BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with Emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound
Degree Program Description
Sonographers (Ultrasound technologists) use high-frequency sound waves to produce dynamic visual images of organs, tissues, or blood flow in two, three, and four dimensions. Sonographers work in hospitals, clinics, private physician offices and other medical facilities performing examinations in their areas of specialization. Areas of specialization include: Abdomen, Obstetrics/Gynecology, Echocardiography, and Vascular technology. Sonographers function with a high degree of independence, using skill, judgment and knowledge to gather data required to reach a diagnosis. The DMU program includes two years of pre-requisite coursework and two years of professional coursework. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) degree in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound from the University of Missouri. Graduates of the program are eligible to challenge the credentialing examination administered by the American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonography (ARDMS). The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education.
Major Program Requirements
Students must complete Program Prerequisite courses below with a grade of C- or higher to be eligible to apply to the BHS in Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences with an emphasis in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound major. Major Core Requirements must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher within the program, unless otherwise noted. Students must also meet 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 prerequisites and prepare for the program application.
|ENGLSH 1000||Writing and Rhetoric||3|
|or ENGLSH 1000H||Honors Writing and Rhetoric|
|MATH 1100||College Algebra||3|
|CHEM 1320||College Chemistry I||4|
|or CHEM 1320H||College Chemistry I - Honors|
|or CHEM 1100||Atoms and Molecules with Lab|
|PHYSCS 1210||College Physics I||4|
|CDS 2190||Medical Terminology||3|
|PHIL 2440||Medical Ethics||3|
|or HLTH_SCI 4480||Clinical Ethics|
|or HLTH_SCI 4480W||Clinical Ethics - Writing Intensive|
|or CDS 4480||Clinical Ethics|
& PTH_AS 2203
|Human Anatomy Lecture|
and Human Anatomy Laboratory
|MPP 3202||Elements of Physiology||5|
|STAT 1200||Introductory Statistical Reasoning||3|
|or STAT 1300||Elementary Statistics|
|or ESC_PS 4170||Introduction to Applied Statistics|
|DMU 1000||Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound||1|
|Major Core Requirements||78|
|DMU 3309||Normal Ultrasound Clinical||5|
|DMU 3212||Sectional Anatomy||3|
|DMU 3313||Sonography Principles and Instrumentation I||3|
|DMU 3315||Sonography Principles and Instrumentation II||3|
|DMU 3322||Superficial Organs Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4001||Topics in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4085W||Problems in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound - Writing Intensive||3|
|DMU 4234||Clinical Pathophysiology||3|
|DMU 4314||Abdominal Ultrasound||5|
|DMU 4318||Gynecology Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4320||Obstetrics Ultrasound||3|
|DMU 4326||Sonography Principles and Instrumentation III||3|
|DMU 4332||Vascular Ultrasound||4|
|DMU 4342||Adult Cardiac Ultrasound||6|
|DMU 4941||Ultrasound Clinical I *||7|
|DMU 4944||Vascular Ultrasound Clinical IV *||7|
|DMU 4945||Cardiac Ultrasound Clinical V *||6|
|DMU 4993||Ultrasound Clinical II *||8|
|*Denotes courses in which a grade of B (3.0) or higher is required.|
Upon successfully completing the requirements of the program, graduates are eligible to apply to the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) for certification in Abdomen, Cardiac, 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.
|MATH 1100||3||ENGLSH 1000||3|
|HIST 1100, 1200, or POL_SC 1100||3||PHYSCS 1210||4|
|CHEM 1100||4||Humanities/Fine Arts||3|
|Social/Behavioral Science||3||STAT 1200, 1300, or ESC_PS 4170||3|
|PHIL 2440||3||MPP 3202||5||DMU 3212||3|
& PTH_AS 2203
|5||CDS 2190||3||DMU 3313||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts||3||1000+ level writing intensive course||3|
|DMU 1000||1||Social/Behavioral Science||3|
|DMU 3309||5||DMU 4314||5||DMU 4941||7|
|DMU 3315||3||DMU 4318||3||DMU 4085W||3|
|DMU 3322||3||DMU 4320||3|
|DMU 4234||3||DMU 4326||3|
|DMU 4332||4||DMU 4001||3||DMU 4945||6|
|DMU 4993||8||DMU 4342||5|
|Total Credits: 129|
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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