Course Index

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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 focus on the medical imaging careers and their interprofessional healthcare relationships. Students will develop an understanding of the US healthcare delivery system, and how healthcare delivery changes affect medical imaging. Students will be instructed in sonographer and patient safety, ergonomics, scope of practice, patient care techniques, assessment and treatment will also 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