BSDMS General Vascular with Adult Echo Minor Academic Plan

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Curriculum is subject to change

A three-year academic plan of study (full-time three-semester academic year) for those with few or no prior college credits seeking a Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (BSDMS).

Adult Echocardiography Minor  (19 credits) consisting of the following courses:

  •  HS 308: Nemesis: Disease and the Battle to Defeat It (3 credits)
  • EN 310: Empathetic Listening (3 credits)
  • PH 360: Contemporary Issues in Healthcare (3 credits)
  • DCS 100: Introduction to Adult Echo Evaluation (1 credit)
  • DCS 330: Adult Echocardiography I (3 credits)
  • DCS 335: Echo Clinical I (1 credits)
  • DCS 430: Adult Echocardiography II (4 credits)
  • DCS 435: Echo Clinical II (1 credits)
  • 130 Credits
  • 3- Year

Year 1 //Semester 1

Course Number Course Title Credits
BI 156 Anatomy & Physiology I 4
EN 115 Composition and Professional Writing 3
MA 101 Intermediate Algebra 3
PS 105 Introduction to Psychology 3
SS 100 Student Success 1
DMS 110 Fundamentals of Medical Imaging & Healthcare 2
TOTAL 16

Year 1 //Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Credits
BI 256 Anatomy & Physiology II 4
CH 122 General Chemistry 4
CM 100 Health Communication 3
DMS 100 Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Ergonomics 2
DMS 120 Principles of Radiologic Physics 3
TOTAL 16

Year 1 //Summer Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Credits
DMS 206 Patient Care in Sonography 2
DMS 208 Sonographic Physics and Instrumentation 3
DMS 211 Abdominal Sonography I 3
DMS 240L Sonography Lab 1
DMS 261 OB/GYN Sonography I 3
TOTAL 12

Year 2 //Semester 1

Course Number Course Title Credits
PH 360 Contemporary Issues in Healthcare 3
DMS 221C Clinical Sonography I 4
DMS 231 Vascular Sonography I 3
DMS 312 Abdominal Sonography II 3
DMS 362 OB/GYN Sonography II 3
TOTAL 16

Year 2 //Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Credits
Diversity Requirement 3
BU 221 Healthcare Economics 3
DMS 322C Clinical Sonography II 2
DMS 413 Abdominal Sonography III 2
DMS 464 OB/GYN Sonography III 2
TOTAL 12

Year 2 //Summer Semester 3

Course Number Course Title Credits
Human Development Requirement 3
BU 320 Foundations of Healthcare Management 3
HS 204 History of Healthcare in the United States 3
DMS 350 Physics Synthesis 1
DMS 423C Clinical Sonography III 4
TOTAL 14

Year 3 //Semester 1

Course Number Course Title Credits
EN 310 Empathetic Listening 3
DCS 330 Adult Echocardiography I 3
DMS 424C Clinical Sonography IV 5
DMS 433 Vascular Sonography III - Abdomen 2
DMS 470 Specialized Sonography 2
DCS 335 Echo Clinical 1 1
DCS 100 Introduction to Adult Echo 1
TOTAL 17

Year 3 //Semester 2

Course Number Course Title Credits
HS 308 Nemesis: Disease and the Battle 3
Social Science Elective 3
DCS 435 Echo Clinical 2 1
DCS 430 Adult Echocardiography 2 4
DMS 425C Clinical Sonography V 5
DMS 480 Sonography Synthesis 1
TOTAL 17

130 Credits (62 BSDMS, 58 General Education, 10 DCS)

Credit Hour Ratio:  1 credit theory = 15 hrs; 1 credit lab (science) = 30 hrs; 1 credit lab (program) = 45 hrs; 1 credit clinical = 60 hrs

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