Academics

    DMS

    DMS 101  Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  MAT 109 or MAT 110 or higher
    This course is a study of fundamental principles of acoustic physics including sound waves, sound wave propagation, sound wave interactions, image production, ultrasound transducers, transducer arrays, transducer operation, imaging modes, and biological effects.

    DMS 102  Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II  (3-0-3)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 101
    This course is an advanced study of the fundamental principles of acoustic physics and ultrasound instrumentation to include a discussion of the major components of the ultrasound system, Doppler, spectral analysis, color-flow Doppler, color Doppler energy, ultrasound artifacts, quality assurance, and new technology.

    DMS 104  Patient Care for Sonography  (1-3-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  ENG 101
    This course is a study of the techniques of proper patient care, including communication, patient assessment, infection control, patient confidentiality, cultural diversity, body mechanics, and other skills required within a sonographic lab. 

    DMS 105  Sonographic Anatomy of the Abdomen  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course is a study of the abdominal structures with emphasis on sonographic imaging methods and procedures.

    DMS 116  Abdominal Ultrasound  (3-3-4)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 105
    This course is an in-depth study of abdominal ultrasound including anatomy, physiology, and pathology.  The sonographic appearance of normal anatomical structures and the more common abnormalities affecting the abdomen are also discussed.  Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of clinical tests and basic scanning techniques relative to the development of a differential diagnosis.

    DMS 117  Gynecology  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course is the study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the female reproductive system with emphasis on sonographic imaging methods and procedures.

    DMS 119  Embryology and First Trimester Ultrasound  (2-0-2)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 117
    This course is the study of anatomy, physiology, and pathology associated with first trimester ultrasound, including an in-depth study of the reproductive process with emphasis on sonographic imaging methods and procedures.

    DMS 124  OB/GYN Sonography II  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 119
    This course is an advanced study of the gynecological pathologic processes, including fetal anomalies/abnormalities and advanced fetal gestational age testing.

    DMS 130  Selected Topics in Sonography  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 116
    This course is a study of thyroid, breast, testicular and other superficial structures of the body by ultrasound with emphasis on anatomy, physiology and pathological conditions associated with these organs.

    DMS 164  Introduction to Clinical Education  (0-6-2)
    Offered Fall Semester
    This course is a supervised clinical experience and practice designed to introduce the student to the Diagnostic Ultrasound Department.

    DMS 165  Clinical Education II  (0-24-8)
    Offered Spring Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 164
    This course is a supervised clinical experience and practice designed to continue the student's development of ultrasound scanning skills and techniques.

    DMS 166  Advanced Clinical Education  (0-21-7)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 165
    This course is supervised clinical experience and practice designed to continue and advance the student's ultrasound scanning skills and techniques.

    DMS 167  Imaging Practicum  (0-24-8)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 166
    This course is supervised clinical experience and practice designed to continue and advance the student's ultrasound scanning skills and techniques. This clinical course also provides an opportunity for students to explore advancements in Sonography.

    DMS 200  Seminars in Sonography  (2-0-2)
    Offered Summer Semester
    Prerequisite:  DMS 101
    This course is an in-depth review of ultrasound physics, anatomy, physiology, and pathology and provides test preparation for the national certification exams. Emphasis is placed on the interpretation of clinical tests and scanning techniques relative to the development of a differential diagnosis.