Course Index

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DMS 272 OBSTET & GYNE ULTRASOUND LAB I

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the female pelvis and adjacent structures, and the 2nd trimester fetus and environment. Coursework will include demonstrations and discussion on the proper scanning techniques, patient preparations, and positioning utilized to obtain optimum diagnostic images. Lab will coincide appropriately with DMS 228 and 281 to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 228 GYNECOLOGIC ULTRASOUND I

This course will focus on the application of diagnostic medical sonography related to the female pelvis anatomy.

  • Credits: 1.0

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 discuss concepts that will facilitate the student's entry and success in the field of sonography. Topics include: DMS Program Portfolio, NMC's Educated Citizen concepts, personal values, leadership, respect, professionalism and cultural competence.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 205 SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I

This course will cover the following sonographic principles: sonographers in the clinical setting, sound and sound waves, pulsed waves, intensities, interaction of sound and media, echo ranging, transducers and sound beams, axial and lateral resolution, display modes and two-dimensional imaging.

  • Credits: 3.0

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