Course Index

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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 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

DMS 328 GYNECOLOGIC ULTRASOUND II

This course will focus on the pathology of the female reproductive organs. Topics will include, but are not limited to: congenital uterine abnormalities and uterine and ovarian pathology. Students will become familiar with the clinical symptoms, lab values associated with specific pathologies. Abnormal case studies will be reviewed.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 321 ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND II

A continuation of Abdominal Ultrasound I, with emphasis on pathology seen in the abdominal system of the adult and pediatric patient. Students will become familiar with the clinical symptoms, lab values associated with specific pathologies. Abnormal case studies will be reviewed.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 320 PEDIATRIC SONOGRAPHY

In this course, students will gain a working knowledge of pediatric sonography to include anatomy, physiology, and sonographic imaging in the pediatric patient.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 315 NEUROSONOGRAPHY

This course utilizes lecture materials, readings, interactive learning activities, assignments and exams to gain a working knowledge of neurosonography to include gross anatomy, physiology, sonographic imaging and interpretation of the neonatal brain.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 311 FETAL ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY

This course serves as an introduction to the ultrasonographic cross-sectional anatomy and physiology of the fetal cardiac and circulatory system, with emphasis on recognition of the appearance of normal fetal cardiac anatomy, and cardiac pathology or defects via sonographic images and clips, knowledge of differential diagnosis of various fetal cardiac pathology, and general understanding of clinic protocols and standards regarding cardiac imaging.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 307 SONOGRAPHIC SEMINAR II

Students will be required to take an ARDMS specialty examination (Abdomen and OB/GYN) as part ofthis course prior to graduation. This course will assist students in the transition from studentsonographer to professional sonographer, including ARDMS registry exam preparation. Additionaltopics such as resume writing, interview and negotiation skills, understanding benefits and differentavenues of the sonography career ladder are also discussed.

  • Credits: 2.0