Course Index

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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 facilitate the student's entry into the field of diagnostic medical sonography and facilitate thetransition from student to healthcare professional through exploration of personal and professional values aswell as professional communication and thought processes. Topics include: DMS Program Portfolio, NMC'sEducated Citizen concepts, personal values, leadership, respect, professionalism and cultural competence.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 205 SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I

This course will introduce fundamental sonographic theory including terminology, equipment, basic transducerconstruction and function, introduction to Doppler, and adjusting system controls for image acquisition. This course willcover beginning concepts in sonographic physics including pulsed sound parameters, intensities, and interactions ofsound with media, range equation, transducers, sound beams, and axial and lateral resolution

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 205L SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I LAB

This lab will provide the students with hands-on experience in the use of diagnostic medical sonography equipment.Students will learn how to properly hold and manipulate the transducer, properly adjust equipment settings to creatediagnostic images, identify image orientation as it relates to various scanning planes, and to properly set Dopplercontrols.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 140 APPLIED SECTIONAL ANATOMY

This course provides an introduction to the basics of cross-sectional anatomy of the head, neck, chest, abdomen andpelvic anatomy with emphasis on structures visualized in diagnostic medical sonography, computerized tomography(CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine. The anatomy will be evaluated in multiple planes.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 130 INTRO TO HEALTH PROFESSIONS

This course will discuss the many health professions careers, specifically, relevant to the medical imaging department. Students will develop an understanding of the healthcare system in the United States and recognize the requirements of health professionals in today's healthcare system, specifically sonographers. Students will be instructed in sonographer and patient safety, including ergonomics, legal, ethical and regulatory issues. Scope of practice, patient care techniques, assessment and treatment will be introduced.

  • Credits: 2.0

SSC --- SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSES

Must inlcude Sociology of Culture and Psychology.

  • Credits: 6.0

SCI --- SCIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Credits: 9.0

CLINICAL MAJOR PLUS GENERAL ELECTIVES

Additional credits earned may satisfy general education requirements.

  • Credits: 54.0