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LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

 

CURRICULUM GUIDE

 

Diagnostic Medical Sonography

Associate in Applied Science Degree

 

Curriculum Code: 0790  (Effective Summer 2004 - Summer 2006)

 

A Diagnostic Medical Sonographer provides patient services in a variety of medical settings using medical ultrasound under the supervision of a physician. Sonographers assist the physician in gathering sonographic data necessary to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Sonographers obtain, review, and integrate patient history and supporting clinical data to facilitate optimum diagnostic results. They perform appropriate procedures and record anatomical, pathological, and/or physiological data as well as sonographic data and other pertinent observations made during the procedure for interpretation by a physician. They provide patient education related to medical ultrasound and promote principles of good health.

 

The D.M.S. curriculum is an integrated six semester program that incorporates didactic and clinical training designed to prepare the student for employment in the field of diagnostic medical sonography. The program is aligned with the standards and guidelines of the Joint Review Commission on Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (JRCDMS-CAAHEP.) Graduates of the program are prepared for examination by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. The associate degree option is for students with no previous background in an allied health field as well as for allied health professionals who have completed the certificate of achievement and who wish to complete additional course work toward this degree.

 

This is a selective admission program.  In order to be considered as a candidate for this program, students must meet basic admission requirements beyond those required for admission to the college.  Many of the courses for this program are open only to students officially admitted to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program.

 

PREREQUISITES
Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section for skills assessment and advising information.

 

INFORMATION
The admission and/or graduation requirements for this program may change each academic year.  The program requirements below apply only to those students who have been admitted to the program for the 2004/2005 academic year.  For the most recent and complete information, interested students should contact the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone number (517) 483-1254.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO THE DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHY PROGRAM
For current information about admission requirements, students must contact the Admissions Office, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center, Room 2200, telephone number (517) 483-1254.

 

REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  58 CREDITS

CODE

TITLE

CREDIT HOURS

BIOL 201

Human Anatomy

4

BIOL 202

Human Physiology

4

CHSE 120A

Med Term: The Basics

.5

CHSE 120C

Med Term: Radiology & MS

.5

CHSE 120D

Med Term: Digestive/Endocrine

.5

CHSE 120E

Med Term: Urinary/Reproductive

.5

IDMS 200

Sonographic Introduction (See Note 1)

2

IDMS 201

General Sonography I: Abdomen

4

IDMS 202

OB/GYN Sonography I

4

IDMS 234

Sonographic Physics

2

IDMS 245

Sonographic Instrumentation

2

IDMS 265

General Sonography II

4

IDMS 266

OB/GYN Sonography II

4

IDMS 280

Clinical Experience I

7

IDMS 281

Clinical Experience II

7

IDMS 282

Clinical Experience III

8

PHYS 120

The Art of Physics (See Note 2)

4

 

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS

TOTAL:  9-11 CREDITS

Complete the indicated number of credits from EACH CHOICE listed below.

 

CHOICE 1:  General Education Core Areas

9-11 Credits

(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are available for each core area.)

 

Communication Core Area

3

 

Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area

3-4

 

Mathematics Core Area (See Note 3)

0

 

Science Core Area (See Note 4)

0

 

Writing Core Area

3-4

 

 

MINIMUM TOTAL

67

 

NOTES:

 

1.

IDMS 200 may be waived by a D.M.S. program advisor for students with an allied health credential.

2.

Students with prior physics education should consult with a D.M.S. program advisor before enrolling in this course.

3.

Students completing Phase I requirements for admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

4.

Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for this Core area.

 

SUGGESTED COURSE SEQUENCE

It is recommended, but not required, that students complete their General Education Core courses in Semesters I & II prior to admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.  BIOL 201, BIOL 202, and PHYS 120 must be completed prior to admission to the D.M.S. Program as part of the Phase I requirements for admission. MATH 112 is also required for admission to the program and may be waived by successfully passing a proficiency exam.  IDMS courses are offered once a year in the following sequence.  Students are admitted to the program in the spring and will be assigned to begin Semester III in the summer semester.

 

I

II

III (Summer)

 

BIOL 201

BIOL 202

IDMS 200

 

MATH 112 (or

PHYS 120

CHSE 120A

 

   Proficiency)

Lim.Ch.

CHSE 120C

 

Lim.Ch.

 

CHSE 120D

 

Lim.Ch.

 

CHSE 120E

 

 

IV (Fall)

V (Spring)

VI (Summer)

 

IDMS 201

IDMS 245

IDMS 282

 

IDMS 202

IDMS 265

 

 

IDMS 234

IDMS 266

 

 

IDMS 280

IDMS 281

 

 

                 

 

 



 
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