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Intro to DMS

Course Number: 10526200
Credits: 3.00

Course Description

10-526-200 INTRO TO DMS ...introduces learners to the field of diagnostic medical sonography. Explores the duties and functions of the diagnostic medical sonographer as well as the historical background. Learners examine the other imaging modalities as they relate to sonography. Includes principles of patient care and legal and ethical issues related to sonography. (Prerequisite: Accepted into the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

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Course Competencies

  1. Summarize the history and development of ultrasound
  2. Examine the profession of sonography
  3. Differentiate the roles and functions of the other members of the healthcare team
  4. Use basic ultrasound and medical terminology
  5. Apply ergonomic techniques
  6. Explore the use of different medical imaging modalities
  7. Perform patient care
  8. Practice infection control and safety procedures
  9. Respond to critical and emergency situations
  10. Investigate legal and ethical issues related to sonography
  11. Adapt communication strategies to a diverse patient population
  12. Identify ancillary medical equipment
  13. Examine the foundation of sonographic reasoning and critical thinking