Diagnostic Medical Sonography

DMS 20103 Principles of Cardiovascular Sonography

An introduction to the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as well as to the clinical setting that is a large portion of the curriculum during subsequent terms. Topics such as the history of ultrasound, scope of practice, Professional Code of Ethics, acoustic terminology, physician and patient interaction, and equipment operation will be discussed. Students will also learn basic EKG including interpretation of lethal heart rhythms and the course of action if a patient presents with one. Students will also learn how the heart rhythm affects acquisition of sonographic images. Prerequisite: acceptance into the DMS program. One-hour lecture, six (6) lab hours. Course fee required.

Offered Summer for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 20503 Principles of General Sonography

An introduction to the profession of Diagnostic Medical Sonography as well as to the clinical setting that is a large portion of the curriculum during subsequent terms. Topics such as the history of ultrasound, scope of practice, Professional Code of Ethics, acoustic terminology, physician and patient interaction, and equipment operation will be discussed. In the clinical setting, students will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: acceptance into the DMS program. One-hour lecture, six (6) lab hours. Course fee required.

Offered Summer for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 21003 Physics and Instrumentation I

The first course in sonographic physics and instrumentation covering basic principles of medical sonography. Acoustic variables, the interaction of sound with tissure, transducers, and instrumentation of machine controls will be discussed. Prerequisite: acceptance into the DMS program. Two-hour lecture. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 21103 Abdominal Sonography I

The study and the uses of diagnostic medical sonography and its application in the diagnosis of diseases of the abdomen. General principles of medical sonography scanning procedures and ultrasonic characteristics of the various abdominal organs and pathology will be covered. Prerequisite: acceptance into the DMS program. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 21203 Gynecological Sonography

The study and the uses of transabdominal and transvaginal medical sonography and its application in the diagnosis of diseases of the female pelvis. The sonographic appearance of the female reproductive organs, surrounding anatomy, the first trimester of pregnancy, and all gynecological pathology will be covered. Prerequisite: acceptance into the General DMS program. Three-hour lecture.

Offered for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 21301 Seminar I

The first course in a seminar series on professional development, clinical correlation, student presentations, current issues, and other miscellaneous topics in sonography. Case study presentations will be an integral part of this course. Guest speakers will be utilized on an occasional basis to enhance presentations. Prerequisite: acceptance into the DMS program. One hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 21504 General Sonography Practicum I

The initial scanning experience in the General DMS program. In the clinical setting, students will apply learned concepts and techniques related to sonographic imaging. Students will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: acceptance into the DMS program. Twenty-four (24) clinical hours. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

DMS 22003 Physics and Instrumentation II

A continuation of Physics and Instrumentation I. Doppler ultrasound principles and hemodynamics will be discussed. Students will also learn about artifacts, quality assurance, and bioeffects related to sonography. Course fee required. Prerequisite: DMS 21003. Two-hour lecture. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

DMS 22103 Abdominal Sonography II

A continuation of Abdominal Sonography I. All abdominal organs not included in Abdominal Sonography I will be covered. This course will also include superficial organs such as thyroid and male reproductive organs. Prerequisite: DMS 21104. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 22203 Obstetrical Sonography

An extensive study of the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and sonographic appearance of the developing fetus. Clinical presentation and maternal complications associated with pregnancy are also covered. Prerequisite: DMS 22103. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

 

DMS 22301 Seminar II

The second course in a seminar series on professional development, clinical correlation, student presentations, current issues, and other miscellaneous topics in sonography. Case study presentations will be an integral part of this course. Guest speakers will be utilized on an occasional basis to enhance the presentations. Prerequisite: DMS 21301. One-hour lecture.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 22503 General Sonography Practicum II

A more advanced scanning experience in the DMS program. In the clinical setting, students will improve upon previously learned skills and techniques related to sonographic imaging. Student will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: DMS 21503. Twenty-four (24) clinical hours. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 23301 Cardiovascular Seminar I

The first course in a seminar series on professional development, clinical correlation, student presentations, current issues, and other miscellaneous topics in cardiovascular sonography. Case-study presentations will be an integral part of this course. Guest speakers will be utilized on an occasional basis to enhance the presentations. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Cardiovascular DMS program. One-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 23503 General Sonography Practicum III

The final scanning experience in the general DMS program. In the clinical setting, students will be challenged to function independently with supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: DMS 22503. Thirty-two (32) clinical hours. Course fee required.

Offered Summer for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 23601 Registry Review

A review course to prepare for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). A comprehensive review with multiple practice examinations covering physics and instrumentation, abdominal and small parts sonography, and ob/gyn sonography will be offered. Prerequisite: satisfactory progress in the DMS program. Course fee required.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 23701 Breast Sonography

The study and uses of diagnostic medical sonography and its application in the diagnosis of disease of the breast. This course will include an in-depth study of breast anatomy as well as the ultrasonic characteristics of normal tissue versus pathological processes. The sonographer’s role during ultrasound-guided invasive procedures will be discussed and case studies will be presented. Prerequisite: DMS 22103. One-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 24003 Echocardiography I

The study and uses of diagnostic medical sonography and its application as it relates specifically to the heart. EKG interpretation, Holter monitor set-up, cardiac catherization, and cardiac stress testing will be discussed. Two-dimensional imaging, M-mode, Doppler testing, and Transesophageal Echocardiography in the detection of valvular and ischemic heart disease will also be studied. Contrast studies will be introduced. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Cardiovascular DMS program. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 24301 Cardiovascular Seminar II

The second in a seminar series on professional development, clinical correlation, student presentations, current issues and other miscellaneous topics in cardiovascular sonography. Case study presentations will be an integral part of this course. Guest speakers will be utilized on an occasional basis to enhance the presentations. Prerequisite: DMS 23301. One-hour lecture.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 24504 Cardiovascular Practicum I

The initial scanning experience in the DMS Cardiovascular concentration. In the clinical setting, students will apply learned concepts and techniques related to sonographic imaging. Students will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Cardiovascular DMS program. Twenty-four (24) clinical hours. Course fee required.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

DMS 24601 Cardiovascular Registry Review

A review course to prepare for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). A comprehensive review with multiple practice examinations covering cardiac and vascular physics and instrumentation, echocardiography, and vascular sonography will be offered. Prerequisite: satisfactory progression in the Cardiovascular DMS program. One-hour lecture.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 25003 Echocardiography II

A continuation of Echocardiography I. Physiology and pathology not covered in Echocardiography I will be presented in this course including pericardial disease processes, prosthetic heart valves, and cardiac tumors. More scanning procedures and ultrasonic characteristics of the heart will be covered as well. Prerequisite: DMS 24003.Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 25503 Cardiovascular Practicum II

A more advanced scanning experience in the DMS cardiovascular program. In the clinical setting, students will improve upon previously learned skills and techniques related to sonographic imaging. Students will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: DMS 24503. Twenty- four (24) clinical hours. Course fee required.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 26001 Pediatric Echocardiography

The study and uses of diagnostic medical sonography and its application as it relates specifically to the embryonic, fetal, and pediatric heart. Two-dimensional imaging, M-mode, Doppler testing, and Transesophageal Echocardiography in the detection of valvular and ischemic heart disease of the pediatric patient will also be studied. The various types of corrective surgeries for congenital heart disease will also be covered. Prerequisite: DMS 25004. Two-hour lecture.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 26503 Cardiovascular Practicum III

The final scanning experience in the DMS cardiovascular program. In the clinical setting, students will be challenged to function independently with supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: DMS 25503. Thirty-two (32) clinical hours. Course fee required.

Offered Summer for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 28003 Vascular Sonography I

The first in a two-part series in studying the use of diagnostic medical sonography as it relates to the vascular system. Protocols for performing Vascular Ultrasound and noninvasive testing examinations will be covered, as well as indications, history, and physical examinations. This course will also cover anatomy of the vascular system, vascular pathology, differential diagnosis, and information regarding fluid hemodynamics. Prerequisite: acceptance into the Cardiovascular DMS program. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 28801-03 Selected Topics in Diagnostic Medical Sonography

This course is a study of DMS topics not included in other course offerings. The format for this course may be special projects, readings, a scheduled class, or a seminar. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the DMS program.

Offered On Demand for 1-3 Semester hours.

DMS 29003 Vascular Sonography II

The second part of a two-part series in studying the use of diagnostic medical sonography as it relates to the vascular system with particular attention to the venous system. Duplex, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler velocimetry of peripheral and intra-extra-cranial systems will be studied along with plethysmography testing. This course will discuss more physiology and pathology of the vascular system not covered in Vascular Sonography I. More scanning procedures and ultrasonic characteristics of the vascular system will be covered. Prerequisite: DMS 28004. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 33301 Cardiovascular Seminar I

The first course in a seminar series on professional development, clinical correlation, student presentations, current issues, and other miscellaneous topics in cardiovascular sonography. Case study presentations will be an integral part of this course. Guest speakers will be utilized on an occasional basis to enhance the presentations. Prerequisite: completion of the General DMS AAS program or equivalent. One-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 34003 Echocardiography I

The study and uses of diagnostic medical sonography and its application as it relates specifically to the heart. EKG interpretation, Holter monitor set-up, cardiac catherization, and cardiac stress testing will be discussed. Two-dimensional imaging, M-mode, Doppler testing, and Transesophageal Echocardiography in the detection of valvular and ischemic heart disease will also be studied. Contrast studies will be introduced. Prerequisite: completion of the General DMS AAS program or equivalent. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 34301 Cardiovascular Seminar II

The second in a seminar series on professional development, clinical correlation, student presentations, current issues and other miscellaneous topics in cardiovascular sonography. Case study presentations will be an integral part of this course. Guest speakers will be utilized on an occasional basis to enhance the presentations. Prerequisite: DMS 33301. One-hour lecture.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 34504 Cardiovascular Practicum I

The initial scanning experience in the DMS Cardiovascular concentration. In the clinical setting, students will apply learned concepts and techniques related to sonographic imaging. Students will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: completion of the General DMS AAS program or equivalent. Twenty-four (24) clinical hours.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

DMS 34601 Cardiovascular Registry Review

A review course to prepare for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). A comprehensive review with multiple practice examinations covering cardiac and vascular physics and instrumentation, echocardiography, and vascular sonography will be offered. Prerequisite: satisfactory progression in the Cardiovascular DMS program. One-hour lecture.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 35003 Echocardiography II

A continuation of Echocardiography I. Physiology and pathology not covered in Echocardiography I will be presented in this course including pericardial disease processes, prosthetic heart valves, and cardiac tumors. More scanning procedures and ultrasonic characteristics of the heart will be covered as well. Prerequisite: DMS 34003. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 35503 Cardiovascular Practicum II

A more advanced scanning experience in the DMS cardiovascular program. In the clinical setting, students will improve upon previously learned skills and techniques related to sonographic imaging. Students will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: DMS 34503. Twenty- four (24) clinical hours.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 36001 Pediatric Echocardiography

The study and uses of diagnostic medical sonography and its application as it relates specifically to the embryonic, fetal, and pediatric heart. Two-dimensional imaging, M-mode, Doppler testing, and Transesophageal Echocardiography in the detection of valvular and ischemic heart disease of the pediatric patient will also be studied. The various types of corrective surgeries for congenital heart disease will also be covered. Prerequisite: DMS 35004. One-hour lecture.

Offered Summer for 2 Semester hours.

DMS 36503 Cardiovascular Practicum III

The final scanning experience in the DMS cardiovascular program. In the clinical setting, students will be challenged to function independently with supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: DMS 35503. Thirty-two (32) clinical hours.

Offered Summer for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 38003 Vascular Sonography I

The first in a two-part series in studying the use of diagnostic medical sonography as it relates to the vascular system. Protocols for performing Vascular Ultrasound and noninvasive testing examinations will be covered, as well as indications, history, and physical examinations. This course will also cover anatomy of the vascular system, vascular pathology, differential diagnosis, and information regarding fluid hemodynamics. Prerequisite: completion of the General DMS AAS program or equivalent. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 39003 Vascular Sonography II

The second part of a two-part series in studying the use of diagnostic medical sonography as it relates to the vascular system with particular attention to the venous system. Duplex, pulsed and continuous wave Doppler velocimetry of peripheral and intra-extra-cranial systems will be studied along with plethysmography testing. This course will discuss more physiology and pathology of the vascular system not covered in Vascular Sonography I. More scanning procedures and ultrasonic characteristics of the vascular system will be covered. Prerequisite: DMS 38003. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 41003 Physics and Instrumentation I

The first course in sonographic physics and instrumentation covering basic principles of medical sonography. Acoustic variables, the interaction of sound with tissure, transducers, and instrumentation of machine controls will be discussed. Prerequisite: Successful completion of an AAS in DMS or RAD or its equivalent. Two-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 41103 Abdominal Sonography I

The study and the uses of diagnostic medical sonography and its application in the diagnosis of diseases of the abdomen. General principles of medical sonography scanning procedures and ultrasonic characteristics of the various abdominal organs and pathology will be covered. Prerequisite: completion of the Cardiovascular DMS program or equivalent. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 41203 Gynecological Sonography

The study and the uses of transabdominal and transvaginal medical sonography and its application in the diagnosis of diseases of the female pelvis. The sonographic appearance of the female reproductive organs, surrounding anatomy, the first trimester of pregnancy, and all gynecological pathology will be covered. Prerequisite: completion of the Cardiovascular DMS program or equivalent. Three-hour lecture.

Offered for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 41301 Seminar I

The first course in a seminar series on professional development, clinical correlation, student presentations, current issues, and other miscellaneous topics in sonography. Case study presentations will be an integral part of this course. Guest speakers will be utilized on an occasional basis to enhance presentations. Prerequisite: completion of the Cardiovascular DMS program or equivalent. One-hour lecture.

Offered Fall for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 41504 General Sonography Practicum I

The initial scanning experience in the General DMS program. In the clinical setting, students will apply learned concepts and techniques related to sonographic imaging. Students will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: completion of the Cardiovascular DMS program or equivalent. Twenty-four (24) clinical hours.

Offered Fall for 4 Semester hours.

DMS 42003 Physics and Instrumentation II

A continuation of Physics and Instrumentation I. Doppler ultrasound principles and hemodynamics will be discussed. Students will also learn about artifacts, quality assurance, and bioeffects related to sonography. Prerequisite: DMS 41003. Two-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 2 Semester hours.

DMS 42103 Abdominal Sonography II

A continuation of Abdominal Sonography I. All abdominal organs not included in Abdominal Sonography I will be covered. This course will also include superficial organs such as thyroid and male reproductive organs. Prerequisite: DMS 41103. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 42203 Obstetrical Sonography

An extensive study of the anatomy, physiology, pathology, and sonographic appearance of the developing fetus. Clinical presentation and maternal complications associated with pregnancy are also covered. Prerequisite: DMS 41203. Three-hour lecture.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 42301 Seminar II

The second course in a seminar series on professional development, clinical correlation, student presentations, current issues, and other miscellaneous topics in sonography. Case study presentations will be an integral part of this course. Guest speakers will be utilized on an occasional basis to enhance the presentations. Prerequisite: DMS 41301. One-hour lecture.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.

DMS 42503 General Sonography Practicum II

A more advanced scanning experience in the DMS program. In the clinical setting, students will improve upon previously learned skills and techniques related to sonographic imaging. Student will function under close supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: DMS 41503. Twenty-four (24) clinical hours.

Offered Spring for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 43503 General Sonography Practicum III

The final scanning experience in the general DMS program. In the clinical setting, students will be challenged to function independently with supervision of qualified sonographers. Prerequisite: DMS 42503. Thirty-two (32) clinical hours.

Offered Summer for 3 Semester hours.

DMS 43601 Registry Review

A review course to prepare for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS). A comprehensive review with multiple practice examinations covering physics and instrumentation, abdominal and small parts sonography, and ob/gyn sonography will be offered. Prerequisite: satisfactory progress in the General DMS program.

Offered Summer for 1 Semester hours.