20 courses:
  • DMS-300

    Fundamentals of Sonography

    This introduction to the profession of diagnostic medical sonography will include topics related to scope of practice, medical ethics and law, terminology, work-related musculoskeletal disorders, sonographer's role in patient care and safety, examination protocols, written and oral communication skills with patients and physicians. Basic physic principles, instrumentation, application to medical imaging, knobology, and image orientation will be addressed. Prerequisite: Acceptance into DMS program
  • DMS-310

    Physics & Instrumentation I

    This course is an introduction to ultrasound physics and instrumentation. Concepts discussed include sound, sound wave analysis, interaction of sound with tissue, transducers, sound beam formation and image resolution, pulse echo imaging, bioeffects, and system operation. This is the first of a two-course sequence to prepare the student toward eligibility for the credentialing examination offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Prerequisites: DMS 300, PY 101
  • DMS-311

    Physics & Instrumentation II

    This course expands on ultrasound physics and instrumentation. Concepts discussed include Doppler imaging, artifacts, ultrasound system components, clinical safety, bioeffects, quality assurance and new technologies related to diagnostic medical sonography. This is the second of a two-course sequence to prepare the student toward eligibility for the credentialing examination offered by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. Prerequisites: DMS 310, PY 101, DMS 320, DMS 330
  • DMS-320

    Abdominal Sonography I

    This is the first in a two course series. This course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform ultrasound examinations of the abdomen and prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal ultrasound findings, sectional anatomy, and pathophysiology of the abdominal organs. Patient assessment relative to sonographic findings, differential diagnosis, and patient education strategies will be included. Prerequisite: DMS 300
  • DMS-321

    Abdominal Sonography II

    This is the second in a two-course series. This course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform ultrasound examinations of the abdomen and prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal ultrasound findings, sectional anatomy, and pathophysiology of the abdominal organs. Patient assessment relative to sonographic findings, differential diagnosis, and patient education strategies will be included. Prerequisites: DMS 320, DMS 330, DMS 400
  • DMS-322

    General Sonography

    This course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform ultrasound examinations of small parts (thyroid, breast, scrotal and musculoskeletal) and prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal ultrasound findings, sectional anatomy, and pathophysiology of the small parts organs. Patient assessment relative to sonographic findings, differential diagnosis, and patient education strategies will be included.
  • DMS-330

    Gynecologic Ultrasound

    The course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform transabdominal and endo-vaginal ultrasound examinations of the non-gravid female pelvis and prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal ultrasound findings, anatomy, and pathophysiology of the non-gravid female pelvis and reproductive system. Patient assessment, interpretation of sonographic images including differential diagnosis, and patient education strategies will be included. Prerequisite: DMS 300
  • DMS-331

    OB Sonography

    The course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform transabdominal and endo-vaginal ultrasound examinations of the fetus and gravid female pelvis. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal findings in the first trimester, obstetrical scanning protocol, fetal growth assessment, prenatal screening for chromosomal abnormalities, and assessment of the structures that support fetal life. This course will prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • DMS-332

    Advanced OB

    The course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform transabdominal and endo - vaginal ultrasound examinations of the fetus and identify 257 fetal anomalies . Emphasis will be placed on embryology, abnormal fetal development, and associated ultrasound findings. This course will prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • DMS-333

    Adv. Obstetric Sonography

    The course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform transabdominal and endo-vaginal ultrasound examinations of the fetus and identify fetal anomalies. Emphasis will be placed on embryology, abnormal fetal development, and associated ultrasound findings. This course will prepare the student to sit for the national certification exam in obstetrics and gynecology.
  • DMS-390

    Clinical Practicum I

    This hands-on clinical practicum is the first in a sequence and focuses on the performance of sonographic examinations in the clinical setting. Under the supervision of clinical preceptors, students will perform ultrasound examinations on patients in inpatient and outpatient facilities. Emphasis will not be limited to, but will be focused on abdominal ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound, image optimization, system controls, patient care, communication, and care of sonographic equipment. Assessments will be administered through clinical competencies. In addition, discussion boards and case presentations are a required part of this course.
  • DMS-391

    Clinical Practicum II

    This hands-on clinical practicum is the second in a sequence and focuses on the performance of sonographic examinations in the clinical setting. Under the supervision of clinical preceptors, students will perform ultrasound examinations on patients in inpatient and outpatient facilities. Emphasis will be on obstetrical ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound, image optimization, system controls, patient care, communication, and care of sonographic equipment. Assessments will be administered through clinical competencies. In addition, discussion boards and case presentations are a required part of this course.
  • DMS-400

    Applied Sonography I

    This hands-on lab is the first in a sequence focusing on the performance of sonographic procedures. This course will emphasize imaging of sectional abdominal anatomy and the female pelvis in addition to control operation, and use and care of sonographic equipment.
  • DMS-401

    Applied Sonography II

    This hands-on lab is the second in a sequence, which continues to focus on the performance of sonographic procedures. This course will emphasize imaging of sectional abdominal anatomy and the female pelvis in addition to control operation, and use and care of sonographic equipment.
  • DMS-410

    Vascular Sonography I

    This course will provide the student with the knowledge necessary to perform ultrasound examinations of vascular structures. Emphasis will be placed on normal and abnormal ultrasound findings, sectional anatomy, and pathophysiology of vascular anatomy. Patient assessment relative to sonographic findings, differential diagnosis, and patient education strategies will be included.