Course Index

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

DMS --- DMS Professional Courses

Four-year traditional students enrolled in the Diagnostic Medical Sonography bachelor's degree program are expected to take 57 credit hours of Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses in order to first attain an Associate's degree. For a full list of these courses, please click here.

NOTE: This DOES NOT apply to students who already have an Associate's degree, are ARDMS or RT registered and are enrolled in the DMS bachelor's degree completion option.

  • Credits: 57.0

DMS 390 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 276 ULTRASOUND II LAB

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the abdomen, smallparts and 2nd trimester fetus and all related structures. Coursework will include techniques for properidentification and representation of the normal anatomical structures as well as demonstrations anddiscussion on the proper scanning techniques and positioning utilized to obtain optimum diagnosticimages. Lab will build on the principles of DMS 223.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 223 ULTRASOUND I LAB

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the abdomen, female pelvis and 2nd trimester fetus 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, DMS 228 and 281 to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.

  • Credits: 1.0

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

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