Courses

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

DIUS 3010 - Vascular Sonography I

4 credit hours
Vascular Sonography I is the first quarter of a three quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course establishes the foundation for you to provide excellent care for your Vascular Sonography patients. This course will examine the role of the Sonographer in following current industry best practices to ensure accurate care each step of the Sonography exam. Emphasis will be placed on the standard imaging protocols and normal criteria of the anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics and sonographic appearance of the vasculature of the brain, neck, upper extremities, abdomen and lower extremities. 

Registration Restriction(s): Majors Only
Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 2210; PHYS 1060
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3011 Vascular Lab I

DIUS 3011 - Vascular Lab I

3 credit hours
Vascular Lab I is the first quarter of a three quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. Through this course you will gain experience with hands on guided application of Sonography within our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in common Sonography scenarios.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors Only
Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 2210; PHYS 1060
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3010 Vascular Sonography I

DIUS 3020 - General Sonography I

4 credit hours
General Sonography I is the first quarter of a three quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course establishes the foundation for you to provide excellent care for your General Sonography patients. This course will examine the role of the Sonographer in following current industry best practices to ensure accurate care each step of the Sonography exam. Emphasis will be placed on the standard imaging protocols and normal criteria of the anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics and sonographic appearance of the head, chest, abdomen and pelvis.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 2210; PHYS 1060
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3021 General Lab I

DIUS 3021 - General Lab I

3 credit hours
General Lab I is the first quarter of a three quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. Through this course you will gain experience with hands on guided application of Sonography within our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in common Sonography scenarios.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 2210; PHYS 1060
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3020 General Sonography I

DIUS 3030 - Cardiac Sonography I

4 credit hours
Cardiac Sonography I is the first quarter of a three quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course establishes the foundational knowledge and skill to provide care for the Cardiac Sonography patient. This course will examine the role of the Sonographer in the context of industry best practices to ensure accurate care during each step of the Sonography exam. Emphasis will be on the standard imaging protocols and normal criteria of the anatomy, physiology, hemodynamics and sonographic appearance of the heart.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 2210; PHYS 1060
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3031 Cardiac Lab I

DIUS 3031 - Cardiac Lab I

3 credit hours
Cardiac Lab I is the first quarter of a three quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. Through this course you will gain experience with hands on guided application of Sonography within our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in common Sonography scenarios,

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): BIOL 2210; PHYS 1060
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3030 Cardiac Sonography I

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 Course(s): BIOL 2200 and 2210

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 through models, illustrations, image review, and hands-on activities. Students will be introduced to scanning sectional planes.

Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3520, DIUS 3310, DIUS 3320

DIUS 3100 - Ultrasound Physics

5 credit hours
Ultrasound Physics is the first quarter of a two quarter series on acoustic physics and ultrasound imaging in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This course will introduce the fundamental physical principles and calculation of sound waves and examine their application in Diagnostic Ultrasound imaging

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): PHYS 1060

DIUS 3110 - Vascular Sonography II

4 credit hours
Vascular Sonography II is the second quarter of a three quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course expands upon the normal criteria presented in Vascular Sonography I to examine abnormal and pathologic arterial conditions. This course will further examine the role of the Sonographer in following current industry best practices in complex care situations.  

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3010 Vascular Sonography I
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3111 Vascular Lab II 

DIUS 3111 - Vascular Lab II

3 credit hours
Vascular Lab II is the second quarter of a three-quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This course will provide hands-on guided application in our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab for you to investigate and create vascular lab examinations. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in complex scenarios.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3011 Vascular Lab I
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3110 Vascular Sonography II

DIUS 3120 - General Sonography II

4 credit hours
General Sonography II is the second quarter of a three-quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course expands upon the normal criteria presented in General Sonography I to examine abnormal and pathologic conditions of the head, chest, abdomen and pelvis. This course will further examine the role of the Sonographer in following current industry best practices in complex care situations.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3020 General Sonography I
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3121 General Lab II

DIUS 3121 - General Lab II

3 credit hours
General Lab II is the second quarter of a three-quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This course will provide hands-on guided application in our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab for you to investigate and create general lab examinations. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in complex scenarios.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3021 General Lab I
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3120 General Sonography II

DIUS 3130 - Cardiac Sonography II

4 credit hours
Cardiac Sonography II is the second quarter of a three-quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course expands upon the normal criteria presented in Cardiac Sonography I to examine abnormal and pathologic conditions of the adult heart.  This course will further examine the role of the Sonographer in following current industry best practices in complex care situations.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3030 Cardiac Sonography I
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3131 Cardiac Lab II

DIUS 3131 - Cardiac Lab II

3 credit hours
Cardiac Lab II is the second quarter of a three-quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This course will provide hands-on guided application in our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab for you to investigate and create cardiac lab examinations. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in complex scenarios.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3021 Cardiac Lab I
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3130 Cardiac Sonography II

DIUS 3200 - Ultrasound Instrumentation

5 credit hours
Ultrasound Instrumentation is the second quarter of a two-quarter series on acoustic principles and ultrasound imaging in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This course will apply the principles and calculations from Ultrasound Physics to discuss the advantages and limitations of the advanced concepts of ultrasound instrumentation used to create Diagnostic Ultrasound images.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3100 Ultrasound Physics

DIUS 3210 - Vascular Sonography III

4 credit hours
Vascular Sonography III is the third quarter of a three-quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course further expands upon the conditions presented in Vascular Sonography II.  Emphasis will be placed on venous and combination arterial and venous pathologic conditions and surgical treatments. We will also further consider the role of the Sonographer in following current industry best practices to include complex and dynamic care situations. 

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3110 Vascular Sonography II
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3211 Vascular Lab III

DIUS 3211 - Vascular Lab III

3 credit hours
Vascular Lab III is the third quarter of a three-quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This course will provide hands-on guided application in our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab for you to investigate and create advanced vascular lab examinations. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in complex and dynamic scenarios.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3111 Vascular Lab II
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3210 Vascular Sonography III

DIUS 3220 - General Sonography III

4 credit hours
General Sonography III is the third quarter of a three-quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course further expands upon the conditions presented in General Sonography II.  Emphasis will be placed normal, abnormal and pathologic obstetrical conditions and treatments. We will also further consider the role of the Sonographer in following current industry best practices to include complex and dynamic care situations.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3120 General Sonography II
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3221 General Lab III

DIUS 3221 - General Lab III

3 credit hours
General Lab III is the third quarter of a three-quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This course will provide hands-on guided application in our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab for you to investigate and create advanced general lab examinations. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in complex and dynamic scenarios.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3121 General Lab II
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3220 General Sonography III

DIUS 3230 - Cardiac Sonography III

4 credit hours
Cardiac Sonography III is the third quarter of a three-quarter specialty series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) program. This course further expands upon the conditions presented in Cardiac Sonography II. Emphasis will be placed on adult and pediatric congenital and pathologic cardiac conditions and surgical treatments. We will also further consider the role of the Sonographer in following current industry best practices to include complex and dynamic care situations. 

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3130 Cardiac Sonography II
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3231 Cardiac Lab III 

DIUS 3231 - Cardiac Lab III

3 credit hours
Cardiac Lab III is the third quarter of a three-quarter specialty lab series in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This course will provide hands-on guided application in our on-campus DIUS Ultrasound Lab for you to investigate and create advanced cardiac lab examinations. Emphasis will be placed on industry best practices and the role of the Sonographer to ensure patient care in complex and dynamic scenarios. 

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3131 Cardiac Lab II
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 3230 Cardiac Sonography III

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.

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

DIUS 3270 - Vascular Sonography III

3 credit hours
Introduction to the application of grayscale, color flow and Doppler sonography for the detection of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 psycho-social 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

DIUS 3750 - Ultrasound Instrumentation

4 credit hours
Understanding the operation of diagnostic ultrasound equipment, including B-mode, M mode, 2-D/realtime and Doppler systems, quality assurance, and safety.

Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 3500

DIUS 3910 - Special Topics

1 to 5 credit hours

DIUS 3960 - Directed Study

1 to 5 credit hours
See Instructor for course detail.

DIUS 4100 - Clinical Experience in Ultrasound I

10 credit hours
Clinical Experience in Ultrasound I is the first quarter of a four quarter long clinical series taken during the final year in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. During DIUS clinical course series, you will gain experience with the clinical application of sonographic testing on-site at our Clinical Affiliates. Due to the nature of this course offering, most of your time will be spent away from the university campus. Over these 12 months of clinical immersion, you will gain independence and proficiency with performing Sonography exams in preparation for your credentialing board exams.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 4500 Leadership in Health Equity I

DIUS 4200 - Clinical Experience in Ultrasound II

10 credit hours
Clinical Experience in Ultrasound II is the second quarter of a four quarter long clinical series taken during the final year of the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. During DIUS clinical course series, you will gain experience with the clinical application of Sonographic testing on-site at our Clinical Affiliates. Due to the nature of this course offering, most of your time will be spent away from the university campus. Over these 12 months of clinical immersion, you will gain independence and proficiency with performing Sonography exams in preparation for your credentialing board exams.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 4100 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound I
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 4600 Leadership for Health Equity II

DIUS 4300 - Clinical Experience in Ultrasound III

10 credit hours
Clinical Experience in Ultrasound III is the third quarter of a four quarter long clinical series taken during the final year in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. During DIUS clinical course series, you will gain experience with the clinical application of Sonographic testing on-site at our Clinical Affiliates. Due to the nature of this course offering, most of your time will be spent away from the university campus. Over these 12 months of clinical immersion, you will gain independence and proficiency with performing Sonography exams in preparation for your credentialing board exams.   

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 4200 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound II
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 4700 Leadership for Health Equity III

DIUS 4400 - Clinical Experience in Ultrasound IV

8 credit hours
Clinical Experience in Ultrasound IV is the fourth quarter of a four quarter long clinical series taken the final year in the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. During DIUS clinical course series, you will gain experience with the clinical application of Sonographic testing on-site at our Clinical Affiliates. Due to the nature of this course offering, most of your time will be spent away from the university campus. Over these 12 months of clinical immersion, you will gain independence and proficiency with performing Sonography exams in preparation for your credentialing board exams. 

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 4300 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound III
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 4800 Leadership in Health Equity IV

DIUS 4500 - Leadership for Health Equity I

3 credit hours
Leadership for Health Equity I is the first quarter of a four-quarter Capstone series taken during the final year of the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This series provides the opportunity to reflect on your clinical course experience and to empower your professional practice. Emphasis will be on development of your personal statement of diagnostic ultrasound care philosophy, subject matter expertise, strategies of effective communication, definition and clarity of purpose, and continual service, quality, and safety evaluation.

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 4100 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound I

DIUS 4600 - Leadership for Health Equity II

3 credit hours
Leadership for Health Equity II is the second quarter of a four-quarter Capstone series taken during the final year of the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This series provides the opportunity to reflect on your clinical course experience and to empower your professional practice. Emphasis will be on development of your personal statement of diagnostic ultrasound care philosophy, subject matter expertise, strategies of effective communication, definition and clarity of purpose, and continual service, quality, and safety evaluation.  

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 4500 Leadership in Health Equity I
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 4200 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound II

DIUS 4700 - Leadership for Health Equity III

3 credit hours
Leadership for Health Equity III is the third quarter of a four-quarter Capstone series taken during the final year of the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This series provides the opportunity to reflect on your clinical course experience and to empower your professional practice. Emphasis will be on development of your personal statement of diagnostic ultrasound care philosophy, subject matter expertise, strategies of effective communication, definition and clarity of purpose, and continual service, quality, and safety evaluation.   

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 4600 Leadership for Health Equity II
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 4300 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound III

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

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

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
Forty (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 4800 - Leadership for Health Equity IV

4 credit hours
Leadership for Health Equity IV is the fourth quarter, Senior Synthesis, of a four-quarter Capstone series taken during the final year of the Diagnostic Ultrasound (DIUS) Program. This series provides the opportunity to reflect on your clinical course experience and to empower your professional practice. Emphasis will be on development of your personal statement of diagnostic ultrasound care philosophy, subject matter expertise, strategies of effective communication, definition and clarity of purpose, and continual service, quality, and safety evaluation.    

Registration Restriction(s): Majors only
Prerequisite Course(s): DIUS 4700 Leadership for Health Equity III
Co-requisite Course(s): DIUS 4400 Clinical Experience in Ultrasound IV

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. 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

DIUS 4880 - Basic Science of Ultrasound

2 credit hours
Project of professional interest assigned by faculty involving critical examination of current literature and research techniques. 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

DIUS 4960 - Independent Study

1 to 5 credit hours