DUTEC 150 Basic Echocardiography • 4 Cr.


Covers basic ultrasound scanning techniques of the heart. Students focus on anatomy, physiology, pathology, and echocardiographic pattern recognition. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program or permission of program chair.


Prerequisite: Acceptance into the program or permission of program chair. Fee: $13.50 lab.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Understand normal cardiac anatomy, conduction and physiology.
  • Understand basic cardiac embryology.
  • Understand normal 12-lead ECG findings and acquisition.
  • Become familiar with other diagnostic methods (Cath Lab, Nuc. Med, C.T., X-ray..).
  • Understand basic modalities of transthoracic echocardiography (2D, M-mode, PW, CW, Color flow).
  • Understand and measure standard normal echo findings.