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Kc bulletin 2012

  1. 1. Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Susan Price, Chair; Beth Maxwell; Rachel Moutoux; Kelvin PaulsenDESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM Diagnostic medical sonography uses sound waves (ultrasound) to produce both 2D and 3Ddynamic images of tissue, organs, and blood flow inside the human body. The sonographer, a highlyskilled advanced imaging specialist, uses sophisticated equipment in order to master the art ofscanning. Sonographers work closely with physicians to provide accurate detection of disease and thehighest-quality patient care. Areas of specialization including abdominal, vascular, obstetrics/gynecology, andechocardiography are all available in a single bachelor’s degree curriculum at Kettering College.Therefore, the Kettering College graduate is well-suited to work in any sonography specialty and, withthe BS degree, has the comprehensive education required to become a leader in the sonographyprofession. Students must complete prerequisite coursework (year 1) prior to submitting an application andbeing accepted from a competitive pool of applicants to the sonography program. Once the student isaccepted, the sophomore year (year 2) will provide additional coursework in the arts and sciences withan introduction to sonography in the winter semester. The junior year (year 3), the student will beginsonography clinical experiences and classroom experience in abdominal and vascular technology. Thelast year (year 4) provides experiences in obstetrics/gynecology and adult echocardiography and aclinical externship. Upon successful completion of the program, a student receives the Bachelor ofScience degree with a major in diagnostic medical sonography.MISSION STATEMENT The diagnostic medical sonography department is committed to excellence in providing qualitylearning experiences for students as they strive to become caring, competent, professionalsonographers who serve human needs in the Christian spirit.END-OF-DEGREE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES Kettering College sonography graduates will demonstrate: § Professional, compassionate care for patients and others. § Reasoning ability and critical thinking skills. § Technical competence as sonographers.158
  2. 2. § Adherence to the Code of Ethics and Scope of Practice ascribed to by the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. § Respect for cultural, ethnic, and individual diversity. § Effective written and verbal communication skills. § Characteristics of lifelong learners.ACCREDITATION This program meets the essentials of and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation ofAllied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon recommendation from the Joint Review Committeefor Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS).PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION Upon successful completion of the junior year, students are eligible to write the physics andinstrumentation examination for the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS).Upon successful completion of the entire curriculum, graduates are eligible to write the sonographyspecialty examinations of Abdomen and Small Parts, Vascular Technology, Obstetrics and Gynecology,and Adult Echocardiography examinations for the ARDMS. The ARDMS may deny eligibility to those who have been convicted of, entered a plea of guilty to,or entered a plea of no contest to a crime directly related to public health or safety or the provision ofdiagnostic medical sonography or vascular technology services. Contact the ARDMS at 800-541-9754or http://ardms.org for further information.ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSNote: Degree program requirements change regularly; students should check www.kc.edu for the mostup-to-date information. Admission to the diagnostic medical sonography program is competitive and occurs one timeduring the academic year for fall entry. Preference is given to individuals who demonstrate academicstrength in the prerequisite coursework. Prerequisite courses are available at Kettering College prior toapplying for the diagnostic medical sonography program. Transfer students are encouraged to contactthe admissions office for advising on prerequisite course equivalency. College admission: Applicants must meet all Kettering College admission requirements. GPA: Applicants must present transcripts reflecting a GPA of 2.5 or above (on a 4.0 scale) for all prerequisite courses.   159
  3. 3. Prerequisite courses: BIOL 119 Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits) BIOL 129 Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits) ENGL 105 Academic Discourse I (3 credits) COMM 214 Speech Communication (3 credits) MATH 105 Fundamentals of Mathematics if needed (0-3 credits) MATH 165 College Algebra and Trigonometry (3 credits) PEAC 178 Wellness (1 credit) PHYS 131 Survey of Physics (4 credits) RTCA 121 Medical Terminology (1 credit) SOCI 115 Principles of Sociology (3 credits) Notes on prerequisites: 1. A minimum grade of C is required for prerequisites, whether completed at Kettering College or elsewhere. 2. Students must have completed all prerequisites before an application will be reviewed for admission to the program. Computer proficiency: All students accepted into the sonography program are expected to be proficient in computer skills required for document preparation, Internet search, and emailing. CPR: All sonography students must be certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) by completing the class offered by Kettering College during the first sonography clinical course in the program. Students are not required to complete CPR prior to enrollment. Background check: Students must request and pay to have a criminal background check performed by a College-approved service no more than six months prior to beginning the clinical experience. Commencement of the clinical portion of the program is contingent upon successful clearance of the background check. Students are responsible for contacting the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography at www.ardms.org for information concerning past legal issues, as they may restrict the possibility of becoming a registered sonographer. Technical standards: Applicants must meet certain physical and health requirements defined as technical standards. The standards are described on the sonography website and in the Student Handbook.160
  4. 4. Deadline: Applications are accepted until April 1 of the year in which the student wishes to be accepted. All supportive documentation must be received by May 1.SELECTION PROCESS The sonography enrollment committee will review and evaluate each applicant’s completeacademic history. A. Only students completing the application process will be considered. B. Selection is based on: 1. Completion and academic strength in the prerequisite coursework. Past failures and withdrawals in prerequisite courses may impact consideration for admission into sonography. Each file will be considered individually. Special attention is paid to prerequisite grades and multiple attempts in physics and anatomy and physiology. 2. Evaluation of all academic experience. Past failures and withdrawals in other sonography programs will impact consideration for admission into sonography. 3. Evaluation of student personal statement. A statement regarding past failures, low grades, or withdrawals may be submitted with the personal statement. C. Additional qualifiers such as ACT or SAT scores, previous academic degrees, and degrees in allied health or nursing may influence acceptance. D. Preference may be given to equally qualified applicants completing prerequisite courses at Kettering College. E. The diagnostic medical sonography selection committee will review all applicants following completion of Kettering College’s winter semester. F. Selections will be made no later than May 30.     161
  5. 5. PROGRAM OF STUDY Below is a recommended sequencing of prerequisites (year 1) and the required curriculum for years2, 3, and 4 in the diagnostic medical sonography program. The prerequisites may be completed on afull- or part-time basis. For students taking prerequisite courses elsewhere: All prerequisite coursesexcept RELB 110 must be completed by the end of winter term at Kettering College for consideration offall enrollment. Fall 2010FIRST YEAR, FALL Winter 2011 A BIOL 119 Anatomy and Physiology I 4 Summer 2011 Fall 2011 ENGL 105 A- Academic Discourse I 3 Winter 2012 MATH 105 A Fundamentals of Mathematics (if needed) 0-3 Summer 2012 RELB 110 A Biblical Resources for Understanding Health Care 2 Fall 2012 RTCA 121 A Medical Terminology 1 SOCI 115 A Principles of Sociology 3 TOTAL 13-16FIRST YEAR, WINTER BIOL 129 A Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4 COMM 214 A Speech Communication 3 MATH 165 A College Algebra and Trigonometry 3 PHYS 131 A Survey of Physics 4 PEAC 178 A- Wellness 1 TOTAL 15 Note: Acceptance to the sonography program is required for further progression.  162
  6. 6. Fall 2010 Winter 2011 Summer 2011SECOND YEAR, FALL Fall 2011 BIOL 263 Sectional Anatomy 3 Winter 2012 ENGL 106 Academic Discourse II 3 Summer 2012 Fall 2012 HIST History Sequence I 3 Winter 2013 Humanities Elective 3 PEAC A Physical education elective 1 RELB 110 Biblical Resources for Understanding Health Care (if not already completed) 2 RELP 253 Morality and Medicine 2 TOTAL 15-17SECOND YEAR, WINTER BIOL 350 Pathophysiology 3 HIST History Sequence II 3 Humanities Elective 3 PSYC 112 A General Psychology 3 RELB A Religion Elective (Cluster A) Gospel of John 2 RTCA 120 Basic Patient Care 2 SONO 201 Introduction to Sonography 1 TOTAL 17THIRD YEAR, FALL SONO 300 Clinical Sonography I 4 SONO 301 Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation I 2 SONO 306 Abdominal Sonography I 4 SONO 311 Vascular Sonography I 4 TOTAL 14     163
  7. 7. THIRD YEAR, WINTER RELX A Religion Elective Basic Bible 2 SONO 302 Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation II 2 SONO 305 Clinical Sonography II 4 SONO 307 Abdominal Sonography II 3 SONO 312 Vascular Sonography II 3 TOTAL 14THIRD YEAR, SUMMER RELX Religion Elective 2 SONO 310 Clinical Sonography III 4 SONO 316 Cardiac Testing 1 SONO 321 Gynecological Sonography 2 TOTAL 9FOURTH YEAR, FALL RELP 315 Spirituality in Healing and Health Care 2 SONO 400 Clinical Sonography IV 4 SONO 401 Echocardiography I 4 SONO 421 Obstetrical Sonography 4 TOTAL 14  164
  8. 8. FOURTH YEAR, WINTER SOCI 375 Cultural Diversity in Health Care 3 SONO 402 Echocardiography II 3 SONO 405 Clinical Sonography V 4 SONO 408 Seminar/Capstone 1 SONO 411 Special Project in Sonography 2 TOTAL 13FOURTH YEAR, SUMMER SONO 410 Clinical Externship 4 SONO 406 Registry Review 2 TOTALS 6CLINICAL INFORMATION 1. Clinical education: To be of maximum benefit to the sonography student and to enhance versatility and skills, Kettering College provides a wide variety of clinical experiences. These rotations include hospitals, outpatient imaging centers, and physician offices. The student may be assigned to Kettering College’s sonography clinical affiliates anywhere in Ohio, Northern Kentucky, or Indiana. The final summer externship provides full-time experience in various specialties and unique opportunities in sonography. In cooperation with the clinical coordinator, students may choose a clinical site anywhere in the United States and/or experiences in sonography education, research, management, and mission trips. 2. Clinical contact hours: The student will accumulate more than 1,900 clinical hours in diagnostic medical sonography. This makes the program highly rigorous. 3. Reliable transportation: Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical education assignments. 4. Attendance: The professional demands of diagnostic medical sonography make attendance for class and clinicals a requirement for student success.     165
  9. 9. PROGRESSION In order to progress in the diagnostic medical sonography program, the student must: § Earn a grade of C or higher for all diagnostic medical sonography (SONO) courses and all other arts and sciences courses. § The student who receives a grade below C or W (WP or WF) in a sonography (SONO) course will be dismissed from the program and must apply for readmission. Students will be readmitted under the Academic Bulletin in use at the time they reapply.READMISSION Students wishing to apply for readmission should apply in writing to the department chair ofdiagnostic medical sonography. If readmitted, a student may repeat a course only once. A course mustbe repeated the next term in which the course is offered. Requests for readmission will be evaluated onan individual basis. A student readmitted after receiving a grade below C in a didactic sonographycourse will be required to register for an audit in the concurrent clinical sonography course in whichthe didactic course is being repeated. Satisfactory completion of the audit is required for progression tothe next clinical sonography course. The decision to readmit a student will be on the following criteria: 1. Available space within the program. 2. Review and evaluation of the student’s standing, relative to any revisions that may have occurred in the program. 3. Review and evaluation of academic and clinical performance. 4. Submission of evidence demonstrating potential for academic success.GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 1. Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0. 2. Students must achieve a C or better in all sonography (SONO) courses and all other arts and sciences courses for graduation. 3. If a student receives a grade of C- or below in any arts and sciences course, the course must be retaken prior to graduation. 4. Students must meet all other graduation requirements as specified in this Academic Bulletin.166