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

HPR 320 HEALTH EDUCATION

(Cross-listed as RCP 320)

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate health-related information among groups and individuals. Topics covered include adult learning styles, strategies for promoting healthy lifestyles, the importance of providing applicable health information, mechanisms used for distribution of information and methods for discussing the relationship between diseases and health behaviors.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 335 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROMOTION

This course will explore the cognitive and behavioral models/techniques of human learning, behavior, and behavior change. The elements of a holistic lifestyle - incorporating social (work, leisure, family), physical (exercise, nutrition, etc.), intellectual (creativity, challenge), spiritual (meaning), and emotional (feelings) will be addressed. Health promotion program planning in the three areas of exercise/physical activity, stress management and healthy eating/weight management will be emphasized.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 350 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

The course will concentrate on human population and the need to control factors that are harmful to human life. The course will emphasize methods of controlling communicable diseases, wastewater treatment, solid waste management, insect & rodent control, radiation control and environmental health hazards. The course concludes with the human impact on resources and ecosystems, management of pollution, as well as decision making regarding the positive and negative effects of the choices a person makes that affect personal health. Principles of scientific inquiry are integrated throughout the course's subject matter.

  • Credits: 3.0

HPR 375 PROGRAM PLANNING & DESIGN

This course will focus on a variety of program design models based on assessed needs, with special attention to the utilization criteria and predicted impact of each. Culturally competent programming will be addressed through the development and selection of appropriate materials and educational strategies. Techniques related to writing and implementing a business plan that unifies corporate and individual goals will be practiced.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HPR 380 or permission of instructor

HPR 380 NEEDS ASSESSMENT

This course will present the theory, structure, and instrumentation for assessing the health and development needs of an individual, organization, agency, or other community population. The course examines models/tools that serve as guides for planning, conducting and reporting a comprehensive needs assessment within the context of whole-person, whole-organization health promotion. In this course, students will identify priority health promotion issues(s) for a specific target population and recommendations for future planning.

  • Credits: 3.0