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DMS 148: Clinical Experience 1A

Prerequisite: DMS 165.

Introduction to the clinical setting and exposure to departmental organization, policies and procedures, patient flow and observation of clinical case techniques and protocols.

DMS 149: Clinical Experience 1B

Prerequisite: DMS 148.

Continuation of clinical experience. Exposure to departmental organization, policies and procedures, patient flow and observation of clinical case techniques and protocols.

DMS 150: Physics And Instrumentation

Completion of 24 month allied health education program that is patient-care related and included 6 months clinical experience: Radiographic/Radiologic Technician (R.T.), Respiratory Therapist (R.T.), Registered Nurse (R.N.), Occupational Therapist (O.T.), Physical Therapist (P.T.), etc.) OR Bachelor’s degree with the following prerequisites: · Anatomy (i.e. BioMed 107) 4 units · Physiology (i.e. BioMed 108) 4 units · Medical Term. (i.e. Hlth Tech 120) 1 unit · Patient Care (i.e. R.T. 120) 2 units OR Medical Doctor (M.D.) or Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) degrees from in or outside the U.S., equivalent to those of the U.S. and Canada.

Limitation on Enrollment: Other: Introduction to the basic acoustical physics and acoustical waves in human tissue. Emphasis is on ultrasound transmission in soft tissues, attenuation of sound energy, parameters affecting sound transmission and resolution of sound beams.

DMS 155: Abdominal And Small Parts Scanning

Limitation on Enrollment: Health and Safety regulations. Interpretation of normal anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, demonstrating scanning techniques, and identifying normal sonographic protocols for abdomen and small parts.

DMS 156: Ob/Gyn Scanning

Prerequisites: DMS 155, RT 120 and RT 250.

Interpretation of normal anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, demonstrating scanning techniques, and identifying normal sonographic protocols for OB/GYN.

DMS 160: Pathophysiology

Prerequisite: DMS 150 and DMS 155.

Specific study of pathology and pathophysiological mechanisms related to diagnostic medical sonography.

DMS 165: Abdominal And Small Parts Scanning And Pathology

Prerequisites: DMS 155 and DMS 150.

Interpretation of normal and abnormal anatomy of abdomen and small parts. Sonographic and gross anatomy, comparing one disease to another. Identification of pathophysiological anatomic structures in various sonographic planes and images.

DMS 166: Ob/Gyn Scanning And Pathology

Prerequisites: DMS 156, DMS 160, DMS 165 and DMS 182.

Interpretation of normal and abnormal OB/GYN anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, comparing one pathological condition to another. Identification of pathophysiological anatomic structures in various sonographic planes and images.

DMS 170: Introduction To Vascular Ultrasound

Prerequisites: DMS 150, DMS 182, DMS 165 and DMS 160.

Introduction to Doppler (color flow), with a hands-on approach. Overview of normal and pathological sonographic data: arterial and venous peripheral vascular, abdominal vasculature, and extracranial carotid.

DMS 182: Clinical Experience 1

Prerequisites: RT 120, RT 250, DMS 155, DMS 150, DMS 165, DMS 156 and DMS 160.

Limitation on Enrollment: Health and Safety regulations. Introduction to the clinical setting and exposure to departmental organization, policies and procedures, patient flow, darkroom and processing procedures, and observation of clinical case techniques and protocols.

DMS 183: Clinical Experience 2

Continuation of clinical experience. Exposure to departmental organization, policies and procedures, patient flow, darkroom and processing procedures, observation of clinical case techniques and protocols. Beginning hands-on experience and equipment setup.

DMS 184: Clinical Experience 3

Prerequisites: DMS 183, DMS 166 and DMS 170.

Clinical experience in ultrasound: equipment handling, patient management, as well as departmental operations and scope.

DMS 185: Clinical Experience 4

Corequisite: DMS 184.

Advanced clinical experience, including sonographic study of the abdomen, small parts, and pelvis as well as OB/Gyn exams to identify normal anatomy and pathologic conditions.

DMS 250: Sonography Interpretation

Prerequisite: DMS 183.

Interpretation and critique of normal anatomy with correlation of didactic, clinical presentations and critiques. Written and oral case presentations with emphasis on OB/GYN subjects.

DMS 290: Work Experience in Sonography

Limitations on Enrollment: Enrollment in a Sonography course, or current Sonography license and at least one year's experience as a licensed Sonographer in a medical establishment within the preceding three years. Consists of supervised on-the-job work experience for students whose sonography career objectives and course of study or employment complement each other. Students must accomplish specific course objectives. Students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned.

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