DGMS 201C             Principles of Sonography

An introduction to principles of ultrasound with emphasis on physical principles, instrumentation, and terminology. Lab sessions will offer hands-on learning techniques.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 4

 

DGMS 221C             Sonographic Physics

Study of the physical principles involved in ultrasound and state-of-the-art equipment technology. (Prerequisite: DGMS 201C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0   Credit Hours: 3

 

DGMS 233C             Seminars in Sonography

Sessions will be used for case presentations by students and preparation for registry exams. (Prerequisites: DGMS 297C and DGMS 241C)

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 4

 

DGMS 241C             Principles of Vascular Ultrasound

Study of physical and doppler principles utilized in the ultrasound study of vascular structures. Lab sessions will introduce students to scanning techniques used in vascular studies. (Prerequisites: DGMS 201C, DGMS 221C.)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 2    Credit Hours: 4

 

DGMS 265C             Sonographic Anatomy and Pathology I

Study of gross, sagittal, and cross sectional anatomy of the abdomen and the pathological changes and disease processes that are found in ultrasound examination of the abdominal region.

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

DGMS 266C             Sonographic Anatomy and Pathology II

A continuation of DGMS 265C 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: DGMS 201C and DGMS 265C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

DGMS 275C             Sonographic Principles of OB/GYN I

In-depth study of the anatomy of female reproductive organs and associated pathological changes with introduction to first trimester fetal development.

Lecture Hours: 3     Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0     Credit Hours: 3

 

DGMS 277C             Sonographic Principles of OB/GYN II

A continuation of DGMS 276C, with emphasis on the continuing process of fetal development and associated pathologic conditions. (Prerequisites: DGMS 201C and DGMS 275C)

Lecture Hours: 3    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 0    Credit Hours: 3

 

DGMS 291C             DMS Clinical Procedures I

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.

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 12    Credit Hours: 4

 

DGMS 296C             DMS Clinic II

Three days per week of clinical experience at selected clinical sites. Students will gain continued scanning experience. All students enrolled in DGMS 296C will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: DGMS 201C, DGMS 265C, DGMS 275C, and DGMS 291C)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 24    Credit Hours: 6

 

DGMS 297C             DMS Clinic III

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. All students enrolled in DGMS 297C will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: DGMS 221C, DGMS 266C, DGMS 277C, and DGMS 296C)

Lecture Hours: 0     Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 21    Credit Hours: 5

 

DGMS 298C             DMS Clinic IV

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. All students enrolled in DGMS 298C will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. (Prerequisites: DGMS 241C and DGMS 297C)

Lecture Hours: 0    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 32    Credit Hours: 8

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