Course Index

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DMS 288 HIGH RESOLUTION STRUCTURES

This course focuses on the anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the neck, thyroid, breast, scrotum, superficial aspect of the extremities, musculoskeletal. Coursework will familiarize the student with scanning techniques and protocols to evaluate normal sonographic appearance, abnormal sonographic appearances, and ability to identify specific pathological conditions as demonstrated on sonographic images. Correlation of pertinent clinical history, symptoms, clinical laboratory tests and other diagnostic procedures will be emphasized.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 285 CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

As a continuation of Clinical Practicum I, this course is designed to provide hands-on experience in the clinical setting and to familiarize the student with the daily activities in an Ultrasound Department. By working closely with the clinical instructors and the staff technologists, the student will actively participate in exams, patient care, and everyday maintenance of the ultrasound department. The clinical rotations will continue to help the students develop their skills in abdominal, OB/GYN and high resolution sonography.

  • Credits: 5.0

DMS 281 OBSTETRICS ULTRASOUND I

This course will provide an in depth study of the specific anatomy and sonographic anatomy of the developing embryo and fetus from first -third trimester necessary for the clinical practice of obstetric sonography.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 280 CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

In Clinical Practicum I, the students will begin to receive hands-on experience in a variety of settings with exposure to a vast array of ultrasound systems. By working closely with the clinical instructors and the staff technologists, the student will be introduced to exam protocols, patient care, and everyday maintenance of the ultrasound department. The clinical rotations will help the students begin to develop their skills in abdominal, OB/GYN and high resolution sonography.

  • Credits: 4.0

DMS 272 OBSTET & GYNE ULTRASOUND LAB I

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the female pelvis and adjacent structures, and the 2nd trimester fetus and environment. Coursework will include demonstrations and discussion on the proper scanning techniques, patient preparations, and positioning utilized to obtain optimum diagnostic images. Lab will coincide appropriately with DMS 228 and 281 to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 228 GYNECOLOGIC ULTRASOUND I

This course will focus on the application of diagnostic medical sonography related to the female pelvis anatomy.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 221 ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND I

This course will provide a study of the clinical applications of abdominal sonography, including positioning and scanning protocol. Anatomical structures will include: abdominal vasculature; liver; gallbladder and biliary system; pancreas; spleen; and kidneys. Interpretation and critique of normal anatomy with correlation of clinical, didactic and image information will be presented. Lecture will coincide appropriately with DMS 221L to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 221L ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND I LAB

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the abdomen and all related structures. Coursework will include techniques for proper identification and representation of the normal anatomical structures as well as demonstrations and discussion on the proper scanning techniques and positioning utilized to obtain optimum diagnostic images. Lab will coincide appropriately with DMS 221 to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 209 SONOGRAPHIC SEMINAR I

This course will discuss concepts that will facilitate the student's entry and success in the field of sonography. Topics include: DMS Program Portfolio, NMC's Educated Citizen concepts, personal values, leadership, respect, professionalism and cultural competence.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 205 SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I

This course will cover the following sonographic principles: sonographers in the clinical setting, sound and sound waves, pulsed waves, intensities, interaction of sound and media, echo ranging, transducers and sound beams, axial and lateral resolution, display modes and two-dimensional imaging.

  • Credits: 3.0