DMS - DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

DMS-101 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I [Fall Only]

This course will provide the student with the relevant fundamental physical principles as well as the basic instrumentation used in diagnostic ultrasound. Modes of operation, imaging and display techniques that relate to high-frequency sound production will be stressed. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

DMS-102, DMS-113, DMS-115

DMS-102 Clinical Medicine and Patient Care [Fall Only]

This course will enable the student to provide quality patient care while demonstrating the application of technical skills needed to perform ultrasound procedures. Medical term definitions will also be presented and practical applications of medical terminology will be covered. An understanding of pertinent emergency care, patient psychology, medical ethics and management skills will be presented. Lecture [2.00].

Credits

2

Corequisites

DMS-101, DMS-113, DMS-115

DMS-113 Abdominal Sonography I [Fall Only]

This course is a comprehensive study of abdominal structures with an emphasis on specialty organ examinations. Knowledge of the diagnosis, history and physical findings, as they pertain to the pathophysiology of abdominal organs and systems are presented. Normal and abnormal tissue patterns are included within the discussions. Students will practice scanning in the lab in preparation for objectives required in Ultrasound Clinic I. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Corequisites

BIO-109, DMS-101, DMS-102, DMS-115

DMS-115 Cross-Sectional Anatomy [Fall Only]

This course involves the study of the structure and function of human anatomy in the cross sectional mode. Topics will include the circulatory system, abdomen, thorax, cranium, pelvis, reproductive system and retroperitoneum. Fetal cross-sectional anatomy will also be presented. The course content will be presented through lectures, discussion, and laboratory exercises. Lecture [3. 00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

4

Corequisites

BIO-109, DMS-101, DMS-102, DMS-113

DMS-201 Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II [Spring Only]

This course is a continuance of the study of the physical principles of diagnostic ultrasound. Emphasis will be placed on hemodynamics, Doppler ultrasound, image artifacts, bioeffects, safety, and quality assurance. Advanced instrumentation will also be presented. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

DMS-101, DMS-102, DMS-113, DMS-115

Corequisites

DMS-204, DMS-205, DMS-213, DMS-218

DMS-204 Introduction to Medical Imaging [Spring Only]

This course is a comprehensive course pertaining to different procedures that exist in the Radiology Department. It is an introduction to different modalities and how they interrelate to one another. Special tests will be introduced in each modality with strong emphasis on correlation with ultrasound exams. The course will be divided into certain organ systems and the modalitiesthat are useful in determining certain abnormalities. Students will be shown how different modalities utilize patient testing and the importance of the modality. Topics are chosen according to certain ultrasound procedures. Lecture [1.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DMS-102, DMS-113, DMS-218

Corequisites

DMS-201, DMS-205, DMS-213, DMS-218

DMS-205 Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography I [Spring Only]

This course is designed to familiarize students with the pathophysiology of the female reproductive system, gynecological anomalies and normal and abnormal first trimester pregnancy. Pelvic scanning protocol will also be discussed and sonographic interpretation will be utilized. Recognizing the normal and abnormal sonographic patterns in gynecology and first trimester pregnancy will be covered. Pathological and/or physiological data for the interpretation by physicians is stressed. The sonographic criteria for evaluation of the gravid uterus and fetus will be demonstrated. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO-109, DMS-102, DMS-113, DMS-115

Corequisites

DMS-201, DMS-204, DMS-213, DMS-218

DMS-213 Abdominal Sonography II [Spring Only]

This course is a continuance of Abdominal Sonography I in studying abdominal structures where an emphasis is placed on specialty organ examinations. Knowledge of the diagnosis, history, and physical findings as they pertain to the pathophysiology of abdominal and small organs are presented. Normal and abnormal tissue patterns are included within this course. Students will practice and master a full abdominal procedure in the lab to prepare them for Ultrasound Clinic II-Abdomen rotation. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO-109, DMS-102, DMS-113, DMS-115

Corequisites

DMS-201, DMS-204, DMS-205, DMS-218

DMS-214 Echocardiography I [Fall Only]

This course is an introduction to cardiovascular principles. Topics covered will be anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, patient assessment that includes palpation and auscultation of the heart and arteries, cardiovascular medications, surgical intervention and interpretation of electrocardiograms. Students will also learn how to perform a limited echo procedure in an attempt to prepare them for Vascular Practicum IV. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO-209, DMS-201, DMS-219

Corequisites

DMS-220, DMS-229

DMS-218 Ultrasound Clinic I [Spring Only]

This course requires the student to spend two days a week in an approved hospital Ultrasound Department. Students will perform limited abdominal and pelvic procedures under the direct supervision of the supervising sonographer. Students are given specific learning objectives for the rotation. Progress is evaluated according to a competency-based clinical education system. Clinical [16.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DMS-101, DMS-102, DMS-113, DMS-115

Corequisites

DMS-201, DMS-204, DMS-205, DMS-213

DMS-219 Ultrasound Clinic II - Abdomen

This course requires the student to spend five days a week in an approved hospital Ultrasound Department. Students will perform complete abdomen procedures under the direct supervision of the supervising sonographer. Students are given specific learning objectives for the rotation. Progress is evaluated according to a competency-based clinical education system. Clinical [40.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

DMS-204, DMS-205, DMS-213, DMS-218

DMS-220 Ultrasound Clinic III - Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography [Fall Only]

This course requires the student to spend two days a week in an approved hospital Ultrasound Department. Students will perform pelvic and obstetrical procedures under the direct supervision of the supervising sonographer. Students are given specific learning objectives for the rotation. Progress is evaluated according to a competency-based clinical education system. Clinical [16.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

DMS-205, DMS-219

Corequisites

DMS-226

DMS-221 Ultrasound Clinic IV - Echocardiography [Spring Only]

This course requires the student to spend two days a week in an approved ultrasound department. Students will perform venous and arterial procedures under the direct supervision of the supervising sonographer. Students are given specific learning objectives for the rotation. Progress is evaluated according to a competency-based clinical education system. Clinical [16.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

DMS-214, DMS-220, DMS-226, DMS-229

Corequisites

DMS-227

DMS-222 Ultrasound Clinic V - Vascular [Summer Only]

This course requires the student to spend five days a week in an approved ultrasound department. Students will perform venous and arterial procedures under the supervision of the designated clinical instructor. Students are given specific learning objectives for the rotation. Progress is evaluated according to a competency-based clinical education system. Clinical [200 hours over the summer session.] .

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DMS-221, DMS-227

Corequisites

DMS-230

DMS-226 Obstetric and Gynecological Sonography II [Fall Only]

This course is a continuance of OB/GYN Sonography designed to familiarize the students with the pathophysiology of the female reproductive pelvic scanning protocol will also be discussed and sonographic interpretation will be utilized in the labs. Normal and abnormal obstetrical patterns will be taught, and emphasis is placed on recognizing the essential sonographic appearance when doing an obstetrical exam in 2nd and 3rd trimester. Chromosomal and congenital anomalies are discussed and the importance of the differential diagnosis. Level II and high risk OB ultrasound are presented. Pathological and/or physiological data for the interpretation by physicians is stressed. The sonographic criteria for evaluation of the gravid uterus, postpartum uterus and the fetus will be demonstrated. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

BIO-209, DMS-205, DMS-219

Corequisites

DMS-214, DMS-220

DMS-227 Echocardiography II [Spring Only]

This course is a continuance of Echocardiography, explaining the normal anatomy and physiology of the adult heart. A more in-depth analysis of the physiology/hemodynamics of the heart chambers and muscles are emphasized. Doppler flow patterns and sonographic evaluation of the abnormal heart will be stressed. New techniques as an adjunct tool to Echocardiography will be discussed. Students will perform a complete echo exam in lab in preparation for Vascular Practicum IV. Cardiac measurements of the chambers and muscles will be covered. Lecture [2.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DMS-226, DMS-229

Corequisites

DMS-221, DMS-228

DMS-228 Advanced Ultrasound Practices [Spring Only]

This course is designed to explore new specialty techniques in the areas of Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Echocardiography. Intraoperative procedures will be discussed in all specialties. Specialized equipment will also be emphasized. The course will also focus on legal and ethical issues in sonography. Review of case presentations will be discussed. Independent learning assignments and various lecture formats will enhance the course. Journal articles will be introduced. Neurosonography will be stressed to include normal and abnormal sonographic findings. Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

1

Prerequisites

DMS-226, DMS-229

Corequisites

DMS-221, DMS-227

DMS-229 Vascular Imaging [Fall Only]

This course introduces the use of diagnostic imaging with the use of Doppler for examining the vasculature of the human body. In this class the student will learn about diseases that affect the circulatory system. The course provides a history of diagnosis and treatment of vascular conditions. In addition, the course gives the student an awareness of alternative diagnostic tools used in conjunction with ultrasound. The student will learn how to perform vascular tests commonly performed in vascular laboratories and develop an awareness of tests that are routinely performed. Lecture [1.00], Laboratory [3.00].

Credits

2

Prerequisites

BIO-209, DMS-201, DMS-213

Corequisites

DMS-214, DMS-220

DMS-230 Comprehensive Review [Summer Only]

This course will review specialty areas pertinent to sonography in preparation for the ARDMS exam. Emphasis will be placed on ultrasound physics, general and cardiac concentrations. Upon completion of the program, students are eligible to take the ARDMS exams in Abdomen, Ob/Gyn, and Adult Echocardiography. The matrix of ARDMS exams for Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Adult Echocardiography will be followed. Seventy percent of the matrix on all specialties will be reviewed. The remaining 30% will be presented in the program courses specifically focused on the specialties mentioned. Students are required to pass the exit examination in all three specialties as a requirement for program eligibility to take the ARDMS exams. Lecture [3.00].

Credits

3

Prerequisites

DMS-227, DMS-228

Corequisites

DMS-222