Course Index

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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

DMS 306 SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS II

This course continues where DMS 206 leaves off. The following sonographic principles will be covered: real-time imaging, pulse echo instrumentation, displays and image processing, dynamic range, harmonics and contrast agents, hemodynamics, Doppler principles, Doppler optimization, artifacts, quality assurance and bioeffects.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 288 HIGH RESOLUTION STRUCTURES

This course focuses on the anatomy, physiology, pathology and pathophysiology of the neck, thyroid, breast, scrotum, superficial aspect of the extremities, musculoskeletal. Coursework will familiarize the student with scanning techniques and protocols to evaluate normal sonographic appearance, abnormal sonographic appearances, and ability to identify specific pathological conditions as demonstrated on sonographic images. Correlation of pertinent clinical history, symptoms, clinical laboratory tests and other diagnostic procedures will be emphasized.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 285 CLINICAL PRACTICUM II

As a continuation of Clinical Practicum I, this course is designed to provide hands-on experience in the clinical setting and to familiarize the student with the daily activities in an Ultrasound Department. By working closely with the clinical instructors and the staff technologists, the student will actively participate in exams, patient care, and everyday maintenance of the ultrasound department. The clinical rotations will continue to help the students develop their skills in abdominal, OB/GYN and high resolution sonography.

  • Credits: 5.0

DMS 281 OBSTETRICS ULTRASOUND I

This course will provide an in depth study of the specific anatomy and sonographic anatomy of the developing embryo and fetus from first -third trimester necessary for the clinical practice of obstetric sonography.

  • Credits: 3.0

DMS 280 CLINICAL PRACTICUM I

In Clinical Practicum I, the students will begin to 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 be introduced to exam protocols, patient care, and everyday maintenance of the ultrasound department. The clinical rotations will help the students begin to develop their skills in abdominal, OB/GYN and high resolution sonography.

  • Credits: 4.0

CVS 213 PRINCIPLES OF EKG

This course will focus on EKG theory and interpretation. The student will learn how to perform an EKG on a patient, as well as learning to recognize basic rhythms and the components of an EKG. Students will also review case studies throughout this course.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 276 ULTRASOUND II LAB

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the abdomen, smallparts and 2nd trimester fetus and all related structures. Coursework will include techniques for properidentification and representation of the normal anatomical structures as well as demonstrations anddiscussion on the proper scanning techniques and positioning utilized to obtain optimum diagnosticimages. Lab will build on the principles of DMS 223.

  • Credits: 1.0

DMS 228 GYNECOLOGIC ULTRASOUND I

This course is designed to explore the fundamentals of evaluating the non-gravid female pelvis as it relates to ultrasound.The primary focus of this course will be a comprehensive overview of the normal anatomy, physiology and ultrasoundevaluation of the female pelvis and reproductive system.

  • Credits: 1.0

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