Course Index

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DMS 205 SONOGRAPHIC PHYSICS I

This course will introduce fundamental sonographic theory including terminology, equipment, basic transducer construction and function, introduction to Doppler, and adjusting system controls for image acquisition. This course will cover beginning concepts in sonographic physics including pulsed sound parameters, intensities, and interactions of sound with media, range equation, transducers, sound beams, and axial and lateral resolution.

  • Credits: 2.0

DMS 177 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 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 131 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH PROFESSIONS

This course will focus on the medical imaging careers and their interprofessional healthcare relationships. Students will develop an understanding of the U.S. 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: 1.0

DMS 103 SONOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE

In this course students will gain a working knowledge of pediatric sonography and neurosonography. Anatomy, pathology, and sonographic correlation will be covered for organs/structures related to the genitourinary system, gastrointestinal system, central nervous system, neck, thorax, musculoskeletal system, and neonatal brain.

  • Credits: 1.0

ECO 210 HEALTHCARE ECONOMICS

This course will provide an introduction to basic economic concepts important for the study of healthcare economics. Topics covered in this course include: How healthcare differs from other goods and services, historical trends in healthcare expenditures, economic analysis of the Affordable Care Act, determinants of supply and demand for healthcare, health insurance and health insurance markets, basic economic evaluation methods. Alternative healthcare systems and reforms are also explored.

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 890 CAPSTONE IV

This is the last of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. This course will focus on translation and dissemination of capstone project findings. (Cross-listed with NRS 890)

  • Credits: 1.0

EDD 886 CAPSTONE III

This is the third of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student will refine and implement the capstone proposal. (Cross-listed with NRS 886)

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 882 CAPSTONE II

This is the second of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. In collaboration with a faculty mentor, the student will examine the essentials of scientific writing through completion of a capstone project proposal and program implementation planning. (Cross-listed with NRS 882)

  • Credits: 3.0

EDD 880 CAPSTONE I

This is the first of a four-course series that provides an opportunity for the student to participate in the completion of a scholarly project proposal. The project will focus on a practice problem within a specific population and contribute to the advancement of practice. Students examine the elements of a proposal and identify a practice problem of interest. Students will conduct a scholarly literature review related to a practice problem and critically appraise the evidence. Students will apply a theoretical framework as a foundation for a clinical project. (Cross-listed with NRS 880)

  • Credits: 1.0