CURRICULAR GUIDE

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0790  (Effective Fall 2001 - Summer 2003)

The Diagnostic Medical Sonography program prepares the sonographer to provide
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. program is designed for graduates of an accredited program in
Radiologic Technology, Registered Nursing, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational
Therapy, or Physical Therapy. Graduates of the D.M.S. program are prepared for
examination by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers. The
associate degree option is intended for students who have completed the D.M.S.
Certificate of Achievement and wish to complete additional course work
including general education requirements. Students who already have an
associate degree or higher should contact a D.M.S. program advisor for
information and advising.

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.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment
and advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

General education is an important part of this program and includes a
mathematics competency requirement.  To fulfill the mathematics competency
requirement, students may need to complete specific course work in
mathematics.  For information on how to fulfill all general education
requirements, see page 23.

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 2001/2002 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.

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: 44 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
AHCC 112    Health Law and Ethics                                            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                                             3
IDMS 280    Clinical Experience I                                            7
IDMS 281    Clinical Experience II                                           7
IDMS 282    Clinical Experience III                                          9

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL: 16 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                            12 Credits
(See the "GENERAL EDUCATION" section above)
            Writing Core Area                                                3
            Speech Communication Core Area                                   3
            Science/Technology Core Area                                     3
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area                      3
            Mathematics Competency (See page 23 for information on
            how to fulfill this requirement. Course work may be needed.)

CHOICE 2:   Computer Related (See Note 1)                          4-5 Credits
CABS 102    Microcomputers for Non-Majors                                    2
CABS 110    Microsoft Office                                                 3
CABS 119    Word for Windows                                                 2
CABS 126    Excel                                                            2

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   60

1.    Other computer related courses may be substituted with the approval of a
      D.M.S. program advisor.

It is recommended, but not required, that students complete courses listed in
Semester IV prior to admission to the Diagnostic Medical Sonography program. 
MATH 112 is also required for admission to the DMS Program and may be waived
by successfully passing a proficiency exam.  IDMS courses begin only in the
fall and are offered once a year in the following sequence.  Students are
admitted to the program in the summer and will be assigned to begin Semester I
in the fall semester.

I (Fall)          II (Spring)       III (Summer)      IV
IDMS 201          IDMS 245          IDMS 282          AHCC 112
IDMS 202          IDMS 265                            Lim.Ch.
IDMS 234          IDMS 266                            Lim.Ch.
IDMS 280          IDMS 281                            Lim.Ch.