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Courses

All course information comes from Seattle University's Undergraduate Catalog.

DIUS 3040 - Pathophysiology - Medical Imaging

4 credit hours

A conceptual approach to alterations in the structure and function that occur in human organ systems as a result of disease processes. The cellular, biological and/or genetic basis for these pathologies will be discussed. Prerequisite Courses: BIOL 2200 and 2210. Typically offered Fall Quarter.

DIUS 3060 - Anatomical Cross-sections

1 credit hour

This course includes in-depth instruction in and use of medical terminology and relational aspects of cross-sectional anatomy. Anatomy and terminology of the abdomen, brain, and heart are discussed. Anatomy discussions will be supplemented with models, illustrations, image review, and hands-on activities.  Students will be introduced to scanning sectional planes. Co-requisite Courses: DIUS 3520, DIUS 3310, DIUS 3320. Typically offered Fall Quarter.

DIUS 3250 - Vascular Sonography I

3 credit hours

Introduction to the application of grayscale, color flow and Doppler sonography for the detection of cerebrovascular (CV) disease. Includes basic CV arterial anatomy, physiology, disease and treatment. Basic principles of other non-sonographic testing modalities will also be covered. Typically offered Fall Quarter.

DIUS 3260 - Vascular Sonography II

4 credit hours

Introduction to the application of grayscale, color flow and Doppler sonography for the detection of peripheral vascular (PV) disease in the lower extremities. Includes basic PV arterial and venous anatomy, physiology, disease, and treatment. Basic principles of other non-sonographic testing modalities will also be covered. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3250. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3460. Typically offered Winter Quarter.

DIUS 3270 - Vascular Sonography III

3 credit hours

Introduction to the application of grayscale, color flow and Doppler sonography for the detection of the upper extremity (UE) and abdominal vascular disease. Includes basic UE and abdominal arterial anatomy, physiology, disease, and treatment. Basic principles of other non-sonographic testing modalities will also be covered. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3250, DIUS 3260. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3470. Typically offered Spring Quarter.

DIUS 3310 - Abdominal Sonography I

3 credit hours

Cross-sectional anatomy of the abdominal organs and vessels, pelvic organs and the central nervous system and the normal ultrasound appearance of these structures. An introduction to the pathophysiology of the abdominal organs. Prerequisite Course/s: BIOL 2200, BIOL 2210. Typically offered Fall Quarter.

DIUS 3320 - Echocardiography I

3 credit hours

Application of gray-scale and color-flow sonography for the detection of cardiac disease in the adult population. Includes basic cardiac anatomy, physiology, disease, and treatment. Gray scale pattern recognition and standardized views will be emphasized. Basic principles of other non-sonographic testing modalities will also be covered. Prerequisite Course/s: PHYS 1050, PHYS 1060. Typically offered Fall Quarter.

DIUS 3370 - Abdominal Sonography II

4 credit hours

Pathophysiology of abdominal organ systems evaluated by ultrasound and their sonographic and Doppler appearance. Introduction to hemodynamics of abdominal and vascular systems. Includes female pelvic pathologies. Integration of ultrasound physics, instrumentation, and principles. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3310. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3410. Typically offered Winter Quarter.

DIUS 3380 - OB-GYN Sonography

4 credit hours

Includes scanning techniques in second and third trimesters of pregnancy. Embryologic development of human organ systems and the placenta are reviewed. Includes measurements for gestational age of the fetus and ultrasound anatomic landmarks. Discusses abnormalities of fetal organ systems, the ultrasound findings, and differential diagnosis. Twinning and scanning multiple gestations are discussed. Includes chromosomes anomalies and currently used screening tests. Maternal disorders affecting fetal development are discussed. Placental pathologies and abnormal amniotic fluid volumes are discussed. The use of Doppler in obstetrical exams is discussed. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3310, DIUS 3370, DIUS 3410. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3400. Typically offered Spring Quarter.

DIUS 3400 - OB-GYN Lab

1 credit hour

Hands-on experience in scanning the female pelvis. Includes practice scanning obstetrical models and endocavitary simulation. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3310, DIUS 3370, DIUS 3410. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3380. Typically offered Spring Quarter.

DIUS 3410 - Abdominal Sonography Lab I

1 credit hour

Hands-on experience in scanning abdominal organ systems. Practice in modes of equipment operation and safety. Prerequisite Course/s: BIOL 2200, BIOL 2210. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3370. Typically offered Winter Quarter.

DIUS 3420 - Echocardiography Lab I

1 credit hour

Hands-on experience in the evaluation of sonographic appearances of the heart with real-time 2-D imaging, Doppler, and M-mode echocardiography. Practice in modes of equipment operation and safety. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3320. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3600. Typically offered Winter Quarter.

DIUS 3430 - Echocardiography Lab II

1 credit hour

Continued hands-on experience in the evaluation of sonographic appearances of the heart with real-time 2-D imaging, Doppler, and M-mode echocardiography. Introduction to more advanced echocardiographic exams. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3420. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3610. Typically offered Spring Quarter.

DIUS 3460 - Vascular Lab I

1 credit hour

Hands-on experience in scanning the peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular systems. Practice in modes of equipment operation and safety. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3250. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3260. Typically offered Winter Quarter.

DIUS 3470 - Vascular Lab II

1 credit hour

Continued hands-on experience in scanning the peripheral vascular and cerebrovascular systems. Practice in scanning abdominal vasculature and evaluating the peripheral arterial system. Practice in non-imaging testing modalities of the vascular system. Includes hands-on experience with physiologic testing equipment. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3260, 3240. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3270. Typically offered Spring Quarter.

DIUS 3500 - Ultrasound Physics

3 credit hours

An introduction to ultrasound physics. Topics include the physics of pulsed ultrasound, including its production and detection by transducers; characteristics of pulses and sound beams; interaction of ultrasound with tissue, including attenuation, impedance, reflection, refraction, scattering and ranging; hemodynamics; the Doppler Effect; introduction to ultrasonic instrumentation. Requisites may be bypassed with permission of the diagnostic ultrasound department. Prerequisite Course/s: PHYS 1060 or equivalent; MATH 1230 or 1334; enrollment in diagnostic ultrasound program. Prerequisite or Co-requisite Course(s): PHYS 1060. Typically offered Winter Quarter.

DIUS 3600 - Echocardiography II

4 credit hours

Application of Doppler and grayscale sonography in the detection of the more common cardiovascular diseases present in the adult population. Includes advanced hemodynamics, physiology, diagnosis, and treatment. Primary focus on coronary artery disease, valvular lesions, cardiomyopathies and left ventricular dysfunction. Includes a discussion of the complementary use of other non-sonographic testing modalities. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3320. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3420. Typically offered Winter Quarter.

DIUS 3610 - Echocardiography III

4 credit hours

Continued discussions of advanced hemodynamics in the evaluation of valvular lesions and left ventricular dysfunction in the adult population. Introduction to the detection of cardiovascular disease in the pediatric population. Innovative sonographic modalities will also be discussed. Continued discussion of the use of grayscale and Doppler sonography in the evaluation of the heart and the correlation with non-sonographic testing modalities. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3600. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 3430. Typically offered Spring Quarter.

DIUS 3700 - Global Perspectives of Healthcare

4 credit hours

Introduction to basic scientific writing, study design and critique, statistical analysis, and formulation and testing of hypotheses. Examination of ethical, legal, and psychosocial aspects of health care. Methods of budgeting, hiring, firing, and departmental administration. The sonographer’s role in relation to the patient, physician, and staff. Fulfills interdisciplinary core requirement. Open to all qualified majors. Registration Restriction(s): Non-majors by instructor permission. Typically offered Winter Quarter.

DIUS 3750 - Ultrasound Instrumentation

4 credit hours

Understanding the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment, including B-mode, M-mode, 2-D/real-time and Doppler systems, quality assurance, and safety. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 3500. Typically offered Spring Quarter.

DIUS 3910 - Special Topics

1 to 5 credit hours

Typically offered Fall Quarter.

DIUS 3960 - Directed Study

1 to 5 credit hours

See Instructor for course detail.

DIUS 4710 - Clinical Experience in Ultrasound I

8 credit hours

40 hours a week spent in an approved ultrasound clinical practice learning patient care, practical medical ethics, observing and performing ultrasound procedures and other diagnostic modalities. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all DIUS didactic courses and compliance with policy #81-4, Program-Specific Requirements, and clinical preparatory activities. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 4870, DIUS 4880. Typically offered Fall and Winter Quarter.

DIUS 4720 - Clinical Experience in Ultrasound II

8 credit hours

40 hours a week in an approved ultrasound clinical practice. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 4710 and compliance with policy #81-4 Program Specific Requirements. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 4870, DIUS 4880. Typically offered Fall and Winter Quarter.

DIUS 4730 - Clinical Experience in Ultrasound III

10 credit hours

40 hours a week in an approved ultrasound clinical practice. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 4710, 4720 and compliance with policy #81-4 Program Specific Requirements. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 4870.

DIUS 4740 - Clinical Experience in Ultrasound IV

8 credit hours

40 hours a week in an approved ultrasound clinical practice. Prerequisite Course/s: DIUS 4710, 4720, 4730 and compliance with policy #81-4, Program Specific Requirements. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 4870.

DIUS 4870 - Ultrasound Seminar I

2 credit hours

Seminar to review and discuss cases performed by students and issues of professional interest. Seattle-based students meet on campus one day every week. Students based outside Seattle area present projects by distance learning. The program requires this course be taken four times for a maximum of eight credits. Fulfills senior synthesis core requirement, together with DIUS 4880. Mandatory CR/F grading. Co-requisite Course/s: 4710, 4720, 4730 or 4740. Typically offered Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer Quarter.

DIUS 4880 - Basic Science of Ultrasound

2 credit hours

A project of professional interest assigned by faculty involving the critical examination of current literature and research techniques. The program requires this course be taken twice for a maximum four credits. Fulfills senior synthesis requirement together with DIUS 4870. Co-requisite Course/s: DIUS 4710, 4720.

BS in Diagnostic Ultrasound Information Sessions

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

5 p.m.-6 p.m., Chardin Rm. 142