DCS 315 provides the skills lab as the companion course to DCS 313L to reinforce the core principles of echocardiography imaging along with the recognition of normal cardiovascular anatomy. Concentration will be hands-on scanning of the Apical Views of the heart to evaluate global left ventricular systolic function including measurements of masses and volumes, ejection fraction and clinical significance and potential limitations of left ventricular quantification. This course provides the application and techniques of 2D cardiac imaging, basic protocols, and methods of interrogation of structures in the heart.