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Diagnostic Medical Sonographer (DMS)

DMS 105  (13 credit hours)  
Introduction to Cardiology  

Provides an overview of anatomy and physiology and the electrophysiology of the cardiovascular system. Includes theory and application of the 12-lead electrocardiogram, holter monitor, and stress test. Covers cardiac pharmacology, medical terminology, medical law and ethics, and patient care. Includes Cardiac Catheterization lab, Vascular Sonography, and Respiratory Care. Lecture: 10.0 credits (150 contact hours). Clinical: 3.0 credits (180 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Cardiac Sonography Program.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LEC: Lecture
DMS 109  (7 credit hours)  
Sonography I  

Provides a study of diagnostic foundations of clinical medicine pertinent to abdominal, superficial structures, musculoskeletal and non-cardiac chest sonography. Includes obtaining the clinical history, interpretation of clinical laboratory test, the pathophysiologic effects of disease, related clinical signs and symptoms, sectional anatomy, and normal/abnormal sonographic patterns. Includes a laboratory component for the practice and application of normal sonographic patterns, basic scanning techniques and protocol. Lecture: 5.0 credits (75 contact hours), Laboratory: 2.0 credits (90 contact hours) (45:1 Ratio).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography program; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
DMS 111  (7 credit hours)  
Abdominal Sonography  

Provides a study of diagnostic foundations of clinical medicine pertinent to abdominal, superficial, musculoskeletal and non-cardiac chest sonography. Includes obtaining the clinical history, interpretation of clinical laboratory test, the pathophysiologic effects of disease, related clinical signs and symptoms, sectional anatomy, and normal/abnormal sonographic patterns. Includes a laboratory component for the practice and application of normal sonographic patterns, basic scanning techniques and protocol. Lecture: 5.0 credits (75 contact hours) Lab: 2.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography program; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
DMS 115  (6 credit hours)  
Sonography II  

Covers the study of the clinical applications within the sonographic specialties of obstetrics, gynecology, female breast, and neurosonography. Includes related clinical symptoms and laboratory tests, pathophysiologic effects of disease and anomalies, and normal/abnormal sonographic patterns. Includes basic scanning techniques and protocol. with an emphasis on the demonstration of clinical applications of theoretical principles and concepts. Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours), Laboratory: 2.0 credits (90 contact hours), (45:1 Ratio).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography program; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
DMS 116  (6 credit hours)  
OB/GYN Sonography  

Covers the study of the clinical applications within the sonographic specialties of obstetrics and gynecology. Includes related clinical symptoms and laboratory test, pathophysiologic effects of disease and anomalies, and normal/abnormal sonographic patterns. Includes basic scanning techniques and protocol. Designed for the student to utilize the laboratory facilities to demonstrate clinical applications of theoretical principles and concepts. 0 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification; Lecture/Lab: 6.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 117  (7 credit hours)  
Vascular Sonography I  

Provides a study of diagnostic foundations of clinical medicine pertinent to vascular sonography. Includes obtaining the clinical history, interpretation of clinical laboratory test, the pathophysiologic effects of disease, related clinical signs and symptoms, sectional/vascular anatomy, and normal/abnormal sonographic patterns. Includes a laboratory component for the practice and application of normal sonographic patterns, basic scanning techniques and protocol. Lecture/Lab: 7.0 credits (165 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography program; Computer Literacy; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 118  (6 credit hours)  
Vascular Sonography II  

Covers the study of the clinical applications of peripheral venous, peripheral arterial and abdominal vasculature within the sonographic vascular concentration. Includes related clinical symptoms and laboratory test, pathophysiologic effects of disease and anomalies, and normal/abnormal sonographic patterns. Includes basic scanning techniques and protocol. Designed for the student to utilize the laboratory facilities to demonstrate clinical applications of theoretical principles and concepts. Lecture/Lab: 6.0 credits (150 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography program; Computer Literacy; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 119  (6 credit hours)  
Ultrasonic Physics and Instrumentation  

Consists of lectures and related laboratory exercises covering the areas of ultrasonic propagation principles, transducer parameters, interactive properties of ultrasound with human tissue, possible biologic effects, basic equipment types, instrumentation and quality control procedures, hemodynamics and basic Doppler. Lecture: 6.0 credits (90 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Digital Literacy, Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 126  (3-4 credit hours)  
Clinical Education I  

Includes observation of all clinical duties performed in the ultrasound department. Covers basic instruction and scanning experience in abdomen, superficial structures, non-cardiac chest, embryo/fetus, gravid and non-gravid pelvic structures with basic competencies to be performed. Clinical: 3 - 4 credits (180 - 240 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography program; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR Certification.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 136  (4 credit hours)  
Vascular Clinical Education I  

Includes observation and practice of all clinical duties performed in the vascular lab with basic instruction and scanning experience under the supervision of a credentialed Vascular Sonographer. Clinical: 4.0 credits (240 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 117 with minimum "C" grade.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 146  (12 credit hours)  
Cardiac Techniques I  

Provides a study of normal cardiovascular anatomy and physiology including hemodynamic concepts, electrophysiology, and the conduction system. Includes patient care and medical and legal issues of sonographers. Presents pathophysiologic conditions, signs and symptoms of valvular heart disease, ischemic cardiac disease, and infective endocarditis, and prosthetic heart valves and discussion of the various cardiac testing procedures used in diagnosis. Includes a laboratory component to develop basic skills in 2D, M-mode, Doppler scanning techniques and standard measurements. Lecture: 8 credit hours (120 contact hours). Lab: 4 credit hours (180 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography program; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification.
Co-requisite: DMS 147.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAI: Integrated Laboratory, LEI: Integrated Lecture
DMS 147  (1 credit hours)  
Cardiac Clinical Education I  

Introduces the student to the clinical environment including the function and organization of the echocardiography department and the various testing procedures utilized in the diagnosis of cardiac diseases. Presents opportunities to observe and model the appropriate professional behaviors and communication expected in the clinical setting and initiates the performance of basic scan skills under the supervision of appropriately credentialed cardiac sonographers. Clinical: 1 credit hour (60 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification.
Co-requisite: DMS 146.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 199  (1 credit hours)  
Online Physics Review  

Includes a review of basic ultrasound physics, transducers, bioeffects, artifacts, quality assurance and principles of Doppler techniques. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 119 or 121 with minimum "C" grade or Consent of Instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 201  (1 credit hours)  
Online Abdomen Review  

Provides a review of abdominal sonography to prepare the student for the related registry. Includes obtaining a clinical history, interpretation of clinical laboratory tests, pathologic basis for disease, related clinical signs and symptoms, sectional anatomy, and normal/abnormal sonographic patterns. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 109 or DSM 111 with minimum "C" grade or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 202  (1 credit hours)  
Online OB/GYN Review  

Provides a review of related clinical signs and symptoms, laboratory tests, and normal/abnormal sonographic patterns in preparation for the related Ob/Gyn registry. Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 115 or DMS 116 with minimum "C" grade or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 204  (2 credit hours)  
Online Vascular Review  

Provides a review of vascular sonography to prepare the student for the ARDMS certification examination. Includes activities and quizzes related to cerbrovascular, intracranial, peripheral venous, peripheral arterial and abdominal vascular sonography. Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 206  (3 credit hours)  
Online Vascular Sonography III  

Covers the various test, miscellaneous conditions encountered in vascular sonography. Emphasizes the importance of quality measurements and safety practices. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program; Computer Literacy; NAA 100 or equivalent; CPR certification.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 207  (7 credit hours)  
Cardiac Techniques II  

Presents content on additional cardiac pathologies including acquired and congenital heart diseases. Covers the relationship of echocardiography to patient history and physical examination, abstracting the clinical chart, indications for exam, and differential diagnoses. Discusses cardiovascular pharmacology, their potential effects on echocardiographic findings, and provocative agents and maneuvers. Includes a laboratory component to further develop scan skills and practice more advanced evaluations of Color Flow, Pulsed and Continuous wave Doppler findings, valvular stenosis severity, ventricular function, and abnormal cardiovascular hemodynamics and flow patterns and correlating Doppler findings. Lecture: 4 credit hours (60 contact hours). Lab: 3 credit hours (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 146 with a minimum "C" grade or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAI: Integrated Laboratory, LEI: Integrated Lecture
DMS 215  (6 credit hours)  
Cardiac Sonography III  

Covers the basic embryology of the heart, fetal and postnatal circulation, and basic types of congenital heart defects found in the adult. Includes how systemic disease affects the heart and basic clinical problem solving techniques used in echocardiography. Lecture/Lab: 6.0 credits (270 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 205 with minimum "C" grade.
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 216  (3 credit hours)  
Cardiac Techniques III  

Presents content on contrast, 3D echocardiography, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), stress echocardiography, Intensive Care Unit patient, and operative/perioperative applications. Covers heart transplant, emergency and echo-guided procedures and effects of systemic diseases on the heart. Enhance with opportunity for hands-on practice with 3D and strain echocardiographic advanced scanning techniques. Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 207 with a minimum "C" grade or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 217  (3 credit hours)  
Basic Cardiac Ultrasound Technology  

Provides review and practical application of ultrasound and Doppler physics; cardiac anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology; cardiac imaging: 2D, M-mode, Spectral and Color Doppler; and exam protocols. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Applicants must be RDMS credentialed or graduate of an accredited sonography program or consent of a sonography program coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 230  (5-8 credit hours)  
Clinical Education II  

Includes interaction in all clinical duties performed in all ultrasound departments. Covers abdomen, superficial structures, non- cardiac chest, embryo/fetus, and the gravid and non-gravid pelvic structures with performance of basic and advanced competencies to be performed. Clinical: 5 - 8 credits (300 - 480 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program; Minimum grade of "C" in BIO 135 or (BIO 137 and BIO 139) and (PHY 151 or PHY 152 or PHY 171) and MAT 150.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 236  (8 credit hours)  
Vascular Clinical Education II  

Includes experience in clinical applications of cerebrovascular, intracranial, peripheral arterial, peripheral venous, and abdominal vascular sonographic examinations. Requires the performance of competencies with the rate of progress dependent upon the student's ability to comprehend and perform assignments. Clinical: 8.0 credits (480 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 136 with minimum "C" grade.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 237  (5 credit hours)  
Vascular Clinical Education III  

Provides a more active clinical role in assisting the practicing vascular Sonographer and performing sonographic duties under direct supervision. Requires the performance of competencies with the rate of progress dependent upon the student's ability to comprehend and perform assignments. Clinical: 5.0 credits (300 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Minimum "C" grade in DMS 136 and DMS 236.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 240  (5-8 credit hours)  
Clinical Education III  

Continues the clinical experience by student assuming a more active role in assisting the practicing sonographer and performing sonographic duties under direct supervision with the rate of progress dependent upon the student's ability to comprehend and perform assignments. Clinical: 5.0 - 8.0 credits (300 - 480 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 230 with Minimum "C" grade.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 246  (1 credit hours)  
Cardiac Review  

Provides review of Adult Echocardiography material and practice with registry-formatted testing in preparation for challenging the national certifying board examination. Lecture: 1 credit hour (15 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 207 with minimum "C" grade or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 247  (2 credit hours)  
Cardiac Clinical Education II  

Includes observation of all clinical duties in the echocardiographic department including routine, stress, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), and 3D echocardiography as possible. Emphasizes basic clinical scanning experience under the supervision of a credentialed Cardiac Sonographer. Clinical: 2 credit hours (120 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 147 with a grade of Pass or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Co-requisite: DMS 207.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 248  (6 credit hours)  
Cardiac Clinical Education III  

Requires progressive clinical experience with student assuming a more active role in assisting the supervising Cardiac Sonographer with the rate of progress dependent upon the student's ability. Emphasizes increased participation in performance of the complete adult echo examination including scanning competencies, and participation in non-routine procedures including transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and stress echocardiographic studies. Clinical: 6 credit hours (360 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 247 with minimum "C" grade or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 249  (8 credit hours)  
Cardiac Clinical Education IV  

Requires entry-level or above proficiency in scanning skills and knowledge in adult echocardiography. Introduces echocardiography of the pediatric patient and use of advanced techniques such as contrast, strain, and 3D echocardiography. Compares current with previous scans and tailoring the exam as indicated by findings encountered during the examination. Clinical: 8 credit hours (480 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: DMS 248 with minimum "C" grade or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Co-requisite: DMS 216.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 255  (6 credit hours)  
Vascular Technology  

Presents normal/abnormal sectional anatomy, hemodynamics, patient assessment and diagnostic testing related to vascular technology. Includes applications of pathophysiologic basis, clinical signs and symptoms and typical findings related to the peripheral vascular system. Includes therapeutic interventions, intraoperative monitoring and the use of contrast agents. Covers vascular physics including blood flow characteristics and pressure/flow/velocity relationships. Lecture/Lab: 6.0 credits (120 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Minimum "C" grade in (DMS 119 and DMS 240) or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
DMS 260  (6 credit hours)  
Vascular Clinical Education  

Provides clinical experience by student actively assisting and performing vascular procedures under direct supervision of a Vascular Technologist. Completes competencies including cerebrovascular, upper/lower venous/arterial extremity, and abdominal vasculature. Clinical: 6 credits (360 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Minimum "C" grade in (DMS 119 and DMS 240) or consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical
DMS 280  (3 credit hours)  
Basic Vascular Technology  

Provides review and practical application of vascular technology (Carotid Duplex Scanning and Peripheral Vascular Scanning) with an analysis of anatomy, physics, hemodynamics, exam protocols, and pathology. Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Applicant must be RDMS credentialed or a graduate of an accredited sonography program or Consent of Program Coordinator.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture