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Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program Details

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Program Description

To prepare the student through didactic, laboratory, and clinical instruction in the theoretical knowledge, tasks, skills, and responsibilities required of an entry-level general sonographer. Within the framework of the curriculum is information related to anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, ultrasound scanning techniques and protocols, the sonographer’s scope of practice, medical terminology, patient care, medical communications, and professional medical ethics.

Program Requirements

How Long is the Program?

Program Length: Approximately 22 months

Curriculum:  What Classes Do I Need to Take to Become a Diagnostic Medical Sonographer?

Here are just a few classes you will take during the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program:
  • Abdominal & Small Parts Ultrasound Imaging
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Ultrasound Imaging
  • Introduction to Vascular Ultrasound Imaging

Where Can I Take a Diagnostic Medical Sonography Training Class Near Me?

Arizona



Program Outline
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
BIO 115 Anatomy & Physiology 45 30 - 4.0
CCM 115 Communications 45 - - 3.0
CLE 115 Medical Law & Ethics 30 - - 2.0
CMT 100 Medical Terminology 15 - - 1.0
MTH 140 Math Applications 45 - - 3.0
PHY 102 Physics 45 - - 3.0
Semester I Total 225 30 - 16.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DMS 115 Patient Care 45 - - 3.0
DMS 125 Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation 90 - - 6.0
DMS 125L Sonographic Physics & Instrumentation Lab - 120 - 4.0
DMS 135 Vascular Structures 30 - - 2.0
Semester II Total 165 120 - 15.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DMS 195 Abdomen & Superficial Structures Sonography 90 - - 6.0
DMS 195L Abdomen & Superficial Structures Sonography Lab - 120 - 4.0
DMS 200 Vascular Imaging I 30 - - 2.0
DMS 205 Introduction to Vascular Imaging Lab - 60 - 2.0
Semester III Total 120 180 - 14.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DMS 242 Vascular Imaging II 30 - - 2.0
DMS 242L Vascular Imaging II Lab - 60 - 2.0
DMS 255 Obstetric & Gynecology Sonography 90 - - 6.0
DMS 255L Obstetric & Gynecology Sonography Lab - 120 - 4.0
Semester IV Total 120 180 - 14.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DMS 270 Clinical Practicum I - - 540 12.0
DMS 275 Sonography as a Profession 15 - - 1.0
Semester V Total 15 - 540 13.0
 
Course# Course Theory Lab Extern Credits
DMS 280 Clinical Practicum II - - 540 12.0
DMS 285 Sonography Examination Review 30 - - 2.0
Semester VI Total 30 - 540 14.0
Program Totals 675 510 1080 86.0


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