Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS)

Credit Courses

DMS 148 Clinical Experience 1A (4.4 Units)

Prerequisites: DMS 165.

Hours: 240 (240 lab)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 149 Clinical Experience 1B (4.4 Units)

Prerequisites: DMS 148.

Hours: 240 (240 lab)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 150 Physics And Instrumentation (3 Units)

Prerequisites: · Anatomy (i.

Limitations on Enrollment: Other: Completion of 24 month allied health education program that is patient-care related and included 6 months clinical experience: Radiographic/Radiologic Technician (R.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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 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. 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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 155 Abdominal And Small Parts Scanning (3 Units)

Limitations on Enrollment: Health and Safety regulations.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

Interpretation of normal anatomy, sonographic and gross anatomy, demonstrating scanning techniques, and identifying normal sonographic protocols for abdomen and small parts.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 156 Ob/Gyn Scanning (2.7 Units)

Prerequisites: DMS 155, RT 120 and RT 250.

Hours: 72 (36 lecture, 36 lab)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 160 Pathophysiology (3 Units)

Prerequisites: DMS 150 and DMS 155.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 165 Abdominal And Small Parts Scanning And Pathology (3 Units)

Prerequisites: DMS 155 and DMS 150.

Hours: 90 (36 lecture, 54 lab)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 166 Ob/Gyn Scanning And Pathology (2 Units)

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

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 170 Introduction To Vascular Ultrasound (4 Units)

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

Hours: 108 (54 lecture, 54 lab)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 182 Clinical Experience 1 (8.5 Units)

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

Limitations on Enrollment: Health and Safety regulations.

Hours: 460 (460 lab)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 183 Clinical Experience 2 (9.5 Units)

Hours: 512 (512 lab)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 184 Clinical Experience 3 (2.4 Units)

Prerequisites: DMS 183, DMS 166 and DMS 170.

Hours: 128 (128 lab)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 185 Clinical Experience 4 (8.5 Units)

Corequisites: DMS 184.

Hours: 460 (460 lab)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 250 Sonography Interpretation (3 Units)

Prerequisites: DMS 183.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

DMS 290 Work Experience in Sonography (1-4 Units)

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.

Hours: 300 (300 lab)

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. Course restricted to 3 repetitions

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable