Course Index

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DMS 205L SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I LAB

The purpose of this course is to provide hands-on experience in the lab setting as a supplement lessons taught in DMS 205. Students will learn how apply the lessons from class to setup and use the ultrasound machines.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 140 APPLIED SECTIONAL ANATOMY

This course is an introduction to cross-sectional anatomy of the head, neck, chest, abdomen and pelvic anatomy with emphasis on structures visualized with computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and nuclear medicine.

  • 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

HCA 470 CLINICAL FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Healthcare is unique in the way it is financed.  An understanding of the issues surrounding third-party payment, government programs and payment methodologies requires special effort and special resources.  This course explores the importance of practice and hospital information systems (e.g., billing, claims processing, electronic medical records, e-prescribing and productivity) as they relate to financial management of operational systems.  The specific focus is on how technology supports management of patient data, receivables, and working with various types of revenue streams.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    HCA 340

HCA 465 SURVEY OF US HEALTHCARE SYSTEMS

Healthcare professionals need to have an understanding of the interaction of U.S. healthcare policies and public health science to be able to act as change agents in their professions.  How do health professionals access this information, analyze and react in ways that will improve the health and wellness of their patients?  This course will inform and ask the student to respond to the dynamic area of U.S. healthcare systems

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 450 APPLIED BUSINESS ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE

Healthcare organizations provide services to the community to ensure the health and well-being of the public, but they are also businesses and employers, and as such must walk the tightrope between financial success and living their mission and values.  This course emphasizes the legal and ethical responsibilities of healthcare professionals, particularly in the role of clinical manager.  Topics covered include ethical decision making, conflict of interest situations, professional standards, codes of ethics, confidentiality and HIPAA. Ethical management of medical errors and strategies for resolution of clinical issues are also addressed.

  • Credits: 3.0

HCA 430 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

This course focuses on the particular ways in which writers apply the writing process to genres used regularly by healthcare professionals and utilize research to enhance patient outcomes.  Writing assignments will develop students' skills in writing formal correspondence, completing proposals, including effective visual components in formal documents, and completing "Research Evaluation and Utilization Reports", which include recommendations for evidence-based practice in particular settings.

  • Credits: 3.0