Course Index

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CVS 380 CLINICAL PRACTICUM III

This course is a continuation of Clinical Practicum II, in which the students' clinical experiences are broadened to include and perform more advanced cardiovascular imaging techniques and assessments in the clinical setting. Professional judgment, patient care and critical thinking skills are further developed through interaction with patients and health care providers.

  • Credits: 6.0

CVS 420 CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

A clinical externship is an opportunity for a student to complete a clinical experience at a site other than the current approved program clinical affiliates.

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
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission

DMS --- DMS Professional Courses

Four-year traditional students enrolled in the Women's Medical Imaging program are expected to take 54 credit hours of Diagnostic Medical Sonography courses in order to first attain an Associate's degree. For a full list of these courses, please click here.

NOTE: This DOES NOT apply to students who already have an Associate's degree, are ARDMS or RT registered and are enrolled in the WMI Bachelor's degree completion option.

  • Credits: 54.0

DMS 390 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 276 ULTRASOUND II LAB

A continuation of Ultrasound Lab I, this course will focus on further applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the abdomen, female pelvis and 2nd trimester fetus 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, DMS 228 and 281 to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 219 INTERDISCIPLINARY HEALTHCARE ETHICS

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of medical laws, ethical principles and bioethics for the healthcare practitioner.  The application of these fundamental principles will be applied using current medical-legal issues and bioethical dilemmas of today.  The course is designed to improve the student's ability to critical think and make sound decisions that are in alignment with professional ethics and values, integrity and judgement.  The course will include such areas as confidentiality, privacy, consents, responsible practice, professionalism, bioethical dilemmas, and key legal aspects that influence the health care practitioner.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 223 ULTRASOUND I LAB

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the abdomen, female pelvis and 2nd trimester fetus 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, DMS 228 and 281 to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 430 SONOGRAPHY DIRECTED STUDY

Students may select a topic directly related to Diagnostic Medical Sonography for in-depth study. Topics may include, but are not limited to, advanced concepts in neurosonology, pediatric echocardiography or breast imaging.Students may select a topic directly related to Diagnostic Medical Sonography for in-depth study. Topics may include, but are not limited to, advanced concepts in neurosonology, pediatric echocardiography or breast imaging

  • Credits: 1.0 - 4.0
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission

DMS 420 CLINICAL EXTERNSHIP

A clinical externship is an opportunity for a student to complete a clinical experience at a site other than the current approved program clinical affiliates.

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
  • Prerequisites: Instructor permission

DMS 210 APPLIED ETHICS AND LAW IN IMAGING III

Section III in this series continues with Principle III of the Code of Ethics with a focus on professional integrity and upholding public trust. Strategies for building and maintaining public trust will be discussed as well as the impact on the parties involved, including the community-at-large, when that trust is violated. Topics include managing medical errors, truthfulness, professional communication, as well as legal topics related to defamation, slander, libel, misrepresentation, whistle-blowing, and the perils and pitfalls of social media.

  • Credits: .5