Cardiovascular Tech Non-Invasi (NCT)

Courses

NCT 110. Echo Fundamentals. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course provides information related to the profession and practice of echocardiography. Emphasis is placed on medical-legal and ethical aspects of healthcare, patient centered care, understanding basic echocardiography imaging views and cardiovascular imaging modalities. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of basic echocardiography imaging views, cardiovascular imaging modalities, medical-ethical issues and patient care practices.

Corequisites: Take All: ICT 113 and NCT 134

NCT 133. Cardiovascular Ultrasound Principles. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the principles of ultrasound applications and instrumentation of cardiovascular imaging procedures. Emphasis is placed on the physical principles of cardiovascular imaging as a diagnostic tool, instrumentation and applicable effects, and biosafety issues. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss applications of ultrasound imaging, understand instrumentation applications and improve quality imaging while maintaining bioeffects standards.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 113, NCT 110, and NCT 134
Corequisites: Take NCT 143

NCT 134. Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology. 4.0 Credits. Class-4.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course provides information related to cardiovascular anatomy and physiology. Emphasis is placed on the hemodynamics of pathophysiological disease states, embryology and the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases. Upon completion, students should be able describe normal and abnormal cardiovascular diseases, associated hemodynamic findings, and treatment options.

Corequisites: Complete one of the following options:

NCT 143. Echocardiography I. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-3.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces echocardiographic procedures, imaging modalities and their applications in the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease. Emphasis is placed on the diagnostic capabilities of non-invasive procedures in relation to clinical presentations of cardiovascular diseases and development of basic imaging skills. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic echocardiographic examination and describe the diagnostic information obtained by noninvasive procedures.

Prerequisites: Take All: ICT 114, ICT 134, and NCT 113
Corequisites: Take ICT 136 and NCT 133

NCT 251. Echocardiography II. 7.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-12.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an advanced study of echocardiographic applications and techniques utilized in the diagnosis of acquired cardiovascular diseases. Emphasis is placed on the correlation of echocardiographic findings with the disease state and the ability to relate these findings with the clinical presentation. Upon completion, students should be able to utilize skills necessary to perform an echocardiogram, with recognition of normal and abnormal pathology.

Prerequisites: Take ICT 136 NCT 133 NCT 143 Minimum grade C
Corequisites: Take NCT 253

NCT 253. Hemodynamic Echo Principles. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides an introduction to the hemodynamic approach in performing an echocardiogram to detect cardiovascular heart disease. Emphasis is placed on the applications of hemodynamic calculations in valvular heart disease and development of quality standard proactices for quality patient care outcomes. Upon completion, students should be able to perform hemodynamic calculations on an echocardiogram.

Prerequisites: Take ICT 136 NCT 133 NCT 143 Minimum grade C
Corequisites: Take NCT 251

NCT 273. Echocardiography III. 14.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-30.0. Lab-2.0. Work-0.0

This course provides expanded techniques and applications required for a comprehensive echocardiography procedure. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of advanced qualitative and quantitative calculations of various heart diseases with increasing skill development in the clinical setting. Upon completion, students should be able to independently perform a comprehensive diagnostic echocardiography examination with relative quantitative calculations with entry level skill competency.

Prerequisites: Take All: NCT 251 and NCT 253