engage in critical thinking by demonstrating the ability to deduce the correct answers to complex imaging questions.

Demonstrate professionalism and professional growth:

  • Students will be able to demonstrate growth in professionalism and cultural awareness when interacting with colleagues and patients during their clinical experience.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional learning and continued development of professional skills.

Perform competently in clinical practice:

  • Students will use diagnostic technology competently in the classroom and clinical practice.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate appropriate scanning skills, and the ability to analyze images for quality and pathology.
  • Students will demonstrate clinical competence by applying patient care and appropriate practices for all procedures.

To provide the community’s health care facilities, including hospitals, professional clinics and private physician’s offices with qualified echocardiographers. (Program Effectiveness Data)

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, students will meet the Program Goals by:

  1. demonstrating written communication skills
  2. demonstrating oral communication skills.
  3. demonstrating the ability to appropriately identify and adjust procedures, and critique images to determine diagnostic acceptability
  4. correctly deducing the answer to complex questions.
  5. demonstrating growth in professionalism and cultural awareness when interacting with colleagues and patients.
  6. demonstrate a commitment to ongoing professional learning and continued development of professional skills.
  7. using diagnostic technology competently in the classroom and clinical practice.
  8. demonstrating appropriate scanning skills and the ability to analyze images for quality and pathology
  9. demonstrating clinical competence by applying patient care and appropriate practices for all procedures.
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