Course Index

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DMS 311 FETAL AND PEDIATRIC ECHO

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 315 NEUROSONOGRAPHY

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 352 VASCULAR IMAGING

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 420 CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

This externship is designed to allow the student sonographer who has met the eligibility criteria to complete a clinical experience outside of their Clinical Practicum I-IV outside of the approved program clinical facilities under the supervision of an ARDMS, CCI or RT(US) certified technologist. The student will work closely with the Clinical Coordinator and/or Program Director to secure a clinical facility willing to provide a quality clinical education. In conjunction with the Program Director, a contract with the faculty will be required prior to commencement of the experience. Any  expenses (ex: travel, housing, etc) related to this externship are incurred by the student. The student, along with the Clinical Coordinator, will determine the value for the number of credit hours.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission

DMS 430 SONOGRAPHY DIRECTED STUDY

Students may select a topic directly related to Diagnostic Medical Sonography for in-depth study. Topics may include, but are not limited to, advanced concepts in neurosonology, pediatric echocardiography or breast imaging.Students may select a topic directly related to Diagnostic Medical Sonography for in-depth study. Topics may include, but are not limited to, advanced concepts in neurosonology, pediatric echocardiography or breast imaging

  • Credits: 1.0 - 4.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission

HCA 310 FOUNDATIONS OF HUMAN RESOURCES IN HEALTHCARE

This course explores the function of human resources within the healthcare organization. The focus of the course is on the development of skills that the department manager needs for effective management of personnel. Subjects include strategies to attract, hire, and retain high quality employees, compensation and benefit packages, productivity, and employee development, evaluation and training, as well as existing laws and policies surrounding employee relations.

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 330 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT & STRATEGIC PLANNING

This course explores basic theories and concepts related to management and strategic planning. Topics include healthcare management, conflict management and resolution, effective communication in the workplace, and strategic planning tools and processes. 

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 340 FUNDAMENTALS OF FINANCIAL OPERATIONS

Although healthcare organizations serve as community resources, they are also complex businesses and their success depends on managers who understand and can apply key financial principles.  This course provides a foundation of accounting principles, concepts and techniques that are necessary for management of healthcare facilities.  Students examine the tools and models available to healthcare managers that assist in financial decision support as well as resource allocation.

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 420 CLINICAL OPERATIONS

With healthcare spending on the rise and the demand for services continuing to increase, improvements in the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery are urgently needed.  This course explores opportunities for improvement in design and management of healthcare operations.  Specific focus is on creating an environment of smooth patient flow by focusing on cycle times, measuring productivity, tracking outcomes and performance metrics, and general improvement in health management processes through risk analysis and mitigation. 

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 450 APPLIED BUSINESS ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE

Healthcare organizations provide services to the community to ensure the health and well-being of the public, but they are also businesses and employers, and as such must walk the tightrope between financial success and living their mission and values.  This course emphasizes the legal and ethical responsibilities of healthcare professionals, particularly in the role of clinical manager.  Topics covered include ethical decision making, conflict of interest situations, professional standards, codes of ethics, confidentiality and HIPAA. Ethical management of medical errors and strategies for resolution of clinical issues are also addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0