Course Index

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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
  • Prerequisites:

    DMS 221, DMS 228, DMS 272, DMS 281, DMS 306

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

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 help the students develop skills in abdominal, OB/GYN and high resolution sonography. The student will be formally evaluated at the end of each rotation by the clinical instructor. In addition, students will be required to maintain a log book of attendance and all procedures in which they were directly involved (scanning) or indirectly involved (observation). This will be reviewed periodically by the Clinical Coordinator to ascertain the quality of the student's clinical exposure and hands-on experience.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    DMS 221, DMS 223, DMS 228, DMS 272, DMS 281, DMS 306

DMS 277 SONOGRAPHY BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Sonography Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Sonography Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

DMS 276 ULTRASOUND LAB II

This course will focus on applying ultrasound as a diagnostic tool for evaluating the abdomen, small parts 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 build on the principles of DMS 223.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    DMS 221, DMS 223, DMS 228, DMS 281, DMS 306

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
  • Prerequisites:

    DMS 131, DMS 140, DMS 206, DMS 209, SCI 206

DMS 223 ULTRASOUND LAB I

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 DMS 281 to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    DMS 131, DMS 140, DMS 206, DMS 209

DMS 221 ABDOMINAL ULTRASOUND I

This course will study the clinical applications of abdominal sonography which will include positioning and scanning protocol. Anatomical structures to be covered will include: abdominal vasculature, liver, gallbladder and biliary system, pancreas, spleen, and urinary tract. Invasive procedures and small parts protocol will also be discussed. Interpretation and critique of normal anatomy with correlation of clinical, didactic and image information will be presented. Lecture will coincide appropriately with DMS 223 to facilitate a simultaneous understanding of didactic and laboratory application.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    DMS 131, DMS 140, DMS 206, DMS 209