Diagnostic Medical Sonography Area – Bachelor of Science

Student Goals and Outcomes

Student will:

  1. Be prepared to practice as competent entry level sonographers in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
    1. Students manipulate equipment controls to provide optimum image quality.
    2. Students recognize and differentiate various pathologies.
    3. Students exhibit professional and ethical behavior during sonographic procedures.
    4. Students complete the diagnostic medical sonography program and gain employment.
    5. Graduates pass the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers credentialing examinations.
  2. Integrate scientific knowledge and technical skills with effective communication methods to provide quality care and useful diagnostic information.
    1. Students practice effective oral communication skills.
    2. Students practice effective written communication skills.
  3. Employ critical thinking.
    1. Students analyze sonographic principles and apply the information.
    2. Students demonstrate competence in the performance of diagnostic medical sonography procedures.

Assessment

  1. Survey of graduates
  2. Survey of employers
  3. Monitoring of certification examinations


Program Requirements

General Education

MATH 152, 174 or 175

3-4

BIOL 234Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

DMS 499CSeminar in Sonography

3

General Education courses

variable

Total Credit Hours:36

Refer to the General Education section for a complete listing of general education courses and requirements for the University.

Area Requirements

DMS Core Requirements

Choose one of the following:
RSCI 375Radiologic Sciences Transition

38

or

RSCI 110Introduction to Radiological Sciences

1

RSCI 200Patient Care

3

RSCI 206Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning and Imaging Production I

6

RSCI 210Radiographic Equipment and Imaging I

3

RSCI 230Radiography Clinical Internship I

10

RSCI 300Film Critique and Evaluation

2

RSCI 310Radiographic Anatomy, Positioning and Image Production II

4

RSCI 320Radiography Clinical Internship II

10

RSCI 330Imaging Pathology

2

RSCI 335Radiation Biology and Protection

2

RSCI 340Radiographic Equipment and Imaging II

3

RSCI 346Radiation Physics and Electronics

2

RSCI 350Seminar in Radiography

2

Total Credit Hours:37-50

RSCI 375: For transfer students, refer to Admission Criteria item E of the Bachelor of Imaging Science section.

DMS Program Requirements

DMS 400Introduction to Sonography

1

DMS 402AScanning Techniques I

1

DMS 408Sonographic Sectional Anatomy

2

DMS 410Abdominal Sonography

2

DMS 412AScanning Techniques II

1

DMS 416AScanning Techniques III

1

DMS 418Genitourinary Sonography

2

DMS 420Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation I

2

DMS 426AScanning Techniques IV

1

DMS 428Obstetrical Sonography

2

DMS 430Sonography Internship I

6

DMS 438Selected Topics in Sonography

2

DMS 441Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation II

2

DMS 442AScanning Techniques V

1

DMS 450Sonography Internship II

6

DMS 470Sonography Internship III

4

DMS 490Sonography Internship

3

DMS 499CSeminar in Sonography

3

Total Credit Hours:39

DMS 499C: Course hours included only in general education total.

Supplemental Requirements

CIS 101Computer Literacy

3

 

IMS 202Medical Terminology

2

or

NURS 202Medical Terminology

2

Choose one of the following groups:
BIOL 234Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

and

BIOL 235Principles of Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

or

BIOL 244Human Anatomy and Physiology I

3

and

BIOL 244AHuman Anatomy and Physiology I Lab

1

and

BIOL 245Human Anatomy and Physiology II

3

and

BIOL 245AHuman Anatomy and Physiology II Lab

1

Total Credit Hours:8-13

BIOL 234 — (NSC I exchange). Course hours included in general education total.

Total Credit Hours: 133-139

Upon permission, experienced sonographers may elect to take "CLEP" tests for credit in subjects they have mastered. Refer to the University and department "CLEP" policies for additional information.