Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) at Southwest Virginia Community College


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DMS 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DMS 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DMS 206 - Introduction to Sonography
Introduces the diagnostic foundations of diagnostic medical Sonography, including terminology, scan plane orientations, anatomical relationships, departmental administrative operations, hospital organization and basic patient care principles.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week. Total 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DMS 206 Detailed Outline
DMS 207 - Sectional Anatomy
Teaches normal sectional anatomy in the transverse, longitudinal and coronal planes, with correlated sonographic images. Emphasis will be placed on abdominopelvic organs and vasculature.
Lecture 2 hours per week.
2 credits
DMS 208 - Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation I
Discusses and solves mathematical problems associated with human tissue, basic instrumentation and scanning technology. Focuses on the use of pulse-echo principles as applied to diagnostic sonography. Presents the physics of sound-tissue interactions and explores ultrasound instrumentation controls and functions.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week. Total 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DMS 208 Detailed Outline
DMS 209 - Ultrasound Physics and Instrumentation II
Focuses on the areas of ultrasound instrumentation, image artifacts, biologic effects, quality control. Explores Doppler principles and applications and basic types of equipment.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week. Total 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DMS 209 Detailed Outline
DMS 211 - Abdominal Sonography
Examines the clinical applications within the specialty of abdominal sonography including interpretation of normal and abnormal sonographic patters, pathology, related clinical signs and symptoms, normal variants and clinical laboratory tests. Includes laboratory sessions on basic scanning techniques and protocols.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
DMS 212 - Obstetrical & Gynecological Sonography
Presents the clinical applications within the sonographic specialties of obstetrics and gynecology. Includes topics of discussion on normal and abnormal sonographic patters, related clinical symptoms and associated laboratory tests. Includes laboratory sessions on basic scanning techniques. Co-requisite: DMS 211.
Lecture 3-4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
DMS 221 - Ultrasound Seminar I
Introduces the fundamentals of renal failure and transplantations, small parts sonography, basic echocardiography, neonatal neurosonography, and rare and interesting ultrasonic care presentations.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
DMS 222 - Sonography Registry Review
Reviews material covered throughout the sonography program to prepare the student for the ultrasound registry examination.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DMS 231 - Clinical Education I
Develops the students' ultrasonic skills in a diagnostic environment; may include on campus labs, private office settings, as well as hospital rotations. May include experiences in abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, and small parts scanning, as well as echocardiography and vascular sonography.
Laboratory 8-15 hours per week.
2-3 credits
DMS 232 - Clinical Education II
Develops the students' ultrasonic skills in a diagnostic environment; may include on campus labs, private office settings, as well as hospital rotations. May include experiences in abdominal, pelvic, obstetrical, and small parts scanning, as well as echocardiography and vascular sonography. Prerequisite: DMS 231.
Laboratory 20 hours per week.
4 credits
DMS 233 - Clinical Education III
Develops the students ultrasonic skills in a diagnostic environment; may include on campus labs, private office settings, as well as hospital rotations. Includes experience in abdominal, pelvic and obstetrical and small parts scanning. Prerequisite: DMS 232.
Laboratory 25-30 hours per week.
5-6 credits
DMS 290 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DMS 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
DMS 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits