2017-2018 Semester Catalog

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS3) Associate of Applied Science Degree

Campus Availability and Advisement:

Program Description:

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography Associate Degree program is a sequence of courses that provides educational opportunities to individuals in didactic and clinical environments that will enable them to gain skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary to graduate and become successful entry-level employees in the field of Diagnostic Medical Sonography. The profession requires critical thinking skills, judgment, and the ability to provide appropriate health care services. Sonographers use high frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual pictures of internal body structures. The images are evaluated by physicians to make a medical diagnosis. Course work includes sonographic physics, sonographic identification of normal and abnormal anatomy, physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology of the abdomen, pelvis, and small parts of the adult, pediatric, and fetal patient, clinical application courses, interventional sonography, journal and case study review, and comprehensive registry reviews. Program graduates receive a Diagnostic Medical Sonography associate degree which qualifies them to apply to take the examinations to become a Registered Sonographer.

Accredited by Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Entrance Dates:

Beginning of any semester for prerequisite courses, fall semester for occupational curriculum.

Entrance Requirements:

Age: 17 years old for entrance into Health Technology pre-occupational curriculum
18 years old for entrance into Health Technology programs

Pre-Occupational Curriculum (27 Credit Hours)

BIOL 2113Anatomy and Physiology I

3

BIOL 2113LAnatomy and Physiology Lab I

1

BIOL 2114Anatomy and Physiology II

3

BIOL 2114LAnatomy and Physiology Lab II

1

ENGL 1101Composition and Rhetoric

3

MATH 1111College Algebra

3

MATH 1127Introduction to Statistics

3

PHYS 1110Conceptual Physics

3

PHYS 1110LConceptual Physics Lab

1

PSYC 1101Introductory Psychology

3

XXXX xxxxHumanities/Fine Arts Elective

3

Occupational Curriculum (51 Credit Hours)

DMSO 1010Foundations of Sonography

3

DMSO 1020Sectional Anatomy and Normal Sonographic Appearance

3

DMSO 1040Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation

3

DMSO 1050Abdominal Sonography I

3

DMSO 1060Clinical Sonography I

4

DMSO 1070Pelvic Sonography and First Trimester Obstetrics

2

DMSO 1080Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation Registry Review

1

DMSO 1090Introduction to Vascular Sonography

1

DMSO 1100Clinical Sonography II

6

DMSO 2010OB Second and Third Trimesters

3

DMSO 2020Specialized Sonographic Procedures

2

DMSO 2030Clinical Sonography III

8

DMSO 2040Comprehensive ABD and OB/GYN Registry Review

2

DMSO 2050Clinical Sonography IV

10

Total Credit Hours: 78 Minimum Credit Hours for Graduation