CURRICULUM GUIDE

Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0790  (Effective Summer 2003 - Summer 2005)

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.

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.

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 2003/2004 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: 58.5 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
BIOL 201    Human Anatomy                                                    4
BIOL 202    Human Physiology                                                 4
CHSE 119    Medical Terminology for DMS                                    2.5
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 200    Applied 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                                                 67.5

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

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 200 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 200          CHSE 119
 Proficiency)     Lim.Ch.

IV (Fall)         V (Spring)        VI (Summer)
IDMS 201          IDMS 245          IDMS 282
IDMS 202          IDMS 265
IDMS 234          IDMS 266
IDMS 280          IDMS 281