Course Index

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COM 320 HEALTHCARE COLLABORATION & LEADERSHIP

This course applies leadership and management theories to the changing environment of healthcare. Students synthesize their knowledge of such topics as emotional intelligence, assertiveness, conflict management, gender dynamics, feedback delivery and systems theory in advanced writing and speaking projects. The NMC portfolio is integrated throughout this course.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Determined by major

COM 352 PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT & INTEGRATION

This one-credit course is designed for students who transfer two credits for COM 320 Healthcare Collaboration and Leadership. The purpose of this course is to build upon students' existing knowledge of leadership and management theories through focused portfolio reflections. A complete portfolio (Levels I-III) is due by the end of the course.

  • Credits: 1.0

COM 398 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study credit can be earned for professional and arts and sciences coursework. Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department in which a student is majoring. Arts and sciences course work is determined by faculty responsible for each course and approved by the Dean of the Division of Arts and Sciences.

COM 399 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

DMS CLINICAL ELECTIVE

  • Credits: 1.0 - 3.0

DMS --- PROFESSIONAL DIAGNOSITC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY COURSEWORK

Professional Coursework can be found on the Associate of Science Multispecialty Sonography program page.

  • Credits: 48.0

DMS 106 INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY & PATIENT CARE

The course will introduce fundamental sonography theory including terminology, equipment, basic transducer construction and function, recognition of simple artifacts, introduction to Doppler, and adjusting system controls for image acquisition 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. Emphasis will be placed on interaction with diverse patient populations. The concept of AIDET (customer service) will be introduced.  In addition to the above mentioned, gross anatomy, physiology, and sonographic anatomy of the abdominal organs to include great vessels, portal system, liver, biliary system and spleen will be taught. Normal anatomy and ultrasound evaluation of the female pelvis and reproductive systems as well as an introduction to the obstetrical applications and protocol of ultrasound in the1st through 3rd trimesters will be discussed. The student will be required to complete a course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (BCLS).

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 101, SCI 110, SCI 116, SCI 225, SCI 226

DMS 106L INTRODUCTION TO SONOGRAPHY & PATIENT CARE LAB

This laboratory course will be used to enhance and reinforce material taught didactically in DMS 106. Students will learn scanning techniques in the laboratory on real-time ultrasound equipment. Correlation of theory to practice will be measured through attendance, scanning assignments and competency exams over the protocol of the above mentioned sonographic anatomy taught in DMS 106.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    COM 101, SCI 110, SCI 116, SCI 225, SCI 226

DMS 110 APPLIED ETHICS AND LAW IN IMAGING I

The Applied 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 115 CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

Students are assigned to the clinical setting to begin performing sonographic procedures, practice basic patient care skills including patient mobility and practice fundamental operation of the ultrasound machine. Correlation of theory to practice is measured through attendance, clinical logs, and rotation evaluations.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    DMS 106, DMS 106L