Course Index

Questions about courses, descriptions or credit hours should be directed to the Registrar's Office.

DMS 420 CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

A clinical externship is an opportunity for a student to complete a clinical experience at a site other than the current approved program clinical affiliates.

Note: Students interested in completing this course should communicate a semester in advance with their advisor and/or Clinical Coordinator. A clinical affiliation agreement must be in place for the student to participate.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission

DMS 210 APPLIED ETHICS AND LAW IN IMAGING III

Section III in this series continues with Principle III of the Code of Ethics with a focus on professional integrity and upholding public trust. Strategies for building and maintaining public trust will be discussed as well as the impact on the parties involved, including the community-at-large, when that trust is violated. Topics include managing medical errors, truthfulness, professional communication, as well as legal topics related to defamation, slander, libel, misrepresentation, whistle-blowing, and the perils and pitfalls of social media.

  • Credits: .5

DMS 112 APPLIED ETHICS AND LAW IN IMAGING II

Building on DMS 110, this course focuses on Principle II of the Code of Ethics: professional competence. Students will examine the medical and legal issues related to scope of practice, standards of performance, and the legal consequences on the sonographer, patient, and profession when those standards are not met. Topics covered will include negligence, oversight and investigational processes and procedures (professional, employer and legal), and liability risk management.

  • Credits: .5

DMS 110 APPLIED MEDICAL ETHICS AND LAW I

The Applied Medical Ethics and Law course series uses the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as its foundation. DMS 110 focuses on Principle I: promotion of patient well-being. Topics include a primer on ethical and legal principles which develop into an extensive exploration and analysis into patient rights, informed consent, privacy, and end of life issues.

  • Credits: .5

DMS *** PROFESSIONAL ELECTIVE COURSE

Consult Program Director for list of electives.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 251 DIRECTED CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

In the final semester of the program, students may have the option of performing additional clinical experience depending on their interests. Areas may include but are not limited to vascular, adult echo, pediatrics and fetal echo. This experience is not meant to be comprehensive in nature, but to provide an introduction to a more specific area of interest.

Note: Students interested in completing this course should communicate a semester in advance with their advisor and/or Clinical Coordinator. A clinical affiliation agreement must be in place for the student to participate.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

DMS 307 SONOGRAPHIC SEMINAR II

This course will assist students in the transition from student sonographer to professional sonographer, including ARDMS registry exam preparation. Students will also be required to take the SPI examination as part of this course prior to graduation. Additional topics such as resume writing, interview and negotiation skills, understanding benefits and different avenues of the sonography career ladder are also discussed.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 381 OBSTETRICS ULTRASOUND II

A continuation of Obstetrics Ultrasound I, this course will place emphasis on fetal anomalies that can occur across the gestational period. Importance will be placed on identification of the pathological processes, sonographic appearances, correlation with the clinical history and diagnostic testing or procedures, and clinical management options. Topics will include, but are not limited to: maternal diseases and potential fetal consequences; multiple gestation; management of high risk pregnancies; assessment of fetal well being; role of Doppler; interventional procedures; and advanced technologies currently used in obstetrics. Abnormal case studies will be reviewed.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 380 CLINICAL PRACTICUM III

A continuation of Clinical Practicum II, the students will 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 more actively participate in exams, patient care, and everyday maintenance of the ultrasound department. The clinical rotations will help the students continue to develop their skills in abdominal, OB/GYN and high resolution sonography.

  • Credits: 6.0

DMS 352 VASCULAR IMAGING

This course is designed to present the most common vascular ultrasound examinations conducted in a Women's Center setting. The primary focus of the course will be a comprehensive overview of the anatomy and physiology of the carotid and lower extremity venous systems. The course will also include additional testing methods for carotid stenosis and venous insufficiency.

  • Credits: 3.0