Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

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 to be an overview of the sonography program. Course content includes a review of the handbook, healthcare law and ethics, disease, and medical terminology. An orientation of the hospital/clinical environment with select site visits is conducted. The history of ultrasound and the function of the imaging in medicine are reviewed.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

Offered at: CUW

DMS 301. Superficial Sonography. (2 Credits)

this course emphasizes the role of a diagnostic medical sonographer as it pertains to superficial sonography. This course will investigate embryology, development, and anatomy of the breast, thyroid, scrotum, prostate, and penis. Further evaluation of physiology, pathology and sonographic appearance of normal and abnormal superficial sonographic anatomy will be discussed. Correlation with laboratory values, other modalities, and instructional scan labs (dependent on model availability) will be included.

Prerequisites: DMS 300.

Offered at: CUW

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

this is the first in a series of courses in sonographic principals and instrumentations. The physics of ultrasound and its relation to instrumentation will be covered. Concepts of sound interaction with the human body are explored and the production of images discussed.

Prerequisites: DMS 300.

Offered at: CUW

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

this course continues the discussion of sonographic principles and instrumentation and the relationship between them. It focuses on instrumentation and the production of ultrasound images. The interaction of sound and the human body is discussed.

Prerequisites: DMS 311 2 credits.

DMS 321. Vascular Sonography I. (3 Credits)

this class is intended to teach the student the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the cerebrovascular and visceral systems and to perform and analyze cerebrovascular and abdominal vascular exams.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 3 credits.

Offered at: CUW

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

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 include concepts of arterial hemodynamics as well as anatomy, physiology and pathology of the peripheral arterial vasculature. Scan labs will be integrated into the curriculum to provide hands-on skills.

Prerequisites: DMS 323 2 credits.

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.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 4 credits.

Offered at: CUW

DMS 332. Abdominal Sonography II. (3 Credits)

this course focuses on normal gross anatomy, cross-sectional anatomy, and relational anatomy of the urinary system, spleen and gastrointestinal system. Physiology, pathology and pathophysiology are emphasized. Related laboratory values and other imaging modalities are discussed. Lectures are correlated with scan labs.

Prerequisites: DMS 331 3 credits.

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. The use of contrast and performance of invasive procedures is covered. Physiology and pathology are emphasized. Related laboratory values and other imaging modalities are discussed. Lectures are correlated with scanning lab demonstrations.

Prerequisites: DMS 332 2 credits.

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

this course focuses on the non-gravid female pelvis and will enable the student to identify the normal organ anatomy of the female pelvis along with supporting structures and vasculature. The student will have a thorough understanding of the physiology of the various stages of the female reproductive system. Physiology, pathology and pathophysiology are emphasized. The student will be able to identify and differential gynecologic pathology. Scanning protocol will be discussed with correlating scan lab demonstrations.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 3 credits.

Offered at: CUW

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

this course focuses on the gravid uterus, types of imaging in pregnancy and normal fetal development in all three trimesters. Biometrics in all three trimester will be covered. This course is the precursor to Ob/Gyn Sonography 3 which focuses on fetal anomalies. Some course content between Ob/Gyn 2 and Ob/Gyn 3 will overlap. The role of the sonographer along with ethics and performance specifications will be explored. Obstetric models, if available, are used during integrated scan labs to give the student proctored, hands-on scanning experience.

Prerequisites: DMS 341 3 credits.

DMS 351. Case Reports 1. (1 Credit)

case presentation and exam critique classes are held throughout the program. This course required students to present cases from clinical rotations. Presentations will be judged on clinical history, correlative testing, differential diagnosis, image analysis and participation.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 1 credit.

DMS 352. Case Reports 2. (1 Credit)

case presentation and exam critique classes are held throughout the program. This course required students to present cases from clinical rotations. Presentations will be judged on clinical history, correlative testing, differential diagnosis, image analysis and participation.

Prerequisites: DMS 351 1 credit.

DMS 371. Clinical Practicum I. (3 Credits)

students will receive clinical instruction in sonographic procedures at their assigned clinical sites. Under the direct and indirect supervision of registered clinical staff, students will perform, assist, and observe sonographic examinations. In addition to clinical site rotations, clinical practicum includes scan lab instruction as indicated. Clinical competency will be assessed and documented to record student achievement of sonographic clinical skills.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 3 credits.

Offered at: CUW

DMS 372. Clinical Practicum II. (2 Credits)

students will receive clinical instruction in sonographic procedures at their assigned clinical sites. Under the direct and indirect supervision of registered clinical staff, students will perform, assist, and observe sonographic examinations. In addition to clinical site rotations, clinical practicum includes scan lab instruction as indicated. Clinical competency will be assessed and documented to record student achievement of sonographic clinical skills.

Prerequisites: DMS 371 2 credits.

Offered at: MPW

DMS 373. Clinical Practicum III. (4 Credits)

students will receive clinical instruction in sonographic procedures at their assigned clinical sites. Under the direct and indirect supervision of registered clinical staff, students will perform, assist, and observe sonographic examinations. In addition to clinical site rotations, clinical practicum includes scan lab instruction. Clinical competency will be assessed and documented to record student achievement of sonographic clinical skills.

Prerequisites: DMS 372 4 credits.

DMS 374. Clinical Practicum IIII. (3 Credits)

students will receive clinical instruction in sonographic procedures at their assigned clinical sites. Under the direct and indirect supervision of registered clinical staff, students will perform, assist, and observe sonographic examinations. In addition to clinical site rotations, clinical practicum includes scan lab instruction as indicated. Clinical competency will be assessed and documented to record student achievement of sonographic clinical skills.

Prerequisites: DMS 373 3 credits.

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.

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.

DMS 424. Pediatric Sonography. (2 Credits)

this course emphasizes the role of a diagnostic medical sonographer as it pertains to pediatric sonography. This course will investigate neonatal echoencephalography, spine and hip. It further explores sonography of the infant and neonatal abdomen, including kidneys, gastrointestinal and the diagnosis of jaundice. Imaging models will be used periodically, when available, for integrated scan lab instruction.

Prerequisites: DMS 300 2 credits.

Offered at: CUW

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

this course focuses on the 2nd and 3rd trimester patient and sonographic exam with specific attention to abnormal conditions and congenital anomalies of the fetus. This course is designed to follow Ob/Gyn 2 course and content is designed to overlap. The role of the sonographer along with ethics and performance specifications will be explored. Obstetric models, if available, are used during 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)

this course emphasizes the role of a diagnostic medical sonographer as it pertains to women’s reproductive health in both obstetrics and gynecology. This course will further investigate complex obstetrical and gynecologic anomalies, the balance of maternal and fetal needs, ethics specific to obstetrics, emerging technologies, labor & delivery, post-partum, complementary and alternative medicine as well as registry exam review in Ob-Gyn. Imaging models will be used periodically, when available, for integrated scan lab instruction.

Prerequisites: DMS 443 3 credits.

Offered at: CUW

DMS 453. Case Reports 3. (1 Credit)

case presentation and exam critique classes are held throughout the program. This course required students to present cases from clinical rotations. Presentations will be judged on clinical history, correlative testing, differential diagnosis, image analysis and participation.

Prerequisites: DMS 352 1 credit.

Offered at: CUW

DMS 454. Case Reports 4. (1 Credit)

case presentation and exam critique classes are held throughout the program. This course required students to present cases from clinical rotations. Presentations will be judged on clinical history, correlative testing, differential diagnosis, image analysis and participation.

Prerequisites: DMS 453 1 credit.

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.

DMS 475. Clinical Practicum V. (6 Credits)

students will receive clinical instruction in sonographic procedures at their assigned clinical sites. Under the direct and indirect supervision of registered clinical staff, students will perform, assist, and observe sonographic examinations. In addition to clinical site rotations, clinical practicum includes scan lab instruction as indicated. Clinical competency will be assessed and documented to record student achievement of sonographic clinical skills.

Prerequisites: DMS 374 6 credits.

Offered at: CUW

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.

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

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.

Prerequisites: DMS 323, DMS 333, DMS 443 3 credits.