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Course Descriptions

DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY

DMSU-102   Introduction to Ultrasound
3 Credits

This course is designed to provide the student with an over view of the theoretical, clinical, and ethical aspects of ultrasound. The student will have the opportunity  to familiarize themselves with ultrasound-related topics including: history, physics, cross-sectional  anatomy, elementar y scan interpretation, and sonographic terms. The student will be introduced to the laboratory and the various ultrasound machines. Basic Patient Care procedures for imaging professionals will also be introduced  to students. Prerequisites: ENGL-121, MATH-141, BIOL-204, and  PHYS-101.

Corequisite:  DMSU-112. (2.5 hours theory, 2 hours on-campus lab weekly)

DMSU-112   Sectional Anatomy for
Imaging Professionals
3 Credits

This course is the study of cross-sectional normal and abnormal anatomy known as pathology.  The course will demonstrate and educate the student on the correlation of the study of cross-sectional anatomy. In this course, students will explore in-depth study of human  anatomy in sagittal, coronal,  transverse, and orthogonal  sections essential to current  techniques  in diagnostic imaging.  Prerequisites:  ENGL-121, MATH-141, BIOL-204, and PHYS-101. Corequisite:  DMSU-102. (3 hours weekly)

DMSU-151   Clinical Sonography I
2 Credits

This course is the student’s first clinical educa- tion rotation. The student will be trained in the day-to-day operations of an ultrasound lab. The student will have the opportunity  to obser ve experienced technologists and develop scanning skills in the clinical  setting. Attendance at an assigned clinical  affiliate for 8 hours per week is required.  Prerequisites:  ENGL-121, MATH-141, BIOL-204, PHYS-101, DMSU-102, and DMSU-112. (12 hours off-campus clinical weekly)

DMSU-171   Abdominal and Small
Parts Ultrasound I
2 Credits

This course will review basic human anatomy and physiology of the aorta, portal system, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, gastrointestinal system, spleen, adrenals, and kidneys/bladder  with em- phasis on sonographic appearance of abdominal and pelvic  viscera in accepted  scan planes. The anatomy and sonographic appearance of a first, second, and third trimester fetus are also important  aspects of this course. Proper scan techniques and protocols for the aorta and liver, and introduction  to the gallbladder are presented during the laboratory component of this course. Related diagnostic and laboratory testing, patient history, sonographic appearance and congenital anomalies are also covered. Pathology of the gastrointestinal system and spleen is introduced. This course is required to complete the gen- eral concentration of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Prerequisites: ENGL-121, MATH-141,  BIOL-204, PHYS-101, DMSU-102, and DMSU-112. Corequisites:  DMSU-151, DMSU-172, and  DMSU-211. (1.5 hours theory, 2 hours on- campus lab weekly)

DMSU-172   Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ultrasound I
2 Credits

This course will present the anatomy, physiology, and congenital anomalies of the female pelvis. Obstetrical  embr yology and fertilization  and
1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimester fetal anatomy is also covered. Fetal biometry and routine ultrasound evaluation of the fetus is covered as well. The student is expected to have an understanding of fetal and placental circulation. Lectures include the importance of patient history, laboratory, and other clinical information. Sonographic evalua- tion of the normal female reproductive structures and all three trimesters of pregnancy are also covered. This course is required to complete the general concentration of the diagnostic medical sonography program. Prerequisites: ENGL-121, MATH-141,  BIOL-204, PHYS-101, DMSU-102, and DMSU-112. Corequisites:  DMSU-151, DMSU-171, and  DMSU-211. (1.5 hours theory, 2 hours on- campus lab weekly)

DMSU-181   Vascular Ultrasound I
3 Credits

This course focuses on the carotid, peripheral, vascular, arterial, and venous Doppler ultrasound exams. The principles  of the vascular physical examination, proper instrumentation for each type of ultrasound,  as well as anatomy, hemody- namics, patient history, clinical manifestations, non-invasive techniques, and interpretation will be discussed. The students will have the opportu- nity to reinforce the theory taught in lecture with hands-on scanning in the lab component to this class. This course is required to complete the vascular concentration  of the diagnostic medical sonography program. Prerequisites: ENGL-121, MATH-141,  BIOL-204, PHYS-101, DMSU-102, and DMSU-112. Corequisites:  CARD-122, DMSU-151, and DMSU-211. (2.5 hours theory, 2 hours on- campus lab weekly)

DMSU-191   Adult Echocardiography I
3 Credits

In this course, students will focus on normal anatomy, scan techniques, cardiac measure- ment, new dynamics, and case-study presenta- tions. This course includes the cardiovascular assessment techniques (TTE & TEE), physics and ultrasound  review, and an introduction to the theoretical and practical principles of basic M-mode exam, and two-dimensional echocardiography examination of the adult heart. This course is required to complete the cardiac concentration of the diagnostic medical sonography program. Prerequisites: ENGL-121, MATH-141,  BIOL-204, PHYS-101, DMSU-102, and DMSU-112. Corequisites:  CARD-122, DMSU-151, 
and DMSU-211. (2.5 hours theory, 2 hours on- campus lab weekly)

DMSU-211   Ultrasound Physics and
Instrumentation I
3 Credits

This course explains how the pulse-echo principle  is used in sonography.  Basic sound and ultrasound physics are covered, including: frequency, wavelength, propagation speed, reflec- tion, and resolution. The components and func- tion of the ultrasound transducer and equipment are explored. Prerequisites: PHYS-101, DMSU-102, and DMSU-112. Corequisite:  DMSU-151. (2.5 hours theory, 2 hours on-campus lab weekly)

DMSU-212   Ultrasound Physics and
Instrumentation II
3 Credits

In this course, lectures and related exercises cover the areas of ultrasonic propagation prin- ciples, imaging artifacts, and spectral and color-flow Doppler. Content will also include the interactive properties of ultrasound with human tissue, possible biologic  effects, types of equip- ment and instrumentation, and safety and quality control. Prerequisites: DMSU-211, DMSU-213, and DMSU-252. Corequisite: DMSU-253. (2.5 hours of theory, 2 hours of on-campus lab weekly)

DMSU-213   Pathophysiology for
Imaging Professionals
3 Credits

This course will examine the phenomena that produce alterations in the human physiologic function and the resulting human response. Upon completion  of the course, students will understand pathophysiological  changes, includ- ing how pathological processes are manifested, progress in the body, and primary and secondary effects. Students must have an understanding of normal  functions of the body systems in order to understand the abnormal functions and mani- festations of the disease process. Prerequisites: DMSU-102, DMSU-112, DMSU-151, and DMSU-211. Corequisite: DMSU-252. (3 hours weekly)

DMSU-252   Clinical Sonography II
2 Credits

This  course provides  an obser vation of the clinical  duties performed  in the ultrasound department, as well as basic instruction  and scanning experience in abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological, small parts, vascular, echocar- diography, and/or  other aspects of sonography. Attendance  at an assigned clinical  affiliate is required.  Prerequisites:  DMSU-102, DMSU-112, DMSU-151, and DMSU-211. Corequisite:  DMSU-213. (12 hours clinical on- and off-campus)

DMSU-253   Clinical Sonography III
4 Credits

This course provides continued obser vation of all clinical duties performed in the ultrasound department, as well as basic instruction  and scanning experience in abdominal, obstetrical, gynecological, small parts, vascular, echocar- diographic,  and/or  other aspects of sonography. Attendance at an assigned clinical  affiliate for 16 hours per week is required. Prerequisites: DMSU-211, DMSU-213, and DMSU-252. Corequisite: DMSU-212. (24 hours clinical  on- and off-campus)

DMSU-254   Clinical Sonography IV
1 Credit

This course is a continuation  of practical clinical experience in all aspects of abdominal, OB-GYN, vascular, and/or  cardiac sonography. Students are encouraged to present cases to the interpret- ing physician. Attendance  at an assigned clinical affiliate for 16 hours per week during the winter intersession period is required. Prerequisites: DMSU-212 and DMSU-253. (6 hours clinical on- and off-campus)

DMSU-255   Clinical Sonography V
6 Credits

This course is a continuation  of practical clinical experience in all aspects of ultrasonography. The student is encouraged to scan more challeng- ing examinations and to fully participate in the clinical  setting as a sonographer.  The student is required to complete assigned competen- cies before completion  of clinical  education. Attendance at an assigned clinical  affiliate for
24 hours per week is required. Prerequisite: DMSU-254. Corequisite:  DMSU-261. (36  hours clinical on- and off-campus)

DMSU-261   ARDMS Registry Seminar
1 Credit

This course provides a review of the didactic knowledge  and clinical  skills necessar y  to prepare students for the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS) exam and for successful employment  opportunities in diagnostic medical sonography. Prerequisite: DMSU-254.  Corequisite:   DMSU-255.  (1 hour weekly)

DMSU-271   Abdominal and Small
Parts Ultrasound II
2 Credits

This course focuses on how pathology and dis- ease affect the abdominal and superficial organs: abdominal aorta, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, adrenal, renal/bladder,  pelvic viscera, thyroid, parathyroid, breast, scrotum, and prostate. Course content will also include the importance of laboratory  values, patient history, sonographic appearance, and prior test results. Ultrasound images and case studies with  abnormal  find- ings will be presented. This course is required to complete the general concentration  of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Pre- requisites:  DMSU-171, DMSU-211, DMSU-213, and DMSU-252. Corequisites:  DMSU-212, DMSU-253, and DMSU-272. (2 hours weekly)

DMSU-272   Obstetrics/Gynecology
Ultrasound II
2 Credits

This course focuses on fetal anomalies includ- ing cranial, facial, spinal, thoracic, skeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinar y,  chromosomal, and cardiac. First trimester and maternal com- plications, multiple gestations, and fetal testing are also covered. Images and case studies with abnormal findings will be presented. This course is required to complete the general concentration of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Prerequisites:  DMSU-172, DMSU-211, DMSU-213, and DMSU-252. Corequisites:  DMSU-212, DMSU-
253, and DMSU-271. (2 hours weekly)

DMSU-280   Introduction to Vascular
Ultrasound
3 Credits

This course is a condensed version of DMSU-
181 and DMSU-282, which  includes  lectures on carotid and peripheral vascular, arterial, and venous Doppler, as well as vascular physical principles and instrumentation. Anatomy, hemo- dynamics, patient history, clinical manifestations, non-invasive techniques, interpretation, and pathophysiology will be discussed. The students will have the opportunity to reinforce the theory taught in lecture with  hands-on scanning in the lab component to this class. This course is required to complete the general or cardiac con- centration of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.  Prerequisite:  DMSU-254. Corequisites: DMSU-255 and DMSU-261. (2.5 hours of theory,
2 hours of on-campus lab weekly)

DMSU-282   Vascular Ultrasound II
3 Credits

This course will focus on carotid and peripheral vascular, arterial, and venous Doppler. Pathology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, non- invasive techniques, and interpretation will be discussed. The students will have the opportunity to reinforce  the theory taught in lecture with hands-on scanning in the lab component to this class. This course is required to complete the vascular concentration  of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Prerequisites: DMSU-181, DMSU-211, DMSU-213, and  DMSU-252. Corequi- sites: DMSU-212 and  DMSU-253. (2.5 hours of theory, 2 hours of on-campus lab weekly)

DMSU-290   Introduction to Cardiac
Ultrasound
3 Credits

This course is a condensed version of DMSU-191 and DMSU-292. In this course, students will focus on normal  anatomy, scan techniques, cardiac measurement, and new dynamics and case-study presentations.  This course includes cardiovascular assessment techniques (TTE & TEE), physics and ultrasound review, and an introduction to the theoretical and practical principles of basic M-mode and two-dimensional echocardiography examination of the adult heart. The students will also learn briefly about left and right systolic functions, ventricular dia- stolic filling functions, ischemic heart diseases, cardio-myopathies, hypertensive and pulmonary heart disease, pericardial  diseases, valvular stenosis, valvular regurgitation, the prosthetic valves, endocarditis,  cardiac  masses and the potential cardiac source of embolus, diseases of great vessels, and adult and congenital heart diseases. Students will also practice Doppler measurements and calculations  to assess the cardiac  functions  – EF, Qp/Qs,  MVA, AVA by PISA method, DT, IVRT, left ventricular diastolic functions, pulmonar y vein flow,  and hepatic vein flow. This course is required to complete the vascular concentration  of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Prerequisite: DMSU-254. Corequisites: DMSU-255 and DMSU-
261. (2.5 hours of theory, 2 hours of on-campus lab weekly)

DMSU-292   Adult Echocardiography II
3 Credits

This course will focus on the left and right systolic functions, ventricular diastolic filling functions, ischemic  heart diseases, cardio- myopathies, hypertensive and pulmonary heart disease, pericardial  diseases, valvular stenosis, valvular regurgitation, the prosthetic valves, endo- carditis, cardiac masses and the potential cardiac source of embolus, diseases of great vessels, and adult and congenital  heart diseases. Students will also practice doppler  measurements and calculations to assess the cardiac functions – EF, Qp/Qs, MVA, AVA by PISA method, DT, IVRT, left ventricular diastolic functions, pulmonary vein flow, and hepatic vein flow. This course is required to complete the cardiac concentration of the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. Prerequisites:  DMSU-191, DMSU-211, DMSU-213, and  DMSU-252. Corequisites:  DMSU-212 and DMSU-253. (2.5 hours theory, 2 hours on-campus lab weekly)


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