DMS - Diagnostic Medical Sonography

DMS 101  Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I  (2-0-2)  

Offered Fall Semester

Prerequisite: MAT 109 or MAT 110 or higher

Co-requisites: DMS 104, DMS 105, DMS 117, DMS 164 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 116, DMS 119, DMS 165 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 101, DMS 105, DMS 117, DMS 164 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 101, DMS 104, DMS 117, DMS 164 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 102, DMS 119, DMS 165 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 101, DMS 104, DMS 105, DMS 164 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 102, DMS 116, DMS 165 (required)

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

Prerequisites: DMS 166, DMS 200

Co-requisites: DMS 130, DMS 167

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

Prerequisites: DMS 166, DMS 200

Co-requisites: DMS 124, DMS 167 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 101, DMS 104, DMS 105, DMS 117, (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 102, DMS 116, DMS 119 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 200 (required)

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

Prerequisites: DMS 166, DMS 200

Co-requisites: DMS 124, DMS 130 (required)

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

Co-requisites: DMS 166 (required)

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.