Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Curriculum DMS.DMS.AAS (C217E)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program provides patient services using diagnostic ultrasound under the supervision of a physician who is responsible for the use and interpretation of ultrasound procedures. The Sonographer assists in gathering data necessary to help reach a diagnostic decision.

Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ultrasound) is a fast-growing medical specialty in the imaging field. Graduates are employed in medical centers and hospitals. The program provides students with theory, lab and clinical instruction in general Diagnostic Medical Sonography. They are also introduced to peripheral vascular imaging.

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education programs, 1361 Park St., Clearwater, FL 33756, in cooperation with the Joint Review Commission of Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JRCDMS), 6021 University Boulevard, Suite 500, Ellicott City, MD 21043, (443) 973-3251, phone, (866) 738-3444, fax, www.jrcdms.org, website.

Program prerequisites: AHL 115◊, Introduction to Imaging Physics or PHY 100◊, General Physics, BIS 240◊, Human Anatomy & Physiology I, RHT 101◊, Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I, AHL 120◊, Medical Terminology and MAT 085, Algebra & Geometry II. All coursework must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Math and Science courses must not be more than five years old. To waive the Math requirement, the student may place at level 6 on the college's placement exam in the past two years.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Semester One

Credit Hours

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BIS 241

Human Anatomy & Physiology II1

4

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DMS 101

Ultrasound Physics I

3

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DMS 106

Introduction to Ultrasound Principles & Procedures

3

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DMS 121

Cross-sectional Anatomy

5

 

SPE 101

Principles of Effective Speaking

3

 

 

 

18

Semester Two

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DMS 102

Ultrasound Physics II

3

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DMS 110

General Sonography and Applications

7

 

HTH 281

First Aid & CPR

2

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MAT 110

College Algebra

5

 

 

 

17

Semester Three

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DMS 131

Clinical Applications I

3

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DMS 135

Ultrasound Film Critique

2

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DMS 136

Principles & Procedures of Ultrasound Imagery

 

2

 

 

 

7

Semester Four

 

AHL 102

Ethics & Law for Allied Health Professionals

1

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DMS 141

Clinical Applications II

4

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DMS 146

Pathology & Diagnostic Sonography

3

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DMS 200

Principles of Computerized Sonography

2

 

PSC 150

American National Politics

3

 

 

 

13

Semester Five

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DMS 151

Clinical Applications III

4

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DMS 201

Sonographic Specialties

4

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DMS 210

Introduction to Peripheral Vascular Sonography

2

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RHT 102

Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II

3

 

 

General education/Humanities & Fine Arts

3

 

 

 

16

 

 

Total credits required for graduation

71

See DMS course descriptions.

See Humanities and Fine Arts General Education requirements.

Note: A minimum grade of "C" is required as a prerequisite for each AHL and DMS course. All Science, Math and AHL coursework must be completed within five years of start of the DMS curriculum with a "C" or greater.

1BIS 241◊ or MAT 110◊ meets the Mathematics and/or Science general education requirement.

Coordinator: Debra Krukowski, Ext. 3979, E-mail: ultrasound@ triton.edu