Adventures in Medicine: Ultrasound (Rising grades 9-12)
Journey into the body in real time to watch the heart beat! Using a hand held ultrasound probe and an ultrasound unit the size of a laptop; you will learn to scan the body in the same labs and with the same doctors as our medical students at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Ultrasound allows physicians to determine what is going on inside the body in a non-invasive way. Using sound waves, it gives images of the inner workings of the body so that Emergency Room docs can make quick life saving decisions as well as Orthopedists can decide where the proper injection in the joint should be. Ultrasound can show the Family physician the beating heart rather than just listening to it with a stethoscope. Practice on our real life simulator and practice on real patients! You will learn some anatomy and physiology along the way. Welcome to the technology of the future, the stethoscope of the future, ultrasound.
CMS is excited to offer this new course for 2013.