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Division of Allied Health


Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program
Course Name:

DMS 498 Clinical Practicum V

Credit Hours:

Trimester and Year:

Spring 2015

Time Allocation:

Weekly Hours of Instruction:


Clinical :

Teaching Facilities:

Refer to DMS Student Handbook for a list of clinical affiliates. These are subject to change as the
need arises

Instructors:

Heather McCain, BHS, RDMS, RVT


Clinical Coordinator, Instructor
Contact Information: 901-572-2653, heather.mccain@bchs.edu
Office: Room 218 main building, office hours by appointment

32 hours of clinical practice per week


8 hours per day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday

Connie Willis, MS, RDMS, RDCS, RVT


DMS Program Chair
Contact Information: 901-572-2464, connie.willis@bchs.edu
Office: Room 212 main building, office hours by appointment

Course Description:
Continuation of assigned clinical experience. Students will independently perform sonographic
examinations through active participation in various medical sonography settings. Competency evaluation of medical
sonography procedures will be completed. Thirty-two hours of clinic per week.
Prerequisite:

DMS 497 Clinical Practicum IV

*Course syllabus subject to change

Course Student Learning Outcomes: Through course assignments and clinical experience the student will:
Demonstrate knowledge necessary to perform appropriate sonographic procedures.
Demonstrate knowledge of correct protocol, anatomy and pathology corresponding to sonographic
procedures.
Demonstrate knowledge of proper instrumentation necessary to complete sonographic procedures.
Provide supervising sonographer and physician as applicable with proper patient information to include lab
values and patient medical history.
Provide supervising sonographer and physician as applicable with the information from the exam in a confident
manner.
Demonstrate proper patient care including the use of personal protection equipment.
Demonstrate appropriate professional behavior.
Demonstrate ergonomically correct posture, techniques, patient and equipment set up
DMS 498 contributes to the development of the sonographer by incorporating the following elements into the course:
Knowledge (Cognitive Domain): Anatomy and pathology of cardiac and obstetrical sonography and physical
principles of ultrasound and instrumentation
Clinical Proficiency (Psychomotor Domain): Sonographic protocols, patient evaluation skills, and perform
sonographic scanning skills
Behavioral Skills (Affective Domain): Team work, critical thinking, communication, professionalism, and time
management
Instructional Materials:
Required Resources:
Diagnostic Medical Sonography Student Handbook and Protocol Guide
Rumack, C.M., Wilson, S.R., & Charboneau, J.W.(2010). Diagnostic Ultrasound (4th ed.). St. Louis, MO:
Elsevier Mosby. Volume I and Volume II
Anderson, B. (2007). Echocardiography: The normal examination and echocardiographic measurements
(2nd ed.). Manly, Queensland: MGA Graphics.
Feigenbaum , H. (2010). Feigenbuams echocardiography (7th ed.). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania:
Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.
Student membership to the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography

On-line Clinical Record Keeping System: Trajecsys


Students will us this online record keeping system for recording their daily exams, site evaluations, clinical
competencies, and clocking in/out of clinic.
Connect to Trajecsys by going to www.trajecsys.com
Each student will have an individual log in for this system.
The Trajecsys grade book is for communicating grades only. The Trajecsys grade book is not the official
grade book; the official grade book is maintained by the course instructor and contains the grades of record.

Learning Management System: Moodle Web-Assisted Course


Contains: Syllabi, assignments and announcements are available for student use.
Connect to Moodle by going to www.https://bchs.mrooms3.net/login/index.php
Use your college username and password to access Moodle
The Moodle grade book is for communicating grades only. The Moodle grade book is not the official grade
book; the official grade book is maintained by the course instructor and contains the grades of record.

*Course syllabus subject to change

College Policies: Baptist College policies are on published on MyCampus for student viewing. Summaries of specific
policies are noted below:

Academic Integrity
According to the Baptist College student handbook Academic integrity is a core value held by Baptist
College of Health Sciences and a consistent expectation of all members of the institutions learning
community. The College considers academic dishonesty unacceptable from the perspectives of personal
honesty, credible learning in the classroom, and professional practice and behavior.

Honor Code
According to the Baptist College student handbook, All students are expected abide by the Baptist
College of Health Sciences Honor Code. Evidence of a violation is subject to investigation.

Intellectual Property Ownership & Copyright Considerations


Baptist College has a specific policy in place regarding intellectual property ownership and copyright
considerations. It is critical for students to be familiar with this policy including disciplinary actions.

Internet Access and Information Technology Policies


The following statement is required; Baptist College has specific policies in place regarding Internet
access and information technology. It is critical for students to be familiar with these policies including
disciplinary actions.

Academic Accommodations: Students with disabilities who have accessibility questions or who need accommodations
should contact the section 504/ADA Coordinator, Mary Akin-Deko, by sending an email to
disability.accommodations@bchs.edu or by phone at 901-572-2570.
Academic Support Services: Baptist College provides appropriate resources to assist student learning.
Center for Academic Excellence (CAE): The CAE includes both the Learning Center and the Health Sciences
Library, and strives to create a culture of learning where student engagement, quality instruction, assessment
and the effective use of appropriate technology to enhance student competencies are valued. The Learning
Center and Health Sciences Library operating hours can be found in the Baptist College student handbook. For
additional information contact the CAE at 901-572-2570.

*Course syllabus subject to change

Grade Scale:

A= 93-100

B= 85-92

C= 77-84

F= 76 and below

Final Course Grade Calculation: The DMS 498 course is divided into two main learning elements: Course Assignments
and Clinical Experience.

Course Assignments will make up 70% of the students final course grade:

Written Competencies = 80% (Graded by Heather McCain OB/GYN and Connie Willis Echo)
Written Competencies will be averaged together to make up 80% of the students course
assignment grade.
Refer to Moodle for a copy of the Written Competency form and guidelines.

Students are required to post written competencies to the Moodle Room Drop Box
within 7 days by 8:00 am after the scan competency was graded in Trajecsys or it will be
late.

For example: If a student completed a scan comp in clinic and it was graded on Monday
January 12th the written comp would be due to the Moodle Room Drop Box by Monday,
January 19th by 8:00 am or it will be late.

For the last rotation, all written competencies must be posted to Moodle by 8:00a.m.
on Friday March 27th, 2015 or it will be late and the late policy will apply.
Late written competencies may be awarded a maximum of 50% of the point value of the original
assignment if turned in within one week of the original due date. All late written competencies
received after one week of the original due date will receive a grade of 0.
Students must have a written competency average of 77 to pass the course
Progression of written competency is outlined in the DMS Student
Handbook.

Professional Development Assignments = 20% of course assignment grade (Graded by Connie Willis)

Interpersonal Assignment
Students are required to participate in an interpersonal activity with a professional in in the field
of sonography in one of the following settings:
o Attend a local sonography society meeting
o Interview a Radiologist/Cardiologist regarding the importance of sonographers remaining
current in practice
o Interview a manager of a sonography department to determine the qualities managers are
looking for in a sonographer.
After participating in the interpersonal activity, students are required to submit a clear and
concise reflective writing paper on the interpersonal experience to the appropriate Moodle Room
drop box by March 20th, 2015 by 8:00 am.
Refer to Moodle for the Interpersonal Assignment Guidelines and grading rubric.

*Course syllabus subject to change

Clinical Experience will make up 30% of the students final course grade: Comprised of four student clinical
evaluations, one case presentation and required scan competencies.

Student Clinical Evaluations = 30 % (Graded by Clinical Instructors)


Students are required to perform effectively and behave professionally within the clinical
setting. Students will be graded by each site on their performance and professional behavior
during their rotation at the assigned clinical site. It is recommended that students review the
DMS Student Handbook for their responsibility in the clinical setting and any site specific
expectations prior to each clinical rotation.
Case Presentation = 40% (Graded by Connie Willis)
Students will be required to make one (1) case presentation regarding a clinical case from their
clinical experience.
Refer to Moodle for case presentation guidelines and grading rubric.
The final case presentation documents are due to the Moodle Dropbox by 8:00am on Monday
March 23rd, 2015 or it is late.
The presentation date is Monday March 30th, 2015. The time and location is TBA.
Scan Competencies = 30% (Graded by Clinical Instructors)
Scan competencies will be averaged together to make up 30% of the students clinical
experience grade.
Students will be required to complete ALL remaining scan competencies required for
graduation during this trimester.
Late scan competencies may be awarded a maximum of 50% of the point value of the original
assignment if completed within one week of the original due date. All late scan competencies
completed after one week of the original due date will receive a grade of 0.
It is recommended that students complete the following scan competencies: Fetal
Thorax/Abdomen, Fetal Spine/ Extremities, Fetal Heart, Apical Views, SubC/SSN
Progression of scan competency is outlined in the DMS Handbook.
Refer to Trajecsys for a copy of the scan competency evaluations.
Students must have an overall scan competency average of 77 to successfully pass the course.
Progression scan competency is outlined in the DMS Student Handbook.

Final Course Grade Summary:


Students must receive a clinical experience average of 77 to pass the course
Students must have a written competency average of 77 to pass the course
Students must have a scan competency average of 77 to pass the course
After final course grade is calculated from the course assignment and clinical experience any accrued deductions
as outlined in the DMS Student Handbook will be applied to the final course grade.
Failure to earn an average score of 77 or above for course assignments or clinical experience average will result
in failure of the course.
After all grades are calculated including all course assignment requirements and clinical experience
requirements a grade of less than 77 will result in failure of the course.

*Course syllabus subject to change

Expectations for Satisfactory Performance: In order to be successful in this course, it is the expectation of the faculty
that the student must:

Follow all Clinical policies outlined in the DMS Student Handbook


Practice scanning techniques during clinical rotations
Use protocols during clinical experience to assist with practicing scanning techniques
Contact instructor for questions or clarification
Make appointments with instructors and/or complete the Request for Additional Help Form when you need
assistance
Interact in conference meetings with faculty
Practice scanning and submit images for review by the instructor to receive feedback
Practice time management when completing assignments and studying for examinations or learning protocols
and scanning skills
Utilize college services for assistance with stress, test taking or study skills, health concerns or other issues

Course Guidelines: The following are additional classroom rules/course requirements and are not institutional policies
and are only applicable to this course.
Clinical Attendance and Participation: Attendance and punctuality for all planned experiences in the clinical
course are expected. See the DMS Student Handbook for clinical attendance policy. For any scheduled on
campus clinical event that occur, students are required to arrive at the scheduled time. If you are late clocking
in, it will count as a tardy for clinic. If you are not in the scheduled meeting room when the faculty begins class,
you must wait until the next break to enter the classroom. There will be no interruptions by students entering
after class has commenced.

Policy for Late Course Assignments: Late course assignments may be awarded a maximum of 50% of the point
value of the original assignment if turned in within one week of the original due date. All late assignments
received after one week of the original date will receive a grade of 0.

Electronic Devices Requirements: See the DMS Student Handbook for electronic devices policy in the clinical
setting

Course Outline and Schedule: Refer to DMS 498 Clinical Practicum V for the detailed clinical rotation schedule on
Moodle. **Course Outline and Schedule is Subject to change**

Clinical Rotation 1 is January 8th- January 30th


Clinical Rotation 2 is February 2nd- February 20th
Clinical Rotation 3 is February 23rd- March 13th
Clinical Rotation 4 is March 16th- March 30th

*Course syllabus subject to change

Course Refund Policy and Dates for Tuition and Fees: This policy applies to dropping a course or withdrawing from
school:
A student who withdraws from a course on or before the published registration date for the
term in which they are enrolled will receive 100% Tuition and Course Fee Refund with the below date: For the
Spring 2015 trimester, this date is January 6, 2015.
A student who withdraws from a course after the published registration date for the term in which the student
is enrolled through the change/add period specified for the course in which the student is enrolled will receive a
100% Tuition Only Refund with the below date: Course begins 01/08/15 and ends 04/13/15, refund through
January 15, 2015.
No tuition or fee refund will be processed after the change/add period specified for each course.
Course fees are non-refundable after the published registration date for the term.
A schedule of specific refund dates for each term will be published on the College website, will be distributed to
all students via email each trimester and via course syllabi.
All fees not related to a course are non-refundable.

*Course syllabus subject to change

DMS 498 Clinical Practicum V Grading Sheet Spring 2015


Kelly
Kristen
Ruth
Shelley
Caram Cherry
Kachenovich Kraft
Course Assignments = 70% of the course final grade
WRITTEN COMPETENCY = 50% of course assignment grade
OB 1st Trimester
Placenta Location
Fetal Head
Structures
BPP
Fetal
Measurements
Fetal Thorax/
Abdomen
Fetal Spine/
Extremities
Parasternal View
Apical Views
Subc/ SSN
Average
X10
INTERPERSONAL ASSIGNMENT= 50% of course assignment grade

X5
Course
Assignment Final
Grade X7

*Course syllabus subject to change

Teresa
Montano

Christina
Nolte

Jennifer
Pittman

Emily
Price

Kelsi
Weakley

DMS 498 Clinical Practicum V Grading Sheet Spring 2015 Continued


Kelly
Kristen
Ruth
Caram Cherry
Kachenovich
Clinical Experience = 30% of final grade
SCAN COMPETENCY = 30%
OB 1st Trimester
BPP
Placenta Location
Fetal
Measurements
Fetal Head
Structures
Fetal Thorax/
Abdomen
Fetal Spine/
Extremities
Fetal Heart
OB Complete
Parasternal Views
Apical Views
Subc/ SSN Views
Echo Complete
Average:
X3

*Course syllabus subject to change

Shelley
Kraft

Teresa
Montano

Christina
Nolte

Jennifer
Pittman

Emily
Price

Kelsi
Weakley

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DMS 498 Clinical Practicum V Grading Sheet Spring 2015 Continued


Kelly
Kristen
Ruth
Caram Cherry
Kachenovich
Clinical Experience = 30% of final grade
STUDENT CLINICAL EVALUATION = 30%
Rotation 1
Rotation 2
Rotation 3
Rotation 4
Average:
X3
CASE PRESENTATION = 40%
Case
Presentation
X4
Clinical
Experience Final
Grade X3
ABSENCES

TARDY

MISCELLANEOUS DEDUCTIONS

Grade Prior to
Deductions
Total Deductions
Course Final
Grade

*Course syllabus subject to change

Shelley
Kraft

Teresa
Montano

Christina
Nolte

Jennifer
Pittman

Emily
Price

Kelsi
Weakley