BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with Emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
Degree Program Description
Ultrasonography, commonly called sonography, is a diagnostic medical procedure that uses high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow inside the body. This type of procedure is often referred to as a sonogram or ultrasound scan. Ultrasonography can be used to examine many parts of the body, such as the abdomen, breasts, female reproductive system, superficial structures, prostate, heart, and blood vessels. Ultrasonography can record capture size, function, structure and any pathological lesions with real time tomographic images in 2D, 3D. The professionals who perform these procedures are known as sonographers or ultrasound technologists. There are several areas of specialization in the field of ultrasound: Abdomen, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Echocardiography, and Vascular technology. The Diagnostic Medical Sonographer performs an essential role in the process of data gathering and synthesis required to reach a diagnosis. Ultrasound is a profession requiring a high degree of independence, skill, judgment and knowledge. Sonographers work in hospitals, clinics, private physician offices and other medical facilities performing examinations in their areas of specialization. The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU) Program offers multiple educational options.
Major Program Requirements
The Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound (DMU) Program offers multiple educational options.
Students must complete the courses below with a grade of C or higher to earn the BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Science with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, in addition to degree and University requirements, including University general education requirements. In addition to the degree requirements below, the Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound program requires an application, including an interview, and students are encouraged to work with an advisor in order to best structure the pre-requisites and prepare for the program application.
|ENGLSH 1000||Exposition and Argumentation||3|
|PSYCH 1000||General Psychology||3|
|COMMUN 1200||Public Speaking||3|
& BIO_SC 1020
|General Principles and Concepts of Biology|
and General Biology Laboratory
|or BIO_SC 1500||Introduction to Biological Systems with Laboratory|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|PHYSCS 1210||College Physics I||4|
|CDS 2190||Medical Terminology||3|
|PHIL 2440||Medical Ethics||3|
|or HLTH_SCI 4480||Clinical Ethics|
& PTH_AS 2203
|Human Anatomy Lecture|
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning||3|
|or ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
|DMU 1000||Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound||1|
|HLTH_SCI 3900W||Introduction to The Research Process and Evidence Base - Writing Intensive||3|
|Major Core Requirements|
|DMU 4001||Topics in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4234||Clinical Pathophysiology||3|
|DMU 4309||Normal Ultrasound Clinical||5|
|DMU 4311||Pathological Images of Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4312||Sectional Anatomy||3|
|DMU 4313||Ultrasound Physics||3|
|DMU 4314||Abdominal Ultrasound||5|
|DMU 4315||Ultrasound Instrumentation||3|
|DMU 4318||Gynecology Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4320||Obstetrics Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4322||Superficial Organs Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4325||Ultrasound Clinical Pharmacology and Contrast Agents||3|
|DMU 4326||Vascular Ultrasound Physics, Instrumentation and Hemodynamics||3|
|DMU 4330||Vascular Ultrasound Lab||3|
|DMU 4332||Vascular Ultrasound||4|
|DMU 4941||Ultrasound Clinical I||7|
|DMU 4943||Ultrasound Clinical III||6|
|DMU 4944||Vascular Ultrasound Clinical IV||7|
|DMU 4993||Ultrasound Clinical II||8|
Upon successfully completing the requirements of the program, BHS graduates are eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) for certification in Abdomen, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Vascular Technology.
Below is a sample plan of study, semester by semester. A student's actual plan may vary based on course choices where options are available.
|PSYCH 1000||3||DMU 1000||1|
|MATH 1100||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|HIST 1100, 1200, or POL_SC 1100||3||SOCIOL 1000||3|
|CHEM 1320||4||BIO_SC 1010|
& BIO_SC 1020
|COMMUN 1200||3||CDS 2190||3||DMU 4312||3|
|PHYSCS 1210||4||MPP 3202||5||DMU 4313||3|
& PTH_AS 2203
|5||HLTH_SCI 3900W||3||DMU 4085 (Writing Intensive Course)||1|
|PHIL 2440||3||ESC_PS 4170 or STAT 1200||3|
|DMU 4309||5||DMU 4234||3||DMU 4941||7|
|DMU 4311||3||DMU 4314||5|
|DMU 4315||3||DMU 4318||3|
|DMU 4325||3||DMU 4320||3|
|DMU 4085W||1||DMU 4322||3|
|DMU 4085 (Writing Intensive Course)||1|
|DMU 4326||3||DMU 4001||3|
|DMU 4943||6||DMU 4330||3|
|DMU 4993||8||DMU 4332||4|
|Total Credits: 138|
DMU 1000 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound is required for application to the DMU Program. Prospective students may enroll in the fall semester or the spring semester.
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