Diagnostic Medical Sonography Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

DS 201 Principles of Sonography 3-2-4
An introduction to principles of ultrasound with emphasis on physical principles, instrumentation and terminology. Laboratory sessions will offer "hands-on" learning techniques.

DS 221 Sonographic Physics 3-0-3
Study of the physical principles involved in ultrasound and state-of-the-art equipment technology. (Prerequisite: DS 201)

DS 233 Seminars in Sonography 4-0-4
Sessions will be used for case presentations by students and preparation for registry exams. (Prerequisites: DS 297 and DS 241)

DS 241 Principles of Vascular Ultrasound 3-2-4
Study of physical and doppler principles utilized in the ultrasound study of vascular structures. Laboratory sessions will introduce students to scanning techniques used in vascular studies. (Prerequisites: DS 201 and DS 221)

DS 265 Sonographic Anatomy and Pathology I 3-0-3
Study of gross, sagittal and cross sectional anatomy of the abdomen and the pathological changes and disease processes which are found in ultrasound examination of the abdominal region.

DS 266 Sonographic Anatomy and Pathology II 3-0-3
A continuation of Sonographic Anatomy and Pathology I with an introduction of small parts anatomy and an in-depth study of pathologic changes and disease processes found in relation to these structures. (Prerequisites: DS 201 and DS 265)

DS 275 Sonographic Principles of OB/GYN I 3-0-3
In depth study of the anatomy of female reproductive organs and associated pathological changes with introduction to first trimester fetal development.

DS 277 Sonographic Principles of OB/GYN II 3-0-3
A continuation of Sonographic OB/GYN I, with emphasis on the continuing process of fetal development and associated pathologic conditions. (Prerequisites: DS 201 and DS 275)

DS 291 DMS Clinical Procedures I 0-12-4
Two days per week of observation and direct hands-on experience in the campus lab designed to familiarize students with working procedures in an ultrasound lab. Basic examination techniques will be performed. Students will work with each other and faculty on ultrasound equipment, simulators, and computer applications.

DS 296 DMS Clinic II 0-24-6
Three days per week of clinical experience at selected clinical sites. Students will gain continued scanning experience. (Prerequisites:DS 201, DS 265, DS 275 and DS 291)

DS 297 DMS Clinic III 0-21-5
Four 8-hour days per week at selected clinical sites for a 10 week period with emphasis on expanded roles in the ultrasound studies. Students will develop intermediate level skills and recognition of pathology will be stressed. (Prerequisites: DS 221, DS 266, DS 276 and DS 296)

DS 298 DMS Clinic IV 0-32-8
Four days per week of final experience to strengthen scanning and interpretation skills in preparation for challenging registry exams and entry into the sonography field. (Prerequisites: DS 241 and DS 297)

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