DMS 200. Medical Law & Ethics. (3 Credits)

presents legal guidelines and requirements for health care, personal attributes, job readiness, workplace dynamics, and allied health professions and credentialing. It identifies the roles and functions of personnel within the medical setting. Medical ethics and bioethics are discussed as well as risk management issues as they relate to the practice of allied health professionals. Students will learn to identify and respond to issues of confidentiality, perform within legal and ethical boundaries, establish and maintain the medical record, and document appropriately.

Prerequisite: none 3 credits.

Offered at: OL

DMS 300. Foundations of Ultrasound. (2 Credits)

this course is intended for the General/Vascular to help the student adapt to the demands of a hospital/clinic based educational program. Course content includes hospital and department orientation, healthcare law and ethics, disease and medical terminology. A primer on patient care including infection control, vitals, restraints, transfers, pharmacology, and emergencies is taught. The history of ultrasound and the function of imaging in medicine are reviewed.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program 2 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 301. Superficial Sonography. (2 Credits)

this course focuses on the embryology, normal gross anatomy and cross-sectional anatomy of the breast, thyroid, scrotum, prostate, penis, and musculoskeletal ultrasound. The physiology, pathology, and pathophysiology of these organs will be discussed. The normal and abnormal sonographic appearance of the organs will be demonstrated as well as techniques for obtaining images. Correlation with laboratory values and other modalities will be discussed.

Prerequisite: 300 2 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 311. Sonography Princ & Instrum I. (2 Credits)

this course reviews basic mathematical and scientific principles. It focusses on ultrasound physics. The relationships between period, frequency, and wavelength are explored. A description of amplitude, power and intensity is given for both continuous wave and pulsed ultrasound. The student is taught the concepts of attenuation, reflection and refraction. This is one of three courses that will contribute to knowledge of ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 2 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 312. Sonography Princ & Instrum II. (2 Credits)

this course focuses on the physics and instrumentation used in general ultrasound. The construction and function of transducers are discussed. The functional parts of an ultrasound machine are described. Display and storage of ultrasound images are covered.

Prerequisites: DMS 311 2 Credits

Offered at: MPW

DMS 321. Vascular Sonography I. (3 Credits)

this class is intended to teach the student to perform cerebrovascular and abdominal vascular exams. The student will become acquainted with other modalities that perform peripheral arterial tests and the relative strengths and weaknesses will be explored. The student will also become familiar with pre and post testing for dialysis grafts and shunts. The concepts of cerebrovascular hemodynamics will be taught. The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the cerebrovascular and visceral systems will be addressed. The ultrasound tests used to diagnose cerebrovascular and visceral pathology will be described and the student will be taught to perform each of these tests. Scan labs will be integrated into the curriculum to provide hands-on skills. The student will become acquainted with other modalities that perform vascular tests and the relative strengths and weaknesses will be explored. Finally the quality control and statistical analysis of vascular ultrasound will be taught.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 2 credts.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 322. Vascular Sonography II. (2 Credits)

the purpose of this course is to prepare the student to perform Peripheral Venous Testing and Ultrasound. It explores the anatomy, physiology and pathology of peripheral venous system. It teaches the student the imaging and non-imaging exams that can be performed and compares those to the other modalities. Students will be required to present cases for review and film critique. Scan labs will be integrated into the curriculum to provide hands-on skills.

Prerequisites: DMS 321 2 credits

Offered at: MPW

DMS 323. Vascular Sonography III. (2 Credits)

the purpose of this course is to prepare the student to perform peripheral arterial vascular ultrasound. It will introduce the student to the ultrasound physics and instrumentation involved performing vascular ultrasound. It then moves to the concepts of peripheral arterial hemodynamics. The anatomy, physiology and pathology of the peripheral arterial vasculature will be addressed. The ultrasound tests used to diagnose peripheral arterial pathology will be described and the student will be taught to perform each of these tests. Scan labs will be integrated into the curriculum to provide hands-on skills. The student will become acquainted with other modalities that perform peripheral arterial tests and the relative strengths and weaknesses will be explored.

Prerequisites: DMS 322 2 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 331. Abdominal Sonography I. (4 Credits)

this course focuses on normal gross anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, and relational anatomy of the abdominal cavities, abdominal vessels, liver, biliary, and pancreatic systems. Physiology, pathology and pathophysiology are emphasized. Related laboratory values and other imaging modalities are discussed. Lectures are correlated with scanning lab demonstrations. 6 credits

Prerequisites: DMS 300.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 332. Abdominal Sonography II. (3 Credits)

this course focuses on normal gross anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, and relational anatomy of the kidneys, spleen, and adrenal glands. Physiology and pathology are emphasized. Related laboratory values and other imaging modalities are discussed. Students will be required to present cases for review and film critique. Lectures are correlated with scanning lab demonstrations.

Prerequisites: DMS 331 3 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 333. Abdominal Sonography III. (2 Credits)

this course focuses on normal gross anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, and relational anatomy of the GI tract and abdominal wall. Pediatric ultrasound, including abdomen, GI, brain, spine and hips are covered. Physiology and pathology are emphasized. Related laboratory values and other imaging modalities are discussed. Students will be required to present cases for review and film critique. Lectures are correlated with scanning lab demonstrations.

Prerequisites: DMS 332 2 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 341. Ob & Gyn Sonography I. (3 Credits)

this course focuses on the gross normal anatomy, embryology, disease processes and normal and abnormal scan appearances. Physiology, embryology, and the menstrual cycle are discussed. Congenital and acquired anomalies are also explored. Infectious and inflammatory processes as well as neoplasms of the vagina, uterus, ovaries, and surrounding adnexa are discussed. Lectures are correlated with scanning lab demonstrations.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 3 credits

Offered at: MPW

DMS 342. Ob & Gyn Sonography II. (3 Credits)

this course focuses on the gravid uterus and fetal development. Spontaneous abortion and ectopic pregnancies will be discussed. The function of the placenta, umbilical cord and amnion will be detailed. The normal 2nd and 3rd trimester fetal anatomy will be explained. The types of fetal ultrasound will be explored.

Prerequisites: DMS 341 2 credits

Offered at: MPW

DMS 351. General & Vascular Case Rev I. (1 Credit)

case presentation/Film critiques are classes held throughout the program depending on the concentration. During this class, the student is required to present cases the student was involved in. This presentation is done orally and in writing using the provided form. The presentation will include several required elements. These elements are: • Clinical history • Physical findings • Laboratory and other Imaging findings (when available) • Surgical and pathology findings (when available) • Sonographic findings • Differential diagnosis (the student should research this) • Follow-up Information • Scanning Techniques Used • Literature References

Prerequisites: DMS 300 1 credit.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 352. General & Vascular Case Rev II. (1 Credit)

case presentation/Film critique are classes held throughout the program depending on the concentration. During this class, the student is required to present cases the student was involved in. This presentation is done orally and in writing using the provided form. The presentation will include several required elements. These elements are: • Clinical history • Physical findings • Laboratory and other Imaging findings (when available) • Surgical and pathology findings (when available) • Sonographic findings • Differential diagnosis (the student should research this) • Follow-up Information • Scanning Techniques Used • Literature References

Prerequisites: DMS 351 1 credit.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 371. Clinical Practicum I. (3 Credits)

the students will receive clinical instruction at WFH- St. Francis for the first 8 weeks and continue clinical instruction for the second 8 weeks at assigned clinical sites. This instruction will concentrate on abdominal and peripheral vascular ultrasound but the student will be exposed to all facets of Sonography. Under the direct supervision of the clinical instructors and sonographers, students will perform that portion of the abdominal and vascular exam that they have attained proficiency in. (see proficiency/competency system). They will further observe all exams performed at the clinical site.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 3 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 372. Clinical Practicum II. (2 Credits)

students will be instructed in performing abdominal, vascular and superficial sonography at their clinical sites. Students will independently perform that portion of the abdominal, vascular, or superficial exam that they have completed proficiency for. Students will also be encouraged to perform other exams under the direct supervision of the clinical instructors and experienced sonographers. 1 credit.

Prerequisites: DMS 371.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 373. Clinical Practicum III. (4 Credits)

students will receive continued instruction by clinical instructors and sonographers in the performance of abdominal, superficial, and vascular ultrasound at their assigned clinical site. They will begin instruction in scanning gynecologic ultrasound under the direct supervision of sonographers. Again students will independently perform that portion of the abdominal, superficial, vascular, or pelvic exam that they have completed proficiency for. Students will also be encouraged to perform other exams under the direct supervision of the clinical instructors and experienced sonographers. 3 credits.

Prerequisites: DMS 372.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 374. Clinical Practicum IIII. (3 Credits)

students will continue to rotate to various clinical sites. They will complete training in abdominal and vascular ultrasound be expected to independently perform entire abdominal exams, carotid ultrasound, and venous Doppler studies. Student will also complete training in pelvic sonography and be expected to show competency during this semester. They will begin performing obstetric and pediatric exams under direct supervision. They will continue to observe all other exams that the clinical site performs.

Prerequisites: DMS 373 3 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 403. Musculoskeletal Sonography. (2 Credits)

students will be instructed on the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the musculoskeletal system as it relates to sonography. Students will learn scanning techniques of the shoulder, elbow, knee, and ankle. Scan labs will be integrated in to the curriculum to provide hands on skills. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: CUW DMS program senior in good standing.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 414. Sonography Prin & Instr Review. (1 Credit)

this course is intended to prepare the student to take the ARDMS SPI exam. Review and mock boards will be conducted. This course is only scheduled to run for five weeks during the semester. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: DMS 313.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 424. Pediatric Sonography. (2 Credits)

students will be instructed on the performance of pediatric exams such as neonatal echoencephography, the evaluation of pediatric jaundice, pediatric hips, and pediatric spine.

Prerequisites: DMS 323 1 credit.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 443. Ob & Gyn Sonography III. (3 Credits)

this course focuses on the 2nd and 3rd trimester scan. Gestational dating, maternal and fetal complications, fetal anomalies, and pathologies of the CNS, face and neck, and chest are emphasized. Models are used during the integrated scan labs to give the student proctored, hands-on scanning experience.

Prerequisites: DMS 342 3 credits.

DMS 444. Ob & Gyn Sonography IIII. (2 Credits)

the student will complete the study of 2nd/3rd trimester ultrasound. The course will concentrate on imaging of the fetal heart, the fetal abdomen, the fetal genitourinary system and the fetal spine and skeletal system. Normal and abnormal states will be covered. Prerequisite DMS 443. 2 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MPW

DMS 453. General Vascular Case Rev 3. (1 Credit)

case presentation/Film critique are classes held throughout the program depending on the concentration. During this class, the student is required to present cases the student was involved in. This presentation is done orally and in writing using the provided form. The presentation will include several required elements. These elements are: • Clinical history • Differential diagnosis (the student should research this) • Physical findings • Follow-up Information • Laboratory and other Imaging findings (when available) • Scanning Techniques Used • Surgical and pathology findings (when available) • Literature References • Sonographic findings 1 credit.

Prerequisites: DMS 351.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 454. Gen & Vascular Case Review 3. (1 Credit)

case presentation/Film critique are classes held throughout the program depending on the concentration. During this class, the student is required to present cases the student was involved in. This presentation is done orally and in writing using the provided form. The presentation will include several required elements. These elements are: • Clinical history • Differential diagnosis (the student should research this) • Physical findings • Follow-up Information • Laboratory and other Imaging findings (when available) • Scanning Techniques Used • Surgical and pathology findings (when available) • Literature References • Sonographic findings In addition, the student is required to write a 12 page paper in any area of ultrasound that they choose. This paper has to be approved by the instructor prior to subject selection. The paper will be presented orally to the class. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: DMS 452.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 460. Professional Development in Sonography. (1 Credit)

this course will explore professionalism in general and as it relates to sonography. Topics include job exploration, interview and resume building designed to enhance skills for entry into the workforce. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: CUW DMS program senior in good standing.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 475. Clinical Practicum V. (6 Credits)

students will continue their clinical rotations at various sites and clinical hours will be increased to 4 days per week. They will be expected to gain mastery of abdominal, superficial, pelvic and vascular sonography. Training in obstetric exams will continue and the student will be expected to independently perform that portion of the exam they have shown proficiency in. 5 credits.

Prerequisites: DMS 374.

Offered at: OS

DMS 476. Clinical Practicum VI. (2 Credits)

during this practicum, students will be at their assigned clinical site for the entire Winterim. They will continue to gain mastery of all phases and types of scans. Emphasis will be placed on 2nd and 3rd trimester obstetric scanning. 2 credits

Prerequisites: DMS 475.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 477. Clinical Practicum VII. (7 Credits)

students will continue clinical rotations at various sites. They will be independently performing all aspects of abdominal, pelvic, obstetric, superficial and vascular ultrasound. They will be expected to show competency in all exams taught under the General/ Vascular program.

Prerequisites: DMS 476 6 credits

Offered at: MPW

DMS 480. Registry Review. (3 Credits)

classroom involvement during the last semester of the program is dedicated to reviewing for the ARDMS exam. This course provides students with the opportunity to improve test-taking skills. DMS 342, 332, and 322 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

Offered at: MPW